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The future of employment in the era of automation and digitation

Employment and Social policy
Date: Monday, 04 February 2019 18:30 - 21:00

Venue: European Parliament, room A3H1

Millions of “blue collar” jobs, namely unskilled or low skills jobs in the manufacturing sector, are going to be lost in the next decades because robots will perform them better, quicker and cheaper. Studies vary in their estimates of how many jobs are going to be lost to automation in the long-term, but all agree the impact will be significant – perhaps up to one third of the existing workforce.

Artificial intelligence and automation are however not only going to destroy jobs. They are also going to create new posts or make existing ones more important. For many jobs, human emotions and discretion will always be required.

- Are European societies well prepared for the loss of old jobs and the creation of new ones?
- What are the reforms needed for the education system, and especially vocational training?
- How are the new forms of employment, like long-distance services, going to serve the societies?

The issues will be discussed by the following panel members:

Mr Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
Mr Jorg Peschner, European Commission, DG Employment
Ms Rebekah Smith, Business Europe, Deputy Director for Social Affairs

Moderator: Mr. Yannis Karamitsios, member of Alliance 4 Europe

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All Dates

  • Monday, 04 February 2019 18:30 - 21:00

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