European Liberal Forum and the Institute for Politics and Society invite you to the round table discussion Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat? – Automation and the Future of Work.
The Czech Republic currently has the lowest unemployment rate across the EU and experiences enormous economic growth. However, as a highly industrialized country with an outstanding automotive industry, it is expected to inevitably feel the vast effects of automation. Therefore, the means are the end; the Czech Republic will need to embrace automation and robotization in all economical areas and subsidize small to large businesses, as well as invest in AI and automatization. As routine jobs disappear, the government faces the challenges of supporting a workforce that needs to become better qualified in order to move into more demanding positions. Certainly, automation will affect all European countries and sharing new experiences internationally will be paramount. The Czech Republic has the opportunity to become a pioneer of policy making in the era of automation. Let us start the dialogue.
Martina Dlabajová, Member of the European Parliament (ANO/ALDE); Vice-President of the European Liberal Forum
Dita Charanzová, Member of the European Parliament (ANO/ALDE); Vice-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Executive Director, Next Generation Impact
Filip Pertold, Research Fellow, IDEA
Bohumil Kartous, Communications Manager, EDUin
Vladimír Dlouhý, President, Czech Chamber of Commerce
Michal Mejstřík, Professor of Economics, Charles University; Director, EEIP
The roundtable discussion will be held on 7th March 2019, 9:00-12:00 in the premises of Schebek Palace, Politických vězňů 936/7, Prague.
This event will be held in English and Czech with the provision of interpreting services.
Registration for this roundtable must be confirmed by organizers.