Reshaping Work
Announces the Launch of the
AI Dialogue

Fostering diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for upskilling and reskilling can help organisations attract and retain talent

To achieve growth, it is crucial to address the challenges that companies encounter when it comes to creating value in the economy and society. These challenges include issues like a shortage of skilled workers and intense competition for talent, and should be addressed in a timely and effective manner.

Democratising data-powered workplaces is at the core of advancing good quality working conditions

Building on provisions in the Commission’s proposal for the platform work directive and most recent discussions on AI Act, it is of utter importance to foster understanding and build know-how on complex matters surrounding data issues such as fairness and transparency, ownership and control, regulation and innovation.

As AI continues to transform industries and job markets, Reshaping Work recognizes the pressing need for informed dialogue and action to help stakeholders grasp the impact of AI at work and adapt to the changing AI-driven landscape.

The 2024 Dialogue on AI impacts in the world of work seeks to address these challenges head-on, facilitating discussions on the important intersection of AI, work, and policy.

Why the 2024 Dialogue on AI Impacts at Work Now? 

We can expect 2024 to be a pivotal year when it comes to regulating AI. With the EU heading into elections next June, agreements on legislative proposals such as the AI Act and the Platform Work Directive are likely to be reached before the battalion is handed over to a new EU Parliament. In this regulatory transition it is paramount to tackle how compliance will look and to bring special attention to how this technology is making its way into the world of work.

Stakeholders we are targeting

The 2024 Dialogue on AI Impacts at Work is reaching out to a broad spectrum of stakeholders. This includes policymakers and regulators responsible for shaping AI deployment policies, trade unions and worker representatives advocating for worker rights, and business leaders and innovators adapting to the AI-driven landscape. Additionally, we engage with academics, AI experts, and technology providers, along with advocacy groups and civil society representatives. By bringing these diverse stakeholders together, we aim to foster collaboration and address the multifaceted challenges and opportunities presented by AI in the workplace.

Our objective

By convening a diverse range of stakeholders, our mission is: to empower policymakers with the knowledge and tools needed for effective regulation of AI deployment in the workplace; and to enhance trade unions’ capabilities for meaningful social dialogues on AI’s impact, ultimately safeguarding worker rights. Simultaneously, we aim to bolster businesses’ adaptability for responsible AI innovation, providing a platform in the 2024 Dialogue to help them align with critical policy processes such as the AI Act and algorithmic transparency in the Platform Work Directive, exploring strategies for compliance.

Additionally, we will reflect on the need for a separate directive on AI at Work, which has been raised by current European Commissioner of Social Affairs, Nicolas Schmit, as a possible next step to address gaps in existing legislative proposals.

The role of AI in the world of work

AI’s transformative impact on the workplace has not yet received the attention it deserves within regulatory frameworks. The 2024 Dialogue on AI Impacts at Work is a timely initiative that addresses this issue, ensuring that the future of work is protected against AI’s risks. This Dialogue is a unique opportunity to proactively address the current regulatory gaps in AI policy. It’s a chance to shape the future of work and to ensure that AI’s impact is understood, harnessed, and regulated effectively. We anticipate that this topic will play a defining role in future regulations, and we are dedicated to preparing stakeholders for this transition.

Drawing on Past Successes

Reshaping Work Dialogue was initiated in 2020 and has a proven track record of facilitating constructive dialogues and catalysing change. The 2024 Dialogue builds upon these successes to further shape the future of work. Over 40 organisations have participated in the initiative, ranging from world-class companies to micro businesses, trade unions, and research organisations, which has resulted in:

  • Three ground-breaking reports, addressing future of work topics with more than 2300 downloads
  • Easy-to-comprehend guides providing practical solutions for companies and policy makers on topics such as data transparency, implementation of AI ethical principles
  • 6 events featuring high-level speakers such as Ana Carla Pereira (European Commission), Uma Rani (ILO), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD), Juliet Schor (Boston College) and others.
  • 30+ monthly policy briefings helping organisations stay at the top of the debate on the future of work
  • 15+expert lectures and workshops, helping organisations expand their knowledge capacities

Looking to innovate your business model,protect workers’ interests,advocate fair and decent working conditions,research diverse forms of work,shape the future of work ?
The Reshaping Work Dialogue is the place for you!

Get Involved

We have exciting networking events planned in 2023 as part of Reshaping Work Dialogue!

Our events offer a fantastic chance to connect with industry leaders, policy makers, and experts in the field, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. Don’t miss out on these exceptional occasions to gain valuable insights and contribute to shaping the future of work.

 

On June 29th and 30th, we hosted a conference in collaboration with CESI in Brussels, bringing together key actors on a Green Economy and the Future of Work. This event provided engaging discussions, thought- provoking presentations, and valuable networking opportunities.

Watch the recording here.

Keep an eye open for future inspiring networking events!

CHANGE COMES THROUGH COLLABORATION

Meet the people that help facilitate future of work discussions!

MEET OUR TASK FORCE CHAIRS

Martin Gruber-Risak

University of Vienna

Lauren Razavi

Plumia

Veena Dubal

UC Hastings

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