First European Round Table

3 December 2021 (9:30-13:00 CET / 10:30 – 14:00 EET)

The First round Table was carried out on 3 December 2021 via Zoom and as a hybrid meeting in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The Round table was organized and hosted by the Estonian Employers’ Confederation (ETKL). It was attended by 60 stakeholders from the partner countries. During the Round Table Rebekah Smith (BusinessEurope) made an intervention on the topic: The European Social dialogue and the progress of the implementation of the Autonomous European Framework Agreements, in particular the FA on Digitalisation; an overview of the completed desk-research was made and 3 very interesting Estonian examples of good practices were presented: „How we sent 1600 computer users to home office in one day; „Cyber Security in Estonia“ and  „E-residency in Estonia“.

 

The meeting is organized and hosted by: Estonian Employers’ Confederation ETKL

Working language: EN

Moderator: Raul Aron, analyst-advisor of Estonian Employers’ Confederation

9:30 -10:00 The European Social dialogue and the progress of the implementation of the Autonomous European Framework Agreements, in particular the FA on Digitalisation from the perspective of ETUC and
Business Europe” – TBC
10:00 -10:15 Presentation of the project TransformWork Ina Atanasova, project manager, Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria
10:15 – 10:45 Presentation of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation. Results of Estonian desk research.“ Raul Aron, analyst-advisor of Estonian Empoyers` Confederation
10:45 – 11:00 Main trends and preliminary conclusions from the desk researches in the partner countries of the project Lyuboslav Kostov, Director of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research at CITUB
11:00 -11:15   BREAK
11:15- 11:45 „How we sent 1600 computer users to home office in one day Katrina Laurson-Suurna“, Leading HR partner of Eesti Energia
11:45 -12:15   „Cyber Security in Estonia“ Sander Valvas, Head of Cybersecurity
Department of Cybernetica
12:15 -12:45 „E-residency in Estonia“ Lauri Haav, CEO of e-residency of EAS Enterprise Estonia
12:45 -13:00 Discussion and suggestions

 

Third SC meeting

The Third SC meeting was carried out on 12 October 2021 via Zoom and was attended by all co-beneficiary organizations and 3 of the associated organizations. During the meeting the 5 National desk researches were presented. A positive assessment was given to the work done so far and it is a very good ground for the second stage of the research. The Presentation of the concept for the Framework of the Second Stage of the Research was done and the deadlines for the development of the questionnaires and the implementation of the second stage were set. The partners discussed the organization of the First Round Table in Estonia which is going to take place on 3 December 2021, 9.3012.30 CET in a hybrid form: via Zoom and face to face. The draft Agenda will be circulated by the end of October.

Second SC meeting

The Second SC meeting was carried out on 22 June 2021 and was attended by all co-beneficiary organizations and four of the associated organizations. During the meeting the following major items were discussed: the desk research – first outcomes, some initial conclusions, problems/restrains; the website of the project (it was presented and all the partners were able to make suggestions and comments on its content); the first round table (it was decided that the First Round Table would be carried out in the first half of September in Malta – organized by the Malta Chamber with the support of Malta Business Bureau and General Workers’ Union)

The first meeting of the Project Research Team

 

The first meeting of the Project Research Team took place on 18 May 2021 via Zoom. All the researchers from the co-beneficiary organizations and the Research Team Leader – Lyuboslav Kostov made some final remarks/comments on the Research framework and especially the first stage of the research – the desk research and also set the deadline for completing the first stage to be the end of July. The Research Team also discussed the Digital Transformation Concept Note (see category “Research) developed by Prof. Shoikova (developed to assist the common background and understanding of the concepts and terms)

 

Kick-off-meeting

The kick-off meeting of the project TransFormWork was carried out on 26.03.2021 via Zoom. It was attended by 34 members of the project team from all co-beneficiary, associated and affiliated organizations. The new project was officially launched and presented by the president of CITUB – Mr. Plamen Dimitrov. Rebekah Smith (BusinessEurope) presented the new dimensions of social dialogue in Europe deriving from the Autonomous Framework Agreement on Digitalization.

The SC meeting put the foundations of the future cooperation and joint activities within the project by establishing the Project Research Team and the Project Management Team, by presenting the project aims, expected results, time frame, workpackages, roles and responsibilities of each co-beneficiary and associated organization, the framework of the research, the financial guidelines and administration procedures, the dissemination and evaluation plans.