This Working Paper outlines claims about the ‘future of work’ (as the shorthand for work and employment) and the policy responses to those claims. It is based on a review of the academic and grey literatures on digitalisation and the future of work.
June 2019 compared with May 2019.
During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.
‘Hydrogen technologies and systems’ was selected as a key strategic value chain for EU industrial policy. This conference will help identify the areas that are ready to accelerate the EU-wide rollout of available technologies in all related sectors.
Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can make a significant contribution to Europe’s energy transition. Realising this potential raises challenges at policy and electricity system planning level. To address this, the authors have developed a geospatially explicit methodology using up-to-date spatial information of the EU building stock to quantify the available rooftop area for PV systems.
In June 2019 compared with May 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2019, industrial production rose by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU28.
Update: letters concerning the nominations of Mr Margaritis SCHINAS have been published.
As the world moves towards a carbon neutral future, many different areas from industry to manufacturing are working to reduce their emissions. But scientists are beginning to look at a different area – houses – to work out if it’s possible to reduce emissions from Europe’s homes to zero by retrofitting on a mass scale. And the early signs are promising.
Policymakers have new tools at their disposal to prepare long-term strategies for the decarbonisation of buildings through energy efficiency renovation. Horizon 2020 projects BUILD UPON and EmBuild supported the design and implementation of renovation strategies across 15 countries in central and south Eastern Europe. Over a third of Europe’s CO2 emissions come from buildings, therefore renovation of inefficient building stocks is a priority if we are to decarbonise by 2050 in line with climate and energy goals.
This is part of a series looking at the priorities of the European Council and President-Elect of the European Commission ahead of the start of a new legislative term in the autumn. Orgalim Director General Malte Lohan discusses how Europe’s technology industries can support EU policymakers in delivering on the policy objectives that matter most to European citizens.
According to the EESC, the European manufacturing system can only make an effective and competitive transition to a cutting-edge digital and environmentally friendly economy when it is ready for significant investments in innovation. As the main job creators and providers, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need particular support. The steps planned by the European Commission to facilitate better development of the manufacturing system should therefore be consistently based on real awareness of companies’ – especially SMEs’ – needs.
The congress programme will include a variety of topics dealing with new and emerging technologies, personalized medicine, and epidemiology of exposure to chemicals. Surely climate change and the modifying effects of the arctic environment will have their place in the programme.
Raising awareness of the risks workers face and how to prevent them is central to EU-OSHA’s mission. Over the past 25 years, the Agency and its partners have reached out to target audiences through the Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, the European Week for Safety and Health at Workand many other awareness-raising activities.