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The Sound of Economics is Bruegel's podcast series that explores Europe’s big economic policy debates. Each episode gathers prominent experts and researchers to discuss a variety of issues and their implications and explores some of the work that Bruegel researchers have done in the area.

The episode 'Skills of the Future' discusses about how technological advancement will impact the workforce, the labour market and skills, and what are the opportunities and the challenges that the emerging technologies bring to the labour market. The issues raised are, for example: what is the actual impact of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) on the workforce? Or how can we steer technological change in a direction that integrates work and increases well-being? And what is the role of governments and businesses when it comes to helping employees adapt to the technological changes through pathways of reskilling, upskilling or tailored-made activities?

In this podcast, and in the context of Bruegel’s Future of work and inclusive growth project - Laura Nurski and Giuseppe Porcaro join Dimitrios Pikios, ESCO Project coordinator at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at European Commission, to talk about the different ways in which policymakers can respond in order to respond to tech developments and facilitate adoption and update. 

Digital skills resource details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for all
Digital skill level
Intermediate
Advanced
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Romania
Industry - field of education and training
Personal skills and development
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Electronics and automation
Target language
English
Type of initiative
International initiative
Methodology

Podcast

Skills resource type
Other training material
Organisation