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(31 August 2018) Call for selection of an external expert (researcher)  - deadline 14 September 2018

The applications have to be sent by express courier, putting on the envelope “Call for selection of an external expert (researcher) for the project on Improving work-life balance: opportunities and risks coming from digitalization” , at:
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica
Ufficio Relazioni Sindacali
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II n.116
00186 Roma - Italy

Terms and  conditions. Research on Improving work-life balance: opportunities and risks coming from digitalization.

Terms and conditions
In order to ensure a large visibility to these terms and conditions, the Dipartimento Funzione Pubblica (DFP) will publish them on its web site. DFP will keep these terms and conditions on line for 45 days.

1. Background
The research is part of a work-life balance and digitalization project selected by the European Commission under budget line, and introduced by the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica (PCM-DFP) – EUPAE Italy, in cooperation with the Trade Union side coordinating entity EPSU, on behalf of the European Social Dialogue Committee in Central Government Administrations - SDC CGA.
The project aims at identifying opportunities/challenges/risks and find innovative solutions for work-life balance stemming from digitalization.

2. Purpose of the Contract
The main aim of this contract is to provide social partners with two products as follows:

  • First, a European comparative study (Field Study) based on good or interesting policies, practices, national regulations, EU provisions including Commission’s latest proposal to reconcile work and private life, across a sample member states relating to work-life balance and digitalization in central government administrations, looking at issues such as flexitime, reduced working hours, part-time, distance working, forms of leave etc., with particular reference to gender equality.
  • Second, user friendly Policy Guidelines with DOs and DON’Ts based on the study and inputs from the members of the SDC CGA.

The research will examine the national legal framework on work-life balance and digitalization with a special attention to the evaluation of existing rules and the role of social dialogue.

The researcher can also consider relevant good or interesting practices, policies and experiences developed outside the European Union.
In addition the researcher will contribute to the preparation of the content of the first Focus Group planned in 2018 in Spain, the second Focus Group planned in 2019 in France, and of the final project Conference planned in 2019 in Italy.
The target audience/readership of the study will primarily be the members of the SDC CGA.
The Policy Guidelines will be addressed to managers, employees, and trade union lay members.
The research will be the basis for the development of the serious game: a tool for the follow up and dissemination of project results.

For the full details

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