The labour market: theme of the next National Bank of Belgium seminar for teachers  Share

labour market

labour market

Whether here in Belgium or in many other countries around the world, the state of the labour market and how it is developing is a highly topical subject. The National Bank’s third seminar for secondary-school Economics teachers scheduled for this October will enable participants to get a general overview of the Belgian labour market, its functioning and its various stakeholders.

The seminar will clarify the meaning of concepts such as the employment and unemployment rates, the Lisbon strategy targets, the wage norm, etc., and will explain how they are calculated. The approach followed will be based on the use of real-life examples, such as the impact of the recession on the labour market, the integration of young people into the world of work and the shock of an ageing population. All this will be backed up by quantified illustrations, putting the emphasis on the Belgian labour market situation in the wider European context.

The objective is not only to improve theoretical knowledge, but also for the teachers to gain a better understanding of the socioeconomic realities of the labour market. Moreover, this seminar will make it easier to process and use the available statistics.

A more detailed programme and registration form is available on the website > Teachers’ Room.

Seminar on the labour market

Auditorium of the National Bank of Belgium
61 rue Montagne aux herbes potagères

  • French: Wednesday 20 October 2010 (1:30 PM – 5 PM)
  • Dutch: Wednesday 6 October 2010 (1:30 PM – 5 PM)