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János Mátyás Kovács, IWM Permanent Fellow, led a subsection of this major EU FP7-funded research project. His team of researchers examined the cultural construction of a ‘good job’ in four European countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, UK. An analysis of their findings by János Mátyás Kovács is published in this volume.
Work is both an essential part of our daily lives and one of the major policy concerns across Europe. Yet the public debate of labour issues is all too often driven by political rhetoric and short-term concerns. In this volume, researchers from seven European countries explain, in accessible language, the findings from various social sciences and what they mean for the future of labour in Europe. The conclusions they reach are addressed to policy-makers, the business world, journalists and fellow academics, and to anyone interested in the shape, size and character of the labour markets of tomorrow.
“Many valuable synergies emerged between the various strands of NEUJOBS and the in-house analytical work of the European Commission.”
László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Miroslav Beblavý is the Coordinator of the NEUJOBS project and a Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, Ilaria Maselli is a Researcher in the Economic and Social Welfare Policies unit at CEPS, and Marcela Veselková is a Senior Research Fellow at Slovak Governance Institute.