The platform economy and social law: Key issues in comparative perspective

The topic of the platform economy and its social effects has been the subject of ongoing academic interest and social debate for many years now. Despite the fact that numerous studies have been published, the subject remains difficult to grasp and contextualise due to a lack of accurate and reliable data – in particular in […]

Article on DIRESOC published in an academic journal

The increasing digitalisation of work poses unprecedented challenges to labor law, welfare systems and worker representation. In a scenario of uncertain occupational prospects, the old boundaries between industry and services fade, as well as those between subordination and autonomy in the employment relationship. The cognitive enrichment and the empowerment of certain occupations corresponds to the […]

Presentation of DIRESOC at an International Conference

    Last April, the first results of the Diresoc project (WP1) were introduced during the International interdisciplinary conference on HRM Congres in Goteborg by Pr. Ola Bergstrom (Sweden), Mr. Mohammad Ismail (Sweden), Pr. Vassil Kirov (Bulgaria) & Mr. Frédéric Naedenoen (Belgium).


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Trends of development of the postal sector till 2030

This project of the UNI Global Union / aims at defining key factors impacting on the development of the postal sector in the next 12 years as well as define potential scenarios for it. See more on:190109_Scenario Handbook_Z_punkt_SDC-Postal-Sector-Trend Research (002)

First transnational workshop of the project DIRESOC

  The first transnational workshop of the Project DIRESOC was held in Madrid on September 18, with the participation of 40 people from academia, trade unions and business. The project is carried out by a research consortium coordinated by LENTIC- HEC University of Liège (Bélgium) and comprising the following partners: Association Travail Emploi Europe Société […]

Social dialogue in digital age: a chance for Europe

  In the light of growing social and political inequalities, Europe is facing enormous challenges. EU institutions, member states, social partners and civil society actors share responsibility in shaping the digital revolution sustainably. To that end, codetermination, social partnership and inclusive leadership are more important than ever. They counteract the growing social divide, pool knowledge […]

This is what work will look like by 2030

    Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Will technology kill jobs and exacerbate inequality, or usher in a utopia of more meaningful work and healthier societies? While it is impossible to know what tomorrow holds, research by global professional services company PwC explores four possible futures – or “worlds” – driven by the “mega […]

Addressing digital and technological change through social dialogue

Evidence from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Spain reveals that social partners are closely involved in setting up national strategies to manage digital change in the world of work. Up to now, this has been a high-level affair and there are only a few collective agreements or company agreements on the issue in […]

How banks are adapting to the digital revolution

  By Jeremy Burge Capital Group Equity Analyst The scope of change since the digital revolution began sweeping through society more than two decades ago has been astonishing. The Internet and social media have significantly altered the way we interact with friends, consume entertainment and travel the world. The effects on the business community have […]