The Green Paper on the Future of Work was presented this afternoon, which has been prepared since September last year by a working group and is under public consultation until Tuesday, June 22. The document sets priorities for the regulation of the labor market, in the future as it is expected that “50 to 70% of occupations will undergo such significant changes that require workers to be rehabilitated or rehabilitated”, as highlighted by the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security Ana Mendes Godinho.
In a future that welcomes new professions in the most diverse fields, the Minister of Environment, who also participated in the opening session, emphasized that environment and sustainability will focus a large part of these new job opportunities, many of which have new job opportunities. Strong link to technology, which will be necessary to measure and monitor energy efficiency, or track value chains to ensure sustainability standards.
Joao Matos Fernandez noted that Portugal wants to be at the forefront of this transformation, as reflected in the country’s ambitious goals in terms of carbon emissions, or the amount of financing it will receive in the coming years in the field of sustainability, around 13 billion euros.
The book’s scientific coordinators – Teresa Coelho Moreira and Guilherme Dray – highlight the main ideas of the document, which will serve as the basis for defining new labor policies and reviewing existing ones, alluding to the importance of creating the social, financial and regulatory conditions to be taken. Optimizing the new ways of working and the technologies that can support them.
In this context, and with regard to telework, the importance of improving regulation and broadening the range of situations in which the right to telework must be preserved was highlighted, as well as the importance of ensuring the privacy of workers and families of those who work for the benefit of distance:
Guilherme Dray, one of the book’s curators, also highlighted in the presentation the country’s ability to attract professionals in other geographies, the so-called digital nomads, noting that “of course, Portugal has been successful in attracting digital nomads. If you can do it in a way that Organization “You can achieve greater success.
In this area, the book emphasizes the importance of studying solutions to improve the integration of these professionals in Portugal (financial framework, social protection, access to health, etc.) and to increase reception potential. This could include increasing the network of co-working spaces, restoring crippled public spaces and infrastructure, or improving the fiber optic network, especially outside major urban centers, he suggests.
In the various areas where technology stands out in this green paper on the future of work, there is also artificial intelligence. In this topic, the importance of knowing the technology better and guiding the developments resulting from it, in order to reduce risks and protect privacy and non-discrimination rights, is emphasized. It also points to the importance of investing in digital skills.
The green paper on the future of work also addresses topics such as working on digital platforms or training, as Sabotek already mentioned, in an article You can read or re-read here.
The final version of the Green Paper on the Future of Work will include contributions from a public consultation held this month that highlighted, among other things, the importance of measures to encourage digital training and modernization of companies, their employees, and operating models.
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