In the framework of the European social dialogue committee for the postal sector (SDC), the social partners – POSTEUROP, UNI Europa Post & Logistics, and CESI – have launched the project “The world of work in the postal sector” co-funded by the European Commission, which will run for 2 years (24 months) from April 2021 onwards. For that purpose, they launch a call for tenders for external expertise.
The objective of the project which encompasses representatives from postal companies and unions from 27 EU Member builds on the previous project “Trend research for the postal sector in 2030”, where European social partners have jointly developed 5 different foresight scenarios on what the sector could look like in 2030. The objective of this follow-up project is to go one step further and make the scenarios more operational by drawing the postal characters who will exist in these 5 different realities of the postal sector.
The participants will consider what could be the main tasks and missions for identified profiles in the framework of a typical working day. The specificities of the operating conditions will also be considered as well as the tools, in particular digital ones, to be used for each function. This will enable to analyze what postal jobs will be created, will disappear or will evolve in these 5 scenarios. Besides the postal characters, it will also be important to consider some other key characters who will exist in the different scenarios, especially the consumers, who will be in interaction with the postal characters. The impact of the wider economic, regulatory, social environment will be essential to depict each character’s evolutions.
The consultant’s role will be two-folds:
1) the main objective is to support the participants with a relevant method to elaborate and develop these postal characters;
2) while the second objective is to facilitate innovative and dynamic workshops, mainly facilitated digitally, which aim at having European social partners thinking out of the box and forward looking.
The consultant will work in close cooperation with the Steering committee consisting of employer and trade union representatives.
Further details can be found in the call for tender application. All interested applicants must send in their application, by 10 June 2021 at the latest, to firstname.lastname@example.org as POSTEUROP ensures the administrative management of this project and to email@example.com as project manager.
For more information on the former SDC project and on SDC activities please see its website: www.postsocialdialog.eu