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    2016
Prowelfare Final Conference
 
Unemployment and Pensions Protection in Europe : the Changing Role of Social Partners

The Final Conference of the PROWELFARE research project will bring together researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the role of social partners in the provision of ‘contractual welfare’.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Jochen Clasen, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Bent Greve, Maarten Keune, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Michel Servoz.

Documents
Programme PDF
Country reports (AT/BE/DE/IT/NL/PL/SP/SE/UK)  LINK
Prowelfare website LINK

The event is organized as part of the European Commission-funded PROWELFARE project.

22  | 11 | 2016



Venue:
Brussels

Languages:
EN/FR/DE/PL

Prowelfare Roundtable Discussion
 
Occupational Welfare Trends in Austria and Germany: Focus on Pensions

This roundtable will address the divergent trajectories of occupational pensions in Austria and Germany. Researchers as well as national and European stakeholders and policymakers discuss the contribution of social dialogue to welfare state developments in Austria and other EU Member States. Leading scholars shed light on the recent developments, challenges and opportunities associated with the development of contract welfare.
Programme, invitation and documents
Prowelfare website

The event is organized as part of the European Commission-funded PROWELFARE project.

31  | 08 | 2016



Venue:
Vienna

Languages:
EN - DE

 

OSE - ETUI Joint Workshop
 
Constructing social policy indicators 

Keynote speakers: Tom Bevers (EMCO Chair), Rudi Van Dam (Indicators Subgroup/SPC Chair) and Olivier Bontout (DG EMPL)

The European Social Observatory and the European Trade Union Institute are organising a ‘by invitation only’ workshop which aims at equipping the two research institutes close to the labour movement with both the theoretical and practical aspects of constructing social policy indicators. Both the ETUI and OSE have been working on constructing indicators in the past, but as policy oriented indicators are becoming ever more important in European policy making - notably in in the light of the consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights - the research teams will exchange views with experts on the matter while acquiring a better knowledge of what data sources are available for the purpose.

22  | 06 | 2016

Venue:
Brussels

Language:
EN

OSE Lunchtime Session 
 
Combating Poverty in Europe: Active inclusion and the European Pillar of Social Rights 

Keynote Speaker: Bjørn Hvinden, Director, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)
Discussant: Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA
Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, European Social Observatory

Discovering methods to effectively combat poverty and social exclusion has become a major political challenge in Europe, especially in the context of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Bjørn Hvinden will present recent analysis of how this challenge is met by actors at European, national and subnational levels. Building on a European study comparing Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK, a newly published book provides new insights into the processes and mechanisms that promote or hinder interaction between the increasingly multi-layered European system for responding to poverty and social exclusion in EU Member States. Drawing on comparative analyses (in terms of social policy design, institutional frameworks and delivery practices), the speakers will highlight lessons learned in view of the ongoing consultation about the European Pillar of Social Rights and the BREXIT debate.

Background Documents
Launching a consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights
Communication of the EC (2016)
PDF
First preliminary outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights
Annex (2016)
PDF
Minimum Income Schemes in Europe: a Study of National Policies
ESPN Synthesis report (2016)
PDF
Putting the fight against poverty and social exclusion at the heart of the EU agenda 
OSE Working Paper (2014)
PDF

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions bring together the OSE team and their guests.  

20 | 06 | 2016




Venue:
Brussels

Language:
EN

Prowelfare Roundtable Discussion
 

Welfare State and Industrial Relations Trends in Poland and the European Union 

Poland, just like many other European countries, is facing the important challenge of modernising its welfare system in a challenging economic context and at a time of ongoing fiscal consolidation. Against this background, this public Roundtable discussion represents a key opportunity for scholars as well as national and European stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the contribution of social dialogue to welfare state developments in Poland and the rest of Europe.

Leading scholars will more particularly shed light on recent developments associated with the expansion of so-called ‘contract welfare’ in nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Specific attention is paid to the challenges and opportunities of contract welfare in the reform of unemployment and pensions schemes. 

The event is organized as part of the European Commission-funded PROWELFARE project.

06 | 05 | 2016



Venue:
Warsaw

Languages:
EN - POL

Programme
EN
- POL
(PDF)

Documents
(National reports)

Conférence-débat

Health systems and EU law and policy
The state of the art and direction of travel

The EU’s involvement in health systems has been steadily expanding for over 20 years. Key events include the Patients’ Rights Directive and increased interest in the cost-effectiveness of European health systems, in the context of the austerity measures attendant upon the Eurozone crisis. The potential impact of international trade agreements on health systems is also subject to intense debate. This conference seeks to understand these developments and discuss their policy implications.

Programme, speakers, practical information: Conference website

This event is organised by the OSE, the Sheffield School of Law, and the National Institute of Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI)

28 | 01 | 2016



Venue:
Brussels

Language:
EN

 

    2015
PROWELFARE mid-term meeting
 
Unemployment and Pensions Protection in Europe:
The Changing Role of Social Partners

 
 
Documents and links 
Prowelfare website  Link
   

03-04 | 12 | 2015

Venue:
Brussels

Conference-debate

Social Policy in the European Union: State of Play 2015

To mark the 16th edition of their flagship publication, the European Social Observatory and the European Trade Union Institute held a conference-debate hosted by the Workers' Group - Group II of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
 

Some speakers:
Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University
Richard Hyman, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics
Luca Visentini, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Programme (PDF) EN  |  Flyer (PDF) EN
Conference:  Short Video  |  Storify
Book: Download  (PDF)  |  Order (Paper Copy)  |  Highlights (PDF)
Slides
Social Policy in the European Union: the EU existential crises
David Natali 
PDF
Austeritarianism in Europe : what options for resistance?
Richard Hyman 
PDF
  
 

  

23 | 09 | 2015




Language: 
EN - FR



Venue:
EESC

 

 

 Watch
the Conference
short
video

 

 

OSE Lunchtime session

The New Politics of Inequality in Europe

Keynote speakers: Lord Stewart Wood, Lord of Anfield & Emeritus Fellow in Politics, Magdalen College (Oxford University)

Dr Lorenza Antonucci
, Lecturer in Social Policy (University of the West of Scotland) and Visiting Fellow at the European Social Observatory (OSE)

Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, OSE

This event consists in a conversation between Lord Stewart Wood and Dr Lorenza Antonucci revolving around the political dimensions of inequality in Europe.

Background Documents
Stewart Wood's article on 'The god that failed' LINK
ETUI's paper on European austerity LINK
Sieps' paper on Socialising the European Semester LINK
Article on Winner-Take-All politics by Hacker and Pierson PDF

  

03 | 09 | 2015




Venue
ETUI
Brussels

PROWELFARE National Workshop
 

Unemployment and Pensions Protection in Europe:
The Changing Role of Social Partners

 
 
Documents and links
Programme  PDF
Prowelfare website  Link

11-12 | 06 | 2015

Venue:
Madrid


 

OSE Lunchtime session
 

Sustainable community movement organisations: resisting the crisis in the EU?

 
Keynote speaker: Paolo Graziano, Associate Professor, University Bocconi 

Discussants: Felipe Van Keirsbilck, CNE and Charlotte Luyckx, UCL

Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, OSE
 
Language: Interventions in English and French (without translation)
 
Documents and link
Slides of the intervention  PDF
OSE Lunchtime session short video You Tube
Sustainable community movement organisations 
Francesca Forno and Paolo R. Graziano
Journal of Consumer Culture, Sage, 20 March 2014 
PDF
Paolo Graziano webpage

19 | 03 | 2015

Venue:
Brussels


 Languages:
EN/FR
 

Watch
the OSE Lunchtime

short video

 

PROWELFARE Kick-off meeting
 

Unemployment and Pensions Protection in Europe:
The Changing Role of Social Partners

 
 
Documents and links
Programme  PDF
Prowelfare website  Link

13 | 02 | 2015

Venue:
Brussels

NEUJOBS brainstorming workshop
 

Unequal Europe 

 
 

In the past year, Friends of Europe brought together a High-Level Group on Social Union under the chairmanship of Prof. Frank Vandenbroucke. Thirty or so senior experts from a range of professional backgrounds and political affiliations discussed the social challenges that confront the European Union’s, as well as the EU’s social policy options once a new Commission and Parliament are in place. 

At the moment where the NEUJOBS (FP7) research project has delivered its final output and the High Level Group is finalizing its own report, researchers, senior policymakers and EU as well as domestic stakeholders will exchange views during an expert workshop that will focus particularly on defining the EU social policy agenda for the coming five years. The discussion will provide feedback on the High Level Group’s Background Report (Vandenbroucke with Vanhercke, 2014), which will provide the main topics to be examined.
 
