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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    UNTANGLED ONLINE WORKSHOP: AUTOMATION MEETS THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE, 23 JANUARY

    UNTANGLED will hold an online workshop exploring how automation can help societies overcome the challenges of adverse demographic trends, on 23 January at 4:00 pm CET.

     

    PAST EVENTS

    UNTANGLED WEBINAR EXPLORES THE IMPACT OF DIGITALISATION AND AI ON THE LABOUR MARKET
    The UNTANGLED webinar on 18 January 2024 brought together 22 participants to discuss technological changes, digitalisation, and the adoption of artificial intelligence and how these trends affect employment, job quality, and skills. When presenting their work, they discovered many compatible findings.
    UNTANGLED FINAL CONFERENCE FEATURES 30 PRESENTATIONS

    The final conference of Project UNTANGLED, “Labour Market Effects and Social Impact of Technological Transformation, Globalisation, and Demographic Change”, provided an opportunity to share our outcomes and engage in discussions with fellow scholars studying labour market trends.

    UNTANGLED Online Panel Debate – A Golden Age for Workers?

    If we are about to enter a golden age for workers, marked by higher wages, better working conditions, and the eradication of particularly hazardous tasks, then the trajectory of technological progress and the shift toward a green economy must be meticulously guided. Policies must be established to ensure that no one is left behind. This is the pivotal takeaway from the recent UNTANGLED debate.

    EIGHTH UNTANGLED EXPERT CAFÉ BRINGS TOGETHER 16 RESEARCHERS

    Researchers and representatives of social partners from Europe, Asia, and North America gathered at the eighth edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café to discuss topics including labour and skill shortages, the impact of automation and digitalisation on inequality and work organisation, and the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for inequality.

    UNTANGLED WORKSHOP FACILIATES EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON SKILLS

    The one-day UNTANGLED workshop gathered 23 labour market economists from European universities and research institutes to discuss and reflect on 10 papers on skill changes and the value of skills.

    SEVENTH UNTANGLED EXPERT CAFÉ HOSTS FIVE PRESENTATIONS

    The seventh edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café brought together 12 participants who discussed labour-market issues, presented their work and shared information about new projects.

     

     

    UNTANGLED GENERAL ASSEMBLY: RESEARCHERS DISCUSS PROJECT PROGRESS AND NEXT STEPS

    The UNTANGLED researchers convened on May 17 in Leuven, Belgium, to discuss and summarise the progress made during the past two years of our project. The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the achieved outcomes and to strategise for the final phase of the project.

    SIXTH UNTANGLED EXPERT CAFÉ BRINGS TOGETHER 12 PARTICIPANTS

    The sixth edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café brought together 12 participants who discussed labour-market issues, presented their work and shared information about new projects.

     

     

    UNTANGLED WORKSHOP FACILITATES EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON INEQUALITIES
    Scholars researching various aspects of inequalities within four EU Horizon-funded projects exchanged their ideas and findings during an UNTANGLED workshop on 1 February 2023 in Milan. The event brought together around 40 participants for lively discussions.
    UNTANGLED EXPERT CAFÉ FOCUSES ON MIGRANTS, TECHNOLOGY AND REGIONS

    The fifth edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café brought together 10 participants who discussed labour-market issues, presented their work and shared information about new projects and initiatives.

     

     

    UNTANGLED CONFERENCE FEATURES 16 PAPERS ON JOBS, SKILLS, ROBOTS AND MORE

    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.

    UNTANGLED WORKSHOP TACKLES MEGATRENDS AFFECTING EU LABOUR MARKETS

    The UNTANGLED Expert Workshop Tensions in Europe’s labour market triggered by globalisation, digitalisation and demographic changes brought together 25 labour economists, policymakers and labour market practitioners.

    UNTANGLED WORKSHOP SEEKS TO EASE USE OF RESEARCH BY POLICYMAKERS

    Researchers and representatives of social partners and public bodies came together at the second UNTANGLED expert workshop for a candid discussion of their experiences commissioning, using and absorbing research, and recommending ways to make it easier for policymakers to use the results.

    VIRTUAL CAFÉ ATTRACTS SPEAKERS FROM EU, COLOMBIA, AFRICA

    More than 20 participants from three continents came together online to discuss labour-market issues during the fourth edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café on 31 August. Attendees were drawn from academia, research institutes and social partners, including presentations from Colombia and South Africa.

    Third UNTANGLED Open Virtual Café

    The third edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café was held on 22 June, bringing together 22 participants from academia, research institutes and social partners. Each presentation of research results or ongoing work and projects was followed by a lively discussion.

    First UNTANGLED Expert Workshop

    The first UNTANGLED Expert Workshop, Global trends and variations: technological transformations, globalisation, demographics – varieties by regime, region, sector: disruption or reiteration? organised by wiiw brought together 21 experts specialising in labour economics from research institutes, think tanks, EU bodies and international organisations.

    Second UNTANGLED Open Virtual Café
    The second edition of the UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café, held on 3 February, brought together 16 participants from academia, research institutes and social partners. The presentation of research results and projects was followed by a lively discussion.
    First UNTANGLED Open Virtual Café
    On 18 November UNTANGLED’s first Open Virtual Expert Café took place. The low-threshold virtual forum for exchange of ideas presented an opportunity to informally discuss hypotheses and ongoing projects with other experts from the fields of globalization, digitization, demographic change, work and employment. Apart from UNTANGLED, participants introduced projects in various stages of completion.
    Introductory Webinar

    Our introductory webinar on 5 July provided an opportunity for stakeholders, colleagues and everyone who is interested in the impact of globalisation, technological transformations and demographic change on labour markets in the European Union to get to know our project. Our researchers briefly explained the goals and planned research output of our three-year project.

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    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004776

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