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Skills development of workers in the platform economy
Anticipating the future of work and learning

8th Cedefop Brussels seminar

10 December 2019, 9.30-14.00, Brussels, Belgium

Moderator: Jens Bjornavold


Arrival and registration of participants


Welcome and setting the scene


Welcome - Johanna Koponen (Counsellor and Chair of the Education Committee, Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU)


The future of work and learning in a digitised world: Cedefop insights - Mara Brugia (Cedefop Deputy Director)

Cedefop’s CrowdLearn study

  Introduction to the CrowdLearn study - Konstantinos Pouliakas (Cedefop)
  Insights from the CrowdLearn study - Anoush Margaryan (Copenhagen Business School) & Vili Lehdonvirta (Oxford University)
10.45-11.15 Tea/coffee break
11.15-12.30 The nature of platform work in the EU
  Lessons from the EU COLLEEM survey: tasks and working conditions of platform workers - Annarosa Pesole (JRC, European Commission)
  Algorithmic control in the gig economy: findings from the iLabour project – Vili Lehdonvirta (Oxford University)
  Workplace learning in crowdwork: comparing microworkers and online freelancers - Anoush Margaryan (Copenhagen Business School)
12.30-13.30 Policy session: What skills policies for the platform economy?
  Proposals for VET and skills policies targeting crowdworkers - CrowdLearn team
  Q&A - Debate with audience
13.30-14.00 Light lunch