Time to Fresh Up

Cultivating Economic Literacy for Resilient Work in Europe

What is it about?

A learning platform

Adult educators from associations, companies and universities in six European countries are creating a learning platform.

The current economic and social transformations are also changing the world of work. How? Is unemployment rising? Are new jobs being created? Are working conditions changing? Is social security financed through employment? What does “resilience” mean in its general, societal and its daily life dimensions?

       The topics of the courses are:

  • Facets of a Political Economy of Resilience
  • The Financial Policies Needed to Ensure a Just Transition for Workers
  • Platform Economy and (resilient) Work
  • The ‘Gig’ Economy – Is It Associated to Anti-Migrant Sentiment?
  • Care work in the Foundational Economy
  • Basic Income and Sustainable Work
  • Job guarantee and Modern Monetary Theory
  • How the Covid-19 Pandemic Changed the Requirements for the Modern Worker (labour force)
  • Skills for Future Jobs (how training/competence development needs to change to meet the needs of the future labour market)
  • Career Guidance and Counselling for Successful Transition to the Labour Market
  • Entrepreneurship as a Tool Fostering Innovation and Resilience at the Labour Market

Food for Thought: Articles on recent topics

Inflation - Deflation ?
Inflation - Deflation?

Prices in Europe have been rising since 2021. It was quickly defined as inflation. Some economists did not want to use this term hastily. But what is inflation? What, on the other hand, does deflation mean? And what is meant by the term stagflation?

Prices in Europe have been rising since 2021. It was quickly defined as inflation. Some economists did not want to use this term hastily. But what is inflation? What, on the other hand, does deflation mean? And what is meant by the term stagflation?

Prices in Europe have been rising since 2021. It was quickly defined as inflation. Some economists did not want to use this term hastily. But what is inflation? What, on the other hand, does deflation mean? And what is meant by the term stagflation?

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One of the consequences of the pandemic has been a shift in the debate about a universal basic income (UBI) in Ireland. It is a highly controversial issue. What are the arguments?

One of the consequences of the pandemic has been a shift in the debate about a universal basic income (UBI) in Ireland. It is a highly controversial issue. What are the arguments?

One of the consequences of the pandemic has been a shift in the debate about a universal basic income (UBI) in Ireland. It is a highly controversial issue. What are the arguments?

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Nowadays, more and more attention is being paid to the importance of human resources in the context of a company’s development and market success. There is no doubt that the knowledge, skills and competencies of employees are key elements of an efficiently functioning organization. But also motivation...

Nowadays, more and more attention is being paid to the importance of human resources in the context of a company’s development and market success. There is no doubt that the knowledge, skills and competencies of employees are key elements of an efficiently functioning organization. But also motivation...

Nowadays, more and more attention is being paid to the importance of human resources in the context of a company’s development and market success. There is no doubt that the knowledge, skills and competencies of employees are key elements of an efficiently functioning organization. But also motivation...

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Stress at work during the Covid-19 pandemic

Stress is a reaction designed to prepare us to cope with the challenges that arise in the surrounding environment. It has become an indispensable part of every person’s and worker’s life these days, and an aftermath of the increasingly fast pace of life.

Stress is a reaction designed to prepare us to cope with the challenges that arise in the surrounding environment. It has become an indispensable part of every person’s and worker’s life these days, and an aftermath of the increasingly fast pace of life.

Stress is a reaction designed to prepare us to cope with the challenges that arise in the surrounding environment. It has become an indispensable part of every person’s and worker’s life these days, and an aftermath of the increasingly fast pace of life.

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Employer actions to reduce employee stress during the Covid-19 pandemic

Every person reacts differently to stress and employers in the post-era of pandemonium are increasingly turning to new workplace solutions. Which ones?

Every person reacts differently to stress and employers in the post-era of pandemonium are increasingly turning to new workplace solutions. Which ones?

Every person reacts differently to stress and employers in the post-era of pandemonium are increasingly turning to new workplace solutions. Which ones?

