Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future? Unfortunately, that is not something we can teach you. What the scenarios "Worker Participation 2030" do provide is a roadmap of what the future might bring. They do not tell you what you should or should not do. Instead, they help you to conceive different alternatives, prepare for different possible futures and deal with the risks and opportunities that lie ahead. The workshop is addressed to European Works Council members from different companies and different sectors who want their EWC to become more pro-active.

The four alternative scenarios explore the long-term prospects and possible futures in which the structures and actors of worker participation might have to operate by the year 2030. Will life simply go on, stumbling from one crisis moment into the next restructuring, or is there a serious risk that it will get much worse and that we will face a situation of collapse? Will it be a more individualistic society, where people largely trust in themselves and their own networks, or will trade unions become a key actor for promoting the change within companies and society as a whole towards truly global and sustainable solutions? Working with scenarios also makes clear that the future is not yet written and that it is worth trying to actively shape it. Find out more about the scenarios here.

Are you looking for a creative way to envisage the consequences of strategic decisions? Do you feel tempted to embark on a future exploration? Then this workshop is something for you ! The main competence required for participation is curiosity.

You will learn how to

  • Enhance your capacities of long-term thinking.

  • Explore different futures and resulting implications.

  • "Be prepared” : building strategies for alternative futures.

  • Work with the WP 2030 scenarios in your own EWC.

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