ETF Publication: Embracing the digital age The future of work in the Western Balkans: New forms of employment and platform work
Driven by social, economic and technological changes, labour markets are becoming more flexible in the European Union and its neighbourhing countries. This translates into growth in novel employment relationships, which differ from ‘traditional work’ in terms of working conditions, content, and regulatory and legal ramifications.
Conducted between November 2021 and May 2022, the ETF’s research focused on new forms of employment, including platform work, and the implications on youth employment policies and skills development. The analysis covered six Western Balkan economies, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.