COFACE conference: The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families
COFACE Families-Europe and its German member Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Familien organisationen (AGF) are jointly organising the conference 'The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families' on 7-8 November in Berlin. Around 100 key stakeholders will get together to discuss this topic, aiming to stimulate debate, put some practical examples out there, and take a peek at what the future will bring. The conference will focus on families as new consumers and new workers, but ultimately assess to what extent these trends are creating new families (social impact).
Digitalisation,or more broadly, the tremendous progress of technology over the last 20 years (especially thanks to the Internet), has already brought about deep transformations in our society; a trend which is bound to continue in the future as a number of relatively 'new' developments are bound to have a deep impact on families.
Through a series of workshops and networking sessions, COFACE-Families Europe will aim at:
- exploring topics such as work-life balance or even 'work-life integration', automation, the digital economy, 'BigData', etc.
- better understand the impact of digitalisation on families
- identify the relevant EU policy areas of competence, and
- formulate 'family-friendly' policies to harness the opportunities of digitalisation while minimising the risks.
Eurofound contribution to the conference
Anna Ludwinek, Research manager, Living Conditions and Quality of Life unit, will take part in the closing plenary panel discussion on 'New workers, New consumers: New families?'