Platform Economy - Opportunities and Risks for Good Work and the Common Good

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(27 October 2021) The German Union Verdi with the support of EPSU is organizing an online talk about digital platforms. They  have become an essential part of our daily lives. Digitization plays a key role in the negotiations on a new German government, in many of our unions and in all public services. Platforms give us new freedoms and at the same time restrict us. Online platforms penetrate more and more areas of life that involve social participation, democracy, and basic services. They effectively create new public infrastructures - but are in the hands of private corporations. The discussion will consider governments’ responsibility to provide services of general interest in the context of the "platform society". What new responsibilities and functions arise for the public sector? How can we counter platform monopolies and strengthen democratic governance?  

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When:            17 November 2021  14:30 – 16:30 CET

Where:            Video conference with live stream

Languages:      German and English

These Online Talks is designed for politicians, administrators, researchers, academics, network policy and technical experts, trade unionists, works and staff councils, employees and the self-employed as well as tech workers in various sectors in Germany and abroad. EPSU is supporting this seminar. Registration

For more on EPSU and digitalisation

The European Union’s Digital Decade – the implications for workers and public services | EPSU

For the results and presentations