30/06/2021 Online

WE-TRANSFORM 1st Stakeholder Workshop

Digital Transition Forerunners: Exploring the Impact of Automation on Labour Force

Online, June 30, 2021, 13:30-17:30

Check out the WeTransform website for more updates !


While there is consensus that the impacts on the workforce of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies require a robust policy response, informed by multi-stakeholder engagement, so far, both are lacking (The Automation Readiness Index-The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2018).


The EU-funded project WE-TRANSFORM aims to address both gaps by leveraging stakeholders’ knowledge and experiences to co-create an action-oriented agenda, targeting EU and non-EU administrations, and to prepare for the automation transition and the related transformation of the workforce in the transport sector.

This workshop will launch this process being the first Stakeholder Forum event to involve the community in the project activities, to inform about its objectives and how to become actively engaged in the long run.

The purpose of this workshop is to collect additional input on the State-of-the-Art from similar activities related to impacts of automation and digitalisation for all modes of transport (both passenger and freight), but also for other automation-driven sectors, and find out about their best practices so as to understand if they are transferable to WE-TRANSFORM focus.


13:30 Opening by the European Commission (CINEA)

13:45 Presentation of WET objectives and working approach

14:00 Panel discussion with invited representatives from the different transport modes and from other sectors such as tourism, finance or construction, to share findings, experiences and best practices

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Break-out groups discussion on challenges & issues that these sectors are currently facing, regarding workforce and the associated impacts of automation

17:00 Break-out groups wrap-up & next steps (interactive discussion involving the break-out groups moderators as well as the audience on what the workshop takeaways, as well as emerging themes)

We wish to gather in this dialogue all actors and interested stakeholders including research, industrial and social partners, relevant networks and associations, employers’ and workers’ representatives, across all transport modes and countries.

Join the discussion! Register for the workshop here and check the latest updates about the agenda, including confirmed speakers.

Contact for the workshop: Julie Castermans, ERTICO – ITS Europe, j.castermans@mail.ertico.com

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