PROEFP 4 EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN THE POST CRISIS EUROPE. BENCHMARKING THE COMMERCE AND SERVICE SECTORS
PROEFP is a European multi-stakeholder network that promotes Employee Financial Participation in Europe. PROEFP annual conference will take place in Brussels on the
29th March from 10.30am to 1pm
ITUH, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 ì Bruxelles
30th of March from 9am to 4pm
COPACOGECA Conference Centre - Rue de Trèves 61, 1050 Brussels
PROEFP invites to attend 2 days of public debates based on 3 publications that address 3 challenges that Europe is currently confronted with: wealth inequalities, employee involvement and quality of legislative frameworks. All of them can be addressed through a wise use of EFP schemes.
In the Report Economic Democracy In The European Semesterour analysis stressed that democracy and market economy have to go hand-in-hand: it cannot be otherwise. The market redistributes wealth and democracy ensures that such distribution responds to social justice requirements. We also met the idea that a better wealth distribution would have helped growth and that employee financial participation supports skill developments in our labour markets. Country analysis 2017, issued by the European Commission on the 22nd of February, finally identify wealth distribution and investment in people two strategic challenges but overlook the role that EFP can have in addressing them.
We also said that our social market economy would need more participation of employees in company life, so anchoring industrial relations to social dialogue patterns. This year, we have investigated what remains of employee participation after years of economic crisis. A long crisis that has deeply transformed the supply side of the EU economy and overhauled our industrial relations systems. The Report Employee Involvement in the Postcrisis Europe is a contribution that PROEFP brings to a present-day debate. We have benchmarked the commerce and service sector because - as in the PROEFP traditions - we seek in sector analysis facts and evidences that enrich our debates.
In our past discussions, we also stressed the need to reinforce the democratic institutions of the single market. In that regard, PROEFP will present the publication Legislative Techniques and Social Policies.Economic democracy requires a quality legislative framework in which needs of business and labour are in good (better) balance. How can the legislator, whether national or European, take decisions that are pro-growth and pro-inclusion at the same time? The future of social law in Europe passes through an insight into the economic democracy dynamics. A quality law-making should strike a new balance between social requirements and business needs.
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