Flexicurity or Flexicarity? A Portuguese Overview

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Author list: Vilela, N. B., Caramelo Gomes, J., Jesus-Silva, N.
Publisher: Lexonomica Press, University of Maribor
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Lexonomica (1855-7155)
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 2
Start page: 125
End page: 137
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 1855-7155
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Due to the increasing competition on the labour market, the
search for new approaches to labour legislations led to the creation and
adoption, in some countries, of so called “flexicurity”. “Flexicurity”
became top of the list in the policy agenda in the European Union, but
there is doubt that such an agenda for encompassing labour market reform
providing not employment. As sources are used “flexicurity” models, in
countries where it has already been successfully implemented, as well as
Eurostat data, information made available by the European Commission,
as well as doctrinal and research papers. Portuguese jurisdiction is
considered by national legal doctrine as a closed model. Heavy regulation
and constitutional constraints drive an almost unanimous rejection of the
possibility to introduce the concept at national level. This article's goal is
to discuss the ways the concept could be introduced in the Portuguese
jurisdiction. Would the model effectively create security, or would it result
in precarity?


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