Are machines, artificial intelligence and algorithmic human resource management displacing or augmenting the tasks and skills of EU workers? Which type of technologies are skills-displacing and which reinforce the task content of workers’ jobs? Are new technologies elevating insecurities among EU workers or are they improving their job quality? And are EU workers engaging in adequate remedial training and learning to cope with the challenges of widespread digitalisation and automation?
To answer such key questions, and inform the EU’s skills and digital agendas further, Cedefop has launched a new call for tender ‘2nd European skills and jobs survey: Data collection on impact of digitalisation and technological change on skill mismatch of EU workers’.
The aim of this framework contract is to deliver a dataset that will enhance understanding by Cedefop and the wider research/policy community of the impact of digitalisation and technological change (including skills-displacing technologies / automation) on EU workers’ job-skill requirements and skill mismatch.
The dataset will be compiled from a survey of a representative sample of around 30,000 adult workers in each EU-28 Member State (plus Norway, Iceland subject to budget availability; the UK survey is dependent on final outcomes of the Brexit negotiations).
In collaboration with a group of leading experts from academia and international organisations, and following extensive cognitive and pilot testing and translation of the survey instrument that will take place in 2020, the main data collection/fieldwork will be carried out first half of 2021.
If interested to apply, all relevant information is available at: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/about-cedefop/public-procurement/2nd-european-skills-and-jobs-survey-data-collection-impact-digitalisation-and-technological
Also see relevant Cedefop briefing note: Artificial or human intelligence? Digitalisation and the future of jobs and skills: opportunities and risk
And key Cedefop publication: Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch: Learning from Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey