BackgroundThis event is organized on the occasion of the official launch of the first edition of the Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR). This major publication of the ILO examines trends in employment policies while at the same time presenting new and innovative solutions to the challenges of policy design and implementation. The GEPR focuses on the role of employment policies for the process of structural transformation.
Building on the third ILO Symposium in 2019 where the ideas for the first edition of the GEPR were presented, final results will be shared and discussed during this webinar, with a specific focus on the importance of policies not only for structural transformation processes but also for putting economies on the right recovery track towards a better future of work after the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, the purpose of the webinar is to bring the discussion forward to reflect on the importance of employment-centred macroeconomic policies and active labour market policies – which will be the focus of the second edition of the GEPR. In this sense, this webinar serves the purpose to build a bridge to the next Employment Symposium to be held later this year as well as to the second edition of the GEPR to be launched in 2022.
Objectives• Present findings of the first edition of the GEPR in light of the current crisis;
• Get inspiration for the second edition of the GEPR with its focus on employment-centred macroeconomic policies and active labour market policies;
• Further foster the global knowledge network amongst policy-makers, academia, international organizations, other UN agencies and development partners as a continuation of the ILO Employment Symposia.
ParticipantsThis webinar will bring together ILO staff, tripartite constituents, policy-makers and experts from international agencies, development partners, academic and research institutions.
Agenda1. Opening (10 minutes)
2. Panel discussion: Why are the findings of the first edition of the GEPR particularly relevant at this point in time? The role of employment policies for structural transformation and for the process of building back better after the crisis (40 minutes)
3. Fireplace chat: Why employment-centred macroeconomic and active labour market policies matter (35 minutes)
4. Closing (5 minutes)
Joining detailsDate and time: Wednesday, 31 March, 15:00-16:30 CET
Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ilo-org.zoom.us/j/97066073114?pwd=Sis3Y1JkVTk1YkV6V0dJc1RQV2xjQT09
Meeting ID: 970 6607 3114
The event is open to everyone. Registration is not required, however we invite you to confirm your participation.