The Nordic Approach to Sustainable Work - Towards new EU research challenges
The purpose of this conference is to focus on Nordic research and ideas on how to succeed in creating sustainable work in a European context for Horizon 2020. Globalization, digitalization, international competition, new demography and technological transformations have fundamental impact on working conditions, working hours and location of work. The development towards work without borders, a sharing economy and labour market polarization have significant repercussions on employment relations, social protection and the role of social partners. More knowledge is needed on how to accomplish secure and adaptable employment, health and safety at work, proper work life balance, a good social dialogue and effective participation of workers. Quality of jobs, social protection, and improvement of living conditions are major visions both in ILO centenary mission 2019 and in the UN Sustainable Development Goals presenting vision up to 2030.
In recent years, policy discussions regarding the future of work have been revitalized. At the European level, the process of developing policies focusing the European Pillar of Social Rights clearly illustrates this development. The European Pillar of Social Rights addresses twenty sectors of policy development, research and innovative practices. Sustainable work is a central policy area for the Nordic Council of Ministers as well as in Sweden. The future of work reflects the visions and missions of many international organisations as ILO, OECD, EU, Eurofound, EU-OSHA and many others.
- Future work, digitization and new skill requirements
- Thoughts on the future of occupational research – Young scholars looking ahead
- Working longer and better – Sustainable work for health and job longevity
- The new world of work – Job quality, innovation and employment outcomes in Europe
- Ergonomic challenges at the new workplace
- Promotion of R&D on sustainable work – interacting with social partners