To prepare a Recommendation on how to mitigate the impact of the transition to automation and digitalisation on the transport workforce, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) is organising a participatory stakeholder conference on 21 March 2023 in Brussels, Belgium (at BluePoint Brussels, in person and online).
The automation and digitalisation of the transport sector are creating many new challenges for the transport workforce. As outlined in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, DG MOVE plans to issue a Recommendation on how to mitigate the impact of the transition to automation and digitalisation on the transport workforce in 2023.
In preparation of this Recommendation, DG MOVE has discussed the outcomes of the 2021 Study on the social dimension of the transition to automation and digitalisation in transport, focusing on the labour force with all relevant stakeholders and the participatory stakeholder conference on 21 March 2023 will discuss and review the draft text to make sure the Recommendation is useful for all relevant stakeholders from all modes of transport - both passenger and freight transport.
Jobs in the transport sector, especially low- and medium-skilled jobs, may be at risk due to automation and moves towards greater sustainability. At the same time, the ongoing digital transformation presents new opportunities, such as an improved working environment and quality jobs that could become more attractive for women and young people. Therefore, a credible path is needed for a just transition for transport workers.
Participants will include transport stakeholders with an interest in the fair transition to automation and digitalisation in transport (public authorities, employers’ organisations, trade unions, education and training institutions, companies, transport professionals, etc).
The event will be held in English and is organised by COWI Belgium SPRL in collaboration with CENIT and on behalf of DG MOVE.
To register for the event, please click here.