Dossier: «Leading people to transform organizations in times of uncertainty»
coordinated by Pilar Ficapal-Cusí
ISSUE 8 (NOV 2017)

Flexicurity or the paradigm of welfare to workfare in the current Spanish post-recession period


The Spanish economy is more productive but employment rates have not returned to levels prior to the recession. Therefore, the main challenge is reducing unemployment and temporary employment, creating quality, stable and productive jobs that help reduce inequality, as well as resuming the path of convergence with more advanced economies. The model of flexicurity is defined as a strategy to modernize the labour market through two paths that converge: flexibility (for both business and workers, to respond to the needs of both) and safety (for workers who must be able to develop their careers, expand their skills and receive support from social security systems during periods of inactivity). However, this model of Danish flexicurity cannot be implemented directly to each Member State or region of the European Union, but rather it must be adapted to each context with an adequate combination of instruments that respond in our region to the debate between different social and political sensitivities. The goal is not increasing precariousness through flexibility, but rather flexible specialization.

safety;  flexibility;  flexicurity;  VUCA;  collaborative economy;  digitization;  productivity;  sustainability;  glocal;  good health and well-being;  decent work and economic growth; 



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