Tech Talks @FES

About Tech Talks @FES

Tech Talk @FES is an initiative of FES Future of Work. It started in 2021 and aims to explain - together with experts from politics, academia, trade unions and NGO's - current, often complex, topics relating to digitalisation and the Future of Work. 

The discussion takes 60 minutes and is recorded. Please find the videos of the previous Tech Talks below. 

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Next FES Tech Talk

Tech Talk on "Does the future of work undermine democracy of the future?"

The next Tech Talk @FES is on »Does the future of work undermine democracy of the future?«.
The date will be announced in the next weeks.

Most policy and business experts agree that digital transformation will have a far-reaching impact on the global workforce. McKinsey predicts that in about 60 percent of occupations, at least one-third of the constituent activities could be automated, implying substantial workplace transformations and changes for all workers The ongoing digital transformation might also have political consequences as any disruptive change provides a fertile ground for populist ideas to flourish. Economic research suggests that technological change and globalisation transform the labour market resulting in economic insecurities such as rising unemployment and increasing inequalities. In combination with the rolling back of labour market protection policies, economic insecurities manifest themselves in dissatisfaction with the political system and feeds the populist backlash.

Therefore, in what ways is digitalisation threatening democracy? And how can the future of work and digitalisation help and strengthen the democracy of the future? With our Tech-Talk we will be seeking solutions and ask what needs to be done on the European level to prevent an undermining of democracy through digitalisation.

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Previous Tech Talks @FES

Tech Talk on the Digital Service Act

The first Tech Talk took place on 11 October 2021. This event was on the Digital Service Act.

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Tech Talk on AI & European Labour Market

The second Tech Talk took place on 7 December 2021. The event was on "AI and the European Labour Market".

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Contact Person

Oliver Philipp

Policy Officer


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