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The European Commission, the Korea Labor Institute and the International Labour Organization invite you to a “EU-Korea Policy dialogue on the future of work” organized 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 objective of this online dialogue is to bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss various future of work-related topics, including youth and older workers’ transitions, digitalization and new working arrangements.

The meeting will take place over two days on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 February (8:30 – 12:00 Geneva time/ 16:30 – 20:00 Seoul time) via Zoom.

To participate in the online event, please register here.

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

Preliminary agenda (Geneva time)

Day 1 – February 8, 2022: Transitions throughout the life course

Chair: Sangheon Lee, ILO, Director, Employment Policy Department

08h30 – 08h50: Welcome speeches

  • Hwa Jin Park, Vice Minister of Employment and Labor, Republic of Korea
  • Joost Korte, Director-General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

08h50 – 09h30: Research findings (1): Youth transitions on labour markets

  • Yoo Bin Kim, Korea Labor Institute, Research Fellow
  • Massimiliano Mascherini, Eurofound, Head of unit ad interim for Social Policies

09h30 – 10h10 Research findings (2): Older workers’ transitions and active ageing

  • Seungho Lee, Korea Labor Institute, Research Fellow
  • Dorothea Schmidt-Klau, ILO, Employment Policy Department

10h10 – 11h30: Policy dialogue

  • Song Yee Kim, Deputy Director of Division for Youth Employment Planning, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Republic of Korea
  • Division for Human Resource Policy in Aged Society, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Republic of Korea
  • Pirkko Pyorala, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit B1
  • Jeonghee Lee, Director, Policy department, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions
  • Rebekah Smith, Deputy Director, Social Affairs Department, Business Europe
  • Akustina Morni, Senior Adviser for Asia-Pacific, International Organisation of Employers
  • Other panellists to be confirmed

11h30 – 12h00: Open discussion

Day 2 – February 9: Digitalization and new technologies

Chair: Jeseong Park, Korea Labor Institute, Head of International Cooperation & Information Office

08h30 – 09h10: Research finding (1): Digital platforms and the world of work: challenges and opportunities

  • Jongjin Kim, Korea Labor and Society Institute, Senior Research Fellow
  • Uma Rani, ILO, Research Department, Senior Researcher

09h10 – 09h50: Research finding (2): Teleworking and changing working time arrangements

  • Yeon Jeong Son, Korea Labor Institute, Research Fellow
  • Enrique Fernandez-Macias, EU Joint Research Centre, Senior researcher

09h50 – 11h10:  Policy dialogue

  • Sang Yoon Park, Head of Task Force for Digital Labor Response, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Republic of Korea
  • Sang Im Lee, Director of Division for Employment Culture Improvement, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Republic of Korea
  • Petra Pirklova, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit B1
  • Moonju Chung, Director, Policy department, Federation of Korean Trade Unions
  • Jungwoo Chang, Director, Labour Policy Department, Korea Enterprises Federation
  • Other panelists to be confirmed

11h10 – 11h40: Open discussion

11h40 – 12h10: Closing Statement and the way forward

  • Deok Soon Hwang, President of the Korea Labor Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Maria Castillo-Fernandez, EU Ambassador to Korea
  • Martha E. Newton, Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO

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