Digital Economy and Social Security Observatory
The Digital Economy will profoundly transform our daily life, how we work and how we live.
The Observatory will provide ISSA members with an understanding of the opportunities and the challenges it will present to social security administrations.
It will look at this transformation from two angles: the changing environment in which social security institutions evolve and how Social Security institutions themselves will be impacted and can respond to these challenges.
The ISSA has grouped the multitude of topics that are linked to the digital economy and its impact on social security.
This ‘look into the future’ is supported by the ISSA Technical Commissions, findings from ISSA conferences and events, member surveys, good practices, literature reviews, research and input by external experts.
How will the digital economy change the environment for social security?
How will the digital economy impact social security administrations?
(Click on a title to see a full description of the topic)
OECD (13.02.2019) Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work, according to a new OECD report. Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems says that new technologies, globalisation and population ageing are changing the quantity and quality of jobs as well as the skills they require. Providing better skilling and re-skilling opportunities to workers affected by these changes is essential to make sure the future works for all.
EurActiv (12.02.2019) The future landscape of work in Europe will undoubtedly include a significant increase in robotics technologies – and this could bring major benefits if the right policies are in place to ensure people have the best skills to thrive in Europe’s new world of work.
Le Temps (07.02.2019) Le numérique est-il utile en médecine et si oui, pour faire quoi ? Poser la question pourrait passer pour de l’idiotie tant le discours ambiant est que le numérique va tout révolutionner, y compris la santé.
McKinsey (February 2019) Process automation and technologies based on artificial intelligence can bring benefits across numerous functions of government.
Foro Económico Mundial (28.01.2019) Las próximas dos décadas prometen una revolución a gran escala en nuestras vidas laborales. Antes de estudiar los próximos 20 años, echemos un vistazo rápido al presente, y a algo que alguna vez se consideró paradójico.
EurActiv (31.01.2019) Digital Economy Commissioner Mariya Gabriel defended the need for a collective response to the digital gender gap on Tuesday (29 January), at a conference on gender equality organized by the Martens Centre in Brussels.
ILO (22.01.2019) This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.
ILO Blog (17.01.2019) Digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, cognitive computing, big data, automation, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics and blockchain – are affecting many occupations, both jobs and tasks. The types of skills being demanded by employers are also changing, causing disruption in the task and skill profiles of traditional occupations, such as those in the manufacturing sector. The gig economy also emerged, with people working flexible hours, often producing deliverables with the help of technology.
opengovasia.com (16.01.2019) Find out what technology projects the organisation has taken on and is exploring.
ejinsight (10.01.2019) Much has been written about the “future of work,” and much of it makes for gloomy reading. Study after study predicts that automation will upend entire industries and leave millions unemployed. A 2013 paper by two Oxford professors even suggested that machines could replace 47 percent of jobs in the United States within “a decade or two.”