Topic 3 Potential Scenarios

In an inclusive circular labour market, decent work opportunities are available to all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, immigration status, level of physical or mental ability, skill-level or geographic location. Countries and regions embrace circularity as one way of reducing inequalities in the labour market whilst addressing the needs of the planet and rebalancing power. Synergies between the circular and social and solidarity economies, which are both rooted in no profit maximisation and democratic governance, are widely recognised and helping to drive inclusive action. Collaborations between the social and solidarity economy, public sector and private employers secure pathways into work for people that traditionally face barriers to entering the labour market. Workers and the public are well informed on the circular economy. Those employed in shifting or declining sectors are provided with clear guidance and options for upskilling or reskilling to be redeployed in other sectors.