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Final Report - DYNAMO (Dynamics of National Employment Models)

Project ID: 508521
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS


Funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), DYNAMO's key objective was to answer the question whether existing national employment models in Europe developed new specific solutions, or if we could find a convergence towards a European social or a European market model.

This exercise required:
- to identify the challenges currently faced by European national models and the overall European social model;
- to identify the ways these models are responding to and adapting to these challenges, as compared to each other and to North America and Japan;
- to identify the interactions between policies on the European Union (EU) and national levels as well as amongst EU Member States regarding the pursuit of the European Employment Strategy (EES);
- to identify interactions between the macro and meso or micro levels in the process change of national employment models by the example of selected individual industries.

The specific final report provides a summary of the overall project objectives and is divided in two parts. Part A discusses the literature on varieties of capitalism and of welfare regimes in Europe and addresses the problem of how to move from a mostly static view of national distinctiveness towards an analysis of dynamics. It also gives an overview of the main features of change in the national employment models in the 10 countries involved in the DYNAMO project.

Part B focuses on the role of the EU in promoting and shaping the direction of change and reform of European social and employment models. The EU has taken on and developed a reform agenda for European social and employment models, with the vision for their future encapsulated within the guidelines and rhetoric associated with the Lisbon agenda and in particular the EES.

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