Social Responses to Digitalisation


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

Even if it is important to focus on new technical skills that are required to perform ‘jobs of the future’, there is also a need to look beyond the skill discourse, by addressing such issues as the quality of these new jobs and the social partner contributing to policy-making process.


The following topics are included:

  • Upskilling, reskilling and training
  • Women in STEM 
  • Social rights and protection
  • The voices of the youth
  • Vulnerable groups
  • New ways of organising and collective bargaining

Our Activites

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.


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.


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.


31.05.2021 | Event, Trade Union Youth

Getting young workers on board in the industry and in the union

On May 31, industriALL Europe realised together with FES their youth event 2021.


01.05.2021 | Trade Union Youth

Labour Day 2021: Voices of essential workers (video)

On Labour Day, essential workers from different European countries explained what work means to them and what they want for the future of their work.


30.03.2021 | Trade Union Youth

Digital Organising: A useful tool for trade union movement

On March 30, the Baltic Organising Alliance (BOA), UNI Global and the FES CompCen 'Future of Work' organised a training on Digital Organising.


15.02.2021 | Event, Trade Union Youth

A Youth Recovery: Time for Quality Jobs! (How) Will Europe prevent a Lost Generation?

On Februrary 15, the ETUC Youth Committee and the FES Competence Center Future of Work organized a high-level conference on youth recovery.

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