Eurofound News May 2012
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EU-level debate on quality of work
At the launch event of the overview report for the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), jointly organised by Eurofound and the European Parliament in Brussels on 12 April, leading European social partners debated the importance and realities of quality of employment and work.
This major conference, entitled ‘Quality of work and employment: A policy tool towards an inclusive and sustainable growth’, kicked off with a presentation of the main EWCS findings, which acted as an appetiser for the subsequent debates on quality of work and how to attain the Europe 2020 goals. In the first panel debate, Members of the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European social partners and the Danish Presidency discussed the current challenges, exploring what policies are needed and how to go from policy orientation to implementation. In the second panel, participants reflected on how to achieve ‘sustainable and inclusive work’, from a multilevel and multifactorial perspective.