About Reshaping Work

About Reshaping Work

Reshaping Work is a non-profit initiative headquartered in Amsterdam, which took off in 2016 in order to bring different stakeholders together to jointly discuss the future of work and find ways to shape it.

Reshaping Work projects and conferences discuss the most prominent issues in regards to the future of work, the platform economy and digital innovations more broadly. The Reshaping Work Dialogue is a collaborative effort that gathers incumbent players, scale ups, start-ups, researcher institutes, labour unions, advocacy groups and independent experts to discuss timely issues related to the future of work. Its outputs are highly valued by European policymakers as they provide an insightful perspective on how compromise can be achieved between major stakeholders in the debate.

The Onward series of virtual/hybrid events enable participants to network and engage in discussions on timely future of work topics from the comfort of their home. Developed to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic to the event industry, these independently organised events bring collaboration opportunities and insightful outputs ion an engaging virtual format. Past organisers include WageIndicator Foundation, Global Labor University, Open Society Foundations and Cornell University.

Reshaping Work also organises annual conferences and regional events that bring together high-level experts from Europe and around the world. Learn more about our major past events here.


Reshaping Work events are unique in the sense that they bring different stakeholders together, from academics, to business leaders, and policy makers. Previous events have been attended by academics from leading universities (e.g. Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Amsterdam), representatives of major companies and startups (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo, Google, Deloitte, KPMG, FedX), public/policy leaders (e.g. OECD, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, European Union), and labor union representatives (e.g. IWGB, FNV).

Some of the prominent speakers at our past events include Benjamin Sachs, law scholar at Harvard University; Juliet Schor, Sociology Professor at Boston College; Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive at RSA and former policy advisor to Tony Blair; Stijn Verstijnen, Country Manager at Deliveroo Netherlands; and Laurin Sepoetro, Senior Official at EU Public Policy at Uber.