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Towards Common Principles of Flexicurity: More and better jobs through flexibility and security / Commission's Communication

The Commission proposes the establishment of common principles of flexicurity to promote more and better jobs by combining flexibility and security for workers and companies.

Flexicurity strategies can help modernise European labour markets and better address the opportunities and challenges of globalisation. They include at the same time flexible and reliable contractual arrangements, active labour market policies, comprehensive lifelong learning strategies and modern social protection systems providing adequate income support during periods of unemployment.

The Commission also sets out a number of typical pathways to help Member States draw up their own national strategies for flexicurity and learn from each other's experiences and best practices. In line with the EU's Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs, the common principles of flexicurity aim to ensure that more Europeans get the most out of today's fast-changing global economy.

COM(2007) 359 final of 27.6.2007

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