A meeting of experts of the European Commission and economists was devoted to the realization of last year’s EC recommendations for Poland with regards to the labour market.
The meeting took place on January 23, at the European Commission Representation in Poland. Among the participants were EC experts, economists, researchers and scientists, representatives of employer organizations, trade unions and government administration. Discussion was focused on labour market issues, particularly the role of civil law contracts and their impact on employees.
Jacek Brzozowski, advisor to the President of Employers of Poland, presented an opinion on the key role of civil law contracts in labour market activation of certain social groups – youth and elderly people. He stressed that any attempts to restrict or eliminate these contracts would have a negative impact first and foremost on the above mentioned groups. This is particularly important in light of the fact that labour market activation of youth, women and the elderly is included in the European Commission’s recommendations for Poland.