Seeding - Social Economy Enterprises addressing Digitalisation, INdustrial relations and the European Pillar of Social Rights

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) (associate organization)
Fundacja Inicjatyw Społeczno-Ekonomicznych (FISE) (PL)
Gruppo Cooperativo Gino Mattarelli – CGM
Innova EG (DE)
Legacooop Produzione e Servizi (IT)
Lead Partner
Diesis (BE)

SEEDING aims at exploring how social economy enterprises and their employers’ organisations deal with the impacts of digitalisation and automation of work.

The objective of the project is to help understanding how social economy can contribute to:

  • providing a perspective on the impact of new technologies on employment and industrial relations;
  • exploiting the potential benefits of digitalisation and automation of production while preventing or managing its negative impacts on employment and working conditions;
  • implementing principles enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights, especially in terms of job security and adaptability, fair wages and fair working conditions.

In order to do so, after a background analysis, the project identifies and describe 21 case studies selected across seven EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain).

The analysis shall feed discussion in international workshops and dissemination activities, including video stories of the most interesting practices.

Finally, the partnership shall draft policy recommendations, departing from the experience gained during the project to suggest possible measures to be promoted by policy makers and social partners.