Belgrade

22 & 23 May 2024

Centar

FUTURE OF WORK REVISITED

PLATFORM WORK IN THE AGE OF AI

For many years, Ukraine, Serbia, and Romania have been leading providers of digital labour workers in Europe and beyond. With the outbreak of COVID-19, other Eastern and Southeastern European countries have followed suit. However, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the rise of AI have significantly impacted the platform work across these regions, touching upon professional, social and organizational aspects.

To explore the profound changes unfolding in the world of platform work, we invite you to join us at the Regional Reshaping Work 2024 conference in Belgrade and investigate the transformative shifts in platform work and their impact on workers, businesses, and societies in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Over two dynamic days, we will bring together an array of stakeholders, including academics, legal and policy experts, worker representatives, worker advocates, and companies. During this conference, we will embark on a journey to explain the complex intersections between evolving technologies, skills development, and the changing work environment in the context of platform economy. We will critically analyse these unfolding trends from different conceptual and practical perspectives, with the aim to uphold the principles of decent work in the platform economy and work in Southeastern and Eastern Europe in the context of challenges posed by the fast-emerging, technology driven future.

Speakers

Carsten Vollrath

CEO, IPG GROUP
Speaker

Mariya Gabriel

EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Keynote speaker

Joanne Gouaux

CEO, Morning Angel Communications
Speaker

Darko Vidić

Founder and CEO, GreenDesign Ltd.
Speaker

Denis Strebkov

Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Speaker

Jan Drahokoupil

Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Speaker

Andrey Shevchuk

Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Speaker

Maja Turnsek

Associate Professor & Vice Dean for Research at University of Maribor
Speaker

Sreten Vranic

Head of Social Banking at Erste Bank, Novi Sad
Speaker

Nataliia Lomonosova

Analyst, CEDOS think tank, and PhD student, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy
Panelist

Ildikó Rácz

Adjunct lecturer and PhD student, Károli Gáspár University, Faculty of Law
Panelist

Attila Kun

Professor of Labour Law, Károli Gáspár University
Speaker

Gabriela Yordanova

Senior Research Associate, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS)
Speaker

Bagryan Malamin

Marketing Communications Professional and PhD Candidate, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS)
Speaker

Andrej Cvetic

Graduate student of International Relations and Sociology, University of Belgrade
Panelist

Jovana Zafirovic

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade and Junior Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences
Panelist

Zachary Kilhoffer

Researcher in the Jobs and Skills unit, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Speaker

Ionut Lacusta

Head of Public Policy,
EEMEA & EU Affairs, Glovo
Speaker

Nicolas Friederici

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Oxford Internet Institute
Speaker

Jelena Starcevic

Professor, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City
Speaker

Olga Chesalina

Senior Researcher and country expert for Eastern Europe, Max Planck Institute
Speaker

Aleksandra Lakic

Sociologist
Panelist

Vassil Kirov

Professor and Deputy Director
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Ugljesa Marjanovic

University of Novi Sad
Speaker

Nevena Kostic

Lawyer
Speaker

Slobodan Golusin

MA student in Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU
Panelist

Tatiyana Korshunova

Leading Researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Russia
Speaker

Steffen Hudolin

the Head of Operations II of the EU Delegation to Serbia
Speaker

Bogdan Ionita

Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest
Speaker

Martin Gruber-Risak

Associate Professor
Department of Labour Law and Law of Social Security, University of Vienna, Austria

Agnieszka Piasna

Senior Researcher
European Trade Union Institute

Scientific committee

Branka Andjelkovic

Co-founder and Director, Public Policy Research Centre (Re:people)
Head of the Scientific Committee

Mark Graham

Professor, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute
Director, Fairwork project

Agnieszka Piasna

Senior Researcher
European Trade Union Institute

Tanja Jakobi

Executive Director and Senior Researcher
Public Policy Research Centre (Re:people)

Martin Gruber-Risak

Associate Professor
Department of Labour Law and Law of Social Security, University of Vienna, Austria

Mayo Fuster Morell

Director, Dimmons Research Group & Chair, COST Action Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab (P-Will)

Vassil Kirov

Professor and Deputy Director
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Jovana Karanović

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Iwona Ganko

Human Capital Development Expert
Labour Market, European Training Foundation

Our Team

Branka Andjelkovic

Co-founder and Director, Public Policy Research Centre (Re:people)
Head of the Scientific Committee

Tanja Jakobi

Executive Director and Senior Researcher
Public Policy Research Centre (Re:people)

Valentina Vukmirovic

Institute of Economic Sciences
Research Associate

Sonja Lundin

Public Policy Research Centre

Partners

Media Partners

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RESUMEN DEL EVENTO

Los trabajo(s) ya no son lo que eran – Adigital

Digitalizacion y Trabajo – Luz Rodríguez

La voz colectiva en la economía de plataformas

El crecimiento de los freelancers

Ghost Work (Mary L. Gray)

Glovo: del comercio local al repartidor – Oscar Pierre

Las administraciones frente a la transformación del mercado laboral

La naturaleza de la empresa en 2019

La economía de los cuidados

Últimos datos de investigación

Algorithms as subordination – Anna Ginés (ESADE)

UBI a Tool of Empowerment in the Platform Economy IN3 UOC

A Different Path to Ecosystem Strategy – Jovana Karanovic (VU)

A glocal perspective of Platform Couriers – Dimmons Research

Mary L. Gray – Ghost Work