28 April 2020 

Under increased pressure to find fast and effective solutions to deal with the health, economic and social impacts of the unfolding health crisis on workers, governments adopted a variety of measures to reduce the direct exposure of workers to COVID-19. Policy options have included extended and adapted care and sick leave arrangements, new or adapted short-time work arrangements, as well as adaption and extension of unemployment benefits to protect those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. 

This webinar highlighted the specific challenges to workers in the formal sector resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and presented policy options in the field of social protection and employment to address them. 


  • Sebastian Königs, Labour Economist/Social Policy Analyst, OECD 
  • Mohammed Noor Khrais, Social Security Cooperation of Jordan 
  • Raden Muhamad Purnagunawan, Head of Economy Working Group, Secretariat of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Indonesia 
  • Johannes Schweighofer, Austrian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 

Moderator: Luca Pellerano, Senior Social Protection Specialist, ILO 

Registrants: 266

Attendees: 136

Youtube views: 337

(until august/2020)