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Call for abstracts for Social Situation Monitor (SSM) seminar on changing value chains

Submit your abstract for the Social Situation Monitor (SSM) seminar on changing value chains and their impact for employment by 26 September 2019.

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The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team welcomes your abstract for an oral presentation at a SSM seminar that will take place in Brussels, on 12, 14 or 15 November 2019, subject to speakers’ availability.

Focus of the seminar: Changing value chains and their impact on employment 

Digital technologies and transition to carbon-neutral society are expected to have a profound impact on value chains, including on employment, working conditions and the size/width of these value chains. However, there is still little research on the significance of this phenomenon. 

The aim of our next seminar will be to present the latest research on these trends, and discuss their implications for the EU. More specifically, we are looking for three types of presentations:

  • Presentations describing and quantifying changes in value chains and their main drivers including, but not limited to the resort to digitalisation, 3D printing, automation, circular economy, decarbonisation and transport costs and the way in which they affect employment;
  • Presentations estimating the expected or actual effects of these changes on European labour markets, including employment, working conditions and representation.
  • Presentations identifying/evaluating policies that support resilience of the European labour markets in the midst of such changes.   

We welcome presentations based on EU/OECD data, or based on methodologies that could be scaled up at EU/OECD level. The methods and data used should be shortly presented in the abstracts.

How to submit an abstract

Please submit your abstract (2000 characters maximum) and biography (1200 characters maximum) electronically by 8 October 2019. 

Abstracts will be reviewed by the SSM team, which includes representatives from the European Commission, LSE Enterprise and ICF Consulting. Abstracts will be assessed based on their quality and relevance to the work of the SSM team.

Invited speakers will be given 20 minutes to present and 20 minutes to respond to questions from the audience. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for one presenter per paper (in case of co-authored papers).

Submit your abstract here.

The SSM seminar series

SSM seminars are research seminars. Their aim is to provide a forum to discuss the theoretical, methodological and policy implications of the latest economic and social research. More specifically, SSM seminars aim to inform:

  • The economic and social analysis of the European Commission in general, and the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe review in particular.
  • The economic and social analysis of the European Commission’s stakeholders.
  • The economic and social policies of the European Commission and its stakeholders.

SSM seminars are primarily intended for:

  • Economists and analysts working in policy-making organisations;
  • Academic researchers;
  • Policy officers with an interest in economic and social analysis.

View more information on previous SSM seminars.


For more information about the seminar, please contact: a.vaganay@lse.ac.uk

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