Employment Opportunities for the Low-Skilled
Chair P.W. Segers webinar series fall 2021 (in Dutch)
This year’s P.W. Segers lecture explored the employment opportunities of the low-skilled in Belgium. Following up on the conclusions from this lecture, we organize a webinar series exploring the tools that companies, employees and the government hold to improve these opportunities.
In each of the five webinars, we invite two experts to reflect on a specific aspect of employment opportunities for the low-skilled. In a first webinar, Valeria Pulignano (KULeuven) and Patrizia Zanoni (UHasselt) reflect on the value of work. Next, Monique Kremer (UvA) and Antoon Vandevelde (KULeuven) discuss on the role of the government in securing quality employment opportunities for the low-skilled, and consider whether social economy companies are a viable partner in this respect. In a third webinar, we welcome Sabine Denis (UCL and SPES) and Wouter Vandenhole (UAntwerpen) to introduce us to the impact of corporate social responsibility. In a fourth webinar, Wouter Zwysen (ETUI) and Jan Buelens (UAntwerpen) present us the implications of outsourcing on the quality of employment. Finally, Dries Lens (UAntwerpen) and Herwig Verschueren (UAntwerpen) reflect on the employment opportunities of persons with a migrant background.