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Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

July 16, 2018

Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

The European Commission has issued this year’s review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. It focuses on the changing world of work in the context of technological transformation and shows benefits and risks coming from these changes.


The 2018 review points out that innovative technologies have the potential to create new jobs, facilitate inclusiveness on the labour market, and allow for better work-life balance. At the same time, new technologies can lead to an increase in non-standard work, affecting working conditions and job quality.

Considering these developments, better education and the upgrading of skills of the European labour force are named as key to fully benefit from the digital transformation of labour.

Social partners and the increasingly important role they play in adapting the existing framework to the new forms of work are also addressed in the review.

Read this year’s review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe here.

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