What We Do?

Reshaping Work Dialogue takes an innovative approach that brings together companies, scale ups, start-ups, research institutes, trade unions, advocacy groups, and researchers to discuss timely issues pertaining to diverse forms of employment. The goal is not only to communicate outcomes of these fruitful debates to the outside world, but also for each participant to take something back to their organisation in an effort to improve their own organisational processes. By doing so, we aspire to support members to move towards the future of work that is fair to all concerned and more sustainable. Crafted specifically for this purpose by our creative minds, Reshaping Work Dialogue is addressing timely Future of Work topics in order to inspire policy discussions at the European level.
our Goals for 2022

Our Work Aligns with Sustainable Development Goals

The Dialogue initiative was launched by the Reshaping Work Foundation in 2020. Since then, over 30 different organisations participated in the initiative, ranging from world-class companies to micro-businesses, trade unions and research organisations. Dialogue is a collaborative effort to which corporate partners contribute financially and knowledge partners contribute in-kind.


2020

August 2020

Launch of Stage 1 of Reshaping Work Dialogue

The initiative ran a first stage of multistakeholder discussions in August – December 2020. We onboarded 18 project partners and hosted 8 roundtable discussions as well as two workshops with the European Commission. The constructive, high quality discussions that unfolded among the project partners and the positive feedback from policy makers, confirmed that such multistakeholder discussions are paramount.

Stage 1 involved three work streams: 1) Access to good quality work, 2) Social protection, rights and benefits, and 3) Skills and career development.

Learn more about Stage 1 here.


2021

28 January 2021

Report published: Advancing the quality of work and working conditions in the EU

Diverse forms of employment are on the rise: temporary work, agency work, platform work, and other multiparty work relationships beyond full time, open ended contracts. The growing variety of workforce and workplace configurations promises opportunities for greater labour market participation, increased worker autonomy and dynamic career paths. This report is a direct outcome of the stage 1 discussions and serves as a first step towards an enduring effort to improve work and working conditions for workers across diverse forms of employment.

Learn more and download here.

21 April 2021

Launch of Stage 2 of Reshaping Work Dialogue

The second stage of Reshaping Work Dialogue is set for April 2021 – January 2022, culminating with the Future of Work 2021 Conference in early September. By having a collective voice that encompasses a multitude of perspectives, we can inspire debate on the policy level and thereby ensure that the European economy moves in a direction beneficial to all concerned.

Stage 2 involves four work streams: 1) Access to social protection, 2) Workers’ representation, 3) Algorithmic transparency and 4) Re-skilling, Up-skilling and Micro-credentials.

Learn more about the Stage 2 here.

10 September 2021

Future of Work Conference 2021

The Future of Work Conference is the digital event of the year on the topic of advancing the quality of work and working conditions in the EU! With a high-level expert lineup of speakers from Europe’s most influential institutions, the event aims to spark discussions around future policy directions at national and European level.

The Conference also presents the outcomes of the second stage of Reshaping Work’s Dialogue innitiative where parties with stakes in the debate on the future of work engage in constructive dialogue, exchange views, negotiate positions, and propose new solutions.

Learn more about the conference here.

7 October 2021

Collection of Blogs: Future of Work Visions

Marking the World Day for Decent Work (October 7), Reshaping Work invited a diverse field of experts to express their views for the future of work on the topics of access to social protection, workers’ representation, algorithmic management, and skills development, providing policy pointers that will lead to improvements of workers’ livelihoods. This collection of blog articles is a result of this invitation and a logical continuation of the ideas discussed at the Future of Work Conference on 10th September 2021.

Download the full collection or read the individual articles here.


2022

27 January 2022

Report published: Navigating Diverse Forms of Work

The European economies and labour market are undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation that has accelerated the rise of diverse (non-standard, new) forms of work. While the labour market transformation has been underway for decades, rapid technological advancements and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, expedited the trend, compelling policy makers around the EU Member States to devise adequate responses.

The report presents the outcome of twelve roundtable discussions facilitated by the Reshaping Work Dialogue, supported by a systematic literature review of the topic and knowledge of independent experts that partook in writing and reviewing this report.

Learn more and download here.

April 2022

Launch of Stage 3 of the Reshaping Work Dialogue

The third stage of the innitiative is set for April 2022 – January 2023, continuing the multistakeholder approach in discussion and significantly expanding partner involvement and modes of dialogue.

Work streams focus on: 1) Impact of the proposed EU platform work Directive, 2) AI at work, 3) Youth employment and well-being at work.

If you are interested in contributing to Reshaping Work Dialogue in any way, you can contact us at info@reshapingwork.net

Reshaping Work is a foundation headquartered in Amsterdam that promotes cutting-edge research, collaborative thinking, and multistakeholder approach to various issues concerning the future of work (e.g., platform economy, AI).

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