28th February | from 13:00 to 17:00
IRESDES 4.0 Final Conference in Brussels on February 28th
Office of Region Lombardy, Place du Champ De Mars 1/3 – Brussels
The final conference for the IRESDES 4.0 project “Connecting Voices: Social Dialogue for Digital Skills and Smart Working”, is taking place on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 from 13:00 to 17:00 CET. The format of the event is hybrid and you can participate either online or in-person at the Office of Region Lombardy, Place du Champ De Mars 1/3 – Brussels.
While the EU is slowly recovering after the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises are still getting used to the disruptive changes caused by it. This is confirmed by the latest DESI Index Report (2022), concluding that the EU-level growth rate for the adoption of digital technologies by citizens and businesses has risen, as well as trends of automation, increased numbers of common remote work, etc.
To this extent, over the past two years, IRESDES 4.0 project has dived into the developments of smart working and digital skills. Specifically, the project consortium has analysed the impact of collaborative labour agreements and other social dialogue practices in ensuring digital skills development within SMEs and how the presence of contractual ambiguity is still pending over smart working options.
On 28th of February, key recommendations to the social partners – including company and territorial levels – and decision makers will be presented in the project’s Final Conference.
The conference will also invite industry and employee representatives, decision makers and field scholars to discuss the social dialogue’s impact on digital transition and how it can fit into a rightful conversion of employees’ conditions.