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    Just transition

    On 4th and 5th March 2024, in connection within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Belgian Federal Minister of Climate, the Environment, Sustainable Development and the Green Deal, Ms. Zakia Khattabi, hosted a European Conference for a Just Transition. On that occasion, Sebastiano Sabato was invited to present the findings of a study commissioned by the Belgian Presidency on “The European Green Deal and the ‘Leave No One Behind’ principle: state of the art, gaps and ways forward”.

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    Launch event of the ETUI-OSE "Social policy in the EU: state of play 2023"

    Implementing the Pillar: paradigm shift in the shadow of austerity
    12 March 2024, 9h–12h30, Brussels

    The European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) have the pleasure of inviting you to an exchange between researchers and European stakeholders and policymakers on the recent developments, challenges and opportunities for Social Europe.

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    The impact of digitalisation on job quality and social dialogue in public services in Europe

    DIGIQU@LPUB Final conference: 25 September 2023, Brussels/Online

    During the past two years, eight country teams have assessed how digitalisation has impacted on job quality and social dialogue in the public services across Europe. Register now for the hybrid final conference in Brussels, which will be the occasion to learn about the project’s key messages and rich country evidence from Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain. The focus is on three sectors: electricity, national administrations and hospitals. Keynote speakers include Eckhard Voss, Aida Ponce Del Castillo, Valeria Pulignano, Ricardo Contreras and Jan-Willem Goudriaan.

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    Looking for a needle in a haystack? Digitalisation, job quality and social dialogue in Poland

    This Research paper, written by colleagues from the Institute of Public Affairs (Warsaw) in the context of the European Commission-funded DIGIQU@LPUB project, presents the assessment of the impact of digitalisation on job quality and social dialogue in the public services in Poland as ‘looking for a needle in a haystack’. Examining three sectors – electricity, public administration and healthcare – the study finds that the impact of digitalisation on working conditions and job satisfaction is rather positive in Poland. However, the assessment of digital solutions may be less positive than it could be, due to flawed implementation.

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    Transition-proofing welfare states – How should the EU go about it?

    Check out this new think piece for the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab by Sebastiano Sabato, who discusses the functions that welfare states should perform to ensure a just, green transition. While an EU framework for a just transition is emerging, this should be further developed, strengthening the provision of ‘buffers’ to the most vulnerable citizens and paying more attention to social and civic dialogue to create consensus on the green transition.

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