Joint Thematic Networks event: 'For an inclusive future of work'

Joint Thematic Networks event: 'For an inclusive future of work'


The ESF Transnational Platform, in particular the Thematic Networks for Employment, Learning and Skills, and Partnership, would like to invite you to participate in this joint one-day network event. The aim is to explore how the ESF can support Member States to design and implement programmes that adequately address challenges and opportunities related to the future of work, with a specific focus on the most vulnerable EU population.

The future European labour market will look very different from the one we know today. Digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence are producing rapid changes in the way products and services are developed and delivered. There is uncertainty about the opportunities, benefits and risks that this shifting landscape will bring. Prospects for the development of new skills, new and different jobs, and a better work-life balance might not be shared by all. Labour market institutions and social protection systems are also under pressure to cope with these fast changes. What can be the role of ESF in this context?

 Participants will discuss three broad questions in a participatory way:

  • How will the world of work change? What are the social implications? How will work-life balance be affected?
  • How to equip the most vulnerable with appropriate learning and skills?
  • How can different actors work together to prepare for change? What is the role of public employment services and social services?

A draft programme will be uploaded soon on the ESF Transnational Platform’s website. Participation will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis on a rolling basis. In case representation from the different Member States is too unbalanced, the ESF Transnational will reserve its right to make arrangements for a more balanced representation. Travel and accommodation will be covered by AEIDL to all confirmed participants following Thematic Network’s reimbursement rules. Please do not book your travel and accommodation until you receive a confirmation email.

You can register for this event using the following link until 30 November 2018. Registration is mandatory.


ESF Transnational Platform
11 Place Royale
1000 Bruxelles