For the purpose of successful implementation of the project: The adaptation of industrial relations towards new forms of work we used various methods of research. Through activities of qualitative and quantitative research, as well as webinars and public debates, we did mapping of the main practices and obstacles/risks of labour market and relationship between employees, employers and their representatives in terms of adaptation to the new labour/employment forms.

In order to reach the above mentioned goal, the Applicant and co-applicants strive to meet the following specific objectives:

(1) Provide an overview mapping of the magnitude of the emerging new forms of work – including in digital economy, in the participating countries, with the scope of raising awareness of the social partners about the present/future challenges;

(2) Improving the expertise of social partners in addressing workers’ needs/demands in new forms of employment;

(3) Exchanging information and best practices between the Applicant and co-applicants and old member states who have more experience with digital economy and its’ effect on forms of employment;

(4) Raise awareness of workers on their rights and benefits in search of new forms of employment; The objectives mentioned above contribute to a better understanding of the challenges/opportunities brought by globalisation and technological change, with a specific attention on the effects of transformation of the industrial relations that occurred with new forms of employment. Furthermore, the objectives are meant to contribute to the improvement of industrial relations to ensure social inclusion, fairness and job quality.