Bio

I am highly interested in employment and social policies, especially the labour market position of 'atypical' groups. Usually, I place this interest in the setting of European Social Policies, and I have gained a good track record in researching the European Semester. Moreover, my research looks at youth (un)employment, fixed-term work, part-time work and flexicurity.

Teaching

My teaching focuses on European social policy, European labour law, Comparative and European Employment Relations. Moreover, I organise study-trips to the EU Institutions in Brussels. EU courses have been developed as part of my Jean Monnet chair, with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Courses

Collaboration

Current projects include:

- WorkYP - in-work-poverty - EU Horizon2020 project

- Interreg EYES project on youth eunemployment (with 5 EU regions). Video Tilburg meeting October 2019

- Join - Alle jongeren in beeld - Nationale wetenschapsagenda

- My courses on EU social policy are developed within the framework of my Jean Monnet chair, with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

 

 

Recent publications

  1. Flex well - Balancing labour market flexibility, security and wellbei…

    Bekker, S., & Pop, I. (2021). Flex well: Balancing labour market flexibility, security and wellbeing. In T. Laenen , B. Meuleman, A. Otto, F. Roosma, & W. van Lancker (Eds.), Leading social policy analysis from the front: Essays in honour of Wim van Oorschot (pp. 117-128). KU Leuven.
  2. Fragmented labour markets in affluent societies - Examples from Germa…

    Bekker, S., & Leschke, J. (2021). Fragmented labour markets in affluent societies: Examples from Germany and the Netherlands. (pp. 1-24). (OSE Paper Series; No. 48). OSE European Social Observatory. http://www.ose.be/files/publication/OSEPaperSeries/Bekker_Leschke_2021_OseResearchPaper48.pdf
  3. Hardening and softening of country-specific recommendations in the Eu…

    Bekker, S. (2021). Hardening and softening of country-specific recommendations in the European Semester. West European Politics, 44(1), 114-133.
  4. In-work poverty in times of COVID-19

    Bekker, S., Buerkert, J., Quirijns, Q., & Pop, I. (2021). In-work poverty in times of COVID-19. In E. Aarts, H. Fleuren, M. Sitskoorn, & T. Wilthagen (Eds.), The new common: How the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming society (pp. 35-40). Springer.
  5. The EU’s recovery and resilience facility - A next phase in EU socioe…

    Bekker, S. (2021). The EU’s recovery and resilience facility: A next phase in EU socioeconomic governance? Politics and Governance, 9(3), 175-185.

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