Flexicurity and the role of lifelong learning in Ukraine

Flexicurity is a comprehensive approach to designing labour market policies. It has been developed to address in a balanced way both the needs of enterprises for a flexible labour force – to enable them to adapt to changing economic conditions and become or remain competitive; and the needs of workers for protection against labour market risks and for secure transitions between jobs or other situations. This report explores the applicability of the flexicurity approach in Ukraine in the framework of a transition economy while pursuing the objective of socially responsible economic restructuring.