Embracing the digital age

Driven by social, economic and technological changes, labour markets are becoming more flexible in the European Union and its neighbourhing countries. This translates into growth in novel employment relationships, which differ from ‘traditional work’ in terms of working conditions, content, and regulatory and legal ramifications.

Conducted between November 2021 and May 2022, the ETF’s research focused on new forms of employment, including platform work, and the implications on youth employment policies and skills development. The analysis covered six Western Balkan countries, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

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