Commonfare presents the 6th National Conference on Precariousness: Modern slavery – precariousness on the labour market in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, 16h, City Hall, Ljubljana Museum, Gosposka ulica 15, Ljubljana

Commonfare.net presents the 6th national conference on precarious work in Slovenia, entitled “Modern slavery: precariousness on the labour market” organized by the Movement for Decent Work and Social Society, an NGO dedicated to combatting precariousness through research and activism in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event is already traditional and it is at the same time the oldest event of this kind taking place in Slovenia on the topic of precariousness. This year, the conference will focus on common solutions to precariousness, including: is a minimum wage necessary? Can a State with increasing precariousness still be a social welfare state? What are the shared lessons from the experience of Croatia and what can we learn from best practices in Europe? Can the new Slovenian government combat rising levels of precariousness, and how can citizens support this?

Speaking at the conference will be Mrs. Ksenia Klampfer, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Mrs. Maja Pleić on behalf of Commonfare.net; Dr. Srečo Dragoš, from the Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana; Dr. Darja Senčur Peček, from the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, Mr. Marko Funkl who leads the project “Cooperation against Precariousness”, and Mr. Dejan Navodnik from the NGO Movement for Decent Work and Social Society; as well as Slovenian activists Tjaša Kosar and Borut Brezar.

Around 25% of people living in Europe are living in conditions of precarity, poverty, and social exclusion, inadequately protected by the declining welfare states.   Commonfare.net is a collective of activists, researchers, artists and software developers seeking to inform, empower, and connect individuals across Europe to realize how much we have in common, in terms of both challenges such as precariousness and the shared solutions to these challenges, which can only developed through concerted action. Precariousness on the labour market is a reality faced by a growing number of people in all countries of the European Union, but with particular severity at the periphery, as can be seen in Slovenia and Croatia, and especially focused on young workers.

 Commonfare.net is a digital platform that provides people with digital tools that will allow everybody to: INFORM and be INFORMED about welfare state provisions and relevant data, SHARE good practices of socially conscious and just projects, organizations, campaigns, and businesses through digital storytelling, and SUPPORT initiatives based on citizen solidarity, resource-sharing and bottom-up experimentation. Commonfare.net is developed thanks to the project PIE News, that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687922.