• Public Service and the Fourth Industrial Revolution:...

    The European Centre for Government Transformation convened the High-Level Roundtable on the Future of Work in Tax and Revenue Agencies under the theme of How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Transform the Revenue Agency Workforce. The day-long summit brought together a powerful group...

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  • POLICY BRIEF: Co-Creation: Why and How

    “Co-creation” and “design thinking” are trendy themes – the topic of innumerable conferences and a growing number of academic papers. But how do we turn co-creation into a reality for Europe’s 508 million citizens? In Co-Creation of Public Services: Why and How, a new policy...

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  • ‘Co-Creation’ and ‘Design Thinking:’ The Next...

    “Co-creation” and “design-thinking” has captured the imagination of many, but public administrations around Europe sometimes struggle to turn it from a trendy idea into a reality for their citizens. Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council brought together leading experts, top...

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  • Digital Europe, Next Steps: An Eight-Point Action Plan

    In a new discussion paper, President and Co-founder Paul Hofheinz and Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Luukas K. Ilves take a look at the coming challenge – and strategic advantage – for a renewed European digital agenda under the incoming European Commission. The discussion paper...

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  • Quality of Public Finance – And How to Deliver It

    Top economists, leading regulators, euro aficionados and European media leaders convened for The 2018 Euro Summit: Why Quality Public Finance is Key to Prosperity – and How Governments Can Deliver It, a high-level conference hosted by the Lisbon Council in Brussels. To kick things off,...

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  • Future of Work? Work of the Future! New Study for...

    The Lisbon Council hosted Michel Servoz, former director-general of DG employment and social affairs at the European Commission and hors classe adviser to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, for the presentation of his much-awaited report on The Future of Work? Work of the...

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Future of Work


For most people, work is not just the foundation of the economy but also the source of their personal wellbeing and prosperity. However, the way we perform work – the principles around which it is organised as well as the regulations upon which it rests – are changing fast. Today, digital technology and other innovations are altering the fundamental nature of jobs, including the typical career path as well as the types of training that are needed and appropriate. Where is all of this heading? And is our social framework still able to deliver the important protection – including opportunity and economic security – to people in need? Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council launches the Future of Work Laboratory, a cutting-edge research centre and multi-stakeholder platform. The project will include new and original research, including an innovative Future of Work Policy Tracker, where national labour markets will be analysed and measured based on the steps they have taken to deliver broad social wellbeing. The centre will also produce a Policy Bank, where best practice is collected for study and sharing.

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  • Government of the Future
  • Skills for the Future
  • Making a Step Change: Transforming European...
  • Co-Creation of Public Services: Why and How
  • A Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy
  • NEW POLICY BRIEF: Why Quality of Public...
  • Digital Europe: Next Steps - A European...
  • UN Broadband Commission Working Grooup...
  • The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: How AI...
  • Responsible, Safe and Secure Artificial...
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