European social partners agreement on digitalisation

This Autonomous Agreement has been concluded by the European cross-sectoral social partners (BusinessEurope, SMEunited, CEEP and the ETUC) in June 2020 and applies to the whole of the EU/EEA. It covers all workers and employers in the public and private sectors and in all economic activities including in activities using online platforms where an employment relationship exists, as defined nationally.

It covers the following issues:

  1. Digital skills and securing employment
  2. Modalities of connecting and disconnecting
  3. AI and guaranteeing the human in control principle
  4. Respect of human dignity and surveillance

The issues are being addressed paying attention to work organisation, work content, working conditions (terms of employment, health & safety) and work relations.

Evidently workplace innovation could be an important approach to achieve the goals of this agreement.

You can read the agreement here

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European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN)

EUWIN was established by the European Commission in 2013 and is now entirely supported by contributions from an international network of partners co-ordinated by HIVA (University of Leuven). EUWIN also functions as a network partner for the H2020 Beyond4.0 project.

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