Transport automation and digitisation challenge the labour market
Title of the research project
WE-TRANSFORM - Workforce Europe - TRANSFORMation Agenda for transport automation
Transport, Automation, Digitisation
WE-TRANSFORM project will apply a participatory approach and use Collective Intelligence to generate an evidence-based and action-oriented agenda to tackle the challenges connected to the effects of automation on the transport labour force.
Description of the research project
The increasing provision of new transport services due to ICT and automation stimulates demand for new labour skills. This process has accelerated considerably in recent years, and will impact the transportation sector workforce, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Therefore, it is crucial for policy makers to accommodate the workforce skills adaptation to this new era. A structured approach through an inclusive consultation incorporating existing and upcoming stakeholders is required.
WE-TRANSFORM aims at promoting collectively prioritized themes on the future of jobs and working conditions related to digitisation and automation of the transport sector. To reach this aim, it will set-up a collaborative platform producing user-friendly and shareable knowledge and supporting durable and effective innovations matching the evolving reality of workers.
WE-TRANSFORM will create a Stakeholder Forum, involving transport operators, public institutions, trade unions, universities and research centres, workers, and citizens, from different EU regions in a cross-national living hub, enabling a collaborative learning process among participants. Several techniques (interviews, public consultations, serious game activities, …) will help to collect data and produce knowledge. Then the gathered information will be analysed to generate the action-oriented agenda for policy makers.
Impact on society
Within WE-TRANSFORM, relevant European stakeholders will jointly elaborate an action-oriented
agenda to reduce potential negative effects of automation, to help the existing labour force, and to prepare labour forces needed for the future.
Moreover, WE-TRANSFORM aims at establishing a durable, openly shared knowledge on the effects of automation on transport labour and to ensure durable and effective innovations matching the evolving reality of workers. This will be done by formalizing methodologies and tools in collaboration with research laboratories, industrial actors and social partners at EU level and overseas (Japan, Canada, USA and South Korea).
Working group @Polito
Cristina Pronello, Full professor, Project Coordinator
Federico, Cavallaro, Associate professor
Daniel Alberto Sebastia, Research fellow
Deepan Anbarasan , Research fellow
Ximena Garzon, Ph.D Student
Fabio Ballati, Ph.D Student.
National and International partners
Union internationale des chemins de fer, France
Hitachi Rail, Italy
Polis - Promotion of operational links with integrated services, Belgium
Ferrovie dello stato italiane, Italy
European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation , Belgium
Fundacion de la comunidad valenciana para la investigacion, Spain
Austriatech – Gesellschaft des bundes fur technologiepolitische massnahmen, Austria
Akciju Sabiedriba Transporta Un Sakaru Instituts, Latvia
Trainose Metafores-Metaforikes Ypiresies Epivaton Kai Fortiou, Greece
Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Trasporti Cgil, Italy
Federazione Italiana Trasporti Cisl Cisl, Italy
Uiltrasporti , Italy
Empresa Municipal De Transportes De Valencia, Spain
Attiko Metro, Greece
Fundacja Rozwoju Logistyki I Zarzadzania, Poland
Lgi Consulting, France
Tampereen Kaupunkiseudun Elinkeinoja Kehitysyhtio Business Tampere Oy , Finland
Idryma Evgenidou, Greece
Virtech Ood, Bulgaria
Panepistimio Aigaiou, Greece
University Of Surrey, United Kingdom
Institut Vedecom, France
Panepistimio Dytikis Attikis, Greece
Missions Publiques, France
Traviglia Notaro Vernetti - Associazione Professionale, Italy
Six Seconds , United States
Advanis Inc, Canada
Kyungil Unversity, South Korea
Tokai National Higher Education Andresearch System, National University Corporation, Japan
Board of Regents of Nevada System of Higher Education, United States
WE-TRANSFORM project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101006900
- Budget: 2.500.000 euro
- Start date: 1/12/2020
- End date: 30/11/2023