March 2017

Future of Work and the Collaborative Economy: A High-Level Roundtable

Bringing together an eclectic group of policymakers, researchers and new-economy participants, the Lisbon Council hosted a High-Level Working Lunch on the Future of Work and the Collaborative EconomyVincenzo Spiezia, senior economist for measurement and analysis of the digital economy at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), kicked off the discussion with an overview of recent evidence on the new economy – how employment trends are changing and how work preferences are changing, too. Luc Delany, chair of EUCoLab, the European Collaborative Economy Forum; Andrea Gönner, co-founder and owner of Garnwelt (a Germany-based online business); Ruby Gropas, team leader for social affairs at the European Political Strategy Centre of the European Commission; Marcel Haag, director for policy co-ordination at the secretariat-general of the European Commission; Kamil Kiljanksi, chief economist of the directorate-general for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission; Djamila Temouch, independent driver (France); Zuzana Gentner-Vavrová, principal administrator of the internal market and consumer protection committee (IMCO) at the European Parliament; and Agata Wejman, head of EU public policy at Uber, participated in a wide-ranging discussion, which will feed directly into an evolving Lisbon Council work stream on the Future of Work and the Collaborative Economy.