Social protection schemes in Europe have mostly been designed for the open-ended, full-time contract and have not kept pace with the changes that have taken place in the world of work. In an increasingly diverse world of work, modernising social protection and social safety nets is needed to guarantee social inclusion.
In 2018, the EU proposed new recommendations to help Members States improve access to social protection for workers and the self-employed:
The World Employment Confederation-Europe supports the main approach of the Recommendation which is in line with the notion of social innovation. The promotion of the concept of transferable and portable rights has been particularly welcomed as it is one of the key policy recommendations in our Europe 2024 Vision.