In recent years, international organisations and a number of governments around the world have directed their attention towards the so-called ‘Danish model of flexicurity' in search for explanations for the combination of strong labour market performance, high tax-level, low inequality and influential labour market organisations seen in this country.

The concept of flexicurity - which has a Dutch origin - describes a regulation model that combines flexibility and security in a way that enables a positive development in mobility and employment. However, as the European common principles of flexicurity indicates, there are other roads to flexicurity than those taken by Denmark and the Netherlands.

Read the articles and reports about flexicurity written by FAOS

After Flexicurity - Mobility and Education as the New Axis in European Employment Policies?
Søren Kaj Andersen (FAOS), Nikolaj Lubanski (Metropolitan University College) & Ove K. Pedersen (Copenhagen Business School)
Paper presented at the ILERA World Congress 2012 at a session entitled "After flexicurity - European scenarios for balanced employment policies", July 2-5 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Strained compromises? Danish flexicurity during crisis
Christian Lyhne Ibsen
Article brought by Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, vol. 1, nr. 1, August 2011

Teacher's pet in trouble - A review of Danish policies during crisis
Christian Lyhne Ibsen
Preprint version of article brought in Nordiques 2010, No 23, 9-26:
Ibsen, Christian Lyhne: Danemark, le chouchou du prof en difficulté?

Flexicurity from the Individual's Work-Life Balance Perspective
Trine P. Larsen
Article in Journal of Industrial Relations, no. 52, November 2010

The common European flexicurity principles: How a fragile consensus was reached
Mikkel Mailand
Article in European Journal of Industrial Relations, volume 16, no. 3, September 2010

Striking a balance? Flexibility and security in collective bargaining
Christian Lyhne Ibsen, Mikkel Mailand
Economic and Industrial Democracy. Published online before print July 30, 2010.
Ref. doi:10.1177/0143831X10371695

Danish Flexicurity - A Role Model, but what is there to Copy? The Case of Fixed-term, Agency, and Visiting Workers
Trine P. Larsen, Jens Arnholtz Hansen, Nana Wesley Hansen
Paper for the 9th IIRA Regional Congress, 28 June-1 July 2010, Copenhagen 

Strained compromises? Flexicurity during crisis
Christian Lyhne Ibsen
Paper to the IIRA World Congress, Copenhagen, June 28th to July 1st 2010

Denmark: Flexicurity and industrial relations
Mikkel Mailand
Article in EIROnline, September 2009

Flexicurity from the Individual's Work/Life Balance Perspective: Coping with the flaws in European Child- and Elder Care Provision
Trine Pernille Larsen
Paper for the 15th IIRA World Congress, 24-27 August 2009, Sydney

Coalitions and the Decision Making Process on the Common Flexicurity Principles
Mikkel Mailand
Paper for the IREC-conference 22-24 July 2009, Istanbul

Flexicurity and Collective Bargaining - Balancing Acts across Sectors and Countries
Cristian Lyhne Ibsen, Mikkel Mailand
Report from FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, April 2009

The Danish Model of Industrial Relations: Erosion or Renewal?
Jesper Due, Jørgen Steen Madsen
Article in Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 50, no. 3, June 2008 

Joint European principles for flexicurity
Mikkel Mailand
Article in FAOS-information no. 35, February 2008 

Trust and Dialogue in the Danish Model
Søren Kaj Andersen
Backgroundspaper for the seminar "Flexicurity or Flexploitation? Atypical work in Europe" arranged by the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, September 2007 

Impacts of Decentralisation - Erosion or renewal?
Anna Ilsøe, Jesper Due, Jørgen Steen Madsen
Article in Industrielle Beziehungen, vol. 14, issue 3, August 2007 

Corporate flexicurity strategies - convergencies and divergencies in France and Denmark
Katrine Søndergaard
Report from FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

The Danish Flexicurity Model - a Lesson for the US?
Anna Ilsøe
Report from FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, June 2007

Tarifabkommen sorgen für Flexicurity
Søren Kaj Andersen
Article in Kennzeichen DK, December 2006

Variations in the Danish flexicurity Model
Mikkel Mailand
Article in FAOS-information no. 29, June 2006 

Collective Bargaining and Flexicurity - some comparative remarks
Søren Kaj Andersen
Presentation for the seminar "Flexicurity - State of the Art in European Research", June 2006

Varying flexibilities in systems of organised decentralisation - Working time flexibility in the metal industries in Denmark and Germany
Anna Ilsøe, Søren Kaj Andersen 
Report from FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, September 2005, 33 pages 

The Danish Flexicurity Model - The role of the collective Bargaining System
Søren Kaj Andersen, Mikkel Mailand
Report from FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, September 2005, 27 pages