Welcome to the website of FES Competence Centre on the Future of Work!

The Competence Centre on the Future of Work was founded in 2021 by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and it is based in the European capital of Brussels. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit organisation from Germany, committed to the values of Social Democracy. The Competence Centre aims to promote the debate on the future of work by bringing progressive approaches into the forefront based on social democratic values. Feel free to browse and find out about our many activities. Read more

Digital Europe

Digital Europe

The development of innovative digital technologies require a coherent legal framework in social and environmental policies benefiting all workers in the EU. More

New forms of work

New forms of work

Digital transformation increases possibilities for platform and remote work. However, the differences in labour protection and rights in platform economy and telework vary across the EU member states. More

New Technologies

New Technologies

Machine-based systems are already part of warehouses and manufacturing businesses. However, the appropriate ethical and legal framework and guidelines are necessary. More

Social Responses to Digitalisation

Social Responses to Digitalisation

Digital automation of work brings many uncertainties in employment and social conditions for different groups of the society. More


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How digitalisation can leave the poor behind

In the pandemic, governments created digital solutions for access to social support — a risk for those on the wrong side of the digital divide


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How Denmark became the most cyber-secure country

In a world where countries worldwide are facing increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, Denmark is leading the global race in cybersecurity.


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Latest News & Events

05.08.2021 | Event, Trade Union Youth

Empowering Young Workers in CEE & SEE Countries Through Digital Organising

EFFAT and the FES Competence Centre on the Future of Work are pleased to invite to our online training on 29 & 30 September 2021.


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17.06.2021 | Event, Trade Union Networks

Remote Work: Who will be the real winners?

With UNI Europa we organised on June 17 the webinar "Remote Work: Who will be the real winners?"


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07.06.2021 | Event

Call for Tender - Specific research on the labor impact of new mobility concepts

IndustriALL Global Union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and UNI Global Union in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation…


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Publications

23.06.2021 | Publication, Trade Union Youth

Recommendations for engaging young people in Trade Unions

ETUC Youth and CompCen Future of Work developed 9 recommendations for engaging young people in Trade Unions. The guide is available for download now.


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20.06.2021 | Publication, Trade Union Youth

Get the recruitment of young people started! (video)

The ComCen Future of Work finansed a video project of ETUC that aims to inform young people about trade unions.


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03.07.2019 | Publication

We need to talk, AI.

What is AI

A Comic Essay on Artifical Intelligence by Dr. Julia Schneider and Lena Kadriye Ziyal.


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