Organizing telework in an inclusive manner

Earlier this year we started working on the ESF-project Organizing telework in an inclusive manner. In collaboration with different national and international partners we're researching obstacles for employees, employers and managers to fully utilize the possibilities of teleworking or the home-office. Teleworking clearly has a lot of potential to make the job market more inclusive.
We are focussing on less visible obstacles to do with gender, ethnic background, education level, age...  Based on the research results, we will develop tools for employees, employers and managers to overcome these obstacles. 

In collaboration with our national and international partners, we're hosting the online conference 'Organizing telework in an inclusive manner' on thursday May 6th.


Open to all interested persons

9:30 – 9:45:     Welcome and presentation of the network (Miet Timmers, Odisee, University of Applied Sciences)
9:45 – 10:15:   Does the COVID-19 pandemic reduce cultural barriers to the use of telework? Panel evidence from Germany (Anja Abendroth, Bielefeld University)
10:15 - 10:45:  Remote Working in Ireland: Findings from two National Surveys and the Expert Working Group Report at NUI Galway (Alma McCarthy, National University of Ireland Galway)
10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30:  Inclusive work: from employer and employee perspective (Linda Drupsteen-Sint, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences)
11:30 – 12:00: Methodological avenues for researching how non-native speakers negotiate the inclusion-to-exclusion continuum in the virtual workplace (Laurence Habib, University Oslomet)
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch break

Open to partner organizations and members of the project committees.

13:00 – 14:00: Presentation of the Flemish research project and feedback (Jan Waeben and Miet Timmers, Odisee University of Applied Sciences)
14:00 – 14:50: Panel discussion: ideas for further co-operation
14:50 – 15:00: Closing


Registering for this conference is free. Just fill in this form to receive the link to MS Teams. You will receive it one day in advance.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 09:30
Organized by 
Portret Miet Timmers
Miet Timmers

Telefoon: 02/240.68.40
Locatie: Campus Schaarbeek

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