Programme and list of participants  PDF
Slides 
Anton Hemerijck  PDF
Links
NEUJOBS (FP7) research project
Friends of Europe website
Background document
Review of recent social policy reforms for a fair and competitive Europe - 2014 
Report of the Social Protection Committee 
Report
High Level Group’s Background Report
Vandenbroucke with Vanhercke, 2014 
Report
   
   

22 | 01 | 2015

Venue:
Brussels


 Language: EN
 

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NEUJOBS

After-Work seminar 
 

Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe : 

Threat or Opportunity for building a sustainable Welfare State? 
 
organized by AK Europa, ÖGB Europabüro and OSE.

Speakers: Ana M. Guillén, Professor of Sociology, University of Oviedo 
Maria Petmesidou, Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace
 
Discussants: Markus Marterbauer, Head of Economics and Statistics Department, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour
Dino Pinelli, Senior Economist, European Commission, DG ECFIN
 
Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, OSE

Document
Economic crisis and austerity in Southern Europe: threat or opportunity for a sustainable welfare state?
Petmesidou, M. and Guillén, A.
OSE Paper Series, Research Paper No.18, January 2015, 26p. 
PDF
Slides 
Ana M. Guillén PDF
Maria Petmesidou PDF
Dino Pinelli  PDF
Link
AK Europa Website: Summary of the event  EN / DE
Background documents 
The debate on fiscal policy in Europe: beyond the austerity myth
M. Buti and N. Carnot, ECFIN 
PDF
Poverty developments in the EU after the crisis: a look at main drivers
M. Duiella and A. Turrini, ECFIN 
PDF

South European countries have been hit hardest and longest by the post-2008 economic crisis. This has brought their welfare states under acute strain. Unmet need has sharply increased while significant welfare reforms and (more or less) deep cuts and changes in social spending have been prominent in the repertoire of the crisis management solutions implemented by the governments (under EU constraints and the strict rescue-deal requirements for Greece and Portugal). The speakers will review reform trends prior to and during the crisis in order to highlight convergent and divergent paths among four countries. 

13 | 01 | 2015

Venue:
Permanent Representation
 of Austria
to the EU,
Brussels
Plan

 Language: EN



#OSEAK

    2014
  
NEUJOBS Final Conference
 

Green, pink and white: Can Europe still create jobs?

 
Among the speakers :
Marina Fischer-Kowalski, University of  Klagenfurt
Iain Begg, London School of Economics
Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Educational Research Institute, Warsaw
Miroslav Beblavý, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
 
Policy-makers often mention housing, transport and energy as key sectors to foster employment growth. Are their expectations justified? How will differences between European countries in terms of family values and ways of life influence the work opportunities available in the care sector? What are green jobs, and how do they come about? How do companies and organisations cope with the skill challenges of elderly workers? How has skills demand changed and what trends can we determine for the future? These are some of the questions NEUJOBS researcher will try to answer in the final conference of the project, after 4 years of research and the publication of 2 books and more than 100 papers.
VenueBIP Brussels, Rue Royale 2 - 4, 1000 Brussels
More info : programme
Video

1-2 | 12 | 2014

Venue
BIP, Brussels

 Map

 Language: EN

 

OSE-ETUI Lunchtime Session
 

Sur l'histoire de l'Europe et ses leçons pour le futur

Main speaker: Robert Salais (IDHES - CNRS), économiste, cofondateur de l'économie des conventions, coordinateur de projets de recherche européens sur l'approche par les capacités.

Discussant: Philippe Pochet, Director, ETUI

Chair: Denis Bouget, Scientific Advisor, OSE

Robert Salais discussed of the origins of the EU (marked by the failure of a political community) as well as the paths that could have been followed if Europe had not imprisoned itself in the market. 

Venue: ETUI Meeting Room 7th floor, ITUH, 5 Bd du Roi Albert II, Brussels

 Slides of the Robert Salais intervention PDF (FR)
Background Documents
Une critique de l'Europe. Interview de Robert Salais, nov.2013.
VIDEO
Le viol d'Europe. Enquête sur la disparition d'une idée. Robert Salais, 2013, Presses Universitaires de France LINK

17 | 09 | 2014



 

Venue
ETUI,
Brussels


 Language: FR

 

Neujobs Conference

Ageing Society in Europe and UK: Employment and Policy Challenges

   

This conference brought together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss the consequences of ageing on employment, labour demand and supply, skills, working conditions, gender issues, and so forth.

More info (programme, documents) : NEUJOBS Events
 
Presentations
Future care needs and long-term care workforce: A comparative analysis in Europe
Johannes Geyer, DIW 
PDF
Age and Productivity: the Economic Activity of people aged 50
Maciej Lis, IDS 
PDF
The Consequences of Demographic Change on Labor Demand, Wages and Social Security Systems in Europe
Hilmar Schneider, CEPS / IZA 
PDF
Discussant Notes
Bill Wells, Department for Business Innovation & Skills 
PDF
 
Review
Demographic change takes preparation 
At a conference in London, researchers call on European leaders to make social investments
By Sophie Petitjean, 16/09/2014, Europolitics  PDF (En/Fr)

15  | 09 | 2014

Venue:
LSE, 
London


 
 Language:
EN


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Neujobs Book Launch

Let’s get to Work! The Future of Labour in Europe

More info and programme : NEUJOBS Past Events
Download the book LINK
Short video  LINK  (YouTube)
Presentations
Let’s get to Work! The Future of Labour in Europe: key messages from the book
Miroslav Beblavy (CEPS)
PDF
Discussant's notes
Günther Schmid (WZB)
PDF
Background document
Labour Market Report
Employment Committee
PDF

08  | 09 | 2014

Venue:
CEPS, 
Brussels


 
 Language:
EN


 

 

Conference-debate

Social developments in the European Union 2013

To mark the 15th edition of their flagship publication, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) held a conference-debate at the European Economic and Social Committee, bringing together a wide variety of policymakers, stakeholders and researchers.
 
Speakers included:
- José Leandro, Principal advisor on economic affairs, Cabinet of the President of the European Council 
- Michele Calandrino, Policy officer, Secretariat-General, European Commission
- Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA 
- Luca Visentini, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Final programme (PDF) EN - FR
Short video about the conference VIDEO  
Slides of the presentations
David Natali PDF
FEANTSA, Freek Spinnewijn PDF
Vicky Petrounakou PDF         | Invest in Education VIDEO
Nicolas Fleury PDF
Documents
Flyer of the book (PDF)  EN - FR
Contents and order LINK
Executive Summary PDF  |  Brief Summary PDF
Chapter Abstracts PDF
Chapter by D.Bouget et R.Peña-Casas PDF
Chapter by F.Fichtner PDF

01  | 07 | 2014

Venue:
EESC, 
Brussels

MAP


 Language:
EN-FR


 

 Watch
the Conference

short video
 

OSE Lunchtime Session

Towards EU Unemployment Insurance? Comparing Canadian and EU Social Policymaking

Keynote speaker: 
Amy Verdun, Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam, University of Victoria

Discussants:
Philippe Pochet, Director, European Trade Union Institute
Thomas Fischer, Exec. Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung Brussels Office

Chair: Bart Vanhercke, OSE Director
  
Summary of the meeting PDF
Slides of the presentation PDF 
Intervention of Amy Verdun PODCAST
Interview with Amy Verdun VIDEO

Background documents

Governing the Social Dimension in Canadian Federalism and European Integration
Amy Verdun and Donna E. Wood (2014), OSE Paper Series
PDF
Governing Canada and the EU: Key Similarities and Differences
Policy Brief 
PDF
Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the EU: Social Policy in Multilevel Systems
Canadian Public Administration, June 2013 Volume 56 No. 2, Special edition.
LINK 
'The Canadian Social Union Framework Agreement' PDF

Links

EUCA Workshops Backgroud  LINK
Amy Verdun website  LINK
Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD)  LINK

04  | 06 | 2014




  
Venue:
CNT-NAR
Brussels

Language

EN
 
 
 

Neujobs Conference

Innovation and Employment: cornerstones of the energy transition

The conference aims to gather different views from stakeholders - researchers, practitioners, as well as policy makers - on energy transition, with specific attention to innovation and employment, as these are the main challenges linked to this transition.

