UNTANGLED is a three-year interdisciplinary Horizon 2020 research project that seeks to examine the interconnected trends of globalisation, demographic change and technological transformation, and their effects on labour markets in the European Union and beyond. By engaging a broad range of stakeholders, including companies and civil society organisations, we will develop practical policy proposals to help governments cushion the negative impacts of these trends and ensure their benefits are enjoyed fairly across regions and sectors.
Two papers from Project UNTANGLED were presented at the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) conference, held in Prague on 21-23 September.
The deadline for submitting papers for the Project UNTANGLED conference, titled “Labour Market Effects and Social Impact of Technological Transformation, Globalisation, and Demographic Change”, has been extended to 29 September 2023.
By fostering a demand for new types of services, globalisation has the potential to positively impact employment in developing countries. Nonetheless, technological advancements might result in job losses, a trend illustrated by two case studies conducted on the South African economy and the labour market sector.