Working conditions and sustainable work

Watch the webinar: #AskTheExpert: The rise of the telework generation – What impact for working conditions?

Thu, 03/06/2021
Thu, 03/06/2021

#AskTheExpert webinar: The rise of the telework generation – What impact for working conditions?

Thursday 3 June 2021 @ 10:00 - 11:00 IST / 11:00 - 12:00 CEST


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In a post-COVID-era, will remote work be the foundation for the future of work? How is the rise in teleworking impacting on working conditions? Working from home brings flexibility, but how is it really impacting on our health and work-life balance? And what about the right to disconnect - is existing legislation fit for the new normal?

Join Eurofound Research Managers Tina Weber and Oscar Vargas for a LIVE #AskThe Expert discussion on how COVID-19 has tipped the scale towards teleworking and the ways that ICT-based mobile work and working from home are impacting on Europeans’ working conditions overall.

Moderated by Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication at Eurofound, our experts will share their latest research findings and take questions and comments from participants via a LIVE chat.


Moderator: Mary McCaughey

Mary is Head of Information and Communication in Eurofound, where she has worked since 2003. A graduate in Business and Politics from Trinity College, Dublin and an ‘ancienne’ of the College of Europe, Bruges, she began her career in journalism in Brussels in 1990 with Europe Information Service and the Wall Street Journal Europe. She subsequently contributed to the WSJE and the Irish Times as a features writer before taking up the post of spokesperson with the Delegation of the European Commission to South Africa in 1998, heading up its press and information department. In 2001, she moved to Belgrade, Serbia, where she worked as a communications consultant for the European Agency for Reconstruction.

Speaker: Oscar Vargas Llave

Oscar is a research manager in the Working Life unit at Eurofound and manages projects on working conditions and related policies. He specialises in topics related to the organisation of working time, health and well-being, and ageing issues. He is also interested in social and occupational inequalities. Current activities include research related to digitalisation and working conditions. Before joining Eurofound in December 2009, he worked as project coordinator in the field of health and safety and was responsible for the Professional Card Scheme for the Construction Sector in Spain at the non-profit Fundación Laboral de la Construcción in Madrid. He has a background in industrial sociology (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca), and also holds a Diploma in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Cardiff and a Master’s degree in Health and Safety from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Speaker: Tina Weber

Tina is a research manager sharing her time between the Employment and Working Life units at Eurofound. Her research focuses on labour market change, restructuring and working conditions. Prior to joining Eurofound in March 2019, Tina worked as a senior researcher at the research and consulting services company ICF with a focus on comparative studies, evaluations and impact assessments in the fields of labour law, labour market policies, gender equality and industrial relations. Tina holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Edinburgh.

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