13 June, 2020


DATE: 19th of June 2020

TIME: 14:00 – 15:30


About the Session

The COVID-19 crisis has shone an unforgiving light upon systemic vulnerabilities that already lurked within our economy and society. Atypical employment arrangements proliferate and new technologies spread, adding a new layer of insecurity onto a labour market already reeling from low wages, stagnant productivity and rising in-work poverty. The pandemic has exposed and is likely to accelerate these dynamics across industries, compounding existing insecurities in the months and years to come. Countering these trends requires nothing less than a rebooted ‘Social Contract for Good Work’ – a new set of rights and responsibilities to underpin good employment practice. In this session, we will examine the component parts of such a contract with a series of lightning talks and discussions. From UBI to unions, portable benefits to lifelong learning, join us as we highlight and discuss the innovations, technologies and policies that could deliver good work fit for the future.


a sustainable recovery & just transition agenda

Renewing the parameters of innovative, carbon-neutral, digital and globalised economies that foster welfare, social equity and social mobility


the struggle for liberal democracy

Rebalancing the responsibilities between the state and society with the aim of empowering civil society, promoting social cohesion and innovating the democratic system


strategies & capacities for progressives to govern

Imagining a narrative for an inclusive vision of the future, winning the public argument and developing strategies for progressives to govern


a progressive case for Europe & new multilateralism

Keeping Europe and its friends close together, whilst shaping values and institutions in times of geopolitical shifts

The Speakers

German Federal Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at the University College London
Executive Vice President responsible for the European Green Deal and European Commissioner for Climate Action
National Chairwoman of Alliance 90/ The Greens and Member of the German Parliament
German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
President of the Center for American Progress
Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University
Minister of the Economy and Business and Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany
Chairwoman of DIE LINKE
Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change
Author of "The People vs Democracy", Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Member of the European Parliament
Author & Activist
Advisor to the French President Emmanuel Macron on Europe and G20
National Political and Organizing Director of the Democratic National Committee
Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Co-President of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
Human rights activist and Leader of Canada's New Democratic Party
Journalist, Writer, Film-maker, and Public Speaker
Welcome to Booth.

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