   
Invitation  EN - FR   |   Programme  EN
Neujobs Website  LINK

Presentations (Slides)

2030 Framework for Climate and Energy
Marten Westrup  
PDF
Lessons from the French debate on the Energy Transition
Renaud Crassous  
PDF
Innovations In Energy Technologies and Knowledge Spillovers
Boris Le Hir 
PDF
Impact of Renewable Energy Policy and Use on Innovation
Felix Groba  
PDF
Energy transition beyond market and planning: the critical issue of cooperative architectures for innovative design
Pascal Le Masson  
PDF
Gross and Net Employment Effects: Main Differences and Interpretation
Barbara Breitschopf  
PDF
Impact of the decarbonisation of the energy system on employment in Europe
Arno Behrens  
PDF
Sectoral employment mutations in the socio-ecological transition : A modelling assessment
Baptiste Boitier  
PDF

12  | 05 | 2014

 

  
   


Venue
Paris
 
 Language

EN-FR

OSE Lunchtime Session

The Role of Ideas in EU Policy Coordination: Social Policy and Education compared

Keynote speakers: Chiara Agostini (University of Milan) and David Natali (University of Bologna and OSE)

Panellist: Denis Crowley (Head of Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission)
 
Venue: European Social Observatory - OSE, 1050 Brussels  
Map

The session looks at the different processes of institutionalisation of the European Union (EU) soft coordination in the fields of social and education policy (between 2000 and 2013). The two sectors show different trends: in social policy, institutionalisation has proved mixed and uneven; while in education policy, it has been full and progressive. These different trends are explained by the key role of ideas, and their interaction with the political dynamics and socio-economic problems experienced by Europe. While much of contemporary literature considers that the EU ideas on growth have remained stable over the last decades, we look through the lenses of discursive institutionalism and the garbage can model, and stress that the EU ideational base has changed a great deal in the last decades. We also show that soft modes of coordination, with different institutional developments in different policy areas, have still a role to play.
 

Related readings

Liberal Neo-Welfarism: new perspectives for the European Social Model
Maurizio Ferrera
 PDF
(Full text) 
Europe 2020 and the fight against poverty : Searching for coherence and effectiveness in multilevel policy arenas
Chiara Agostini, Sebastiano Sabato, Matteo Jessoula
 PDF
(Full text) 
Education policy: comparing EU developments and national policies
Chiara Agostini and Giliberto Capano
(in Social developments in the European Union 2012)   PDF 
(Full text) 
Resilient Liberalism in Europe's Political Economy (Book, Cambridge University Press)  LINK 

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions bring together the OSE team and their guests. Spaces are strictly limited, and therefore registration is required.

08  | 04 | 2014


  
Venue:
OSE

 Language
EN

International Conference

The future of social health insurance in Europe: redefining solidarity and responsibility ?
 
International Conference on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Belgian Statutory Health Insurance Act
 
Conference Website : Programme, Speakers, Presentations, Audio podcasts. LINK
 

Links and background documents

NIHDI 50 years anniversary : Events and documentation  NL  -  FR 
L’assurance soins de santé et indemnités belge : Repères du passé, balises pour le futur  BROCHURE - PDF
Belgische verzekering voorgeneeskundige verzorging en uitkeringen :
Mijlpalen van het verleden, bakens voor de toekomst 
BROCHURE - PDF

21  | 03 | 2014


  
Venue:
Brussels

Languages
:
EN-NL-FR

More info

OSE Lunchtime Session

The E(M)U in search of compliance: from macroeconomic conditionality to contractual arrangements

Introduction: Stijn Verhelst, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations
Discussant: José Leandro, Principal Advisor on Economic Affairs, Cabinet of the President of the European Council

In the EU cohesion policy for the period 2014-2020 ‘macroeconomic conditionality’ is being extended to all funds: the European Commission can ask the Member States to modify their Operational Programmes, and can - as a last resort – suspend funds if Country-Specific recommendations (CSRs) are repeatedly and seriously breached. In a similar vein, the European Council is currently debating whether and how ‘contractual arrangements’ supported by solidarity mechanisms could complement the existing macroeconomic surveillance framework. This OSE Lunchtime Session discusses the risks and opportunities involved in the EU’s renewed search for compliance.
 

Background Documents

Which financial instrument to facilitate structural reforms in the Euro area?
Eulalia Rubio, Notre Europe (2013) 
PDF 
Don’t complicate it even further: Macroeconomic Conditionality as a Substitute for new Structural Reform Contracts
Stijn Verhelst, Egmont Institute (2013)
PDF 
Macroeconomic Conditionalities in Cohesion Policy
Stijn Verhelst, European Parliament Note, Dec. 2012 
PDF 
Towards a Deep and Genuine Economic and Monetary Union. The introduction of a Convergence and Competitiveness Instrument
European Commission (2013) 
PDF 
Money for structural reforms in the Eurozone: Making sense of contractual arrangements
Xavier Vanden Bosch, Egmont Institute (2013) 
PDF 
Economic policy coordination and competition agreements: Commission wants to further intensify economic and monetary union
AK Europa (2013) 
PDF 

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions bring together the OSE team and their guests. Spaces are strictly limited, and therefore registration is required.

30  | 01 | 2014


  
Venue:
OSE
Brussels

 Language
EN

 

 

 

    2013
  

OSE Lunchtime Session hosted by the Workers' Group of the EESC and organised in cooperation with AK Europa, Brussels Office
 
Is the Social Dimension of EMU the 'next big thing' or a 'Trojan horse' for Social Europe?

Introduction: Laurence Weerts, Cabinet of European Commissioner László Andor

Panellists:
Georges Dassis, President of the Workers' Group, EESC 
Sofia Fernandes, Research fellow, Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute 
Josef Wöss, Head of Social Policy Department, Chamber of Labour, Vienna 
Barbara Helfferich, Director, European Anti-Poverty Network 

Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, European Social Observatory

Venue: EESC 
Map
  

Background Documents

Strengthening the Social Dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union
Commission Communication
PDF 
Can we move beyond the Maastricht orthodoxy?
Article by László Andor
LINK 
A social dimension for the EMU: why and how?
S. Fernandes, K. Maslauskaite, Policy paper, Notre Europe
LINK 
Position Paper on the strengthening of the social dimension in the EMU
AK Europa 
LINK  (PDF)
La dimension sociale de l'Union économique et monétaire
Georges Dassis (CESE) 
LINK  (Short video)
A Trojan Horse For Social Europe
Ronald Janssen, in Social Europe Journal (SEJ)
LINK 
EMU: Binding Social Indicators Necessary to Promote Active Inclusion
SOLIDAR
LINK 
Social Scoreboard will not “heal the social scars” without generating action
Social Platform
LINK 
Social dimension of the EMU: the road half taken
Andrej Stuchlik, Bertelsmann Stiftung
LINK 
On the social dimension of a genuine Economic and Monetary Union
Maria João Rodrigues
LINK 
Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union
Report of the Four Presidents
PDF 

17  | 12 | 2013


  
Venue:
EESC
Brussels

 Languages
FR- EN
(Pas d'interprétation)

 
Invitation

(PDF)

ProWelfare Final Conference

Providing welfare through Social Dialogue: A renewed role for Social Partners?

For the past year the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) have been leading a research project that aims at analysing the emergence of “contract welfare” in eight EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. During the Final Conference the research teams will present the core findings and policy implications of the research, which aimed to ascertain whether and how supplementary welfare benefits are increasingly provided through collective bargaining, or unilaterally by employers. Lead academics, (EU and national) stakeholders and policymakers will provide feedback and participate in the discussions. 

Auditorium of the ITUH, 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels 
Map
  
Programme PDF  |  Invitation PDF
Conference short video You Tube

Presentations

Voluntary Occupational Welfare: Key research results
David Natali, Emmanuele Pavolini
PDF 
Country Report Austria
AK Wien
PDF 
Voluntary Occupational Welfare in Italy
Ugo Ascoli
PDF 
Providing Welfare through Social Dialogue: The German Case Study
Dr. Florian Blank
PDF 
The Limits to Solidarity: Unions and the rise of private unemployment insurance in Sweden
Johan Bo Davidsson
PDF 
The Spanish Case Study
Alicia Martínez Poza
PDF 
VOW in Belgium
Ramón Peña-Casas
PDF 
Case study - Sweden
Uppsala Universitet
PDF 
Pension Reform, Occupational Schemes and Trade Unions
Marek Naczyk
PDF 
Role of Trade Unions in Pension Policy
Josef Wöss
PDF 
Voluntary Occupational Welfare: The (007) project
Bart Vanhercke
PDF 

05  | 12 | 2013


  
Venue:
ITUH
Brussels

 Interpretation:
EN, FR, DE & PL
(Active)
 
IT & ES
(Passive)
 
 
 

Watch
the Conference

short video

OSE - ETUI Joint Event

The crisis, austerity and health in Europe

Guest speaker: Marina Karanikolos (Research Fellow, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Discussants: Rita Baeten (Senior Policy analyst: Health Care and European Integration, OSE), and Mathias Maucher (Policy Officer: Health and Social Services, EPSU). Chair: Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI 

The EU’s economic and financial crises are having a detrimental effect on citizens’ health. This is the main message of a recent article published in The Lancet by a team of health policy researchers. Marina Karanikolos, co-author of the article, will look at austerity-driven government responses in member states heavily affected by the crisis and show that these policies have had a dramatic effect on health systems and on citizens’ health.
 

Document

Public Health Effects of the Economic Crisis in Europe
Marina Karanicolos (Presentation)  PDF
Further reading  ETUI Website

27  | 09 | 2013

Venue:
ITUH
Brussels
Map

 Language
EN

 

ProWelfare Webcast (live video) 

Voluntary Occupational Welfare: complementing or undermining European welfare systems?