Slide 6

Working conditions in many institutions have changed over the past few years. The traditional contact between manager and employee has disappeared, which has caused and continues to cause many problems. Which ones? How to cope with them?

Working conditions in many institutions have changed over the past few years. The traditional contact between manager and employee has disappeared, which has caused and continues to cause many problems. Which ones? How to cope with them?

Working conditions in many institutions have changed over the past few years. The traditional contact between manager and employee has disappeared, which has caused and continues to cause many problems. Which ones? How to cope with them?

Slide 7

The world in the face of the trend of digitization and digitalisation of work: It is expected that nearly 54 percent of occupations are at risk of automation in the European Union. Which skills get more and more important for the future?

The world in the face of the trend of digitization and digitalisation of work: It is expected that nearly 54 percent of occupations are at risk of automation in the European Union. Which skills get more and more important for the future?

The world in the face of the trend of digitization and digitalisation of work: It is expected that nearly 54 percent of occupations are at risk of automation in the European Union. Which skills get more and more important for the future?

Slide 8

Automatisation, artificial intelligence, robotisation and more bring tremendous changes in the world of labour. There are various future prospects.

Automatisation, artificial intelligence, robotisation and more bring tremendous changes in the world of labour. There are various future prospects.

Automatisation, artificial intelligence, robotisation and more bring tremendous changes in the world of labour. There are various future prospects.

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Industry 4.0 or the “Googleized” labour market revolution

The disruptive potential of digitalisation and automation has led to the development of “industry 4.0”. In the short and medium term, these changes have often disastrous consequences, both social and political.

The disruptive potential of digitalisation and automation has led to the development of “industry 4.0”. In the short and medium term, these changes have often disastrous consequences, both social and political.

The disruptive potential of digitalisation and automation has led to the development of “industry 4.0”. In the short and medium term, these changes have often disastrous consequences, both social and political.

Slide 10

Computer graphic designer, broker, nutritionist, health care worker, logistian, research worker: which professions are regarded as 'future like'?

Computer graphic designer, broker, nutritionist, health care worker, logistian, research worker: which professions are regarded as 'future like'?

Computer graphic designer, broker, nutritionist, health care worker, logistian, research worker: which professions are regarded as 'future like'?

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" Resilience is an art of living, and it includes the power to create conditions that make such an art of living possible."

Helène Zuc

What we do

Our project activities encompass online exchanges about the courses of the learning platform we are going to produce as well as organisational questions. In addition, we meet each other at each partner’s organisation and hold workshops to test and reflect the developed material. Find here some impressions.

Who we are

In our group cooperate colleagues from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland and Poland. Together we already developed the learning platform on Economic Literacy in Europe with courses on inequality, money, growth, taxes, climate change, and other topics.
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Berlin/DE | Intercultural, socio-economic and civic-political education across Europe

AVITEUM

Prague/CZ | Catalyst for Change. Grant lab. Growth lab. Project lab. Creating solutions to develop potential and build a better future for everyone.

Transit Projectes

Barcelona/ES | Cultural, social and educational services across Spain and in Latin America.

Financial Justice Ireland

Dublin/IRL | Socio-economic and political education with focus on a financial system that serves the needs of all people. The aim is to empower people to take informed action for greater economic justice globally.

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Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Vienna/AT | Institute for Multi-level Governance and Development, research-intensive public university with a keen awareness of its obligations to society and the responsibility of students in business and society

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Akademia WSEI

Lublin/PL | The private university combines high-livel education with a rare degree of close contact with the practice of socio-economic life. Among others, it qualifies students in public finance management, strategic planning or absorption and management of EU funds.

Words about work

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Michelangelo Buonarroti
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Michel de Montaigne
As exchange-values, all commodities are merely definite quantities of congealed labour-time.
Karl Marx
Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
Mao Zedong
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Michel de Montaigne
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Erasmus+

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Erasmus+ cooperations enable adult educators and adult citizens to develop innovative material together, share its didactical competencies, make learning experiences abroad and create European networks. For more info see the website of the National Agency in your country, https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact/national-agencies_en

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