Estonia to host high-level future of work conference

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  • 09/08/2017 11:18

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The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy
The High-Level Conference ‘The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ will host 400 participants and over 30 speakers (photo: Aron Urb)

During the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Estonia will hold a High-Level Conference ‘The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ in Tallinn, which takes place on 13-14 September.

The conference focuses on the challenges related to working conditions, social security and skills; and participants are invited to discuss how to manage work in the digital era. The most important task is finding a balance between rights, responsibilities and guarantees within different forms of work. As an e-state, Estonia believes that responding to the new challenges is a lot easier through smart e-solutions and services

The High-Level Conference ‘The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ will host 400 participants and over 30 speakers. The conference will be opened by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. Confirmed speakers include representatives from the European Commission, the OECD and ministers from across Europe. 

In addition, distinguished representatives of social partners, research initiatives and business communities will contribute to this conference. Leaders from ETUC, BusinessEurope, Google, LinkedIn, Alison, Jobbatical, eCampusOntario and the McKinsey Global Institute, among others, will share their insights on the future of work. 

The target audience of the conference includes officials and experts in the field of labour and employment as well as social affairs, education and e-government, experts from public and private sectors, social partners and high-level public officials from European Union institutions and international organisations. 

Accreditation

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Additional detailed information will follow and can be found on our webpage

Venue 

The High-Level Conference ‘The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ will be held at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), (Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn). 

The Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) is the venue where all ministerial meetings will be held during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Historically, it used to be the Tallinn City Central Power Station, which began operating in 1913 and closed in 1979. Nowadays it is a creative centre that hosts a variety of cultural events and activities focusing on the creative industry. 

Further information

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Contacts

Silvia Peets

Silvia Peets

Ministry of Social Affairs / Spokesperson (labour policy)

+372 6269751 silvia.peets@sm.ee