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Sunshine Regions or Sunset Regions - Research co-operation between Unions and Universities on technological developments for sustainable growth and employment creation

Objective

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 Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

Trade Union Congress
Address
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3LS London
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

Centre for Alternative Industrial andTechnological Systems
United Kingdom
Address
104,Southgrove Road
S10 2NQ Sheffield
Coissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya
Spain
Address
16/4,Via Laietana
08003 Barcelona
Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging
Netherlands
Address
10,Naritaweg
1005 AL Amsterdam
Hogeschool Eindhoven
Netherlands
Address
1,Rachelsmolen
5600 AH Eindhoven
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom
Address
Totlem Hall Lane
S17 4AB Sheffield
Trade Union Congress
United Kingdom
Address
30,York Place
LS1 2ED Leeds
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Spain
Address
Bellaterra
08198 Barcelona - Bellaterra
University of North London
United Kingdom
Address
166/220,Holloway Road
N7 8DB London