Background document - EESC-ILO Conference on the Future of Work we want

In November 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the ILO jointly organized a conference on The Future of Work we want.

The conference was held in the framework of the global consultation on the Future of Work launched by the ILO. The event served to identify the key challenges and opportunities related to the future of work from the viewpoint of EU social partners and civil society and their counterpart organizations in third countries.

This background document informed the debate that took place during the conference on 15 and 16 November 2016. It did not commit the participants, nor predetermine the outcome of the conference. The document recalls the work already undertaken by the ILO and by the EESC which is of relevance to the subject of the conference, while relying on EU policy analysis and academic research on the broad topics at hand.