Foundation Seminar Series (FSS) 2016 - The impact of digitalisation on work: Building up national agendas for better implementation of digital changes - Session 1
The Foundation Seminar Series aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, mutual learning and networking on a given topic between nominated practitioners from governments and social partners, by enabling tripartite exchanges of national and company policies and practices allowing for discussions between the participating countries in a neutral and informal setting. Participation is by invitation.
Foundation Seminar Series 2016 took place in Dublin on 26–27 May (Session 1) and Berlin, 13–14 October (Session 2).
This first session provided the participants with a basis to start working on the topic of digitalisation and the implications for changing work organisation, skills at work, employment and working conditions.
Eurofound researchers and relevant external experts shared findings and experiences on different aspects of the topic, as inputs to the interactive learning during the seminars.
In this first meeting, the following topics were introduced and discussions started, on the issues below:
- Current state of play of digitalisation issues in the EU and in a selected number of Member States
- Digitalisation challenging companies and work organisation, skills at work, the employment relationship and the working conditions and the impact on the design and delivery of public services with implications for the relationship between providers and users of services
- The effects of technological change and digitalisation in specific sectors
- What can be the role of social dialogue both at tripartite and bipartite level in the implementation of digital and technological change?
- How to enhance the opportunities associated with digitalisation and avoid polarisation risks in different areas (economic, social, labour, societal,…)
- Strengthening social dialogue as a means of anticipating and managing change: towards digital agendas at national level.