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17 juli 2015

Report Workshop Spain 17-02

On the 17th of February Polibienestar organized the seminar "The labour market and vulnerable groups" framed within the INSPIRES project (Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe) funded by the 7th framework program of the European Commission.

21 juni 2015

Report: National Workshop Scotland

The national workshop for Scotland was held on the 31st of March 2015 in The Fleming Room of The Scottish Parliament. Acting on behalf of The Scottish Government Chic Brodie (MSP) welcomed participants to the event. This was followed by an Introduction from Marion Ellison who gave an overview of the purpose, aims and findings of The INSPIRES Project and an outline of the main findings of the INSPIRES (FP7) National Report for Scotland 'Identifying Policy Innovations increasing Labour Market Resilience and Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups'. The event then showcased and discussed innovative employment programmes and initiatives for inclusive and resilient labour markets in Scotland. There were detailed presentations on six innovative employment partnership initiatives and policy areas. 

4 juni 2015

New Book: The German Model

While in 1999 Germany was called the sick man of Europe due to its conservative banking system and rigid institutional structures by the Economist, 'troubled with sclerotic employment, sluggish growth, and severe fiscal problem', it outperformed the US after the financial crisis and became a European Superstar (Reisenbichler and Morgan). This book tries to explain this succes. Read more..

27 april 2015

German Labor Market Outlook

2015 will be a year with many challenges and interesting new developments. Company restructurings announced in 2013 and 2014 will probably materialize in job losses of increased magnitude, even though the overall positive labor market outcome is expected to continue. Collective bargaining in an environment of low unemployment, sporadic skills shortages and near-zero inflation may bring considerable real wage increases. The implementation of a statutory minimum wage will be a substantial paradigm shift in German wage setting and industrial relations. Intended bargaining consolidation legislation will remain contested and may finally be frustrated as public discourse reveals the potential consequences in detail; alternatively, legislation may be passed and would then certainly be challenged in the courts in years to come. Long-term unemployment will continue to be a stain on the government's favorable employment record; however, fundamental new initiatives in employment policies are not to be expected before the next government takes office in the autumn of 2017. 

23 maart 2015

Call For Papers: Il Mulino

''School to-work transitions and youth employment policies: toward a shared European approach?''

This special issue examines how policy makers are responding to the recent rise in youth unemployment. Authors are invited to submit original papers analysing one of the selected themes.

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