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It’s time for a 4 days working week!

By Aidan Harper / 10 December, 2019

A shorter working week has always been central to the labour movement. With the rapidly approaching tipping point towards climate breakdown and the automation of many work processes, steered by new technologies like AI, the issue is back to the forefront of progressive politics! The eight-hour day and the two-day...

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Our great tech expectations

By László Andor / 31 October, 2019

There seems to be a new consensus on the effects of new technology (digitalisation, automation, robotisation etc.) on labour. Most of us have stopped worrying about the quantity of jobs but found ourselves increasingly anxious regarding the quality of employment. Besides, new technology is not only seen as a threat...

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13 facts you need to know about gender inequality in the EU

By FEPS / 10 July, 2019
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The Digital Age: A Progressive Future of Work

By Florian Ranft / 26 February, 2019

Shaping the future of work in the digital age for the benefit of society is a key task for Progressives. The challenges surrounding the fourth industrial revolution are an impetus to think comparatively, put forward an inclusive narrative, and develop a holistic policy reform agenda.   Over the past century,...

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Digitalisation is not the devil

By Anthony Gooch / 5 February, 2019

Globalisation has been the whipping boy for all that is going wrong in these times of political uncertainty. In Europe and beyond, too many people feel that greater economic openness and interconnectedness has cost them a lot and brought few rewards. They feel unheard, do not know where to look...

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“The management of intellectual inequalities is the greatest challenge of the 21st century”

By Laurent Alexandre / 4 February, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of the digital revolution. Will it help to reduce inequalities? Its influence on the development of human potential is underestimated as are its very real impacts on education and health.   The Progressive Post: Will the digital revolution reduce or increase inequalities? Laurent Alexandre:...

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Automation of the work will not happen overnight

By David Hémous / 29 January, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, the automation of work and everyday tasks will not happen overnight. It will be a gradual process over time. It is important to channel this change.   The Progressive Post: Are we really experiencing a technological revolution? David Hemous: Automation is happening, but it’s a gradual...

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Who can afford a family life today?

By Sinead Pembroke / 24 January, 2019

‘The future of work’, is often discussed in relation to the inevitable effects of technology and doomsday scenarios of mass-unemployment. However, the increasing flexibility and precarity that we are witnessing today, are a consequence of decisions made by policymakers and businesses – they are not inevitable. Precarious work precarious lives:...

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Europe’s Innovation Opportunity

By Fred Block / 14 January, 2019

While there is much concern that Europe is falling behind the US and China in the competition for global technological supremacy, the reality is that Europe has a unique opportunity to focus its innovation efforts on the quality of life of its population.   Some people claim that Europe is...

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Using real intelligence to shape the virtual world

By Pamela Meil / 14 January, 2019

A spectre is haunting Europe: the spectre of … digitalisation. Developments in new digital technologies, in particular big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence, have created a debate on the future of work and its consequences for workers.   There is a lot of fear in the discussion, mostly because trends...

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