Event cancelled due to COVID19 – Summer Days – The Future of Work | The new workforce: Digital, agile, productive and… protected?

On 17-18 June 2020, Bertelsmann Stiftung, the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) and EUobserver will host in Brussels the 2nd edition of the Summer Days – The Future of Work.

This year, the two-day event for think tanks, trade unions, employers, platforms, institutions, civil society and youth representatives will be focused on ways to face the future of the new workforce by analysing the challenges and by coming up with ideas and proposals to shape tomorrow’s world of work.

Workers are facing important changes in their working environment. The digitalisation of the workplace allows increasing flexibility, agility and productivity.

What are the needs and expectations of workers and employers, and which risks and opportunities do they face?

Will new responsibilities, rights and obligations for workers and employers arise? May new practical approaches and legal definitions for ‘worker’, ‘working time’, ‘workplace’ and ‘work’ itself be required? Which are the challenges in terms of occupational safety and health?

Will labour law and social security systems have to be adjusted to stay future-proof and protective? How decisive are workers’ participation, co-determination and social dialogue? Will trade unions and interest representation become more agile and flexible themselves?

And finally how and at what level (company, national, EU) should these issues be addressed?

These and other questions will be answered during the three-round sessions on:

Event cancelled due to COVID19


Venue: Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, Brussels/Etterbeek


Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.

We encourage early registrations

Video interviews from the first edition