Estonia to hold High-Level Conference Future of Work: Making It e-Easy
Estonia will hold a High-Level Presidency Conference “The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy” in Tallinn, on 13-14 September, where participants are invited to discuss how to manage work in the digital era. The conference focuses on challenges related to working conditions, social security and skills.
“During the Presidency, we are delighted to host the future of work conference and kindly welcome all the EU officials, policy makers and experts to Tallinn. The development of digital technologies, beside other global trends, will profoundly change our societies and the ways labour markets function. The key task is to find balance between, rights, responsibilities and guarantees within different forms of work,” said Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski. “As an e-state Estonia believes that responding to the challenges is a lot easier when the state facilitates the new realities in the world of work through smart e-solutions and services,” added Ossinovski.
The High-Level Conference “Future of Work: Making It e-Easy” hosts 400 participants and over 30 speakers. The conference will be opened by President of Estonia Ms Kersti Kaljulaid and General-Director of International Labour Organisation Mr Guy Ryder. Confirmed speakers include representatives from the European Commission, the OECD and ministers from across Europe.
In addition, distinguished representatives of the social partners, research and business communities will contribute to this conference. Among others, leaders from ETUC, BusinessEurope, Google, LinkedIn, ALISON, Jobbatical, eCampusOntario and McKinsey Global Institute will share their experiences on the future of work.
The target audience of the conference is officials and experts in the field of labour and employment as well as social affairs, education and e-government, experts from public and private sector, social partners and high level public officials from European Union institutions and international organisations.
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The Minister added that the digital revolution in the world of work can also lead to occupational safety and health risks, for the prevention of which a digital work information system is being developed in Estonia, helping employees, employers and different agencies to prevent risks arising from the working environment by exchanging information between different databases.
High-Level Conference Future of Work: Making It e-Easy kicks off today, September 13, and focuses on the changing world of work
Today, Wednesday, September 13, marks the start of the two-day Presidency conference, the ‘Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ that hosts high-level public officials and experts in the field of labour and employment as well as social affairs, education and e-government, including experts from the public and private sectors. The conference focuses on the direction, extent and pace of the technological achievements and the ever-changing economic landscape that will change both the quantity and the quality of work. The conference will be hosted by the Minister for Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski and opened by the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid.