Final DIRESOC Conference

The Final Conference ‘took place’ in a virtual Conference hall (in an on-line format) and was attended by 120 participants (registered people) including the speakers. Interpretation was assured for the following languages: EN, FR,SP,PT,BG. The Conference was open by the representative of the DIRESOC project coordinators –  Frederec Naedenoen – Univesrity of Liege The speakers […]

Final conference invitation of the DIRESOC project

The Consortium of DIRESOC project has the pleasure to invite you to the virtual final conference of the DIRESOC project on Tuesday 20th October 2020. The final conference will be organised around three presentations exposing the main results of the project, followed each time by a discussion panel of experts, union and employers representatives. An […]


»Trade Unions in Transformation 4.0« examines unions’ strategic actions to mobilize power resources in a »new world of work« in which capital uses digital technology to re-organize the labour process. The Global Trade Union Programme of the FES aims to understand how the power balance between capital and labour is impacted and how workers are […]

Lessons from the DIRESOC project

Digitalisation has been at the forefront of academic and public sphere attention for several years. Carried out by a network of independent academic experts and trade unions’ related research institutes, the DIRESOC project intended to contribute to a better understanding of the way social dialogue may play a role in shaping the ongoing processes of […]

Eexecutive summary of the DIRESOC WP3 report in Spanish

The executive summary of the WP3 report (Spanish) has been uploaded into the web of „RELATS“, in the section „Empleo digital“ (Digital employment). RELATS is the acronym for the „Red Española y Latinoamericana de Trabajo y Sindicalismo“ (Spanish and Latin American Network of Work and Trade Unionism“). The aim of this network is to promote […]

Back to the future: Policy pointers from platform work scenarios

While European labour markets remain dominated by standard employment – that is, permanent full-time employment subject to labour law – continuous labour market change is increasing the share of non-standard employment. Notably ‘compound non-standard employment’, combining elements of different nonstandard employment forms (such as involuntary short-term part-time employment), has grown over the past decade (Eurofound, […]

Future of work study

22% of organizations automated jobs in 2019, and among those that did automate, they estimated 2.8% of overall jobs were impacted at their organization • While Manufacturing is often an area considered for automation, we are seeing heavier automation activity in HR, Finance and Data Analytics • For reskilling activity, we see heavier concentration in […]

Digital manufacturing revolutions as political projects and hypes: evidences from the auto sector

The article analyses the evolution of automotive manufacturing technologies and organisations and assesses the impact of “fourth industrial revolution” concepts and policies (in Germany, US and China) in particular for employment and work. While it dismisses the idea that a fourth industrial revolution is under way and that a radical break will happen in the […]

Study to gather evidence on the working conditions of platform workers

This study provides an overview of the challenges faced by platform workers and details the variety of policy responses in EU countries. Platform work is understood as all labour provided through, on, or mediated by online platforms in a wide range of sectors. The work can be of varied forms and is provided in exchange […]

Game-changing technologies: Transforming production and employment in Europe

Eurofound studied the implications of eight game-changing technologies (GCTs) for work, employment and employment relations: £ advanced robotics £ additive manufacturing (that is, 3D printing for industrial purposes) £ Internet of Things (IoT), specifically industrial IoT (IIoT) and wearable devices £ electric vehicles £ autonomous vehicles (for example, ‘driverless’ cars) £ industrial biotechnologies £ blockchain […]