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Job quality in France and in Europe ten years after the financial crisis

Qualité de l’emploi en France et en Europe 10 ans après la crise financière

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Published on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The Job Quality in Europe conference has the purpose of bringing researchers and social actors together for a dialogue about the balance-sheet of passed policies and conditions of improvement of employment. It will have the ambition to measure influence of supranational processes coming out of the European cooperation in order to acknowledge to what extent employment systems do converge or not or if they are re-contextualised by national singularities produced by processes of collective bargaining and translation into national frameworks. The conference will also search to identify the networks and social actors that are promoting those reforms of the European agenda and that could potentially interact with national reforms. The question of structuration of policies and there application is also important because EU has put some weight upon budget policies of member states (specially in the euro-zone) and leaves also space open to context sensible and specific applications of the employment guidelines.

Announcement

Paris 28-29 November 2019

Argument

Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the following recession, employment policies in the EU countries have shifted from flexicurity and job security towards a reduction of rigidities presented as obstacles to recruitment, matching supply and demand of labour and therefore a good functioning of labour markets.

In France, the Labour law of 2016, the regulatory rules of 2017 and the reform of apprenticeship and training in 2018 have weakened the legal frameworks by integrating new domains of the employment relationship into collective bargaining, also responsabilizing the individual employee for some elements, opening the door for dismantling of collective protection and social rights. In other EU countries, the reforms searched also to move beyond the dualist insider/outsider dualism by reducing protection attached to stable employment. These policies are delivered in name of modernising the labour market and the development of employability of individuals. Generally speaking those policies tend to amplify the precarisation and phenomena such as substandard employment with a tendency of impoverishment of employees.

Since a few years, albeit many reforms in favour of more flexibility, we can observe emerging discussions in the EU arena about the definition of job quality (also a debate in the ILO) as well as about the construction of new standard norm of employment with new entitlements of rights, such a life long learning, together with well being, social justice and improvement of skills, knowledge and competencies. However, it is still unclear how job quality could become the standard norm in order that employees can develop a career with a good work/life balance and with the necessary well-being.

The Job Quality in Europe conference has the purpose of bringing researchers and social actors together for a dialogue about the balance-sheet of passed policies and conditions of improvement of employment. It will have the ambition to measure influence of supranational processes coming out of the European cooperation in order to acknowledge to what extent employment systems do converge or not or if they are re-contextualised by national singularities produced by processes of collective bargaining and translation into national frameworks. The conference will also search to identify the networks and social actors that are promoting those reforms of the European agenda and that could potentially interact with national reforms. The question of structuration of policies and there application is also important because EU has put some weight upon budget policies of member states (specially in the euro-zone) and leaves also space open to context sensible and specific applications of the employment guidelines.

The conference has an interdisciplinary ambition and welcomes contributions from different fields of social sciences such as sociology, economy, political and judicial sciences. It welcomes both theoretical as empirical contributions, with a focus upon national and/or European situations, eventually in a comparatist way.

The papers will have to be linked to one of the following three themes:

  • Balance sheet of labour market reforms in the EU countries since 2008
  • Productive reorganisations, evolution of work systems, HR strategies in private as well as public sector
  • Job Quality, industrial relations and collective mobilisations.

Submission guidelines

Proposals with a max. of 3000 signs / 500 words should be send

before the 30st of August 2019

to conference.jobqualityineurope@gmail.com

Local organizing committee

  • Lara Alouan,
  • Stephen Bouquin,
  • Dominique Glaymann,
  • Christine Louveau,
  • Emmanuel Quenson,
  • François Sarfati,
  • Francesca Setzu,
  • Laurent Willemez,
  • Marnix Dressen-Vagne

Scientific Committee 

in progress

Places

  • Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Friday, August 30, 2019

Keywords

  • emploi, formation, crise financière

Contact(s)

  • Francesca Setzu
    courriel : francesca [dot] setzu [at] univ-evry [dot] fr

Information source

  • Francesca Setzu
    courriel : francesca [dot] setzu [at] univ-evry [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Job quality in France and in Europe ten years after the financial crisis », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, June 24, 2019, https://calenda.org/639606

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