Summer School on the Future of Work

Summer School on the Future of Work

Summer School on the Future of Work

3–14 August 2020
The course is available in English

The world of work looks a little different every day. 

These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed, and depth. They are already radically reshaping the ways in which people work and live.The Summer School on the Future of Work aims to stimulate innovative dialogues, training, capacity-building support and knowledge management connected to the Future of Work.

An entire generation is ready to innovate for the work they deserve. Are you in?

Key features
6 MASTER CLASSES

Relevant topics delivered by experts from the UN and other international organizations

6 ELECTIVE COURSES

Enjoy inspiring interactive sessions on a multitude of topics that fit your interests

GAMES AND INNOVATION

Experience-based learning, rooted in the continuum between reality and virtuality

STUDY VISITS

Join us to Venice, the city on water, crossway between history and future

Introduction to the course

The world of work looks different every day. These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed, and depth. They are already radically reshaping the ways in which people work and live. This Summer School aims to stimulate innovative dialogues, training, capacity-building support and knowledge management connected to the Future of Work.

Who attends this course?

The Summer School is for young people with leadership positions and students who aspire to be thought leaders in the debate about the link between decent work and sustainable development.

What topics does this academy cover?

In the Summer School, participants will engage with international experts on a range of subjects defining the Future of Work:

  • Work and production in the face of the 4th industrial revolution
  • The platform economy and its impact on the jobs of today and tomorrow
  • Strategies to empower women in the workplace
  • Skills for the future of work and life-long learning
  • Global supply chains and responsible business conduct
  • Evolving policies and practices for fair migration
  • The role of the social and solidarity economy In the Future of Work
  • Green jobs for a just transition to low-carbon economies and societies
What will I learn?
  • Discover the impact of technology on jobs, as well as the risks and opportunities for governments, businesses, and people
  • Have a closer look at strategies that balance social development with environmental sustainability, leaving no one behind
  • Discuss the principles of responsible business conduct
  • Gain insights into the jobs of tomorrow
  • Explore a transformative agenda to promote social justice, gender equality and diversity in the workplace.
What will I be able to do?

There is a real need to understand and anticipate the changing employment landscape, so we can work towards a better future of work. Jointly with other young leaders:

  • develop probable and preferable scenarios of the future
  • draw strategy maps that illustrate a pathway towards this brighter future of work
  • study more in-depth some of the policies and tools to reach the milestones along the pathway
Why should I join?
  • Gain access to the latest findings of research on the Future of Work released by the ILO, the Global Commission on the Future of Work and other UN agencies
  • Engage with high-level experts, who take you to the heart of current debates and policy options
  • Debate the Future of Work with other young people from all over the world
How to apply?

Go to bit.ly/38fm9T7 to find the Summer School and apply before 26 July 2020.
For more information, please write to fow@itcilo.org.

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