In July 2020, PPMI launched a study on Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work, contracted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The study falls within the scope of EIGE's mandate to provide technical support to the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as part of the ongoing follow-up of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU.

The principal objective of the study is to deepen the understanding of opportunities and challenges for gender equality in labour markets transformed by Al and platform work. To this end, the research team will assess the current EU policy context, carry out a literature review and desk research and analyse available statistical evidence. PPMI will also design and implement an online panel survey on working conditions and work patterns of women and men platform workers from a gender perspective, covering 10 EU Member States. For the analysis of EU and national legal and policy measures on platform work regulation, we will coordinate and support a network of national researchers to carry out a further in-depth literature review, desk research and interviews with relevant stakeholders.

The project will last for approximately nine months and its results, including policy recommendations, will serve as a basis for EIGE's report to the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2021.

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