This first OSE-ETUC webcast - with David Natali, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Emmanuele Pavolini – will present the intermediate findings of a European project (ProWelfare) that looks into the provision of supplementary welfare benefits through collective bargaining and/or unilateral actions by employers. 

Engage in the debate through live video streaming.

17  | 09 | 2013

Venue:
Web Event

 Language
EN


INVITATION

Conference-debate 

Social Developments in the European Union 2012

To mark the publication of this book, which explores the social policy issues that featured on the European agenda during the past year, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) held a conference-debate.

Keynote speakers include :
- Philippe Courard (State Secretary for Social Affairs attached to the Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health)
- Paul De Grauwe (London School of Economics and University of Leuven) - Laurence Weerts (Cabinet of European Commissioner László Andor)

Documents

From Financial to Political and Social Risks in the Eurozone
Paul De Grauwe (Slides)  PDF
Social Developments in the EU, vademecum to exit the crisis
David Natali (Slides) 
PDF
Conference :  Programme ENFR - Press release EN - FR
Book :  Presentation - Executive Summary - Order

05  | 07 | 2013

Venue:
EESC, 
Brussels

MAP


 Language: EN-FR

Listen to the
De Grauwe and Natali
 
interventions

OSE/NEUJOBS Round Table

Job Quality in EU Research: Building Up the Knowledge Base

Job quality has emerged as a leading issue in several research projects funded by the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programmes. Kindly hosted by the Belgian National Labour Council, this NEUJOBS Round Table on job quality in EU research aims to promote an exchange of knowledge and experience between EU networks of excellence. It also seeks to inform the socio-economic research agenda under Horizon2020 (2014-2020).

During the first session, scholars from each FP6/7 project will explain how they have measured and studied job quality and outline their findings and policy recommendations. Keynote speakers include Ana Marta Guillén and Sonja Drobnič (RECWOWE), Ursula Holtgrewe and Sem Vandekerckhove (WALQING), Marcela Veselkova and Christoph Hilbert (NEUJOBS) and Monique Ramioul (InGRID).

After this ‘framing’ session, a professional moderator (Willy De Backer) will lead a policy-oriented debate between the speakers and the audience entitled “Why does Job Quality Matter from a European Policy Perspective?” The speakers include Tom Bevers (Employment Committee), Agnès Parent-Thirion (EUROFOUND), Józef Niemiec (European Trade Union Confederation), and Robert Strauss (European Commission), as well as a representative of BusinessEurope. A networking lunch concludes the session.
 

Slides

Constructions of job quality in policy and employees’ discourse
Marcela Veselkova PDF 
Job Quality in the EU: Salient Issues and Key Challenges
Sonja Drobnič
PDF 
Hard work. New and growing "bad" jobs in Europe and ways to improve them: Findings from the walqing project
Ursula Holtgrewe, Sem Vandekerckhove PDF 
RECWOWE - Reconciling work and welfare in the EU (2006-2011) Ana M. Guillén PDF 
InGRID - Integrating expertise in inclusive growth - PDF 

Background Documents

Are there significant differences in quality of work and employment between “old” and “new Europe? Ramón Peña-Casas (2013), OSE. PDF EN - FR
Hard work. Job quality and organisation in European low-wage sectors  Ursula Holtgrewe, & Karin Sardavar (2012), WALQING. PDF 
Job first? In Search of Quality János Mátyas Kovács (2012), NEUJOBS. PDF
Job quality in the crisis – an update of the Job Quality Index (JQI)  Janine Lescke, Andrew Watt é Mairéad Finn (2012), ETUI. PDF
List of recommended readings

02  | 07 | 2013

Venue:
Brussels
CCE/CNT 
Map

 
Language: EN

Invitation
(PDF) 
 
Programme
(PDF)
  

More info :
verri@ose.be

OSE Lunchtime Session

Governing the Social Dimension in Federal Systems: Coordinating Governments, Regions, and Stakeholders in Times of Austerity  

Keynote Speaker: Ivan F. Dumka, University of Victoria (Canada)

Opening Address: Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Discussants: Dr. Bea Cantillon, Professor, University of Antwerp and Director of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy 
Dr. Amandine Crespy, Assistant Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles

Chair: Bart Vanhercke, OSE Managing Director
 
Ivan F Dumka presents the findings of a research project led by Amy Verdun and Donna Wood comparing social policy coordination in Canada and the European Union, recently published in Canadian Public Administration. This research argues that despite their differences, Canada and the EU face similar challenges in coordinating between different levels of government in social policy…and they might even learn something from each other. This sessions features expert interventions by Bea Cantillon on the theoretical and conceptual challenges in comparing multi-level systems and Amandine Crespy on the role of non-state actors and civil society in social policy coordination, with an engaging keynote address by Philippe Lamberts on social and economic governance in multi-level systems.

Background Document

Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the EU: Social Policy in Multilevel Systems
Canadian Public Administration, June 2013 Volume 56 No. 2, Special edition.
LINK 
Policy Brief 1: The Intellectual and Policy Case for Comparing Social Policy Coordination in Canada and the EU  PDF
Policy Brief 2: On the Inclusion of Non-State Actors in Policy-Making and its Implications in Canada and the EU  PDF
Policy Brief 3: ‘More Specifically’…Comparing Employment, Pensions,and Post-Secondary Education Policy in Canada and the EU  PDF

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions bring together the OSE team and their guests.Spaces are limited, and therefore registration is required.

18  | 06 | 2013


  
Venue:
CoR,
Brussels

 Language: EN
 
 

Hosted by the Committee of the Regions.


Listen to the interventions

NEUJOBS National Workshop

Innovation and Employment in Social Services: new opportunities for growth?

The Czech Republic, just like many other European countries, is facing the challenge of modernising its welfare system by developing social services and creating jobs, still subject to the constraints of the economic crisis and fiscal consolidation.This NEUJOBS national event represents an opportunity for European scholars and national (and European) stakeholders to discuss the development of social services as a key issue in current labour market and social policy dynamics. Leading scholars from NEUJOBS (FP7 Project) will shed light on the present and future challenges relating to social services in Europe.

Organised by the Masaryk University (Faculty of Social Studies) and the European Social 
Observatory (OSE), in cooperation with the Czech Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA).

Documents

Slides (CZ) of P. Čáslava   PDF
Slides (EN) of B. Greve  PDF
Slides (EN) of P. Horák, M. Horáková and T. Sirovátka  PDF
Slides (EN) of K. Kubalčíková  PDF
Slides (CZ) of P. Novák  PDF
Slides (EN) of T. Sirovátka and O. Hora  PDF
Slides (CZ) of B. Veškrnová  PDF
Slides (EN) of Masaryk University CZ and Roskilde University DK  PDF
Public/Private Mix and Social Innovation in Service Provision, Fiscal Policy and Employment
Tomáš Sirovátka, Bent Greve and Ondřej Hora 
PDF

27  | 05 | 2013


Location: Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

 Language: EN

Invitation
(PDF)
  
Programme
(PDF)

 
More info :
verri@ose.be
  

OSE Lunchtime Session
 

(Why) Did we forget about history? Lessons for the Eurozone from the Failed Conditionality Debates in the 80s

With Scott Greer, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Discussant: Elena Flores, Director for Policy Strategy and Coordination, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Scott Greer argues that the Economic Adjustment Programmes (EAP) that came with loans to peripheral Eurozone members Greece, Ireland, and Portugal are very similar to the loans with conditionality, also known as Structural Adjustment Programs, that international financial institutions have used as a policy tool in the 1980s and 1990s.

Documents

Intervention of Scott Greer :  Slides PDF 

Background Documents

Structural Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs (IMF report, 2007)  PDF 
European Economy - Occasional Papers (DG ECFIN)  LINK
The Case of IMF Conditionality (Paper Babb and Buira, 2004) PDF

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions bring together the OSE team and their guests. Spaces are limited, and therefore registration is required.

06 | 05 | 2013


  
Location:

CCE/CRB
Brussels
Map
  
 Language
: EN
 
More info :
smoes@ose.be
  

OSE Lunchtime Session with vleva
 

The Social Investment Package: Just Hype or the Next Big Thing?
 
with Lieve Fransen, Director Social Policies and Europe 2020, European Commission and Bruno Palier, Research Director Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
 

Documents 

Podcast
Intervention of Lieve Fransen :  Slides PDF

Background documents

Communication from the Commission: Towards Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion – including implementing the European Social Fund 2014-2020 (2013)  PDF 
Commission Recommendation: Investing in Children – breaking the cycle of disadvantage (2013)   PDF
Citizens' summary – Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion (2013)  (2013)  EN | NL  (PDF)
EC Staff working documents (2013)  LINK
EAPN Press Release  LINK
Solidar Editorial  LINK
ETUC Press Release LINK
The EU Needs a Social Investment Pact (OSE Paper series) PDF

The long-awaited Social Investment Package was released by the European Commission on the 20th February 2013. The cornerstones of the “package” are a Commission Communication (“Towards Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion) and a Commission Recommendation (“Investing in Children”). These are accompanied by a series of Staff Working Documents on active inclusion, demographic and social trends, investing in health, confronting homelessness, Social Services of General Interest and the European Social Fund. 

