The second session of the 2016 Foundation Seminar Series (FSS) took place on 13–14 October in the premises of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin.
The event continued and built on the progress made at the first session, in Dublin in May, on the theme ‘The impact of digitalisation in the European Union: Building up national agendas for better implementation of digital changes’. Digitalisation has an increasingly significant influence on all aspects of our working lives, with the potential for job creation as well as job losses.
Through an approach that combines peer learning, workshops and plenary sessions, the seminar examined the effects of the digital revolution and its impact on employment and civil society. A key part of the exchange focused on the national contributions produced by tripartite teams from the 15 Member States participating in the seminar, addressing particular aspects of their own country’s experience of digitalisation in the workplace.