• 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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  • HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE: Ethics in Machine-Learning and...

    The ethics of artificial intelligence – and the crucial question of whether data-trained algorithms can deliver fair outcomes or simply perpetuate existing human bias – is a key policymaking challenge. As regulators around the world grapple with the right formula for seizing the...

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  • NEW POLICY BRIEF: A Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy

    The General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect for almost one year. The far-sighted regulation – devised well before scandals involving Cambridge Analytica, Exactis or Marriott Starwood Hotels – has made Europe a global leader in the data-regulation field. But what about...

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  • Millennial Moment: New Ideas for a New Economy

    Weeks before crucial European elections, an eclectic gathering of pollsters, think tankers, policymakers and millennials convened in Brussels for the High-Level Summit on New Ideas for a New Economy: How Millennials Think About Life, Work, Politics and Social Security, a deep dive on the...

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  • ‘Co-Everything:’ Bringing State Transformation to...

    Senior civil servants, post-graduate students and public-sector experts convened in Brussels for the latest meeting of the European Centre for Government Transformation. The discussions were fed by three outstanding case studies from College of Europe student teams, each assigned an...

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  • Why Quality of Public Finance Matters for Europe

    In a new policy brief released as finance ministers gather in Brussels for the 21-22 January eurogroup/ecfin meetings, Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold calls for a dramatic increase in the role and political attention awarded to a vital but crucial policy lever: the quality of public...

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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.

Publications

  • 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...
  • Women, Technology and Entrepreneurship: How...
  • A Six-Point Programme for Digital Government
  • Shifting Gears: Towards the Next Generation...
  • The 2017 Euro Plus Monitor: Into a Higher...
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