Former Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion.
The Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion, ReflecT, operated as a network of labour market researchers working at the various research schools of Tilburg University.
The mission of ReflecT was to perform high-quality multidisciplinary labour market and employment research, aiming at a leading academic position at the European level and contributing to innovation and knowledge valorization.
ReflecT’s focus in research was on:
- Flexicurity (Flexibility-security outcomes)
- Labour market dynamics and
- Social cohesion
- Impact Program
- Resilient Society
- Health and Well-being
- Data Science
The research ReflecT conducted, divided into the 5-year Research Program 2014 - 2018.
'Flexicurity' approaches and policies
The debate on reconciling the economic and social dimension of society or, more specifically, labour market flexibility and security and cohesion was explicitly being framed in terms of 'flexicurity' approaches and policies. At the more micro level of the individual organization and the employment relationship we encounter the parallel tension between on the one hand added value, performance, productivity and on the other hand the need for legitimacy and fairness.
European/international, national, sector and company/individual
The institute combined, in a productive and creative manner, legal, economic, sociological and psychological approaches and, moreover, adopted a multi-level perspective, i.e. studying the interplay between various regulatory and institutional levels in society: the European/international, national, sector and company/individual level.