Events

Kick-off meeting: International Conference on the Regulation of the Sharing Economy and Inequalities driven by Digital Markets

Timing: 1st year, 1st semester (November 2019)

Typology: Conference

Person/team in charge: Andrés Boix, Gabriel Doménech and Alba Soriano (University of Valencia).

Brief description: The kick-off meeting of the SHINE Network is designed not only to begin the activities of the network and implement the organisation structure between partners, thus completing the program of activities, research, events and teaching, but also to offer a first International Conference on the Regulation of the Sharing Economy and Inequalities driven by Digital Markets. The goal of the Conference is to produce a first corpus with the state of the science about European Regulation on the Sharing Economy that may be used for further research by the members of the Network (but we intend to offer it and make it available to other scholars by the publishing of the results).

Target groups: Teachers, researchers, administrative and other non-teaching university staff, public administrators, civil society representatives and the general public.

Sharing Economy-Cooperative Mobility and Inequalities. The role of the Legislator

Timing: 1st year, 2nd semester (January – June 2020)

Typology: Conference; Roundtable/debate.

Person/team in charge: University of Bologna.

Brief description: Conference on the role of the Legislator and its power to regulate the phenomenon of the sharing economy organised in collaboration with the Italian House of Deputies – IX Commission for Transport, Post and Telecommunications. The Commission’s objective is to adapt the Italian regulatory framework to the European one in terms of sharing mobility. Experts, Deputies and Public Officers of the Italian House of Deputies assigned to the Commission will discuss some aspect of inequality treatment related to the new forms of collaborations. The event will be held in Rome.

Target groups: Administrative and other non-teaching university staff, public administrators, civil society representatives and the general public.

International Conference “Human and Algorithmic Discrimination in the Sharing Economy”

Timing: 1st year, 2nd semester (January – June 2020)

Typology: Conference; Roundtable/debate.

Person/team in charge: Alain Strowel and Rossana Ducato (Catholic University of Louvain).

Brief description: The goal of the international conference is to explore the different dimensions of digital discrimination in the current sharing economy, taking into consideration not only the discriminatory practices generated by humans but also by algorithms. The event will be a high-level international conference with leading scholars in the field of discrimination law, data protection, consumer protection, and experts of sharing economy. It will be open also to the non-academic community and the format of the roundtable (in the afternoon) will be dedicated to a policy discussion which aims to foster the discussion on concrete strategies for addressing the discriminatory issues experienced by European citizens.

Target groups: Bachelor and Masters’ students, public administrators, professional groups, researchers and/or PhD students, civil society representatives and the general public.

Contrasting Social Inequalities through Sharing Mobility

Timing: 2nd year, 1st semester (July – December 2020)

Typology: Conference; Workshop.

Person/team in charge: University of Palermo.

Brief description: This event will be aimed at: a) analysing the state-of-the-art of the research about the effects of sharing mobility strategies in promoting social inclusion and contrasting social inequalities; b) exchanging best practices already developed in this field at national and European level; c) identifying effective strategies to be implemented in this field, as well as guidelines and recommendations for their application.

The event will be structured in two parts. The first part will take the form of a conference in which researchers, public administrators, professional groups, and representatives of non-profit organizations will present data, studies and best practices on the use of sharing mobility strategies to foster social inclusion and to prevent social inequalities. The second part will take the form of a participative workshop to explore strategies to be implemented to foster social inclusion and to reduce social inequalities by means of sharing mobility, as well as to identify guidelines and recommendations for the application of these strategies.

Target groups: Bachelor and Masters students, researchers and/or PhD students, public administrators, professional groups, civil society representatives and the general public.

Digital Reputation of Workers and Algorithmic Labour Force Management. Risks and perils in Fundamental Rights

Timing: 2nd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2021)

Typology: Conference

Person/team in charge: Adrián Todolí (University of Valencia).

Brief description: The conference will focus on the use of AI tools in the labour market and, in particular, worker recruitment and performance evaluation systems that use digital reputation, their risks and impact on fundamental rights and worker psychosocial health and behaviour.

The objective is for the issues regarding the digital reputation of workers and how automated decisions can affect the human rights of workers to acquire their due relevance; for researchers who are dealing with this subject to meet and share knowledge; for public institutions and national agencies to obtain knowledge on the matter when making their decisions; and to raise awareness amongst workers, unions and consumers regarding the effects and impact on Human Rights of this type of work evaluation system.

Target groups: Teachers, researchers and/or PhD students, public administrators, professional groups, civil society representatives and the general public.

Conflict Management and Public Policy in the Transport Sector the European Way

Timing: 3rd year, 1st semester (July – December 2021)

Typology: Conference

Person/team in charge: University of Barcelona

Brief description: The objective of this conference is sharing and transferring the results of public policies aiming at resolving the conflict between transportation network companies and taxi-drivers. Also, the invited European scholars and policy makers can present their proposal for decision-makers which could result in overall welfare gains. It is expected that this conference will contribute to the evolution of the European transport sector through sharing solutions and know-how in order to influence policy and practice to come up creative solutions when private sector innovation can lead to conflict as a by-product.

Target groups: Researchers and/or PhD students, public administrators and civil society representatives.

Final event: presentation of results

Timing: 3rd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2022)

Typology: Workshop

Person/team in charge: University of Valencia

Brief description: The final will consist of a final workshop with the representatives of each partner of the SHINE Network as well as a presentation of the final results of the research, teaching and other activities conducted from 2019 to 2022. The event will be the opportunity to present the different deliverables produced within the SHINE Network. We will offer those deliverables to Public Administrations.

Target groups: Teachers,researchers and/or PhD students, public administrators, professional groups, civil society representatives and the general public.