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Watch: “Making Remote Work” – Building Communities Through Enabling Remote Work

With 55,000 remote jobs currently open across Europe, the potential for remote work to help to develop communities is immense. As a result of our experience during the pandemic, the mindset has changed and the move to remote working is now inevitable.

Such a seismic change poses threats to communities across the EU but it also offers significant opportunities. If we handle this transition well rural, remote and disadvantaged communities in particular stand to benefit. Be part of the discussion that will identify the key enablers that will make this change a reality.

The event took the form of lightning inputs from leaders in community development, remote working and policy making followed by a fast-paced Q&A as well as a keynote address from Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioner for Democracy and Demography.

Through these interactions we identify key improvements that can be made at an EU level to ensure that remote works for all and acts as a driver to develop communities across the Union.


Colm Markey MEP – Welcome & Opening

Vice-President Dubravka Šuica (Commissioner of Democracy and Demography, European Commission)

Lise Thillemann Sørensen (Secretariat of The Association of Danish Small Islands)

Chris Herd (CEO of Firstbase HQ)

Maeve McElwee (Director of Employer Relations at IBEC)

Tracy Keogh (CEO of Grow Remote)

Colm Markey MEP – Closing Remarks


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