Self-Employment in Europe: Labour market and social protection

The joint event ‘Self-employment in Europe: labour market and  social protection’ will take place on Friday 9 February 2018 in the Conseil Central de l’Economie, Brussels, Belgium. 

The half-day event from 14.00 – 17.00 will be an opportunity to explore recent Eurofound and European Social Observatory (OSE) research on the issues surrounding self-employment and Social protection. In particular, it will be an opportunity to share expertise in the context of the European Commission’s initiative on ‘Social protection for all’.

The European Social Pillar outlined as a strategic priority that all workers should have access to Social protection regardless of employment status. The event will bring together up to 50 representatives of the social partners, EU institutions, national representatives, practitioners and academics to debate issues including, among others, the diversity of the self-employed; social protection and representation of self-employed; the place of self-employment in a future labour market; and the impact of digital economy on self-employment.