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International Reports Examine the Impact of Digital Technologies on Work and Employment

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Eurofound, an EU agency, has published a report on its 2016 Foundation Seminar Series on the impact of digitalisation on work. The report details the findings of the seminars, which brought together partners from 15 countries in Europe. It covers a wide range of topics, including national strategies and initiatives to support digital transformation, ‘digital diversity’ between EU Member States, the impact of technology on different industrial sectors, employment in a digitalising world and the transition towards future jobs, and the place of education and skills to deal with digitalisation.

The report was published shortly before another paper from the OECD, titled, ‘Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20’. (G20 or Group of Twenty is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies). The OECD report assesses the performance of G20 economies in the area of digitalisation, examining urgent policy issues that the countries are facing, and making a set of policy recommendations, which could be used as a basis for a ‘G20 digital agenda’.

The Foundation Seminar Series report can be downloaded from the Eurofound website, while the ‘Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20’ report is available from the OECD website.

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