With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission has come forward with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs.
Eurofound launches the 2010 Annual Report of its European Restructuring Monitor (ERM), ‘Extending flexicurity – the potential of short-time working schemes’.
Flexicurity is a multidimensional policy strategy and this need to be reflected in any attempt to measure Member States' progress in this area.
The EU's Employment Committee (EMCO) approved on 24 June 2009 a report showing how flexicurity policies can be monitored.
A one-size-fits-all approach to flexicurity cannot work.
An initiative to help put the EU's flexicurity approach into practice at national level was launched by the European Commission on 19 May 2008.
Commissioner Vladimir Spidla announced on 1 February 2008 that the Commission has set up a fact finding "Mission for Flexicurity".