The final policy workshop is designed for the policymakers and key stakeholders that stimulate inclusive labour markets in Europe. The workshop is structured in two parts.
The first part of the workshop aims to present and discuss the policy tools developed throughout the PILLARS project. The second part of the workshop will be devoted to sharing of the lessons learned across impactful recent/ongoing initiatives on the topic of inclusive labour markets and the future of work.
In recent years, the accelerating pace of digital automation and its impact on jobs, skills demand and wage inequality has been unprecedented. As the UK aims to strengthen its global position in these technologies, academic research into future trends has become ever more relevant.
From emerging technologies to functional specialisation in skills and Global Value Chains (GVCs), there are a range of rapid technological and socioeconomic shifts with which policymakers are continuing to get to grips. Alongside knowledge of the impact of past waves of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), robotisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on labour markets and industrial transformation, new research will be invaluable for the critical decisions around investment, education, and skills training to ensure a just and inclusive transition.
This workshop, hosted by the University of Sussex and the Digital Catapult in central London, is a unique opportunity for key stakeholders in Government, NGOs and the private sector to engage the PILLARS Project research team as they pitch the project’s results and discuss their key policy implications. Find out more and register here.
In its agreement with film and television companies, the Writers Guild of America included not only pay increases, but also protections around artificial intelligence. Screenwriters are not the only ones fretting about their jobs as AI takes the world by storm: the stormy sounds are keeping many other types of workers, and policymakers foremost, awake at night. And AI is just one of the disruptive technologies being deployed.
So, how to future-proof the workforce, in the face of such technological disruption? This is the key issue the Pillars closing conference will delve into in Brussels on 14 November 2023, at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU, to which you are most cordially invited.
The increasing penetration of digital automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots is likely to have a massive impact on regional labour markets in the years to come. This workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners across different fields to further our understanding of how regions can better address the challenges and seize the opportunities associated with the digital automation technologies.
Beyond academic papers, the workshop will include high-level economists from the OECD, as well as a presentation of a Delphi survey of experts on recent trends in digitization, AI and outcomes for labor.