Upcoming Event

Oct
5
12:30

Crowd Employment

This event aims to discuss the various nuances and diversity that characterize crowd employment.

October 5, 2017, 12:30 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

Technological development, and in particular, digitalisation has major implications for labour markets. The rise of collaborative platforms provides new employment opportunities in which individuals can benefit from information technologies for trading their assets among each other through efficient matching and reputation mechanisms. The emergence on these new internet based transactions is characterized by flexibility in supply of goods and services and in some cases by attractive prices for consumers. This event aims to discuss the various nuances and diversity that characterize crowd employment. The invited speakers will address the questions:

  • What is the employment status of crowd workers?
  • What are the working conditions of crowd workers? How can they be improved?
  • What are the implications of crowd employment on workers’ social protection?
  • To what extent are crowd workers organised? Do there exist representative bodies?
  • What are the effects of crowd employment on the labour market?
  • What are the differences in employment conditions by type of crowd employment/online platform/tasks?
  • If yes, what should therefore be the proper classification?

This event will be public and it will be livestreamed at 13:00 CET on this page. 

The registrations for this event are not open yet. 

Schedule

Oct 05, 2017

12:30-13:00

Lunch and check-in

13:00-14:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Cristiano Codagnone, Co-founder, Open Evidence

Valerio Michele De Stefano, Teaching fellow and Researcher, Bocconi University

Irene Mandl, Head of Employment Unit, Eurofound

Amit Singh, Senior Associate, Public Policy & Government Relations, EU, Uber

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Cristiano Codagnone

Co-founder, Open Evidence

Valerio Michele De Stefano

Teaching fellow and Researcher, Bocconi University

Irene Mandl

Head of Employment Unit, Eurofound

Georgios Petropoulos

Research Fellow

Amit Singh

Senior Associate, Public Policy & Government Relations, EU, Uber

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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