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.
The European Commission joins the celebration of this year’s International Youth Day, the theme of which is “Transforming Education”, highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth.
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 last work programme of Horizon 2020 (H2020) is prioritising the development of key technologies for digital transformation. Future networks that can be created and deployed using powerful 5G technologies, software, cloud computing, Internet of Things and Next Generation internet (using blockchain) will contribute to a successful digital transformation. At the Digital Excellence Forum at ICT Proposers’ Day 2019, visitors will get precise information about the actions that can be funded in this context. The event will also provide the opportunity for networking and finding potential.
The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe’s top future innovators. The public is invited to vote for their favourite among 36 nominees who have been developing innovations through EU-funded projects. The finalists come from every corner of Europe, from SMEs, universities and start-ups and are delivering a diverse set of scientific and technological breakthroughs. They have been identified through the European Commission’s Innovation Radar, a data-driven engine that aims to identify high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is selecting new members for its Governing Board. Leading academics, business representatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers are encouraged to apply and help drive Europe’s ability to innovate.
The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises a series of challenges for scientific research, especially regarding research that is dependent on data. This study investigates the promises and challenges associated with the implementation of the GDPR in the scientific domain and examines the adequacy of the GDPR exceptions for scientific research in terms of safeguarding scientific freedom and technological progress.