Third Meeting of Working Groups, Bucharest, March 26-28, 2014
November 11, 2013 | By Ursula Huws |
The third meeting of Working Groups was hosted by the University of Bucharest in Romania, March 26-28, 2014
The Management Committee of the COST Action met from 10.00 to 16.00 on March 26th.Presentations Pictures
The Working Group Programme opened with a plenary session at 17.00 on October 26th, with a keynote speech from be Gina Neff, author of Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries, (Co-Winner, 2013 American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technologies (CITASA) Book Award).
This was followed by a buffet reception.
Conference Venue and how to get there
Getting around in Bucharest
The programme included plenary sessions, with a particular focus on virtual work in creative and IT industries.
Tatiana Mazali spoke on ‘Digital creativity and new professions biographies in action to overcome the crisis’
Irene Mandl presented the latest results from the Eurofound Project on ‘New forms of Employment’
James Stewart presented his recent research on Online Work Exchanges.
Karin Hippler from Elance (a leading Online Work Exchange) spoke about the online work revolution while Mike Holderness from the European Federation of Journalists (representing creative and content-producing virtual workers) explored what this means for creative and workers. Vasile Baltac from the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (representing IT professionals) gave an overview of the changing landscape of eskills.
There was also be an interactive question-and-answer session for Early Stage Researchers and PhD students on ‘Getting published’.
Working Groups met in parallel to present their ongoing work and develop future plans.