But what are the implications of the digital revolution for employment and work? And how might it affect social dialogue? Eurofound explores these questions in a body of work structured around three vectors of change in digitalisation – automation, digitisation and platforms – that are affecting employment and working conditions and social dialogue.
About this resource
The main results of this research have been compiled in this online resource, which presents a set of policy pointers, research digests and definitions, as well as an accompanying report. As it can be challenging to keep abreast of the constant advance of technology, this resource has been created to provide policymakers, employers, workers and their representatives, as well as anyone else interested in the subject, with insights on how digitalisation is reshaping employment and work. In line with the developments in the society, economy, labour market and policy, its contents will be adapted over time.
Digitalisation intensity of establishments by size, EU27 and the UK, 2019 (%)
The developments explored in the research digests (see below) have implications for policy, which are discussed here under six themes. They summarise key issues presented by digitalisation that have gained policy attention in the EU and suggest how these issues could be addressed.
- How can digitalisation of the EU economy be supported?
- How best to assist companies in their adaptation to the digital age?
- What about skills in the digital age?
A series of research digests has been compiled to provide an overview of research findings on topics at the centre of digitalisation. Each topic is analysed in terms of how it relates to the three vectors of change.
- Automation, digitisation and platforms in the world of work
- Artificial intelligence and the world of work
- COVID-19 and digitalisation
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