beyondwork 2020 - European Conference on Labour Research

What does the transformation of work mean for people? How can companies best prepare their employees? How can digitalisation and artificial intelligence improve the working life of employees in hospitals, nursing homes, laundries and industrial production facilities? How can small and medium enterprises develop digital business models to be successful in today’s competitive markets? 

The answers are waiting for you at the beyondwork 2020 European conference on labour research, which will take place from 21-22 October in Bonn, Germany. We are looking forward to seeing you either online during the virtual conference, or in person at the World Conference Center in Bonn.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore state of the art technological advance including 'Pepper', the first nursing robot to bring smiles to the faces of Japanese and German nurses, patients and their families alike, thanks to the scientists of the PADERO research network.

Or put on virtual reality glasses and dive into the realistic lab worlds featuring truly attractive industrial production sites set up by our expert network FutureWork 360. Or discover the 3D-printed hip implant of our network AMTT.

During the conference which is organised by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research you are invited to take part in discussions with representatives from European politics, research and business as well as social partners and participate in all activities of beyondwork2020 – online as well as on site.

Main topics:

  • Health and prevention
  • Networks at work
  • Humans and machines
  • Interactive work
  • Participation and leadership
  • Regional and global change
  • Skills management

Top-notch keynote speeches, an interdisciplinary panel discussion and a forum on experiencing and testing innovative solutions of tomorrow will accompany the sessions. In addition, a variety of research projects will present their findings online on a multimedia platform.

In short: beyondwork2020 will bring European labour research to life. Don't miss it!


Marianne Vaske
Tel. +49 228 3821 1439