The quality of work features prominently in Europe’s plan for competitiveness

The European Union hopes its unique blend of social and economic policy will give it an edge
By Graham Lowe
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2003


n March, the European Union held a two-day social policy conference in Brussels, where I was invited to present the case for investing in high quality work.

Pat Cox, president of the European Parliament, opened the conference by proclaiming the European Union’s (EU) resolve to become the world’s most competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010.