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Join the GI-NI Webinar Series on Digital Transformation, Globalization and Migration

Embark on a thought-provoking journey with the GI-NI project as we delve into the intricate ways that digital transformation, globalisation, and migration are reshaping our world. This trio of online seminars brings together the keen minds of GI-NI project researchers to share with you the forefront of our findings and insights.


About the Series:

Each webinar will provide a deep dive into one of the following themes:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Globalization
  • Migration

Discover cutting-edge research that examines the societal shifts prompted by these global trends.



GI-NI Webinar on Digital Transformation: Reducing Inequality from Automation? How occupational networks affect unemployment duration

  • April 26th, 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00 CEST
  • Mode: Online Session (via Zoom)

Even though automation does not cause mass unemployment for the economy as a whole,  recent research shows that automation creates winners and losers from automation in the labour market. Joblessness is an important dimension how certain workers lose out in the short run, causing inequality in job finding. Based on data from Flanders, Belgium, we explore the capacity for certain displaced workers to adjust more easily to automation because they have alternative occupations available to them. We analyse whether this depends on the type of technology, including exposure to AI. Our insights can aid public employment services that want to provide helpful information to job seekers affected by automation

Join us for our next session featuring:

  • Emilie Rademakers from Utrecht University (Netherlands) as the speaker
  • Laura Nurski of CEPS (Belgium) offering her thoughts as the discussant
  • Cinzia Alcidi, also from CEPS (Belgium), steering the conversation as the moderator

This session will investigate the intersection of occupational networks and unemployment durations amidst the surge of automation.


How to Participate:

Be part of the dialogue by registering for the webinar online. Engage with experts and peers alike in tackling some of the most pressing issues of our times.

Secure your virtual seat at this online registration form.