The purpose of this conference is to focus on Nordic research and ideas on how to succeed in creating sustainable work in a European context.
Sustainable work is a central policy area for the Nordic Council of Ministers. Policy discussions regarding the future of work have recently been revitalized in the EU and are key components in the European Pillar of Social Rights. Quality of jobs, social protection, and sustainable economic growth are major visions of the ILO and in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference also represents a final activity of the Swedish Platform for Sustainable Work as a Resource for Health, Innovation and Growth. The mission of the platform has bee to emphasize a Swedish and Nordic approach in the context of Horizon 2020 and the next European Framework Programme for Research, FP9, commencing in 2021.