The goal of BRAVE NEW EUROPE is to be at the cutting edge of economic, political, social, and environmental developments in Europe. Long before they became popular we had promoted the Green New Deal and Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), among other topics.
We are convinced that the Gig Economy is going to be the main battlefield in the area of labour, not only for Europe, but worldwide. Thus with the kind financial support of the Lipman Miliband Trust we launched our pilot project, “The Gig Economy Project” in April 2020 as a network for gig economy organisers, activists, academics, researchers and others to share ideas and information. Thanks to the skilful and engaged project co-ordinator Ben Wray it has become an important international hub, having published 40 articles in four different languages, with contributors from across Europe and beyond.
As 2020 draws to a close, Brave New Europe has received €2,000 in bridge-funding from the German Foundation Menschenwürde und Arbeitswelt (Human dignity and the world of work), which allows us to continue the work of The Gig Economy Project until Spring 2021. We would like to thank Menschenwürde und Arbeitswelt for their generous and timely support.
We are starting now to look for a long-term funding solution for The Gig Economy Project to extend and improve its work. If you have any ideas about funding, including possible collaborations, also with unions or their foundations, we’d love to hear from you. And of course please continue to get in touch with developments in the Gig Economy across Europe. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commenting, Wray said: “I’m delighted we have secured this funding to continue The Gig Economy Project into 2021. The engagement we have had with GEP has convinced us that this is a valuable network and worth trying to sustain long-term. We want to make the Gig Economy Project bigger and better, but we need to find a funding solution which will allow us to do that.”