Update: the modified draft Council Conclusions the EPSCO Council is invited to adopt on 10 December 2019 are now available.
In the context of the ongoing global debate on the future of work and skills, this seminar will focus on the implications of rising online platform work for the skills formation and matching of workers. What are the new skill demands and learning practices in the platform economy? To what extent can changing learning practices in crowdwork provide insights into the future of work and learning? How do existing EU VET and skills policies need to adapt to meet the new lifelong learning challenges and opportunities for digital workers?
Can you imagine what the jobs will look like in the industry of the future? Innovation, digitalisation and technology are driving the industry towards more competitiveness and change. Workforce needs new skills, competencies and creativity. The project ‘Skills for Smart Industrial and Digital Transformation’, launched two years ago by the European Commission, has helped cities, regions and Member States shape policies tackling this new challenge.
Update: the main results are now available.
Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.
Update: the Council Conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.
A summary of the policy debate on the innovation potential and global competitiveness of the European audiovisual industries is now available.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is adopting a firm stance on artificial intelligence and has insisted, at a high-level conference held in Helsinki on 21 November 2019, that the digital revolution must have a human face, be inclusive and bring benefits for all Europeans.
The labor market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges. There is a need to stimulate labor mobility while protecting workers, increase productivity and employment levels while containing income inequality, accommodate globalization and technological change while ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. How can the world’s economies anticipate and thrive amid such challenges?
To address these questions, the newly created Global Economic Challenges Network, Georgetown University, and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management invited world renowned experts of employment and social policy, as well as László Andor, Secretary-General of FEPS and former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility at the European Commission, and Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, CEO of POLITICO Europe.
The event will focus on the skills of the future in the transportation sector and the priorities of the new political leaders of the EU, including digitalisation.