flexicurity


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flexicurity

(ˌflɛksɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a welfare-state model, originating in Denmark in the 1990s, that combines labour-market flexibility, social security, and a proactive labour market
[C21: from flexi(ble) + (se)curity]
Translations
flexécuritéflexicurité
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All we see is a readiness to do whatever Germany demands in advance, including "flexicurity," austerity and so forth, in the hope that Germany will then agree to some of his eurozone reforms before it is too late.
In Section 4 we consider the case for portability of LSL in the light of policy arguments used for its provision and the 'flexicurity' concept.
He also strongly emphasised the importance of progress in the fields of education, innovation, health reform and the introduction of flexicurity in the labour market.
Subsequently, through a new communication in June 20076, the Commission proposed the establishment of common principles of "flexicurity" (flexi security), with the aim of creating newjobs, better and safer.
Signed by mainstream unions in January after lengthy talks with employers, the "flexicurity" accord means more job security for workers on short-term contracts, but makes it easier for firms to put staff on shorter hours if orders dry up.
Focusing primarily on the abovementioned social pillar within what Vural labels as institutional, intergovernmentalist, and neo-Gramscian frameworks in her introduction, this volume explores a wide range of issues/policies, including (un-) employment, poverty, flexicurity, pensions, welfare states, and gender equality.
The concept of flexicurity is far from unitary, and that the flexibility-security nexus is not always a tradeoff.
Rising employment flexibility and young workers' economic insecurity; a comparative analysis of the Danish model of flexicurity.
"The EU calls for 'the implementation of balanced flexicurity policies'.
BusinessEurope encourages member states to carry out flexicurity reforms; to implement the 12 levers of the Single Market Act to support growth; to defend a technology and competitiveness-friendly approach in talks on climate, energy and transport road maps; and to defend reciprocity in the EU's relations with the rest of the world.