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Digitalisation & future of work: Social protection for all?

Employment and Social policy
Date: Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:30 - 14:30

Venue: Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU  |  City: Brussel, Belgium

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The impacts of digitalisation on employment patterns are far-reaching. With the rise of new forms of employment relations in the sharing economy, designing universal access to adequate social protection is key for a social Europe.

According to the principles 5 and 12 of the European Pillar of Social Rights, workers, and, under comparable conditions, the self-employed, have the right to adequate social protection – regardless of the type and duration of their employment relationship. On March 13, the European Commission plans to publish a proposal for a Council Recommendation on social protection for people in all forms of employment: Would the EU have the competence or even the duty to provide a solid framework for social protection for all? How far can the European Commission go in its proposals? What approaches could be politically feasible?

As the European Commission is considering EU-level measures, CESI and the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU invite you to discuss with representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks and trade unions on how social protection could be practically ensured for all, including those active in the collaborative economy.

Simultaneous translation from/to German and English

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Johannes Jung, Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Keynote address
Claire Dhéret, European Policy Centre (EPC)

Discussion with the participation of
Petru Sorin Dandea, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Claire Dhéret, European Policy Centre (EPC)
Siglinde Hasse, Trade Union of the German Social Security Institutions (GdS)
Ragnar Horn, European Commission
Maximilian Strotmann, Cabinet of the Commissioner Andrus Ansip

Pierre Baussand, Eurofound

Klaus Heeger, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)




Belliardstraat 60
1000 Brussel, Belgium




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  • Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:30 - 14:30

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