Beyond 4.0 San Sebastián Summer School


BEYOND4.0 Summer School 2019
‘Work and Welfare in the Digital Age: what we know and what more we need to know’

San Sebastian, Spain; 3-4-5 June 2019

BEYOND4.0 is an EU project (Research and Innovation action) started per January 2019. BEYOND4.0 aims to help deliver an inclusive European future by examining the impact of the new technologies on the future of jobs, business models and welfare. The project develops new knowledge for science, policymaking and practice.

One of its activities is to organise a Summer School in June 2019 (to be held in San Sebastian, Spain, on 3-4-5 June), and a follow up Summer School in 2021 (May/June; United Kingdom – location to be announced). The Summer School has its focus on designing the study of Work and Welfare in the Digital Age, based on the newest insights of science and policy.

The Summer School will address the following topics:

  • How to study and research work and welfare in the digital age
  • What kind of data sets are useful and how to best use and connect them
  • How to study regional contexts and ecosystems and their economic digital transformation
  • How to study socio-economic consequences of technological transformations
  • How to understand future skills and roles of stakeholders
  • How to study technological transformations from a historical perspective
  • How to study company strategies that lead future economic and social performance
  • How to study platform economies in relation to welfare, tax and inclusiveness

The Summer School welcomes:

  • PhD students and researchers in social sciences and history, technological innovation, data management and analytics, social policy and welfare states, organisation and management science;
  • Policy makers in the field of digital transformation and its relation to technology, work, welfare and society at local, regional, national and EU-level;
  • Practitioners and entrepreneurs in ecosystems development, and in building environments where digital transformations thrive and take place.
  • Information about subscription to this exciting Summer School can be found in the attached document.

Please disseminate this announcement among those who might have an interest in this Summer School (Flyer).

Organisers of the Summer School

Prof. Chris Warhurst, University of Warwick
Prof. Steven Dhondt, TNO
Prof. Alfonso Unceta, University of the Basque Country
ESSI European School of Social Innovation