The European Commission is organising a high-level conference on the future of work in Brussels on 9 April 2019, hosted by President Jean-Claude Juncker together with Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.
The digital revolution and other transformations are changing the world of work at a fast pace. The conference is intended to:
- steer an open discussion on the main changes taking place,
- understand their wide-ranging implications, and
- explore how to best harness such changes for the benefit of workers, businesses, society and the economy alike.
The event will be attended by representatives from EU institutions and Member States, international organisations, social partners, civil society, academia and the media.
In six parallel sessions, participants will take an in-depth look at how Europe's employment and social policies have to change to fit the world of today and tomorrow.
The conference will take place ahead of the ILO Centenary event in Geneva in June, where the discussion on the future of work will be pursued in a global perspective.
Participation is on invitation only but the proceedings will be webstreamed.