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The Changing Nature of Work in the EU

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The World Bank will host a joint event with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) on the World Development Report and the changing nature of work. The central theme of the event will be how technology is rapidly changing the workplace and whether concerns over AI replacing employees, of all occupation types in the EU, are justified.

Panelists will also discuss the opportunities and challenges for firms in the technological age to adopt innovative production techniques, expand into new markets, and whether this will pave the way for new jobs, increased productivity, and effective public services. The discussion will also touch upon issues around investing in human capital and enhancing social protections to ensure safeguards for citizens.

Panel speakers: 

  • Daniel Gros, Director at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Chief Economist, World Bank
  • Simeon Djankov, Director and Co-Author, World Development Report 2019, World Bank
  • Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

Moderator: Oliver Joy, EU Communications, World Bank

Q&A with audience