Digitalisation at the heart of social partners’ commitment to keep the lights on

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The public health crisis shows how indispensable digital skills and technologies are for keeping the lights on, adapting traditional models of generation and using smart infrastructures. New technologies and business models can support a swift recovery of the electricity sector from the economic downturn.

Today, Eurelectric, EPSU and IndustriAll, commit to implementing by 2022 seven actions shaping the power sector’s digitalisation in an equally beneficial way for companies, workers and customers. They include:

  • Providing guidelines for a socially responsible digital transition;
  • Ensuring that new entrants to the labour market are equipped with the right skills, while experienced employees have access to adequate re-skilling and upskilling through continuous professional development and life-long learning;
  • Partnering up with vocational education and training providers;
  • Helping develop strategies to prevent psycho-social risks at the workplace;

For more information, read our joint statement: “Digitalisation at the heart of social partners’ commitment to keep the lights on” and the full “Social partners framework of actions: Challenges and opportunities of the digitalisation for the workforce in the European electricity sector”.