SWiPE Research consortium congratulated new Members of Parliament

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Over the past three years, the SWiPE Research consortium has studied the changes made by digitalisation in work content, work done on digital platforms and platform economy, new meanings of work, changes in expert work, entrepreneurship, self employment, the links between education and working life and immigrant entrepreneurship. They are all significant phenomena of today’s … Continued

Registration for WORK2019 conference open!

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The multidisciplinary international WORK2019 Conference on work and working life will be organised for the fourth time. The conference will be held in August 14-16 at the Finlandia Hall and the National Museum of Finland, Helsinki. This year, the main organisers of the conference are the Turku Centre for Labour Studies TCLS, SWiPE Research Consortium … Continued

Concluding seminars of the Strategic Research Council’s WORK and HEALTH programmes

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The research projects of the Strategic Research Council’s WORK and HEALTH programmes will end during 2019. The schedules for concluding events of the project’s are now published. The SWiPE Consortium’s concluding seminar will be held at the WORK2019 conference at the Finlandia Hall on 16 August 2019. The programme, schedule and registration instructions for the … Continued

Large amount of new research data is available about platform work

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SWiPE research consortium has studied platform work and new forms of work since 2016. The research project will continue until August this year. The consortium’s concluding seminar will be organised on 16th August, simultaneously with WORK2019 conference organised on 14–16 August in Helsinki. The SWiPE consortium, sponsored by the Strategic Research Council, has studied in … Continued

Policy recommendations of Strategic Research Council’s projects now collectively available online

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The latest policy recommendations conducted by the Strategic Research Council’s projects are now available on the SRC website (in Finnish). Policy recommendations, a.k.a. policy briefs provide solutions for the decision-makers for the issues of our society, based on the latest research results, in a concise and clear form. The policy recommendations are divided into four themes, such … Continued

Policy recommendations for platform work and self-employers were discussed at SWiPE seminar

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SWiPE Research Consortium organised EU Policies and Initiatives on Platform Work and Light Entrepreneurship seminar on 8th April. The keynote speaker of the seminar was Marco Torregrossa, the secretary general of the European Forum for Independent Professionals. Torregrossa highlighted numerous examples of European countries and the United states about the good policy approaches and initiatives for … Continued

Data does not run out in use, say Petri Rouvinen and Heli Koski in Etla’s new book

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Etla has published a new book Finnish Economic Growth which is edited by professor Seppo Honkapohja and secretary of state Vesa Vihriälä. The book contains a separate chapter Datamarkkinat ja digitaaliset alustat (Data markets and digital platforms) in which SWiPE researcher Petri Rouvinen and Etla’s researcher Heli Koski analyse the specific characteristics and role of the data as … Continued

SWiPE Policy Brief: Safety, health and wellbeing at work must be secured in platform work

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SWiPE researchers Laura Seppänen and Annina Ropponen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health have prepared policy recommendations for work safety, occupational health and employment in platform work as a part of the research results of SWiPE research project. The recommendations are directed at labour and employers’ organisations, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment … Continued

Policy brief for the development of employment conditions for immigrants published by the programmes of Strategic Research Council

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The research programmes of the Strategic Research Council, Osaavat työntekijät – menestyvät työmarkkinat, Terveys, hyvinvointi ja elämäntavat, Tasa-arvoinen yhteiskunta ja Turvallisuus verkottuneessa maailmassa (Skilled employees – successful labour market, Health, welfare and lifestyles, Equal society and Security in the networked world) and the seven different research projects within them have published common policy recommendations Maahanmuuttaja … Continued