Conference: "Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in time of digitalisation"

The European Sunday Alliance (ESA) is organising a conference on “Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in time of digitalisation”, which will take place on 15 November 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference will be hosted by MEP Evelyn Regner (S&D) and MEP Thomas Mann (EPP).

This bigger event follows a series of EP interest group debates that the ESA members have organised during the last two years on the issue of work-life balance.

Society, labour markets, and workplaces are expected to undergo fundamental transformations as a consequence of digitalisation. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, has defined the Digital Agenda as one of its ten priorities. Moreover, the last “Davos” meeting of the World Economic Forum, as well as the previous OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in January 2016 focussed on this structural shift in the world of work/in the labour market this development.

Therefore, the European Sunday Alliance invites its members and supporters to discuss with representatives of the EU institutions and experts the impact of digitalisation on work-life-balance. The conference will address this topic from two different though complementary angles:

1) work organisation, flexibilisation of working time and new forms of employment,

2) the protection of private and family life, including Sunday, the freedom of synchronized free time and the opportunity of voluntary engagement.

The conference will also offer the opportunity to meet the different actors of the European Sunday Alliance and to exchange views on the regional, national and European activities of our Alliance.


 More information is available on the ESA webpage.