What role for Social Economy in the Future of work?
Together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host a Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.
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Good working conditions, equal opportunities, opportunities for training and skills development, access to social protection systems, and a well-functioning social dialogue are examples of areas that all could play an important role in creating sustainable working lives and fair jobs suited to our future societies.
Promoting more adaptable and mobile labour markets and fostering well-functioning and efficient social protection systems are areas that could play an important role in creating inclusive growth in the future. Other areas are ensuring fair working conditions, including more women in the workforce and providing broad access to high-quality education, healthcare and other public goods.
Providing equal opportunities includes giving all equal opportunities for career development, equal pay, shared caring responsibilities and opportunities to develop and keep pace with technological developments through lifelong learning and skills improvement to match the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Different traditions and historical reasons account for how Member States’ different welfare systems have been designed and how their social dialogue functions. In many cases, despite many ongoing reforms, there is a need for existing welfare states to adapt to new and largely unprecedented challenges. The social partners also have an important role to play.
Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
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