About the Project

With the right strategies in place, digitalisation and automation can lead to employment growth and job retention. RO, HU and SK employers and employees representatives alike joined forces to understand the Industry 4.0 risks, challenges and opportunities for job transition.


Project Name: Renewed social dialogue for the new world of work. Job transitions & digitalisation in two industrial sectors in CEE countries –Romania, Hungary, Slovakia. WorkTransitionCEE
Duration: April 2021 - Jan 2023
Project Coordinator: Employers’ Confederation Concordia
Co-beneficiaries: BNS (RO), MGYOSZ (HU), VASAS (HU), NUE (SK), NKOS (SK)
Associate organisations: Business Europe (BE), European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Third Party Organisation: International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

What will happen to the millions of European citizens affected by both automation and the COVID crisis 19 in the following years and what skills we need to develop to keep pace with a constantly changing world of work are questions that WorkTransitionCEE project will try to find answers for – a project co-financed by the European Union that brings together six representative social partners from Central and Eastern Europe.

By engaging RO, HU and SK employers and employees representatives alike, WorkTransitionCEE aims to underline how critical the following years will be for job transition in the new world of work. Specifically, our project highlights the importance of a strong European social dialogue and the need to implement the Autonomous Framework Agreement on Digitalisation to optimise the benefits and better deal with the challenges of digitalization.

results & impact


To raise awareness on opportunities and challenges resulting from the digital transformation of the world of work

Strengthen social dialogue


Understand the risks and opportunities for job transition with a deep dive on ITC skills

Improve the capacity of social partners to deal with future of work


Strengthen social dialogue at national level
Guide employers and workers to grasp the opportunities
Promote Upskilling and Reskilling
Make policy recommendations