For the Commission, this Social Investment Package provides no less than a new policy framework for redirecting Member States' policies towards social investment throughout life. And can therefore be seen as “the next big thing” for the social dimension of the European Union. However, in their initial responses, some European networks expressed their concerns about the lack of concrete measures (EAPN), the call for more conditionality and the targeting of social benefits (SOLIDAR) and the inadequacy of the accompanying budgets (ETUC). In other words: in spite of the promising rhetoric, the package may end up being “just hype”.

This Lunchtime Session - organised by the OSE with the Liaison agency Flanders-Europe (vleva) - will be the occasion to learn about the contents of the new Package and to discuss the window of opportunity it opens while  addressing the challenges relating to its implementation.

11 | 03 | 2013

Venue :
Vleva, Brusselshttp://www.vlevacontact.be/logo_vleva.png

 Language: EN
  

European Conference
 

New challenges in the impact of taxes on pensions:
What happens in the EU today and what developments are likely in the future ?

Conference organized by ESIP (European Social Insurers), PensionsEurope (European workplace funded pensions) et EurelPro (European Professional Pension Schemes). With the participation of the OSE.

Documents

The Role of Taxation in Pensions - Actual National Practices - Ireland Slides PDF
The Role of Taxation in Pensions - Actual National Practices - Germany. Slides PDF
OECD/EU Project on Taxation. Financial Incentives and Retirement Savings Slides PDF
The Cost-effectiveness of pensions : Giving context to the European debate  Slides PDF
Financial transaction tax (FTT) – Where is it now? Slides PDF
Tax rules and pension: VAT Slides PDF
The reform of VAT in the public sector Slides PDF
Ensuring the sustainability of EU pension systems
László Andor Speech
PDF

Background document

Pensions in European economic and social governance : Taxation issues. November 2012 (EN). Report PDF

25 | 02 | 2013

Language: EN
  

Venue

 
EESC
Brussels
 

Programme

More info:
Mail

NEUJOBS Mid-Project Conference
 

The Future of European labour markets: fact-checking the vision
 
With Daniel Gros (CEPS), Miroslav Beblavy (CEPS), Marina Fischer-Kowalski (SEC), Iain Begg (LSE), László Andor (Member of the European Commission), Bart Van Ark (TCBE), Maria Jepsen (ETUI)

The objective of the conference is to present to policy makers the output of the first half of the NEUJOBS project and to engage them into a debate around findings related to the socio-ecological transition, job quality, innovation, welfare and skills.

18 | 02 | 2013

Language: EN
  

Venue: CEPS Brussels
 

More info:
Neujobs
website

OSE-NIHDI Lunchtime session
 

The financial crisis in the EU : impact on the health sector

With Martin Mc Kee, Professor of European Public Health, LSHTM, London
Discussant: Jo De Cock, Administrator-General of the NIHDI

Documents

Presentation by M. McKee: Slides PDF
Comments by J. De Cock: Slides PDF
Interventions of M. McKee and J. De Cock : Podcast

Background documents

Health care policies: European debate and national reforms
Rita Baeten and Sarah Thomson   PDF  EN - FR
Health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe
Policy summary  PDF
Eurohealth: special issue on the financial crisis   PDF

04 | 02 | 2013

Language: EN
  

Venue

NIHDI/
INAMI/RIZIV,
Brussels
 

OSE-NEUJOBS Lunchtime session
 

Changing Welfare States and the EU Social Investment Package

Keynote speakers: László Andor (European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) and Anton Hemerijck (Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam)
 
Discussants: Frank Vandenbroucke (Professor, Universities of Leuven, Antwerp and Amsterdam, UvA) and Philippe Pochet (General Director, European Trade Union Institute)
 
Chair: Bart Vanhercke, OSE Managing Director

During this OSE/NEUJOBS Lunchtime Session, Anton Hemerijck will present his new brand new book called “Changing Welfare States”: the book is a major new examination of the wave of social reform that has swept across Europe over the past two decades. Social Affairs Commissioner László Andor will place "Changing Welfare States" in the context of the forthcoming Social Investment Package.

Documents

Video of the seminar
Podcast of the seminar 
Presentation by A.Hemerijck : Slides PDF
Comment by F.Vandenbroucke: Slides PDF
Book "Changing Welfare States"     Flyer

Background Document

The EU Needs a Social Investment Pact
Vandenbroucke, F., Hemerijck, A. and Palier, B. (2011)
OSE Paper Series, Opinion Paper No. 5, May 2011
PDF

Links

Neujobs Mid-Term Conference (18/02/2013)
NEUJOBS website
NEUJOBS blog

29 | 01 | 2013

Language: EN
  

Venue

Belgian National Labour Council (NAR-CNT), Brussels

 More info : smoes@ose.be

 

 
 
 

OSE Lunchtime Session

While Policymakers Teach, they Learn: Assessing the PROGRESS Peer Reviews

Keynote speaker: Bart Vanhercke, OSE. 

Discussants: Monika Natter, Director ÖSB International and Øyvind Opland, European Commission. 

Documents

Presentation (Slides)  PDF
Final Report : Executive Summary PDF
Host Country Assessement: Synthesis Report PDF
Peer Country Assessement: Synthesis Report PDF
Policy Recommendations PDF
Slides PDF

Project Description

Mutual learning in the context of Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion Programme LINK

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 

23 | 01 | 2013


 
  Language: EN

Venue:
 
OSE
Brussels
  

    2012

OSE Lunchtime Session

The EU's "IORP II" Proposal: the Wrong Solution for Protecting your Occupational Pension?

With Henk Becquaert, Member of Management Committee, Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)

Discussant: Jung Lichtenberger, Directorate-General Internal Market and Services (EC) and lead author of the IORP II- Proposal

According to Henk Becquaert, supplementary pensions in Europe are very diverse, resulting from the specific history of each Member State. They represent a key feature of the economic and social traditions of each country. Clearly, then, there are also considerable variations in the way in which these supplementary pensions are financed. The EU now wishes to break with these traditional arrangements, in the name of the free market, and is proposing a revision of the Directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (“IORP II”). This is a fundamentally wrong choice if the aim is to provide better protection for workers’ supplementary pensions.
These proposals from the European Commission will not affect many of the countries which now organise supplementary pensions, since they do not fall within the scope of the proposed directive. Moreover, the countries and employers which do use these IORPs will have to find other available solutions. Finally, the proposal would mean that supplementary pensions would become pure market products: volatile, and with very short time horizons.

Background documents

Amended proposal for a Directive of the EP and of the Council on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility by improving the acquisition and preservation of supplementary pension rights PDF
Quantitative Impact Study (QIS) on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision   PDF
Additional documents can be found on the EC website

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate.

25 | 10 | 2012



Venue

CNT-NAR
Brussels
 

OSE Lunchtime Session

Réforme du secteur bancaire, gouvernance économique, politique industrielle: L'Europe a-t-elle touché le fond?

With Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance)

Listen to the presentation (in French):

"Les Allemands, eux qui exigent le contrôle sur les banques espagnoles, n'ont quand même pas trop envie que l'on vienne mettre son nez dans les petites affaires du monde politique et des banques publiques allemandes"

18 | 09 | 2012




Venue

OSE, Brussels
 

Conference-debate

Social Developments in the European Union 2011

To mark the publication of this book, which explores the social policy issues that featured on the European agenda during the past year, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) will hold a conference-debate at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels.

Keynotes speakers include : 

Roger Liddle, Member of the House of Lords, UK
Lieve Fransen, Director, Social Policies and Europe 2020, EC
Lorenzo Codogno, former Chair of the Economic Policy Committee
 

Slides

Intervention of David Natali : Slides PDF
Intervention of Lieve Fransen : Slides PDF

The book

Presentation / Table of contents / Order   LINK
Foreword by Natali & Vanhercke PDF
Chapter by Diamond & Liddle  PDF
Executive summary PDF

Reviews in the medias

Europolitics LINK / Agence Europe LINK / Metis-Europe LINK

11 | 06 | 2012

Venue
EESC, Brussels
 

  Languages:
EN - FR - NL

 
Programme  (PDF)

OSE Lunchtime Session

EU Cross-Border Health Care Directive: Does it boost patients’ rights or place them in a morass?

Speaker: Rita Baeten, Senior policy analyst at the OSE
Discussant: John Rowan, Policy officer, EC, DG Sanco
Concluding remarks: Jeni Bremner, Director EHMA 

The Directive on the application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare has proved to be one of the most controversial pieces of European healthcare legislation in recent years. With the aim of building a deeper understanding of the Directive's likely impact in future and to forecast potential issues as the Directive is put into practice, AIM
(LINK), EHMA (LINK) and OSE organised at the end of 2011 a Simulation (LINK) in which different stakeholders from six countries discussed how they would respond in reality to situations arising. The Simulation did dig up issues that received little attention in the run up to the adoption of the Directive. These outcomes will be presented and the Simulation Report will be released on the occasion of this lunchtime session.

