Ton Wilthagen has directed various European research projects on Flexicurity and on the balance between permanent and flexible employment. The combined expertise of Reflect and ECBO will be enhance the dissemination of research evidence to a wide range of VET providers and companies for apprentices.
Prof.dr Ton Wilthagen holds the chair in institutional and legal aspects of the labour market at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University. He is the director of Reflect, staff member of Netspar, in the department of Economics in Tilburg University, and teaching at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He published widely on ‘flexicurity’ and social and legal aspects of transitional labour markets. In 2012, he invented the half-year scholarship for new labour market entrants that have been implemented in various cities in the Netherlands.