To keep up with new customer demands, technologies and environmental goals, the transport sector is increasingly turning to automation to deliver sustainable, affordable and accessible mobility services. This is transforming labour requirements, demanding new skills and competencies. As a result, mobility stakeholders must be able to understand and prepare for these changes.
Leveraging existing data and people’s expertise, WeTransform will create a cross-national living hub as a knowledge and action platform, offering a path forward for smarter decisions, more innovative and evidence-based policymaking, through accountable and informed governance.
Collaboration for innovation is at the heart of the project’s activities. By bringing stakeholders together for in-depth dialogue, WeTransform facilitates progress across the entire mobility sector, creating targeted and transferable solutions.
To understand and respond to the challenges posed by automation on the transport labour force, WeTransform is identifying key barriers, needs, skills, competences, examining best practices and facilitating the co-creation of targeted and durable solutions.
WeTransform adopts a cross-sectoral approach. Addressing changes in labour requirements demands a coordinated response which engages, manufacturers, operators policy makers and unions alike, understanding where priorities are aligned, and where they may diverge. Bringing these groups together, WeTransform achieves just this.
This uses three main approaches:
Using a living hub, advisory boards and forums, the project will collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data on labour force automation.