|Author (Person)||Kiss, Monika|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS Briefings|
|Series Details||PE 679.097|
|Publication Date||February 2021|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
The current coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying health and economic crises have highlighted and heightened certain trends and challenges which were already affecting the labour market in Europe. These include accelerated digitalisation and automation, increased use of artificial intelligence, constraints relating to a lack of digital skills, and problems concerning the status of platform workers and other workers in non-standard forms of employment.
In parallel, there has been an unprecedented expansion in teleworking, and in the development of transport and delivery platforms, as a result of the need for social distancing during the pandemic. Many of these changes will outlive the current crisis and generate in turn new challenges, which the EU and Member States will need to address.
This EPRS Briefing is part of the series EPRS Ideas Paper - Thinking about future EU policy.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Labour Market, Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|