Special Newsletter 5 July 2024 – 🖥️ Computer in command: Algorithms at the workplace

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How do we ensure that European workers are safeguarded in the AI revolution, not just from the displacement of jobs but also from the negative impact of Algorithmic Management on their current jobs?


We have seen what algorithmic management does for riders’ working conditions in the platform economy. After the Progressives’ achievements on the Platform Work Directive and the AI Act, is it time for this legislature to regulate algorithmic management to ensure the quality of work?


The Digital Programme, by FEPS and its Nordic partners, assesses the impact of AI at work. Find here the latest release! 

AI at work
Computer in command

By Magnus Thorn Jensen, Gerard Rinse Oosterwijk and Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard – In collaboration with the partners of the Digital Programme


Our survey of over 6,000 workers in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway reveals that 76% of the respondents are confronted with algorithmic management (AM), which has
a serious negative impact on their working conditions.


This pioneering study systematically examines the consequences of AM, highlighting its adverse effects on workers. 

However, it also finds that these negative impacts are not inevitable and proposes ways to reduce them. 


This policy study was featured in the Danish newspaper Finans.

By Ivana Bartoletti


This newest addition to the FEPS Primer series offers insight into how digital policy has been made at the EU level, the main tools used, the most important actors and the path forward. 


The purpose of this primer is threefold:

  • Create a shared understanding of the evolution of the digital ecosystem
  • Highlight the full range of activities undertaken by the EU
  • Address the challenge that, despite its ambitions, Europe is still lagging behind in technology.
A Digital Union based on European values


Progressive Governance Summit 2024

Progressive security: Championing change in times of uncertainty

21-22 June – Berlin, Germany  FEPS co-organised with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung three panels at the Progressive Governance Summit by Das Progressive Zentrum

Progressive Governance Summit 2024

FEPS took part in the Progressive Governance Summit in Berlin! The Summit convenes progressive leaders from governments, think tanks, activism and academia from both sides of the Atlantic to promote debate on progressive politics, strategy and policy, including a keynote conversation with Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz.


Check the highlights of FEPS and FES’ panels: 

The Progressive Post
Progressive Post Magazine #25


EU 2024: The unpredictable well-known

The latest issue of the Progressive Post magazine is now available!


Among the highlights:

  • Special Coverage EU 2024: the unpredictable well-known: analyses the results and attempts to predict what to expect from this new, more right-leaning, European Parliament.
  • Dossier Protecting democracy from digital disinformation: about the threats of AI and ever-more sophisticated digital manipulations to democratic processes.
  • Focus A single market with a social face: departs from former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta’s report on the EU’s internal market, its weaknesses and possible reforms.
  • Dossier Housing is a human right: it delves into a crisis that hits an increasingly larger part of society.
Progressive Post #25
Hungarians hide the pain 


Hungarians hide the pain

By László Andor, FEPS Secretary General

Today, the most popular Hungarian internationally is a 78-year-old meme star called András Arató, more widely known as ‘Hide the Pain Harold’. His only real competitor is the 80-year-old inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube, Ernő Rubik. Sadly, however, Hungary’s relationship with the community of the other 26 EU member states is dominated by a completely different representative of the ‘homo ludens’: Viktor Orbán, the man once casually called ‘dictator’ by the then president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. In contemporary EU discourse, Orbán is somewhere between a black sheep and the antichrist. Thanks to him, the country is perceived as a nuisance by some, and as a threat by others. Read more.

The Progressive Post


Post-election steps forward for EU socialists

With Sergei Stanishev and László Andor


🎧 Listen to this podcast on Spotify | Apple Podcast | Website or watch it on Youtube

Listen to the podcast

In this episode of FEPS Talks, we welcome Sergei Stanishev, who is leaving the European Parliament after ten years. He summarises his insights gathered as a MEP, but also as the President of the Party of European Socialists, a position he held between 2011 and 2022.

He assesses the EP election outcome from a socialist perspective, and reflects on the evolution of EU social democratic politics over the recent decades. The conversation reaches out to topics including the Green Deal, migration, as well as the prospects of creating peace in Eastern Europe again. Stanishev concludes the podcast by outlining political tasks and strategic priorities for the upcoming period.

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Flere har en computer som chef: »Det dræber al gejst og motivation«

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'Several people have a computer as their boss: "It kills all spirit and motivation" Finans article features FEPS latest policy study and survey 'Computer in command'