Documents

Intervention of Rita Baeten : Slides   PDF
Simulation on the EU Cross-border Care Directive Final Report  PDF

 The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 

31 | 05 | 2012



Venue

Via Louiza, Brussels

  Language: EN
 

NEUJOBS Stakeholder workshop in Rome

Welfare, Labour Market and Education: How to address the Socio-ecological Transition in Italy?

Italy is facing major challenges in the Euro crisis, given its high unemployment figures, and especially in view of the situation for the young, women and other disadvantaged groups in the labour market, and the challenges they face. This workshop represents the first NEUJOBS event involving national stakeholders. It is an opportunity for European scholars and national (and European) stakeholders to meet and debate key issues for tackling the labour market transition. Leading scholars from NEUJOBS (FP7 Project) will explain their understanding of present and future challenges to European labour markets, focusing specifically on the case of Italy.

Venue: hosted by LUISS Guido Carli University -  Rome - Italy

04 | 05 | 2012

Interpretation: English, Italian
 
Programme
(PDF)

More info : verri@ose.be

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

Adjudication by the European Court of Justice in the shadow of EU policymaking: fact or (political science) fiction?

Speaker: Koen Lenaerts, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union and Professor of European Law, University of Leuven 
Discussant: Gareth Davies, Professor of European Law, VU University Amsterdam

Two eminent legal scholars, Koen Lenaerts and Gareth Davies, addressed the question whether EU-level policymaking influences the CJEU when interpreting EU law. 

Book

Koen Lenaerts and Piet Van Nuffel, European Union Law, London, Sweet&Maxwell, 2011.  LINK

 The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 

23 | 04 | 2012



Venue

Via Louiza, Brussels

  Language: EN
 

Conference

Addressing Pension Challenges: EU and Stakeholders' Approaches

This conference organised by the OSE, together with ETUI, TURI and INCA Osservatorio represented the first opportunity to relaunch dialogue between EU representatives, stakeholders and analysts after publication of the White Paper on adequate, safe and sustainable pensions. It provided an opportunity to address the most urgent questions on present and future pension rights in Europe, while at the same time assessing the most recent reforms.

Interventions (Slides and document)

Adequate, Sustainable and Safe Pensions?
D. Eatock, DG Employment, EC 
PDF
Demographic Crisis or Challenge?
J. Wöss, Bundesarbeiterkammer (AK) 
PDF
Pension Policy after the Crisis
D. Natali, OSE 
PDF
What follows the Pension Cutbacks? The Changing Role of Social Partners
E. Pavolini, University of Macerata 
PDF
Scope of Coordination in the Pension Field
D. Ghailani, OSE 
PDF (FR)
Transnational Action in the Coordination Field: A focus on non-standard work
P. Cammilli, INCA Belgium-TESSE 
PDF
Trade Unions’ Action for Individual Protection: A cross-country analysis
C. Caldarini, INCA CGIL 
  SLIDES (FR, PDF)    DOCUMENT (EN, PDF)

Conclusions (Slides)

Pensions, a Comparative Analysis of Recent Reforms 
D. Natali, OSE
  PDF

Open debates (Slides)

F. Briganti, European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) SLIDES (PDF)

17 | 04 | 2012

Venue: EESC, Brussels

  Language
EN-IT-FR

 
Programme and information
(PDF)

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

Is the European Governance of the Crisis Consistent with International Labour Standards?

Speaker: Rudi Delarue, Director of the ILO Office for the EU 
Discussant: Georges Dassis, President of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee

This session provided an opportunity to hold a one-off dialogue around a highly topical issue: namely, is European crisis management compatible with international labour regulations? In an attempt to answer this question, Rudi Delarue and Georges Dassis agreed to come along and share their experiences as key players in a mostly little-explored realm of the crisis. Despite the proliferation of institutional reform and 'bailout packages' in Europe, both speakers regretted the lack of attention being paid to labour law in crisis management, while offering a sophisticated yet clear analysis of this management. The discussion that followed then made it possible to better pinpoint the legal, but also the social and political, challenges raised by the EU's current 'enhanced economic governance'. These are large in number but do appear more than ever to necessitate close scrutiny, if the European social model is not rapidly to become just a distant memory.

Background documents

ILO Working paper on social dialogue and collective bargaining in Greece (Feb.2012)  PDF
Report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions  LINK  (EN/FR/ES)

Article

« La troïka pousse l'Europe hors la loi », by Cedric Leterme.
This article draws on the presentations and discussion at the OSE Lunchtime session: it was published in the (online) European social 
activity journal
Metis on 22 March 2012.     ARTICLE  (FR)

15 | 03 | 2012



Venue

OSE

Language:
EN

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

The crisis and beyond. Is there a Future for Social Europe?

with Jérôme Vignon, President of the National Observatory of Poverty and Social Exclusion, France
and Bea Cantillon, Center for Social Policy, University of Antwerp

VenueMouvement des Femmes ASBL, 1050 Brussels

26 | 01 | 2012



Language:
EN

 
    2011
  

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

'Social Europe' versus the 'Internal Market': A False Dichotomy?
 
avec Ian Fraser, DG Enterprise & Industry.

Discussant: Stefano Boy, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

 15 | 12 | 2011



Venue
: OSE

Language: EN

Conference / Simulation / Policy Seminar

The future EU framework for health systems governance: from coordinating cross-border care to improving performance

A two-day event looking at key issues for the future of European health systems, organised by the OSE  together with the European Health Management Association, the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, with the financial support of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI/RIZIV/INAMI).

 24-25 | 11 | 2011

Venue :
Brussels
 
More info and documents :
Conference
Website

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

Mécanismes de crise financière, réforme de la gouvernance économique et contrôle démocratique

with Bruno De Witte, Professor of European Union Law, Maastricht University and European University Institute (Florence).

Discussant: Cécile Barbier, Senior Researcher, OSE

The European Treaty Amendment for the Creation of a Financial Stability Mechanism
Bruno De Witte, SIEPS paper.
PDF
 

Background Documents

Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism, 11.07.2011 PDF
A roadmap to stability and growth, COM (2011) 669, 12.10.2011 PDF
Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon, 2.09.2011 PDF
Protocol on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU to the Czech Republic, 6.09.2011  PDF

 18 | 11 | 2011



Venue

OSE

Language:
Speech: FR
Debate: FR/EN

OSE Lunchtime Sessions

What's "Social" About the European Social Fund Beyond 2013?

with Thomas Bender, Head of Unit "ESF Legislation and Policy, Financial Engineering", European Commission

Discussant : Benedicta Marzinotto, Fellow at Bruegel - Lecturer at Udine University

Background documents

Cohesion Policy 2014 -2020 : Investing in growth and jobs  PDF
Draft ESF regulation  PDF
Q&A on the legislative package of EU regional, employment and social policy for 2014-2020  (Memo) PDF
Commission lays foundations to boost impact of cohesion investments after 2013  (EC Press Release)  Link
ESF Impact Assessment (Commission Staff Working Paper)  PDF
Eurochild Position Paper Budget 2020  PDF

 27 | 10 | 2011



Venue
:
MAI,
Brussels
 
  Language:
EN

OSE Lunchtime Session with VLEVA and Neujobs

Closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma: Why the European Union matters

Keynote speaker

Costel Bercus, Chairman of Roma Education Fund (Hungary)
| Slides PDF  
 

Discussants

Anaïs Faure Atger, Researcher Justice and Home Affairs, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
 
Jean-Paul De Beleyr, Flemish department for Education and Training
| Slides 1 (EN/NL)  PDF | Slides 2 (NL) PDF 
 
Rowan Eykens, Mediator education, city of Diest, (Local Consultation Platform – “Bridge” Poject)
| Slides PDF 
 

Chair: Bart Vanherck, Co-Director OSE
  

| Session summary : PDF 
  

Background documents

Roma Inclusion in Education
Roma Education Fund  
| PDF 
 
Preventing Social Exclusion through the Europe 2020 Strategy: Early Childhood Development and the Inclusion of Roma Families
UNICEF and European Social Observatory (OSE), in collaboration with the Belgian Federal Planning Service for Social Integration  
| PDF

 27 | 06 | 2011

Venue :
VLEVA, Brussels

 Language: EN 

 

Conference-debate

Social Developments in the European Union 2010

To mark the publication of this book, which explores the social policy issues that featured on the European agenda during the past year, the OSE and ETUI held a conference-debate at the European Economic and Social Committee.

