Social Innovation in the Temporary Agency Work industry | WEC-Europe/UNI-Europa webconference

Monday 16 November 2020

Concluding a two-year joint project, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa will share the findings of the research conducted by CEPS and KU Leuven on social innovation practices for training, working conditions and social protection in the agency work sector; and share some joint recommendations.

The Covid-19 has even further stressed the need for all workers to be adequately protected throughout crisis, irrespective of the way they engage with work. The temporary agency work sector has long understood the need to combine flexibility and security and has used social dialogue to come up with innovative practices to improve training, working conditions and social protection of agency workers.

As part of their 2019-2020 work programme, the EU Sectoral Social Partners for the temporary agency work industry, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa, have commissioned the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Catholic University of Leuven / HIVA to produce a compendium of best practices, assess their success factors and evaluate their scalability and replicability.

Findings from the research project will be presented by the research team during an online conference, where the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa will also present their joint recommendations to spur social innovation even further in the temporary agency work sector.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dana-Carmen Bachmann, Head of Unit, DG Employment, European Commission
  • Agnes Jongerius, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, NL)
  • Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of Social Policy Unit, Eurofound
  • Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy Division, OECD
  • Daniel Lascols, FAS-TT (French bipartite social fund for agency workers)
  • Vincent Vandenameele, Travi (Belgian bipartite training fund for agency workers)
  • Marta Lucas, Asempleo (Spanish federation for agency work sector)
  • Willem Pieter de Groen & Sara Baiocco, CEPS
  • Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary, UNI-Europa
  • Bettina Schaller, President, World Employment Confederation-Europe

The event will be held via Zoom. Registration is mandatory to receive the link to connect to the webconference. Register here.