Final Conference – “Shaping the Future of Work in a Digitalised Services Industry through Social Dialogue”

Event Type: Conference

We have the pleasure to invite you to the final conference of our UNI Europa project “Shaping the Future of Work in a Digitalised Services Industry through Social Dialogue”. The conference will take place on 16 and 17 November 2021 and will be an online event.

Practical information

  • When? 16 November2021: 09:30 – 16:30 and 17 November 2021: 09:30 – 13:00
  • Where? It will be a virtual meeting.   The zoom link will be sent to you nearer to the date.
  • For whom? UNI affiliated trade union officials and union representatives. Particularly those involved with issues such as: lifelong learning, restructuring and/or self-employment
  • To register please follow this link: https://forms.office.com/r/Nnh9vLVzkh

Draft program

Day 1 – 16 November 2021
Welcome and Introduction Oliver Roethig

Stan De Spiegelaere (UNI Europa)

Smahan Jabiri (UNI Europa)

9:30 – 12:30  — Lifelong learning
Outside expert/input Jeff Bridgford
Internal expert Annika Flatten (UNI Europa)
Working groups
12:30-13:30 – BREAK
13:30-16:00 – Restructuring
Intro Stan De Spiegelaere (UNI Europa)
Outside expert/input Sara Riso (Eurofound)
Internal expert Mark Bergfeld (UNI Europa)
Working groups
Day 2 – 17 November 2021
Intro based on yesterday Stan De Spiegelaere (UNI Europa)
Outside expert/input Lionel Fulton
Internal expert Johannes Studinger (UNI Europa)
Working groups
Closure Oliver Roethig

Conference information:

During the conference we will discuss together the outcomes of the UNI Europa project on the future of work in the digitalized services industry (more details below). You will have the opportunity to learn from experts and discuss among European trade unionists regarding: (1) self-employment, (2) lifelong learning and skills, (3) restructuring

Project information:

From 2019-2020, UNI Europa has been running this key project on “Shaping the future of work in a digitalised services industry through social dialogue”. The objective of the project was to look in-depth at specific topics related to the future of work, and in particular as regards the impact on social dialogue and collective bargaining at national and European level. We aimed to identify current cutting-edge practices and thinking that can support social partners when developing their policies and approaches on three main topics: 1) self-employment; 2) skills; and 3) restructuring processes. The project is a further step in UNI Europa’s development of a forward-looking policy platform on how trade union action, industrial relations and public policy can lead to a fairer and more sustainable European services industry. It has played an essential part in the preparations for the recent UNI Europa Conference (April 2021).


Best regards,


UNI Europa

Oliver Roethig

Stan De Spiegelaere

Smahan Jabiri-Egan

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