Reforming the EU economic governance 
Jacques Le Cacheux  
(Slides)  PDF 
Social Developments in the EU 2010: Austerity and other future risks
David Natali  
(Slides)  PDF 
Is the ‘Social Dimension of Europe 2020’ an Oxymoron?
Bart Vanhercke  
(Slides)  PDF 
The EU needs a social investment pact
Frank Vandenbroucke  
(Slides)  PDF 
Program  (EN-NL-FR)  PDF 

 30 | 05 | 2011

Venue :
EESC, Brussels

Language:
EN - FR - NL

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)

A smart social inclusion policy for Europe 2020: the role of education and training

with Ides Nicaise, Professor, HIVA (KULeuven), Department of Education

Whereas in 2000 the EU had heralded the knowledge-based society as its motto ‘with more and better jobs and stronger social cohesion’, the past decade has led to greater inequality and (at best) as status-quo in poverty. Europe 2020 seems to acknowledge this failure and to aim to reconnect social inclusion with the knowledge-based strategy. Ides Nicaise discusses the education-inequality nexus and shows what strategic and institutional measures need to be implemented for a ‘smarter’ social inclusion policy: a better balance between knowledge-intensive and knowledge-extensive policies, an extension of EU anti-discrimination law in the field of education, integration of the OMC in education and training (E&T) in the social OMC (including the social re-orientation of the structural funds), and peer learning focused on structural reform of E&T systems.

Slides of the intervention PDF 

Background documents: Communications from the European Commission

Early school leaving  Link
Early Childhood Education and Care  Link

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 
A limited number of additional places is available: enrolment is therefore mandatory.

 19 | 05 | 2011

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Language: EN

 

Final Exchange Meeting RECWOWE

Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe: research findings and policy challenges 

With Denis Bouget, Bruno Palier, Tine Rostgaard, Sophie Jacquot, David Natali, Pascale Vielle and Philippe Pochet.

The idea behind this meeting is to provide scope for dialogue at the EU level among social and employment policy analysts and representatives of the European political foundations regarding present and future challenges to the European social model following the recent economic and financial crisis.
 
Europa, Europae: The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms
Sophie Jacquot
   (Slides)  PDF 
EUROPE 2020: Towards a more social EU?
David Natali
   (Slides)  PDF 
Towards a social investment welfare state?
Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier, Joakim Palme
   (Slides)  PDF 
Care,Work and Welfare in Europe
Tine Rostgaard
  (Slides)  PDF 
Programme  PDF 

RECWOWE  is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU Framework Programme.

 18 | 03 | 2011

Venue :
The National Employment Committee of Belgium, Brussels.

Language:
EN

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)

Assainissement budgétaire et politique fiscale : quels enjeux pour les Etats membres et l’Union européenne ?

avec Christian Valenduc, Conseiller général des finances (SPF finances) et Maître de conférences aux universités de Mons-Fucam et de Louvain-La-Neuve
 
Slides of the intervention (in French)   PDF

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate.

 21 | 02 | 2011

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Language:
FR

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)

Présidence belge de l’Union européenne : bilan et perspectives

avec Eric Vanden Abeele - Conseiller aux affaires économiques
et Annemie Pernot - Attachée sociale,
Représentation permanente de la Belgique auprès de l’Union européenne

Avec la participation de Muriel Rabau et d’Alexandre De Streel (attachés sociaux, RP).

 13 | 01 | 2011

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Language:
FR

    2010
  

Conference

Employment and Poverty: the Role of Social Partners in the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion

Conference organized in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the network of excellence RECWOWE.

More information : Conference Web page

RECWOWE  is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU Framework Programme.

 20 | 10 | 2010

Venue: Brussels

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)
 
Decent Work in Europe : Challenges in view of social dialogue and social inclusion

with Mathias Maucher, Social Policy Coordinator, Solidar.

During this Lunchtime Session, Mathias Maucher explained that the one-year PROGRESS-funded project “Decent Work for all : A key to Effective Industrial Relations” aims to assess to what extent decent work can be promoted through social dialogue and by involving governments and trade unions. The discussions (with representatives from ETUI, Conseil National du travail, EAPN, Vleva, Centre pour l'égalité des chances, Federal Public Service employment and OSE) were focused on the topics of working conditions of precarious workers, the role of social partners, and minimum wages.

The OSE Lunchtime Sessions gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 
 
Social dialogue: a tool to promote and defend decent work and quality jobs in Europe   PDF
Decent Work and Quality of Jobs in Europe (solidar website) Link

 21 | 09 | 2010

Venue: OSE
Language:
EN

Conference
 
EU coordination in the social field in the context of EU 2020: looking back and building the future

Conference organized in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the Federal Public Service Social Security and the network of excellence RECWOWE (Pudiac).

Background Document “EU coordination in the social field in the context of Europe 2020: Looking back and building the future”  PDF
Bart Vanhercke Presentation PDF
Description and documents (FPS Social security Web site)  Link

 14-15 | 09 | 2010

Venue: La Hulpe
Language:
FR-NL-EN

RECWOWE  is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU Framework Programme.

Conference

Assuring Adequate Pensions & Social Benefits

Conference organized in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Programme PDF
Description and documents (FPS Social security Web site)  Link

 7-8 | 09 | 2010

Venue: Liège
Language:
FR-NL-EN

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)

Does the EU really matter in Higher Education reforms and changes?

with Giliberto Capano, Professor, University of Bologna/Forli.

The "Midis de l'OSE" (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 
 
Slides of the presentation  PDF
Background document :  “Building Up the European Higher Education Area: The Struggle Between Common Problems, ‘Shared’ Goals and National Trajectories.”  PDF

 6 | 09 | 2010

Venue : OSE, Brussels

Intervention
& Debate
: EN

PUDIAC Meeting /Conference

Understanding the Europeanization of Domestic Welfare States: How does the EU affect National and Regional Social Policies?

  • From an interdisciplinary jungle to a book
    Pierre-Paul Van Gehuchten
    , Université Catholique de Louvain
    | Slides ( PDF)

  • Europeanization of work and Welfare: Key Research Findings from RECWOWE
    Paolo Graziano, Università Bocconi, member of RECWOWE

  • The European Social fund and Domestic activation Policies: Europeanization Mechanisms
    Gert Verschraegen, Universiteit Antwerpen
    | Slides ( PDF)

  • Open Coordination as a selective amplifier of Domestic social Protection and Social Inclusion Policies
    Bart Vanhercke, European Social Observatory
    | Slides (PDF) 

  • EU Law as a Driver of Domestic Gender Policies ?
    Pascale Vielle, Université Catholique de Louvain, member of RECWOWE
    | Slides ( PDF)

  • Hybridisation of EU Social Policy Instruments ?
    Yannick Vanderborght
    , Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis
    | Slides ( PDF) 

The seminar will be chaired by Philippe Pochet, European Trade Union Institute and Jos Berghman, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

02 | 07 | 2010

Venue :
EESC, Brussels

Language:
English

Programme
(PDF)

This event is organised by the Observatoire social européen in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions and the Belgian Federal Public Service Social Security.

RECWOWE is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU framework programme.

 

Seminar

De Socialprofitsector tussen algemeen belang en markt: toepassing van de Europese interne markt regels en de dienstenrichtlijn

The Social Profit Sector between General Interest and the Market: Applying the European Internal Market Rules and the Services Directive

The OSE, Kleis (Kennisnetwerk Sociaal Europa voor de Vlaamse socialprofitsector), the VLEVA (Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap) and Pour la Solidarité are organizing a seminar (in Dutch) on the social profit sector and the application of the European Internal Market Rules and the Services Directive.

16 | 06 | 2010

Venue :
VLEVA, Brussels

Language:
Dutch

More info
(Website NL)

 

OSE Lunchtime Sessions (Les midis de l'OSE)

Doing something about it: How member states influence EU health policymaking

With Scott L. Greer, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Background document :
Becoming European: How France, Germany, Spain and UK Engage with European Union Health Policy
Scott L. Greer, Nuffield Trust, 2008   LINK (Full text)
Also by this author : 
The Politics of European Union Health Policies
Scott L. Greer, Open University Press, 2009   LINK

03 | 06 | 2010

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Intervention: EN
 
Debate
EN-FR

Conference-debate

Social Developments in the European Union 2009

To mark the publication of this book, which explores the social policy issues that featured on the European agenda during the past year, the OSE and ETUI will be holding a conference-debate at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Introduction by Philippe Pochet et Bart Vanhercke
| Introduction BV (PDF)   | Slides BV (PDF)
Presentation of the 2009 edition by Christophe Degryse
| Slides FR ( PDF) 
The Future of Social Europe beyond EU 2020 
David Natali 
| Slides (PDF)
Socio-environmental issues
Pierre Jonckheer
Launching the debate by Pierre Defraigne
Social Europe from The Lisbon Strategy to EU 2020
Frank Vandenbroucke
| Intervention (PDF)   | Slides (PDF)
The European Union and the Economic and Social Crisis in Greece 
Georges Dassis

19 | 05 | 2010

Venue :
EESC, Brussels

FR-EN-NL

Invitation/ Programme
(PDF)

 

PUDIAC Meeting | Conference

RECWOWE-TURI: Exchange of Research Agendas on the Crisis

In the framework of a conference organised by TURI (Trade Union-related Research Institutes), ETUI, Fundación 1° de Mayo, Fundación Francisco Lar go Caballero on "The implications of the crisis for the labour market", the OSE organises a DIAC meeting on "Exchange of Research Agendas on the Crisis between the RECWOWE and the TURI networks".

