Novi Sad

27 & 28 February 2020

THE RISE OF THE PLATFORM ECONOMY IN SOUTHEASTERN AND EASTERN EUROPE: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

With Ukraine, Serbia and Romania representing the leading providers of digital platform workers in Europe and beyond, eastern and southeastern Europe deserve a close look within the context of the future of work and gig economy. Yet, the different effects of platformization on the economies and societies in these European regions have not been thoroughly examined nor fully understood.  

To fill this gap, the regional edition of the conference in Novi Sad aims to open discussions about the anticipated impacts of the platform economy on workers, businesses, and societies in these parts of Europe. The conference offers a curated program with an excellent line-up of speakers, amongst them academics, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial blockbusters, regional and national policymakers, union organizers, and platform workers. Scheduled for the 27th & 28th of February 2020 in Novi Sad, Serbia — the forthcoming European Capital of Culture 2021 — the conference focuses on the future outlook of eastern and southeastern European countries in the context of the platform economy.

Language of the event: English

Speakers

Carsten Vollrath

CEO, IPG GROUP
Speaker

Mariya Gabriel

EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Keynote speaker

Joanne Gouaux

CEO, Morning Angel Communications
Speaker

Darko Vidić

Founder and CEO, GreenDesign Ltd.
Speaker

Denis Strebkov

Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Speaker

Jan Drahokoupil

Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Speaker

Andrey Shevchuk

Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Speaker

Agnieszka Piasna

Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Speaker

Maja Turnsek

Associate Professor & Vice Dean for Research at University of Maribor
Speaker

Sreten Vranic

Head of Social Banking at Erste Bank, Novi Sad
Speaker

Nataliia Lomonosova

Analyst, CEDOS think tank, and PhD student, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy
Panelist

Ildikó Rácz

Adjunct lecturer and PhD student, Károli Gáspár University, Faculty of Law
Panelist

Attila Kun

Professor of Labour Law, Károli Gáspár University
Speaker

Gabriela Yordanova

Senior Research Associate, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS)
Speaker

Bagryan Malamin

Marketing Communications Professional and PhD Candidate, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS)
Speaker

Andrej Cvetic

Graduate student of International Relations and Sociology, University of Belgrade
Panelist

Jovana Zafirovic

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade and Junior Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences
Panelist

Zachary Kilhoffer

Researcher in the Jobs and Skills unit, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Speaker

Ionut Lacusta

Head of Public Policy,
EEMEA & EU Affairs, Glovo
Speaker

Nicolas Friederici

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Oxford Internet Institute
Speaker

Jelena Starcevic

Professor, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City
Speaker

Vassil Kirov

Associate Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS), and Associate Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Speaker

Olga Chesalina

Senior Researcher and country expert for Russia and Eastern Europe, Max Planck Institute
Speaker

Aleksandra Lakic

Sociologist
Panelist

Martin Risak

University of Vienna
Keynote speaker

Ugljesa Marjanovic

University of Novi Sad
Speaker

Nevena Kostic

Lawyer
Speaker

Branka Andjelkovic

Public Policy Research Center
Keynote speaker

Slobodan Golusin

MA student in Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU
Panelist

Tatiyana Korshunova

Leading Researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Russia
Speaker

Steffen Hudolin

the Head of Operations II of the EU Delegation to Serbia
Speaker

Bogdan Ionita

Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest
Speaker

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Janine Berg

International Labour Organization
DIVISION: Law and Public Policy

Branka Andjelkovic

Public Policy Research Center
Head of the Scientific Committee

Nicolas Friederici

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Oxford Internet Institute
DIVISION: Business and Technology

Emiliana Armano

University of Milan
DIVISION: Sociology

Ugljesa Marjanovic

University of Novi Sad
Division: Business and Technology

Martin Risak

University of Vienna
Division: Law and Public Policy

Vili Lehdonvirta

Oxford Internet Institute
Division: Economics

Mariya Aleksynska

Sorbonne University
Division: Economics

Scientific Committee

Mariya Aleksynska

Sorbonne University
Division: Economics

Vili Lehdonvirta

Oxford Internet Institute
Division: Economics

Martin Risak

University of Vienna
Division: Law and Public Policy

Ugljesa Marjanovic

University of Novi Sad
Division: Business and Technology

Emiliana Armano

University of Milan
DIVISION: Sociology

Nicolas Friederici

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Oxford Internet Institute
DIVISION: Business and Technology

Branka Andjelkovic

Public Policy Research Center
Head of the Scientific Committee

Janine Berg

International Labour Organization
DIVISION: Law and Public Policy

OUR TEAM

Branka Andjelkovic

Conference Organizing Committee

Tanja Jakobi

Conference Organizing Committee

Iva Tomic

Conference Assistant

Gordana Bekcic Pjescic

Conference Communication Consultant

Maja Kovac

Conference Organizing Committee

Svetlana Djukic

LEADER OF THE ARTS EXPERIENCE

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