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The GIG consortium consists of 8 complementary partners from Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy which operate in the field of vocational education & training or in education & regional employment policy making and execution. They all possess a regional and international cooperative orientation.
Within the lifespan of the GIG project the participating regions in GIG will set up their own regional alliances. By discussing the implications of the gig economy in the regional alliances, GIG explores the effect the gig economy has on local economies. Not only will the regional alliances reflect on the negative implications (e.g. risk of exploitation, employee security) it will also concentre on the positives to local regions:
Can digitalisation and gig working enable (young) people to stay in their local regions and what is the effect on local economies?
Does the gig economy support highly skilled people to work from home and not necessarily having to move/commute to the big cities?
How can regions and policy makers optimally take advantage of the opportunities of these labour market dynamics, while protecting individuals against the risks?