On 9 March next, at 09h15 (Lisbon time), there will be a High-Level Conference on the Future of Work, on the topic of “Remote Working: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities”, organised under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The conference, moderated by the Portuguese Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, and by the Portuguese Deputy Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Miguel Cabrita, will look at the changes in the labour market in recent years, particularly the new ways of working and of organising working time, reconciliation between professional and personal life and the right to disconnect.
These are exceptionally pressing issues given the current COVID-19 pandemic, especially teleworking, which has shown itself to be an alternative to working in the office.
Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder, and the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, will be participating in the opening session.
See the full programme of the conference here.