The project

The European Commission has recently set out a European initiative on AI (Artificial Intelligence) which focuses on boosting the EU’s technological and industrial capacity, developing an innovation ecosystem, ensuring the establishment of an appropriate legal and ethical framework, and preparing for socio- economic changes. Though in its early stages, AI has already had a substantial impact on the metal sector, and further innovations are expected. 

The metal industry needs to pay close attention to the future range of AI growth and how it will enable them to overcome present challenges and open doors to a limitless future. As trade unions organizations and trade union-related institutes, we are very aware of the need to equip actors with the appropriate knowledge and skills to play a strong role during the process of employee involvement at the company level.

Training of all these members is a key issue to make social partners more competent and fruitful. Within this project, we will aim to educate, familiarize and prepare trade unions’, workers’ representatives and employers’ representatives from the EU member states and candidate countries for those challenges and highlight the opportunities of the AI that has a potential to empower people and machines to work together in new ways – the human/machine alliances and collaboration where each enhances and augments the capabilities of the other. In the daily operation of a company, AI can be used in a multitude of tasks, ranging from managing data, performing functions like internal finance and accounting, automating tasks, managing production and supply chain.

The project will also introduce the upcoming regulatory and non-regulatory framework for governing AI and other new and emerging technologies, as AI systems can impact workers in many different ways but this should not negatively affect workers’ fundamental rights and conditions.


Main goal

Increasing the knowledge and skills of representatives of workers on information management, the process of consultation, and employee involvement in the field of AI (artificial intelligence) management and creation of personnel strategy and its implementation.

Project objectives

– To educate, familiarize and prepare social partners (trade unions and employers) of the emerging technology in order for them to have better understating in the new forms of work,

– To better support the worker involvement in the anticipation and management of change in the event of various forms of restructuring,

– To enhance the cooperation and coordination between the social partners for a better implementation of the mechanisms of workplace information and consultation on the subjects of digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence and new forms of work,

– Case studies of successes stories to date in the field of AI implementation in the metal sector,

– To get familiar with the latest regulatory and non-regulatory framework for governing AI and other new and emerging technologies,

– Raising awareness of workers’ and employers’ representatives from all EU Member States and Candidate Countries on the content of AI and other new and emerging technologies


EXPECTED OUTCOME

– Increased knowledge of the social partners and actors at company level about employee involvement – knowledge about digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence, etc.

– Stimulation and steer of the active employee involvement in the design of solutions addressing the consequences of the economic crisis;

– Increasing awareness about EU instruments that will enable representatives of the metal sector companies to reach out for EU funds for training (ESF), research (Horizon) etc.

– Strengthening the transnational cooperation among the trade unions around Europe and establish a sustainable network which will result with long-term cooperation.

Project outputs

1. A comparative analysis (Publication) covering 7 countries (Poland, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia and Serbia) about digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence and new forms of work.

2. Implementation of trainings will increase their knowledge and capacity on the AI and other new and emerging technologies

3. Study visit for 18 participants from trade union that will exchange experience with Italian colleagues

4. Designing and printing promotional materials that will be used in the kick-off meeting, study visit and conference, along with presentations used in these events. All these materials will be published online.

PROJECT EVENTS

Project initiating international conference, Croatia – May 2021

Introduction of Publication on the existing situation in partner countries, Serbia, – June 2021

Training course, Poland- September 2021

Study visit, Italy- March 2022

Project final international conference, Spain – October/2022

PROJECT DURATION
18 MONTHS
05.04.2021 – 04.10.2022

Request for offer

24.03.2021.

On 5 May 2021 we are organizing an Online event within the European project: We want to provide simultaneous interpretation in the following languages: Croatian- Italian, Polish -Serbian, Spanish, Latvian, Lithuanian (12 interpreters) and 6 interpreting booths with technical equipment.

We would also like to ask for valuation of technical support during the online event including: coordination of online interpretation, operation of conference platform, online registration, video recording.

If you are interested in providing the above mentioned service please send us your offer until the 29 th April 2021 on this e-mail:  smh@smh.t-com.hr

 

Sincerely,

SMH-IS