23rd February 2024 – Trade unions’ responses to Industry 4.0 amid corporatism and resistance.

23rd February 2024

Speaker: Valeria Cirillo, University of Bari

The Introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies opens up a new space of action for trades unions in influencing decision-making at firm level. This webinar will shed light on the role and influence of trade unions on the adoption of new technologies, drawing on evidence from the engineering and automotive industrial district on the outskirts of Bologna.

26th January 2024 – The Dual Transformation and Workplace Innovation.

26th January 2024

Speaker: Hajo Holst, Universität Osnabrück, Germany

The webinar looks into current developments in the German automotive industry. How is the ongoing dual transformation of decarbonisation and digitalisation impacting workplace innovation for shopfloor workers?

24 November 2023 – Workplace Innovation Industry 5.0 Style.

24 November 2023

Speaker: Peter Oeij – TNO, The Netherlands

Peter Oeij presented his vision on ‘workplace innovation’ and the recently published book ‘Workplace innovation: the challenge of disruptive transitions’.

27 October 2023 – Workplace innovation in France: latest developments in Anact.

27 October 2023

Speaker: Ségolène Journoud & Karine Babule (Anact, France)

At a time of ecological, economic and societal transitions, it is more important than ever to place work at the heart of social and professional dialogue. ANACT, the French National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions, has been acting for 50 years to improve the quality of working life through a concerted approach to changes in the workplace. Today, the agency continues to help companies and public organisations to cope with professional transitions with innovative methods and tools designed on the basis of pilot projects. In this webinar, we will focus on its gender mainstreaming approach, which enables companies to take into account the different work situations of women and men in order to integrate equality issues into organisational transitions, such as the introduction of hybrid work.

Ségolène JOURNOUD and Karine BABULE are in charge with international projects at Anact, helping companies improve their quality of working life.

29 September 2023 – How to digitalise your future? Start with better organising.

29 September 2023

Speaker: Steven Dhondt TNO, NL

The EUWIN network has been a loyal follower of the results of the European H2020 Beyond4.0 project. That project ended in March. The project has produced interesting results that support EUWIN’s thinking. One of the particular results is that companies that strengthen their ‘learning capacity’ perform better economically and socially as a result. Both the company and the employee benefit from such a strategy. The project produced even more interesting results. Steven Dhondt, as coordinator of the project, provides an overview of the main results in this webinar and outlines how EUWIN and the Bridges 5.0 project can benefit from them.

Steven Dhondt is fascinated by how workers and companies can find a common ground to improve performance. His research and actions are focused on understanding this topic.