INSIGHTS OF CITIZENS
The lifetime project of most people is marked in one way or another by work. Experts and institutions describe a horizon of radical transformation of this productive space.
This study places the voice of citizens in the centre of the debate about the future of work directed at sustainable competitiveness and social well-being.
BLOCK 1 –WORK AND TIME
Although 80% of citizens are against it and think that 63 is the ideal age to retire, we continue to work beyond the age of 70. Most believe that people in the future will work less hours than they do now and 59% support an unconditional basic income.
BLOCK 2 – WORK AND SPACE
Teleworking will be the most common option according to 58% of citizens and that businesses will invade our private digital space. 80% believe that digital nomads will be normalised and be an opportunity for accessing the jobs of other countries without leaving your own territory.
BLOCK 3- THE GREEN FUTURE OF WORK
63% support the European Green Deal for a fair and sustainable economy and believe it will help our youngsters access quality jobs in the Basque Country. 80% believe these new jobs will depend more on merits than contacts and that new emerging businesses will be the key players in 2050.
Most citizens rely and hope the gender pay gap will disappear in 2050 and workers’ rights will have more protection. 57% see the presence of immigrants necessary in the future labour market.
BLOCK 4: DIGITALIZATION AND ROBOTIZATION IN 2050
Most citizens believe robotization will free us from the most unbearable workloads and that it is not a threat for their jobs. 88% would not accept their boss being a robot.
46% believe that digitalization, robotization and the development of artificial intelligence will not generate new jobs.
BLOCK 5: UNAWARENESS ABOUT THE PROFESSIONS OF THE FUTURE
Most Basque people have not heard about many of the professions that experts say will shape the future and are unaware of the jobs that will generate the energy transition. More than 70% have never heard about professions such as waste detectors, carbon footprint specialists, data detectives or Walker/Talkers.