Digitalisation entails huge potentials to boost both growth and the quality of life in Europe. UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing 7 million service workers, and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, together with AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, are therefore organising a panel debate on EU policy in the face of digital change.
With its Digital Agenda, however, the European Union limits its reaction to digital change to the construction of a digital single market. But digitalisation is far more than that. It will affect the number and types of jobs, markets, as well as consumer and social behaviour.
More and alternative strategies are needed to ensure that digitally driven growth in Europa goes hand in hand with the creation of quality jobs and social justice. In this panel debate, UNI Europa and ÖGB Europabüro wish to highlight and discuss with the participants an inclusive and comprehensive digitalisation strategy.
UNI Europa and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, are organising a panel debate entitled ‘Digitalisation and its economic and social potentials’ to discuss the huge potentials of digitalisation and how it can boost both growth and the quality of life in Europe.
Wolfgang KATZIAN, Chairman of the Union of Private Sector Employees (GPA-djp), Member of the Mangement Board of UNI Europa and Member of the Austrian Parliament
On the panel:
Evelyn REGNER, Member of the European Parliament
Jutta STEINRUCK, Member of the European Parliament
Oliver RÖTHIG, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa
Ursula HUWS, Professor at the University of Hertfordshire
Willy DE BAKKER, Head of Communications, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
The discussion will be held in German and English with simultaneous translation.
Elke Zander, Communications Officer, UNI Europa