High-Level Conference

The Future of Work we want

On 15 and 16 November, the ILO and the European Economic and Social Committee will host a high-level conference on the Future of Work.

Conference - The Future of Work we want

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Jacques Delors Building, Room JDE62
Rue Belliard, 99-101
B-1040 Brussels

15-16 November 2016
Welcome desk and distribution of badges on 15 November starting at 8 a.m.
Conference starting on 15 November at 9.30 a.m. and ending on 16 November at 1 p.m.

The world of work is undergoing massive changes. Globalization, technological innovations, demographic shifts, migration and climate change will fundamentally challenge the traditional way in which work is conceived, organized and governed in the EU and beyond. These changes bring uncertainty about the future, generating both fears and hopes. Will they result in more and better jobs or lead to more unemployment and underemployment? Will they advance social justice and progress, or take us backwards? Ultimately European societies will have to respond to these global challenges and shape the world of work they want.

This High-level Conference is part of the ILO global initiative on the Future of Work built upon the views of social partners and civil society.

Speakers will include:
• Ms Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs
• Mr Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
• Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
• Representative from the Slovak Presidency

If you wish to register please click here.

For latest updates please consult the event website.