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. 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.
  3. Digital welfare states - Boundaries and opportunities

    Bekker, S. (Author). (2020). Digital welfare states: Boundaries and opportunities. Web publication/site, Social Europe Journal. https://www.socialeurope.eu/digital-welfare-states-boundaries-and-opportunities
  4. Fundamental rights in digital welfare states - The case of SyRI in th…

    Bekker, S. (2020). Fundamental rights in digital welfare states: The case of SyRI in the Netherlands. In O. Spijkers, W. G. Werner, & R. A. Wessel (Eds.), Netherlands yearbook of international law 2019 (pp. 289-307). (Netherlands Yearbook of International Law; Vol. 50). T.M.C. Asser Press.
  5. Hardening and softening of country-specific recommendations in the Eu…

    Bekker, S. (2020). Hardening and softening of country-specific recommendations in the European Semester. West European Politics.

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