The first session of the 2016 Foundation Seminar Series (FSS) will take place on 26–27 May at Eurofound’s premises in Dublin.
Participants will engage in debate and discussions around this year’s seminar theme: ‘The impact of digitalisation in the European Union: Building up national agendas for better implementation of digital changes’. Digitalisation exercises an increasingly significant influence on all aspects of our working lives, where the need for greater efficiency is bringing about rapid changes in production and processes, occupations and skills required. This could result in job creation as well as job losses. There is a risk that the digital transformation may also result in a growing polarisation within the workforce and society. Through a series of workshops and plenary group sessions, the seminar will examine the effects of the digital revolution and its impact on employment and civil society. Established in 2003 as a unique forum for discussion and exchange of experience, the FSS brings together tripartite teams of national representatives of unions, employer organisations, and governments.
It is planned to hold the second session in Berlin in October.