EAPN is following with great concern the implementation of the EU common principles on Flexicurity, adopted in December 2007, aiming at inspiring Labour Market reforms in the Member States.
During the debate leading to the agreement on these EU Common Principles, we have highlighted that social, economic and employment dimensions should be approached in an integrated way, and that the security side of the flexicurity concept should be given serious attention, so as to balance the fact that flexibility has already increased.
Now we particularly watch how these principles are being translated in the Member States, and call for people experiencing poverty and the organizations working with them to be involved in the shaping and implementation of national flexicurity policies. This is particularly important given that, what is at stake under “Flexicurity” is not only the capacity of the EU to move towards more quality of employment, but also a reform concerning our societies in their globality.
- The EAPN Open Letter to EU Ministers for Employment and Social affairs (1st October 2007);
- The EAPN Position Paper on Flexicurity (July 2007);
- The EAPN Newsletter on Employment (April-June 2007);
- The Europa webpage devoted to flexicurity.