On the 28th and 29th September 2016, the EU – China Social Protection Reform Project (SPRP) will hold a high level event on the Perspectives for Employment Policy and Social Security Reform 2016-2020. The event will take place at the Diaoyutai Hotel in Beijing and will be co-sponsored by the European Union and the National Development and Reform Commission of China. Officials and experts involved in social security and employment policies from China, the European Commission, EU member states and international organisations will participate in this event.
The event aims to pave the way for a continued technical and policy dialogue between China and Europe regarding employment policies and social security reform. Such issues are key to both parties in order to achieve a sustainable and human-centred economic and social development. Discussions will cover both the Chinese and European perspectives on a number of sensitive issues: the future of the macroeconomic situation and its effect on the labour market, the effect of social security on employment promotion, its fairness, its redistribution effect and its impact on poverty alleviation.
The four-year EU-China Social Protection Reform Project started operations in China in 2015. Its European leadership is a consortium of public agencies which deal with social security in seven countries (Italy, France, Poland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Spain). The counterpart Chinese agencies include the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The project's activities focus on three coordinated components; social security reform policy, social security financing and social assistance. Website : http://www.euchinasprp.eu