The aim of this project is to produce European benchmarking on digitalisation and labour markets by looking at data from across Europe on 1) Infrastructure, 2) Skills & Education, 3) Government policy and services. The study will then analyse the raw data from these areas as well as the taxation dimension and how digitalisation is being harnessed to develop businesses.
The study will also provide emerging hypotheses on the need to harness the power of digitalisation; the benefits of new platforms and services for society and individuals; the issues that need to be addressed; and the changes that need to be made.
In essence, the study will hold up a mirror to the status quo, offer guidance on the steps forward, and illuminate a path towards real and tangible change.
Legislators at the national and European levels are often taking an anti-business approach with their policy and legislative initiatives at present, while missing the opportunity to harness the power of digitalisation. Coupled with the current economic down turn, Ukraine war and cost of living crisis in Europe there is a need to stimulate the economy and help citizens.
Digitalisation - and putting in place the framework to harness this from a labour market perspective, while cutting administration - will be a key element in facilitating Europe’s economic growth as well as helping small businesses and citizens earn money and avoid excessive red tape.
Free Trade Europa is an independent think tank promoting the social, economic and political benefits of openness, liberalisation and free trade for governments, companies and citizens. Free Trade Europa has written extensively about the platform, gig and sharing economy and published the following studies: “Nordic Disruption: Analysing the Platform Economy in Sweden”, “A New Hope: the role of the Platform Economy in facilitating migrants into the Swedish Labour market” and “A Fair Gig: addressing the working conditions of platform workers and the policy approach to the Platform Economy in Europe”. Find out more at: www.freetradeeuropa.eu
The Future of Work Institute was founded with the intention to make the future of work transparent and comprehensible for everyone. The Institute shares insights and collaborates with researchers to provide stakeholders within the labor market in general - and the gig economy in particular - with up to date data, for them to be able to make rational decisions built on facts. Publications cover a wide range of issues linked to the gig economy, including taxation, regulation, employment classification and the role of algorithms. Find out more at: https://www.appjobs.com/institute/
Ework Group provides total talent solutions by forming successful collaborations; connecting partners & professionals and clients in partnerships; as well as by bridging brilliant minds to great ideas, for the benefit of individuals, organizations and society.
Ework Group believes that bridging, not broking, is the future of work and the future of business. Find out more at: https://www.eworkgroup.com/
Distributed is a platform which allows companies and organisations to build and deliver software projects faster and better than ever before through the employment of Elastic Teams.
Distributed is rebuilding work in a way that’s better for people and better for businesses through the flexible deployment of highly skilled talent, working remotely and coming together in teams that clients access through a private talent cloud.
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