The main objective of this thematic network is to bring together trade union and universities across Europe to facilitate the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge between universities, research centres, worker's organisations and other "end users", in order to achieve interaction and linkage between employment and technology.
The content of the project includes:
1. Analysing the socio-economic impact of a number of key technological developments in three crucial sectors of employment (in a major manufacturer; a significant financial concern and a local government authority) in each of the four regions covered.
2. Utilising technology assessments methods to explore effects of such technologies on different users.
3. Developing research circles among relevant sectors and participants.
4. Critical analysis of SUNREG partner organisation.
Four six monthly reports and a SUNREG Bulletin are foreseen. It is envisaged the organisation of two international conferences at Month 1 and 24, and seven open workshops at Month 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 18 and 21.
The results are expected to contribute to a greater involvement of end users in the academic research activities in order to achieve a better interaction between employment and technology.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
S10 2NQ Sheffield
1005 AL Amsterdam
5600 AH Eindhoven
S17 4AB Sheffield
LS1 2ED Leeds
08198 Barcelona - Bellaterra
N7 8DB London