Published on 11th January 2024
As we enter 2024, a pivotal year for Europe begins to take shape, filled with new priorities and strategic direction. With the European Parliament elections in June and a brand-new European Commission taking the helm in the fall, it’s time to begin shaping the social Europe we want!
What kind of social Europe do we aspire to create? How can collaboration between European institutions, Member States, businesses, and civil society pave the way for effective policies that will deliver the EU’s 2030 social targets and create labour markets that genuinely work for everyone?
Our WEConversations webinar on 31st January featured some ideas from the HR services industry. From their unique expertise and insights on the evolution of the world of the work, members of the World Employment Confederation-Europe have put together recommendations to deliver a new social contract that protects all, skills to empower all to navigate labour market transitions, and fair and appropriate regulation in times of digitalisation.
Sonja van Lieshout is the President of the World Employment Confederation-Europe. She has a long-standing involvement in the industry association, as she served previously as chair of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee and of the Public Affairs Committee. She is also the regional representative for Europe on the Board of the World Employment Confederation.
As a global public affairs manager at Randstad N.V., she is responsible for global public affairs with a focus on advocacy, sustainability and strategic stakeholder engagement with amongst others the ILO, IOE, OECD, European Parliament and Commission, policy-makers, think tanks, academia and social partners such as central employers organizations and Trade Unions in the world of work.
Eleonora Vasques is a Politics and European Parliament Reporter at Euractiv since November 2021. In previous experiences she worked at the European Parliament as a press officer and as a freelance correspondent for Italian and UK media from London, Rome and Brussels. She studied Modern History at Sapienza, University of Rome and then Middle East Politics and Arabic at SOAS, University of London.
WEConversations | The Europe We Want: Building Futureproof Labour Markets
Dates: 2024-01-31 11:30:00 - 12:30