Building partnerships on the Future of Work

Project documentation | 12 January 2021
This project funded by the European Union, aims to contribute to shaping the future world of work in compliance with the ILO Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work, taking into account the interest of EU citizens, societies and economies. It does so by promoting a global approach to the changing world of work, by protecting citizens and by finding workable and sustainable solutions to key challenges related to the changing nature of work.

To this end, the project which is implemented in collaboration with the EU-Joint Research Centre, will pursue two specific objectives:
  • Fact-based Analysis: Develop new evidence around some specific, and understudied, future of work themes focusing on aspects of relevance to the EU and selected non-EU countries,
  • Strategic Alliances: Build or reinforce strategic alliances involving the EU, key international and multilateral actors, non-EU countries, and social partners linked to the future of work.

Fact-based Analysis

The “Fact-based Analysis" component will develop new knowledge on aspects of the Future of Work, relevant for the EU and other key countries, which require further analysis and understanding.
In particular, this fact-based component aims to fill existing research gaps and inform future evidence-based policies in the following areas:

i) Platformisation of work and its impact on the logistics sector;
ii) The effects of automation in the apparel and automotive sectors and their gender dimensions: case studies in selected EU and non-EU countries;
iii) New labour market transition patterns;
iv) Shifts in employment structures in EU and non-EU countries.

Strategic Alliances

The “Strategic Alliance” component aims at promoting to EU and non-EU partner countries the knowledge created under the research activities and linked to other areas of interest related to the future of work. The actions undertaken will aim at both:
  • Capacity building: Strengthen the capacity of EU and non-EU countries regarding certain future-of-work-related issues;
  • Strategic Alliances: Build and strengthen partnerships with non-EU countries to foster a debate on certain aspects of the future of work.

Target groups

Target groups of this project include:
  • International organisations and key partner countries, including EU Member States, actively involved in global and G7/G20's efforts on Future of Work;
  • Governments, social partners, workers, businesses and civil society organisations in the EU and in selected target countries;
  • Researchers and academics in the EU and in selected target countries.