Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU
2008-2013: The crisis and beyond
Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, Brussels, Belgium
9 December 2015
Research Department, International Labour Organization
ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries
In cooperation with the European Commission, the Research Department of the ILO and the ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries are pleased to invite you to participate in the joint ILO/EC International Seminar “Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-2013: The crisis and beyond” that will take place on 9 December 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
The event provides an opportunity to present the main outcomes of a research project which studied the way in which the labour market policies of Member States of the European Union have responded to the dramatic impact of the financial crisis of 2007/08 on their labour markets, and the extent to which those policies were successful in mitigating that negative impact.
We would appreciate it if you would inform us of your availability to participate in this seminar no later than 30 November 2015. Interested parties are kindly requested to register online by following this link, allowing us and our contractors to best manage this event. We will confirm your registration.
8.30-9.00 Arrival and registration
9.00-9.15 Opening and introduction
9.15-10.45 Session I: Scope and challenges of labour market policy measures in the post-2007 EU
Moderator: Anne Bucher, Director, DG ECFIN, European Commission (TBC)
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 Session II: Focus on unemployment benefits and wages with examples from national experiences in selected countries
Moderator: Catherine Saget, Head of Unit, ILO Research Department
12.30-13.15 Closing Session: Policy lessons
Moderator: Robert Strauss, Head of Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission
13.30 Lunch for all participants
Please note that as a contribution to ongoing efforts to save the rainforest we will not distribute hard copies of the report during the seminar; we plan to send participants an electronic version (after the seminar).