PRO EFP

In favour of employee financial participation


 Who we are Projects New ProEFP4 Project


  • PROEFP4 REPORT
    available here

  • LSL

    SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND NEW FORMS OF EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT - PROEFP4 WORKSHOP IN MONTEPULCIANO (ITALY) 7-9 JULY 2016. SEE ALSO: DRAFT REPORT PROEFP4 BELOW 

     

  • Study event in Rome 

    21 June 2016 - The first study event took place in Rome last June with the partners of the project to discuss the fists outcomes of the research. The study is focused on the role of social dialogue, collective bargaining and employee participation in Europe in commerce and service sector in the post-crises era. 

 


NEWS

 

PROEFP 4 EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN THE POST CRISIS EUROPE. BENCHMARKING THE COMMERCE AND SERVICE SECTORS

DRAFT AGENDA

PROEFP is a European multi-stakeholder network that promotes Employee Financial Participation in Europe. PROEFP annual conference will take place in Brussels on the

29th March from 10.30am to 1pm 
ITUH, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 ì Bruxelles

30th of March from 9am to 4pm
COPACOGECA Conference Centre - Rue de Trèves 61, 1050 Brussels  

PROEFP invites to attend 2 days of public debates based on 3 publications that address 3 challenges that Europe is currently confronted with: wealth inequalities, employee involvement and quality of legislative frameworks. All of them can be addressed through a wise use of EFP schemes.

In the Report Economic Democracy In The European Semesterour analysis stressed that democracy and market economy have to go hand-in-hand: it cannot be otherwise. The market redistributes wealth and democracy ensures that such distribution responds to social justice requirements. We also met the idea that a better wealth distribution would have helped growth and that employee financial participation supports skill developments in our labour markets. Country analysis 2017, issued by the European Commission on the 22nd of February, finally identify wealth distribution and investment in people two strategic challenges but overlook the role that EFP can have in addressing them.

We also said that our social market economy would need more participation of employees in company life, so anchoring industrial relations to social dialogue patterns. This year, we have investigated what remains of employee participation after years of economic crisis. A long crisis that has deeply transformed the supply side of the EU economy and overhauled our industrial relations systems. The Report Employee Involvement in the Postcrisis Europe is a contribution that PROEFP brings to a present-day debate. We have benchmarked the commerce and service sector because - as in the PROEFP traditions - we seek in sector analysis facts and evidences that enrich our debates.

In our past discussions, we also stressed the need to reinforce the democratic institutions of the single market. In that regard, PROEFP will present the publication Legislative Techniques and Social Policies.Economic democracy requires a quality legislative framework in which needs of business and labour are in good (better) balance. How can the legislator, whether national or European, take decisions that are pro-growth and pro-inclusion at the same time? The future of social law in Europe passes through an insight into the economic democracy dynamics. A quality law-making should strike a new balance between social requirements and business needs. 

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