The meeting represents the occasion to develop a dialogue between the two networks on the issues related to the crisis and its impact on the labour market. It is an opportunities for Recwowers to diffuse their own research products and to shed light on future synergies with other research institutions. 

4-5 | 05 | 2010

Venue : 
Madrid

Language : 
EN - SP

Programme
(PDF)

RECWOWE  is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU Framework Programme.

Les midis de l'OSE (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) : 

Les politiques sociales européennes après le Traité de Lisbonne : le point de vue de la Présidence espagnole

With Carlos García de Cortázar, Labour and Social Affairs Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union

The "Midis de l'OSE" (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) gather the OSE team and their guests. A limited number of additional places is available on request. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 

29 | 04 | 2010

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Intervention: FR / Debate: F
R- EN

Social Dialogue in Times of Crisis 

  • Waltraud Schelke - London School of Economics and Political Science
    Reconfiguring Welfare States after the Crisis: What Role for Social Partners?

  • Jean De Munck - Catholic University of Louvain
    Capabilities and Transitional Labour markets - A New Deal for Social Rights?

  • Maarten Keune -  Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies
    Negociating out of the Crisis? Collective bargaining in EU During the Economic Downturn

  • Lowell Turner - Cornell University
    Labor, Obama and Countermobilization: Political Paralysis on the Way to Economic Transformation

Debate animated by: David Natali (Professor, Università di Bologna) and Philippe Pochet (Director, European Trade Union Institute).

Venue:
European Economic and Social Committee - Brussels

11 | 03 | 2010

Venue : Brussels

Language: English 

This event is organised by the Observatoire social européen in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee. 

RECWOWE is a network of excellence funded by the 6th EU framework programme.

Les midis de l'OSE (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) : 

Reinforcing the EU Strategy on Social Inclusion. 
OMC, economic crisis and the EU 2020 Strategy

With Anne Hoël, Policy Coordinator, Plateform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform).

The "Midis de l'OSE" (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) gather the OSE team and their guests. A limited number of additional places is available (We therefore expect you to give adequate prior notice in case of no-show). A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate. 

Background documents  : 
Social Platform recommendations to reinforce the Social OMC
EN | FR  (PDF)
Social Platform response to the EU 2020 consultation: Social Platform does not buy into the EU 2020 agenda and makes four proposals for improvement  EN (PDF)
Spring Alliance Manifesto, for an EU that puts people and planet first
EN | FR | NL  (PDF)

08 | 02 | 2010

Venue :
OSE, Brussels

Intervention: French

Discussion: French/English

More info : smoes@ose.be

 
    2009
  

Les midis de l'OSE (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) : 
 
Services sociaux d’intérêt général dans l’Union européenne

With Barbara Sak, Managing Director, International Center of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC)

The "Midis de l'OSE" (OSE Lunch Sessions) gather the OSE team and their guests. A short and well-structured presentation is followed by an informal debate.

Background document
Study on Social and Health Services of General Interest in the European Union
Final Synthesis Report
Manfred Huber, Mathias Maucher, Barbara Sak
Prepared for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

14 | 12 | 2009

Venue
OSE, Brussels

Language: French 

Les midis de l'OSE (OSE Lunchtime Sessions) : 
 
Rôle et influence du Comité européen de la protection sociale: 
quel bilan à l'approche de la fin de la Stratégie de Lisbonne ? 

With Elise Willame, former chair of the Social Protection Committee.

13 | 11 | 2009

Venue
OSE, Brussels

Language: French 

PUDIAC Meeting : 
 
Employer’s recruitment decisions, Labour Market Disadvantage and Active Labour Market Policies

Presented by Giuliano Bonoli, Professor of Social Policy, Swiss Graduate School of Administration (IDHEAP).

The presentation will be discussed by Ides Nicaise, Professor and Research Manager, Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA), University of Leuven.

Venue:  European Trade Union Institute,  Brussels

PUDIAC meeting organised in the framework of dissemination activities of the European Network of Excellence on Reconciling Work and Welfare RECWOWE.  With the support of the 6th Framework Programme.

09 | 11 | 2009

Venue : Brussels

Language: English 

This event is a collaboration between the European Trade Union Institute and the Observatoire social européen. 

International Study Day on "Eastern Feminisms"

at the Brussels University (ULB)

Anna Safuta (OSE) has contributed to the debate as a Speaker.

08 | 10 | 2009

Université des femmes Website

PUDIAC Meeting : The Gender Dimension of Job Quality

Presented by Colette Fagan, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre, University of Manchester

The presentation will be discussed by Maria Jepsen, Head of Research Department, European Trade Union Institute.
 

PUDIAC meeting organised in the framework of dissemination activities of the European Network of Excellence on Reconciling Work and Welfare RECWOWE
With the support of the 6th Framework Programme.

30 | 09 | 2009

Venue : Bruxelles

This event is organised in collaboration with with the Federal Public Service Social Security and the Observatoire social européen.

Conference 'Health Care and EU law'

Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The focus of the conference is on the impact of EU internal market and competition law on the organisation of the national health care systems of the Member States.

01-02 | 10 | 2009

More info :

Website
Radboud University

Flexible today, secure tomorrow ? 
Labour markets, pensions reforms in a context of economic crisis

Presented by Prof. Karl Hinrichs, University of Bremen and Niels Ploug, The Danish National Institute of Social Research.

The discussion will be introduced by Elise Willame, former President of the European Social Protection Committee.
The presentation will be discussed by Jos Berghman, Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.

In recent decades labour market reforms have led to the growing relevance of new so-called “atypical” jobs, and income security during old-age has been challenged by pension reforms. As a result of both trends, some questions are still to be addressed: to what extent do the new “atypical” contracts provide social protection against old-age? Which are the pension prospects, of those (mostly young) workers who spend at least a part of their career in flexible employment relationships ?

The meeting will focus on these tensions and other relevant questions by presenting the conclusions of the research task ‘Flexible Today, Secure Tomorrow?’ chaired by K. Hinrichs (University of Bremen), M. Jessoula (University of Milan) and N. Ploug (Danish Institute of Social Research), where the concept of flexicurity has been analysed in term of the relationships between job (in)security and income (in)security during the old-age.

23 | 03 | 2009

 

Public debate

Venue :
Brussels


This event is organised in collaboration with the Central Economic Council, the National Labour Council and the Observatoire social européen.
 

With the support of the 6th Framework Programme 

This initiative is organised by DIAC, the Dialogue Centre of RECWOWE.

Working conditions and Health and Safety surveys in Europe:
stocktaking, challenges and perspectives

Expert seminar oranised by The Observatoire social européen (OSE) on behalf of the European Trade-Union Institute (ETUI).

Brussels, 18-19 March 2009. Working languages : French and English.

It is mainly aimed at producers and users of Working Conditions/Health and Safety (WC/HS) surveys throughout Europe and expected to be a unique opportunity to exchange around a variety of issues raised by the outcomes highlighted in the various surveys undertaken in the European Union, either at transnational, national or sectoral levels.

18-19 | 03 | 2009

 

Seminar


 

Slides of the interventions >>

La réforme des systèmes de protection sociale: nouveaux risques sociaux, nouvelles politiques ?

Levensloop: onderzoek en beleid
Robert Maier, Professeur à l’Université d’Utrecht. 

La réforme des retraites : nouvelles dynamiques et effets redistributifs
David Natali, Professeur à l’Université de Bologne.

 

Lieu : Conseil central de l'économie, Conseil national du travail, Bruxelles

 

Débat public à destination des acteurs socio-économiques dans le cadre du projet RECWOWE, organisé en collaboration avec le Conseil central de l’économie, le Conseil national du travail et l’Observatoire social européen

05 | 02 | 2009

 

Public debate


De hervorming van de welvaartssystemen: nieuwe sociale risico’s, nieuw beleid ?

Levensloop: onderzoek en beleid
Robert Maier, Professor aan de Universiteit van Utrecht

La réforme des retraites : nouvelles dynamiques et effets redistributifs
David Natali, Professeur à l’Université de Bologne


Openbaar debat gericht naar deelnemers uit het sociaal-economische beleidsdomein en georganiseerd in het kader van het RECWOWE project, in samenwerking door de Centrale Raad voor het Bedrijfsleven, de Nationale Arbeidsraad en het Observatoire social européen.

 

 

 
   
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