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19 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019


R. Nova da Alfândega
4050-430  Porto


Social Europe & Jobs

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Event Description

The World Employment Confederation partners with Labour 2030, a leading academic congress on labour law. This year, Labour 2030 will address how technological developments are transforming labour as we know it and how to ensure appropriate legislation for the new realities that gradually emerge. The speakers’ line-up includes WEC’s Managing Director, Denis Pennel, who will address how to renew our social contract for a world with diverse forms of work.

The debate on the future of work is increasingly a debate about the reality of today’s society. In fact, technological developments have increasingly assumed a significant impact on labour relations and at an ever-growing rate. Topics such as robotics ceased to be integrated in a future context of work and became part of our daily lives. If collaborative economics was the driving force behind the discussion of the transformation of labour as we know it, many other issues need to be studied in order to ensure the appropriateness of the legislative effort to the new realities that gradually emerge.

Labour 2030 is an annual congress organised by Law Academy (a Portuguese Institute of Knowledge), CIELO Laboral (a network connecting more than 600 researchers on work-related issues) and the Portuguese Young Labour Lawyers association. Partner organisations include the World Employment Confederation, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation, will speak at the conference on the topic of “Diverse forms of work and social innovation: the recipe for renewing our social contract?”