On 12 February the International Stakeholder Event Part-time Work: What’s at Stake? will take place. The aim of this stakeholder event on 12 February 2021 is to bring together key national and international researchers and stakeholders with an interest in part-time work, inequality, and/or the wellbeing of part-time workers, to discuss current pressing issues from academic and societal perspectives, as well as identify avenues for future research and stakeholder engagement in the research process. While the Netherlands might be known for its part-time model, the issue of part-time work takes on different forms in different national, organizational, and sectoral contexts. What urgent issues do part-time workers face in these varying national, organizational, and sectoral contexts? What steps can we take, in research and practice, to address these issues?
The event will take place fully online, with an interactive program allowing for active participation from all attendees. To kick-off the event, we offer key perspectives from European stakeholders tackling urgent issues in part-time work. Following, attendees can choose to participate in one of the interactive breakout sessions involving stakeholders and academics to map the experiences, representations and consequences of part-time employment for different groups of workers. Each breakout session will develop a common vision on key issues facing their group of workers and steps needed to address the issues in practice and/or gaps in our knowledge.
This event is organized by Dr. Mara Yerkes (Utrecht University) and Dr. Janna Besamusca (University of Amsterdam) and is sponsored by the UU Gender and Diversity Hub and the European Research Council (ERC) project CAPABLE. The chair of the event is Desiree Hoving, science journalist and public events speaker. Key contributions will be provided, among others, by Lesia Radelicki (European Commission Cabinet of Commissioner for Equality), Esther Lynch (European Trade Union Confederation), Heidi Nicolaisen and Hanne Kavli (The Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway), Wieteke Graven (Het Potentieel Pakken, Dutch foundation), and Susan Veenhoff, director of Vierstroom ZorgThuis (Dutch health care sector).
Register here: https://www.uu.nl/en/events/part-time-work-whats-at-stake