Thinking Space Paper No.3: Empowering NEETs for a platform economy

The world of work is undergoing significant changes across all sectors. Entrepreneurs and employees need to adapt to a new working environment, which will demand a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, reinvention and life-long learning. Job security, long-term employment as well as standardized roles and responsibilities will be traded off against work opportunities. Hence, it is imperative to support NEETs in a changing work environment. In this thinking space we will take a closer look at the platform economy its form, size and the work and income it generates to then discuss means to empower NEETs in this economy.