Technical workshop

Global shifts in the employment structure

This workshop will bring together the research teams from the JRC and Eurofound, colleagues from the European Commission, the ILO and external experts to discuss the conceptual framework of the research and the methodologies to analyse recent changes in the employment structure for a selection of EU and non-EU countries.


    The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the ILO are organizing the technical workshop on Global shifts in the employment structure as part of the EU funded project “Building partnerships on the future of work”.

    This project is being undertaken by the ILO and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and aims at developing new evidence around some specific and understudied Future of Work themes.

    The aim of this research activity is to analyse recent changes in the employment structure for a selection of EU and non-EU countries, applying the methodology (or a similar one) developed for the European Jobs Monitor. This basically implies: 1) to use jobs (combinations of sectors and occupations) as units of analysis; 2) to rank these jobs by their job quality level (by using variables informing about wages or the educational attainment of workers) and group them into quintiles, terciles or deciles; and 3) to observe how the different groups of jobs have evolved over time.

    This workshop will bring together the research teams from the JRC and Eurofound, colleagues from the European Commission and the ILO and external experts and participants to discuss the conceptual framework of the research and the methodologies to analyse those changes.

    To allow an in-depth discussion and participation of colleagues in other time zones, the meeting will take place on Thursday 11 November (13:00 p.m. – 16:00 p.m. CEST) via Zoom.

    To participate in the workshop, please register here.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Preliminary agenda

    13:00 to 13:20 Introduction and presentation
    13:20 to 13:30 Evidence on the EU countries: an update of the European Jobs Monitor
    13:30 to 14:40 Evidence on the non-EU countries
    14:50 to 15:00 Potential contribution from the ILO
    15:00 to 15:40 Open debate
    15:40 to 15:45 Closing remarks