Future of Work: Making IT e-Easy - EU Presidency Estonia

Wed, 13/09/2017
Thu, 14/09/2017

For centuries and generations, we have seen work and employment in a deliberate and non-deliberate shift. Today, we are once again debating the direction, extent and pace of the technological achievements, and the ever-changing economic landscape that will change both the quantity and the quality of work.

The conference will focus on the following questions: 

  • how digitalisation and automation are changing the world of work, and could we foresee disruptive changes?
  • what could the European Union and member states policy responses be to enable and benefit from the wanted changes and tackle unwanted changes?

The aim of the Estonian Presidency conference is to provide a vision for developing policies for the changing nature of work that will ensure high employment, decent jobs, adequate social security, and a highly skilled workforce for the productive digital economy via digital solutions.

Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director, Eurofound, will deliver a keynote speech that will address new forms of work, regulations, influence of change for labour market and challenges for social security.  

Other key speakers include: Kersti Kalljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia; Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner; Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO;  representatives from European Parliament, OECD, as well as representatives from social partner organisations. 

The target audience will consist of ministers and policy makers in the field of labour and employment as well as social affairs, education and e-state, experts from public and private sector, social partners and representatives of European Union institutions and international organisations.

The programme and speakers biographies are available on the Estonian Presidency website.

Estonian Presidency websiteFuture of Work: Making It e-Easy

Presentation‘Future of work: Making IT e-Easy’ - Setting the scene: The way we work has already changed – what are the changes and challenges? Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director, Eurofound

​Publication: Non-standard forms of employment: Recent trends and future prospects

Venue Details
Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), Põhja pst 27a, 10415
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