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New WEC-Europe/UNI-Europa Social Innovation project kicks off!

The World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa have commissioned CEPS and the University of Leuven to work on their new joint research project focusing on social innovation in the areas of access to training and social protection, as well as on the role of social dialogue in fostering social innovation in the temporary agency work industry.

Published on 3rd April 2019

The EU Sectoral Social Partners for the temporary agency work industry, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa, received a grant from the European Commission/DG Employment to conduct an 18-month project in 2019-2020 about “Social innovation in the temporary agency work industry”.

The project aims to inventory practices of social innovation in the areas of access to training and access to social protection and working conditions, as well as the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining in fostering social innovation.

Social innovation is defined by the World Employment Confederation-Europe as the implementation of new solutions for working, learning and social protection to the benefits of workers, employers and society in general.

Following a call for tender published in February 2019, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa agreed to work together with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Catholic University of Leuven / HIVA to implement the project. Throughout the project duration, a series of thematic workshops and seminars will be organised to gather and present social innovation practices in the temporary agency work industry. These presentations will feed into a compendium of social innovation practices to be published at the end of the project and to be presented at a pan-European conference.

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