The digital age: Automation, digitisation and platforms
Digitalisation is the ongoing integration of digital technologies and digitised data across the economy and society. The digital transition is having an impact on all aspects of our lives, including work, its content, its organisation and design, and its regulation and protection.
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 (%)
- 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?
- Automation, digitisation and platforms in the world of work
- Artificial intelligence and the world of work
- COVID-19 and digitalisation
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