Recovery and change: The breakdown of traditional structures?

The economic ripples due to the outbreak of COVID19 have been felt at all levels of society. Aside from the health perspective, the economic sphere of European countries is and will be severely affected for the months to come. Cities in lockdown have meant the cease of several activities that served as jobs for millions of people. Unemployment has risen dramatically in the last two months, and various sectors of the population are struggling to make ends meet.  This crisis has shown that conventional structures of work and income must expand and evolve. 

It is in times of crisis, however, that we can think of new ways to better our society and economies. From the good quality of jobs to sustainable investments and the importance of keeping in mind the green aspect in the economic recovery, the best approach to evolving working systems must not leave anyone behind, especially when it comes to working. 

What does the future of work look like? How do different stakeholders plan to work towards the recovery of the EU? What type of investment will we need to successfully transition out of this crisis?


  • Tsvetelina Penkova, Member of the European Parliament
  • Sukti Dasgupta, Chief, Employment and Labour Market Policies, International Labour Organization
  • Casper Klygne, Vice President European Govt Affairs, Microsoft
  • Thanos Moysiadis, EU Public Policy, UBER