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Webinar: Flexible working in the digital age - Is everyone a winner? 

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Thu, 06/06/2019
Thu, 06/06/2019

On 6 June 2019 from 15.00 – 16.30 CET, Eurofound will host a webinar on Flexible working in the digital age – Is everyone a winner? to discuss its latest research findings on the growing number of ICT-based mobile workers, or workers who are not tied to a particular work location as they use a tablet, laptop or phone to connect the company network via Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). 

Moderated by Irene Mandl, Head of the Employment Unit at Eurofound, this 90-minute webinar will bring together practitioners and policymakers to illustrate experiences and share innovative approaches aimed at addressing issues arising from this employment form. It will be an opportunity to hear from those on the ground and to explore the advantages and disadvantages of telework/ICT-based mobile work for employees, employers and the self-employed.

Oscar Vargas Llave, Research Officer at Eurofound, will present fresh findings and a panel discussion will delve deeper into this largely demand-driven employment form, pointing to the many advantages for both workers and employers and some of the downsides. If everyone is to be a winner, it is critical that safety nets are in place. 

Examples of new developments will include legal initiatives such as the French right to disconnect (le droit à la déconnexion), safeguarding the health and well-being of workers, work intensification and increase in work-life conflicts for self-employed workers.

This webinar is aimed at all workers in Europe affected by or interested in flexible digital work arrangements, including the social partners, EU institutions and national government representatives, as well as academics and civil society.

By registering for this webinar, attendees will be able to take part in the live Q&A session and send in questions and reactions via the live chat.

A registration form will soon be available.


 

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