Reviews

By bringing together a wide range of actors, the Reshaping Work Conference provided a great opportunity to learn and exchanges views. And while gathering a wide variety of entities, not necessarily like-minded, it strives to foster fruitful exchanges and solutions. The value being also that beyond the conference itself, there is a long-term project working to untangle the issues which will shape the future of work in Europe.

– LAURE ALEXANDER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SELDIA

The Reshaping Work Conference did a great job in connecting participants from different areas who contributed diverse views. It was enriching to look at the topic from various angles and meet new people!

– STEFAN KRÖPFL – GLOBAL HEAD OF LIFE BUSINESS INSIGHTS & GOVERNANCE AT ZURICH INSURANCE

The Future of Work Conference will certainly remain in my positive memory for a long time. As project partners, we were able to use the event not only to expand our expertise and learn about new perspectives on diverse forms of work, but also to expand our personal network. Meeting other project partners face-to-face in Brussels was very stimulating and motivating. It was nice to see that people with such different interests and business models can pull together.

– FREDERIK FAHNING – FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ZENJOB

I really enjoyed this insightful event. With an impressive selection of speakers and a very interesting programme, the virtual conference kept my interest throughout the whole time. What I particularly liked is that I heard different perspectives, which provided me with a lot of food for thought. Many thanks to the team of Reshaping Work for the perfect organization! I am looking forward to attending future events!

– EIRINI PAPADOPOULOU – DIRECTOR EU REGULATORY AFFAIRS AT SELDIA

I really enjoyed the Future of Work Conference, the quality of the discussions, and having the opportunity to meet all relevant stakeholders of the platform work debate. I appreciate how Reshaping Work brings all parties together at the table to have an informed and constructive policy exchange.

– MARINE MARTY – PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST AT THE ADECCO GROUP

Reshaping Work offers the unique opportunity to engage with a group of diverse stakeholders that share a common goal: shape the future of work in a way that benefits everyone. The inspiring conversations of this year’s program are invaluable when it comes to finding sustainable solutions and working on policy recommendations which take into account the variety of different stakeholder views.

– CHRISTIAN POPPE – MANAGER GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERMENT AFFAIRS AT DELIVERY HERO

Reshaping Work brings together policymakers, academics, firms, unions, and – most importantly – the practitioners in the gig-economy to discuss the future of work in a stimulating setting. It is the most comprehensive and insightful conference on these topics I have participated in to-date.

– FREDERIK SODERQUIST – ECONOMIST AT UNIONEN

Acture joined Reshaping Work’s Multistakeholder Dialogue Project for the first time this year. As a participant, I am positively surprised by the level of insight and in-depth knowledge of my fellow participants, the keynote speakers, and the managing director, Jovana Karanovic. September 10 gave me an opportunity to attend the Future of Work Conference. The presentation of Christina Behrendt of ILO and the study of Juliet Schor of Boston College on “gig work unraveled”, were of especially great value to me. I’m very much looking forward to the end results of the roundtables later this year.

— MAUDIE DERKS – CEO OF ACTURE GROEP AND FOUNDER OF TULPENFONDS

This conference is one of the most fun, interesting and engaging that I have ever been to!

— JULIET SCHOR – ECONOMIST AND SOCIOLOGIST, PROFESSOR AT BOSTON COLLEGE

The biggest added value of Reshaping Work’s projects and events is the ability to have genuine and open interactions with people from all sides of the debate. It is a place to hear new ideas, and it is great to see people making an effort to reach across the aisle and truly understand each other. This makes these conversations reach a very high level.

— MENNO BART – SENIOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER AT THE ADECCO GROUP

The Reshaping Work conference made it possible for us at Smart (cooperative for freelancers) to meet various stakeholders who are involved in these new evolutions on the labour market. Academics, journalists, entrepreneurs and freelancers who see enormous opportunities and who are confronted at the same time with new threats, confirmed during the conference our earlier conclusions and/or gave us new insights on how we can cope with the risks involved with new forms of labour; risks as well for the individual freelancer as for the welfare state as we know it today.
Thanks to these meetings we only got more motivated to do our very best to establish a sustainable, efficient and competitive model of our freelancers coop in the Netherlands.

— THOMAS BLONDEEL – ADVISOR AT SMARTNL

Inspiring, refreshing, insightful.

— AMRIT SEWGOBIND – UNION ORGANIZER FNV

When came across the event I could connect to it immediately. I knew, as a gig worker and an artist, that I wanted to be a part of the discussion, but nothing could have prepared me for how damn good the experience was.

— ALINA LUPU – CONCEPTUAL ARTIST AND PLATFORM WORKER

The platform economy is forcing society to confront important policy and legal questions as the very nature of work, business, and markets change. The conference “Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy” provided an innovative environment and format in which to consider these issues by bringing together  business, government, academics, and workers in serious conversation and analysis. I think all of the participants left the conference energized about their own work and eager to continue collaborating with others — and are looking forward to next year.

— DIANE RING – PROFESSOR OF LAW BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL

I experienced the ‘Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy’ conference as the first conference in this emerging topic that contributed at a constructive way to the questions we have in the transition to a platform society. Unlike other conferences where you only hear the voice of one of the stakeholders, the organization managed to bring together an interesting mix of different stakeholders. In my opinion this is the only way to move things forward. I am looking forward to attend the next edition in 2018.

— MARTIJN ARETS – INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM EXPERT

The conference was very stimulating and I think it was a great occasion for everyone to contribute, argue and take away something.

— LAURIN SEPOETRO – SENIOR ASSOCIATE, EU PUBLIC POLICY AT UBER

We cannot understand the gig economy until we grapple with its competing narratives: Reshaping Work provided a unique opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives of gig economy workers, academics, and platform operators. A great event!

— JEREMIAS PRASSL – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

The Reshaping Work conference provided the perfect setting for insightful discussions between all stakeholders involved in platform work. Events like this, where all points of view are represented, are fundamental for enabling a healthy debate about the platform economy.

— ALBERTO BARRIO – PHD CANDIDATE TILBURG UNIVERSITY