Social Bridges – meeting the challenges of globalisation
This joint paper by the Swedish Ministry of Finance and the Treasury looks at the social responses required in open economies to equip individuals to manage and take advantage of the challenges and the opportunities of globalisation.
This paper looks in turn at the fundamental values EU Member States share, the trends of globalisation, the responses required and finally examples of some of the policies Member States are pursuing. The analysis on globalisation trends partly builds on previous Treasury work.
The paper concludes that flexibility matched by fairness and security is essential to deliver full employment and opportunity for all in a Europe facing various challenges brought about by globalisation; and that the best way to manage the insecurities associated with globalisation, and maximise the opportunities, is to provide security by equipping people to manage and take advantage of change, but not to protect specific jobs.
PDF file of Social Bridges: Meeting the challenges of globalisation (ISBN: 978-1-84532-179-6)
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