Karina Doorley (ESRI) presented UNTANGLED research findings to business leaders, EU and national policymakers, social partners, civil society, and academics during the European Employment and Social Rights Forum held in Brussels on 16-17 November.
Speaking on the panel “Poverty and Inequality Proofing of Policies for a Fair Twin Transition”, Doorley unveiled an UNTANGLED paper’s findings illustrating that tax and welfare policies can alleviate the impact of automation on income inequality.
The panel focused on the significance of Distributional Impact Assessment (DIA) in the context of policies and reforms implemented by Member States to support the digital (and green) transition. DIA plays a crucial role in measuring how these policies affect different segments of the population in terms of poverty and inequality. Other panellists included Sara De la Rica, the Director of ISEAK; Salvador Barrios, Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission; and Cinzia Alcidi, Head of the Economic Policy and Jobs & Skills Unit at CEPS.
This year’s edition of the European Social Forum, hosted by the European Commission, centred around the impact of AI on the world of work. The conference aimed to discuss how EU policy can influence and address AI innovation in member countries, protecting workers’ rights throughout the Union.