Job Quality in EU Research: Building Up the Knowledge Base
Job quality has emerged as a leading issue in several research projects funded by the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programmes. Kindly hosted by the Belgian National Labour Council, the European Social Observatory (OSE) is organising a NEUJOBS Round Table on job quality in EU research that aims to promote an exchange of knowledge and experience between EU networks of excellence. It also seeks to inform the socio-economic research agenda under Horizon2020 (2014-2020).
During the first session, scholars from each FP6/7 project explain how they have measured and studied job quality and outline their findings and policy recommendations. Keynote speakers include Ana Marta Guillén and Sonja Drobnič (RECWOWE), Ursula Holtgrewe and Sem Vandekerckhove (WALQING), Marcela Veselkova and Christoph Hilbert (NEUJOBS) and Monique Ramioul (InGRID).
After this 'framing' session, a professional moderator (Willy De Backer) leads a policy-oriented debate between the speakers and the audience entitled "Why does Job Quality Matter from a European Policy Perspective?" The speakers will include Tom Bevers (Employment Committee), Agnès Parent-Thirion (EUROFOUND), Józef Niemiec (European Trade Union Confederation), and Robert Strauss (European Commission), as well as a representative of BusinessEurope. A networking lunch concludes the session.