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WE-TRANSFORM structures

Structure and publication

An overview on the WeTransform Thematic areas

WE-TRANSFORM structures its investigations in view of a focused agenda for policy makers

The WE-TRANSFORM project will develop an agenda of actions to be taken by policymakers to smooth the transition of the transport workforce related to services automation and digitalization.
To this end, the project’s Living Hub and Stakeholder Forum will provide content through research, exchange, and discussion among stakeholders.
To structure this process of the Living Hub, a set of focused “Thematic Areas” has been defined. These thematic areas allow an exploratory study, to call attention to the relevance, and to encourage reflection and more work on specific topics (i.e., they do not seek to provide an exhaustive study of the topics).

Each of these thematic areas will be addressed by a group of partners of WE-TRANSFORM. They will co-create knowledge internally and expand it with a consultation of external stakeholders. For each thematic area, a knowledge or policy brief will be developed to feed the WE-TRANSFORM policy agenda.
Eight thematic areas have been established, based on partners’ expertise and available resources. They cover the main issues for the transport workforce emerging from automation and digitalization of transport services. They are described in the following table.

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Table 1 - WETRANSFORM Thematic areas



Partners involved


Governance of transition

Analysis of challenges for management and companies’ governance related to the transport work transition: new responsibilities, new objectives and KPIs, new work organisation and social dialogue


Leonardo, Fundacion Valencia Port, Keolis, TrainOse, Mercdes-Benz, CILT Poland, Business Tampere, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI


Generic workers’ reskilling process

Definition of processes to develop generic skills related to transport automation and digitalization: communication, problem solving, the ability to understand the logics of information technology, especially a co-creation process with the workers


Leonardo, Fundacion Valencia Port, Attiko Metro, Ferrovie dello Stato, Hitachi Rail, Mercredes-Benz, CILT Poland, Virtech, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI


Equal treatment and reskilling of workers

Definition of differentiation and inclusion strategies for diverse workers’ categories and knowledge levels in transport organisations affected by automation and digitalization


Leonardo, Fundacion Valencia Port, EMT Valencia, Vedecom, Hitachi Rail, CILT Poland, AustriaTech, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI


Platforms’ implications for transport workers and services

Analysis of the impact of existing platform transport services and related gig work on the conditions of workers and the efficiency and sustainability of the services


CILT Poland, TSI, Fabrique, Advanis, Vedecom, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI


Local and Regional authorities’ role

Analysis of consequences of the transport work transition on the local level and opportunities for action


EMT Valencia, Fabrique, Vedecom, Fundacion Valencia Port, Business Tampere


Workers’ role in automated public transport settings

Analysis of key advantages of transport workers in automated and digitalized transport services


Missions Publiques, Keolis, Ferrovie dello Stato, Leonardo, Hitachi Rail, UIC, ERTICO, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI


Collective bargaining’s impact on the transition of regulation

Analysis of regulatory implications of transport automation and digitalization for workers and the role of collective bargaining in addressing them


Fabrique, Ferrovie dello Stato, Hitachi Rail, Leonardo, Mercedes-Benz, Keolis, EMT Valencia, Attiko Metro, TrainOse


Sustainability of automated and digitalized transport services

Analysis of the impact of automation and digitalization on the sustainability of transport services and transport work, and their compliance with the ESG criteria