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European Week of Regions and Cities
Shaping our Future in Smarter Regions and Cities: Digitalisation, Jobs, Growth

7 - 10 October, Brussels

Post-2021 cohesion policy aims at smart specialisation and digital transformation. This generates new job profiles across sectors, creates opportunities for growth and global competition.

However, digitalisation of work will also impact on all levels: on workers, regions, social security and tax systems; it may reinforce inequalities and challenge territorial cohesion.

We will explore with you inclusive digital economic growth and discuss scenarios for shaping a sustainable, inclusive future of work focusing on cohesion and the diversity of European regions and cities.

The aim of the Participatory Lab is to discuss the prospects and challenges of digitalised labour focusing on regional growth and global competition. Synergies across regions, cities, sectors and specializations will ensure EU-wide impact.

The target groups are policy-makers, including regional experts, private and public stakeholders, business professionals and academics. Young people will participate in the 3 table-sessions:

  • 'Disruptive' or 'incremental' innovation: What´s the nature of the digital economy and digitalised jobs?
  • The individual at work: How sustainable are we when we are alone?
  • Smarter Regions – smarter Growth?

Come and discuss with us to shape the process of digitalisation, its impact and our future!

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