This book analyzes the concepts of "flexicurity" and "career security", their different interpretations in France and Europe in order to improve their economic and social efficiency and to help a systemic overhaul of employment policies. Read More
Since the middle of the 1990s, European countries have looked for new kinds of employment policies to stem rising unemployment and boost job creation. Drawing on the experience of Nordic countries, the concept of flexicurity was adopted by the European Union. However, this notion encompassed such vastly different realities across member States that it was unable to truly take hold.
In France, the issue of 'safeguarding career paths' arose at the beginning of the 2000s and seems to have achieved broad consensus today. And yet, as the most recent labour agreements demonstrate, this issue encompasses different perspectives according to social actors and experts, especially in light of the challenges posed by economic globalisation and trade unions' search for new relevance.
This volume presents a number of avenues for reflection in favour of the systemic overhaul of employment policies, in order to increase their economic and social effectiveness and truly give meaning to the issue of safeguarding career paths.