NEUJOBS: Employment 2025: How will multiple transitions affect the European labour market

February, 2011 to January, 2015
EU FP7 - Collaborative Project

The objective of the project is to analyze future possible developments of the European labour market(s) under the main assumption that European societies are now facing or preparing to face four main transitions that will have a major impact on employment, in particular for some groups in the labour force or sectors of the economy. What are these transitions? (1) The first one is the socio-ecological transition, a comprehensive change in the patterns of social organization and culture, production and consupmtion that will drive humanity beyond the current industrial model towards a sustainable future. (2) The second is the societal transition produced by the combination of population ageing, low fertility rates, changing family structures, urbanization and growing female employment. (3) The third transition concerns new territorial dynamics and the balance between agglomeration and dispersion forces. (4) The fourth is a skills (upgrading) transition and its likely consequences for employment and (in)equality.