The UNTANGLED Midterm Conference, titled “Labour market effects and social impact of technological transformation, globalisation and demographic change”, was held on 9 November in Brussels, attracting 16 papers and 45 participants. We had four very productive sessions and a lively panel discussion.
The conference started with a keynote from Anna Salomons, Professor of Employment and Inequality at Utrecht University, who talked about newly emerging job categories (“new work”) and set the tone for the rest of the event.
The keynote was followed by four very productive thematic sessions on: Technological change and employment; Skills and education; Technology, growth and value chains; and Firms and households, as well as a panel discussion on policy featuring Mario Mariniello (College of Europe), Eric Thode (Bertelsmann Stiftung) and Thomas Ekman Jorgensen (European University Association).
“The conference provided an excellent opportunity both to showcase the work of UNTANGLED researchers and to hear from others in the fields we’re looking at,” says Mikkel Barslund, who coordinates the UNTANGLED research consortium. “We managed to attract a number of high-quality papers with findings that will certainly inspire new avenues of research, and I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event.”
To find out more about the papers and presentations, please click here.