Technequality virtual Scientific Conference 25 and 26 November - looking back at a successful event
As a Technequality team, we can look back on a very succesful Scientific Conference.
Have a look at the presentations by clicking at the title or the presenter below.
Of course we were not happy when we had to decide to cancel our hybrid meeting in Brussels.... we all had looked forward to seeing one another again, and on top of our program, would have had the occassion to have informal chats and during the conference diner to look back and informally evaluate the past three years of Technequality and better still - look forward and discuss any follow-up and new opportunities. Well, we will find other opportunities for that.
Despite the fact that our Scientific Conference was entirely online, it was very successful indeed, as most of our attendants let us know. Although the intended audience was scienfic, we also invited policy-makers and other people from our networks. At the peak we had 53 attendants, mostly scientists but also policy-makers from different institutions.
The two day program consisted of:
- 14 paper presentations by Technequality scientists about our latest results, each presentation followed by comments and questions of a discussant. The presentations were divided into 4 themes, being Technological Change and the labour market, education, basic income and public finances. The introduction of a discussant proved worthwhile, because it added to the quality and intensified the discussions. The presentations were:
- The role of VET in skill acquisition (Rolf van der Velden)
- Modelling assessment of income schemes (Cornelia Suta)
- Structural skill change and marginal employment (Michael Tahlin)
- Technological change and effects of participation and basic income related interventions (Ruud Muffels)
- The role of familiy formation and dissolution on women's and men's non-formal further education (Misun Lim)
- Skills acquisition and learning environments in VET (Katarina Wessling)
- Automation job tasks and polarization (Melline Somers)
- Educational mismatch by occupational groups and the impact of mismatch on salaries (Liisa Martma)
- Exposure to automation risks in study choices and labor market outcomes (Annemarie Künn-Nelen)
- Training opportunities of less-skilled adults in international comparison (Carla Hornberg)
- Causes of labor market careers without further training (Sascha dos Santos)
- Consequences of labor market careers without further training (Martin Ehlert)
- Effects on public finances (Kerstin Hotte)
- Schools, educations systems and the acquisition of skills relevant to the future of work (Per Bles)
Alle presentations can be downloaded.
- Plenary keynote presentations by:
- Michael Handel: Occupational projections, automation and the future of work,
- Carl Frey: Technological change in a historical perspective
- Steven dHondt and Vassil Kirov from our sister consortium Beyond 4.0