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Work in the digital economy in 2030

Seminar Digital Economy 2030

On 20 and 21 June 2017, the ETUI Foresight Unit organised its first prospective seminar on the theme "Work in the digital economy in 2030". For two days, some twenty researchers, mainly academics but also from trade unions, from different countries of the European Union and experts in the fields of digitisation of the economy met in Brussels, at ETUI's premises, to discuss and debate possible scenarios.

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With the crisis gripping the press, is this a chance to reinvent journalism?

Following publication in the latest edition of HesaMag of a series of reports on the precarious state of journalists’ working conditions, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the ETUI invited representatives from journalists’ unions, lecturers and researchers from schools of journalism and journalists themselves to a debate on the subject which was held on 26 June 2017.

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TURI members ranked among the world’s leading think tanks

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Since 2007 the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania has been publishing an annual global index of think tanks, ‘designed to identify and recognise centres of excellence in all major areas of public policy research and in every region of the world’.

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Bulgarian and Latvian unions educate future workers on their rights

Trade unions across Europe are looking for new ways to approach young people. Labour organisations in Bulgaria and Latvia have been particularly innovative in this respect: they used non-standard communication channels to raise future workers’ awareness of their rights as employees and acquaint them with union activities.

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Bread and Roses - the art of trade union posters in 2036

bread and roses exposition

The European Trade Union Institute and Meta-Morphosis Editions launched on 15 June a special exhibition of imaginary future trade union posters for the years 2036/2037.

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The struggle against ‘junk contracts’ in Poland

Labour market reforms implemented in Poland since the early 2000s have resulted in a steady expansion of non-standard employment. In recent years, trade unions in Poland have put together innovative instruments to tackle this phenomenon.

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Joint roundtable on the future of work

photo 1 June roundtable

Digital change already today has an impact on the design of our working environment, from flexible working conditions to the automation of routine work. This trend will continue to intensify in the coming years. But which developments are likely to occur and how to shape the future for the benefit of employees and companies alike?

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Estonia: cooperation with Nordic countries’ unions helps to boost union membership

In 2012, the Nordic and Baltic unions have launched a cooperation project titled the Baltic Organising Academy (BOA). It aims at enhancing unionization in the three Baltic countries. Five years on, the initial assessment of this initiative is particularly encouraging in Estonia, as reported in a book recently published by the ETUI.

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HesaMag #15: The precarious state of journalism

There appears to be no end in view to the crisis gripping the mainstream media, the profit statements of the various media groups are far from the only pitiful sight, and information professionals are also feeling the pressure – these are just some of the conclusions to emerge from the analysis of the state of journalism in Europe which appears in the latest issue of HesaMag – the journal published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) – and which was carried out in collaboration with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).

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Digitalisation: between disruption and evolution

What are the implications of the ‘digital revolution’ on the quantity and quality of jobs? Does the digital economy undermine the traditional employment relationship? Is this time really different and disruptive or are we witnessing a gradual evolution of the trend towards an information or knowledge-based society? These are some of the questions tackled by several academic experts in the latest issue of the ETUI’s quarterly 'Transfer – European Review of Labour and Research'.

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