Flexicurity is to improve work opportunities

In order to promote competitiveness and satisfaction at the workplace the EU Commission wants to combine flexibility and security for employees and companies while at the same time modernizing the European labour market. The buzzword is »Flexicurity« which is a coinage combining »flexibility« and »security«. An example in this respect is Denmark.

Flexicurity stands for flexible and secure contractual regulations, pro-active labour market policies, life-long learning and modern forms of social security. A series of typical flexicurity guidelines is to support member states in the conception of their national flexicurity strategies and provide them with better opportunities for exchange of experience.

The Commission holds the opinion that flexicurity benefits both employees and companies. By being more flexible employees are to change their workplace without difficulties which does also include external and internal flexibility of a company. Security not only benefits employees but also the companies.

A series of examples of flexicurity is available online. GERMAN