Flexicurity strategies on the economic crisis background



  • The flexicurity concept – a combination of flexibility and security strategies, specific to each country – is a successful outcome[1] of the 2010 Lisbon Strategy. Ever since 2000, this concept has been implemented for continuing the European labour markets reform. The conclusion of the Mission for Flexicurity[2] is that the European labour markets challenges have not changed, therefore flexicurity is the strategy to be further implemented in order to align to the new competition requirements, providing also the necessary social protection, especially on the current economic crisis background.  

    The paper addresses the flexicurity concept development, the implications of the flexicurity strategies and of the steps taken on the European Union Member States labour markets, on the economic crisis background.





flexicurity, economic crisis, unemployment, employment

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• Comunicarea Comisiei Europa 2020 „O strategie europeană pentru o creştere inteligentă, ecologică şi favorabilă incluziunii”.

• „Report of Mission for flexicurity”, Council of the European Union, Brussels, 12 Decembrie 2008.

• Andre Sapir, s.a., Europe’s Economic Priorities 2010-2015: Memos to the New Commission, Bruegel, martie 2010.

• Document de evaluare a Strategiei de la Lisabona, document de lucru al CE, 2.2.2010, p. 3.

• Strategia Europeană 2020, Raportul final al Misiunii pentru flexisecuritate, Europe’s economic priorities 2010-2015 etc.

• Ton Wilthagen, Flexicurity in the Crisis: the Case of Short-time Working Arrangements, European Employment Observatory, Occasional workshop on Short-Time Working Arrangements, 13 January 2010.

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