Energy and digital mutations: the impact on employment and the role of economic and social actors in Europe

Date / Heure
9 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min


This conference, opened by the EESC President, Georgios Dassis, brought together more than 200 representatives of businesses, trade unions, regions, civil society and academia from a number of European countries, in a dialogue with representatives of European and national institutions with the aim of exploring and discussing the following questions:
– What impact (in quantitative and qualitative terms) are energy and digital mutations having on employment?
– Are industrial relations systems (dialogue between economic and social actors) adapting to meet the challenges of these mutations?
– What conditions must the overhaul of these systems meet if competitiveness and social cohesion are to be safeguarded?

Discussions focused on both the Europe-wide picture and a comparison between six countries: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Sweden.


The synthesis of this conference will be published soon.


With the support of the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion of the European Commission