Today, December 5th, 2019, at the Cluj Future of Work Conference the project partners, together with international guests and the people from Cluj interested in the topic, discussed the results of the first year of project implementation, with special focus on the three scenarios developed in the project:

  • In Culturepreneurs 2020, 60 entrepreneurs in the field of culture will be selected and divided into 2 work groups, benefiting from structured mentoring in 9 training modules as well as a scholarship of 400 euros per month in order to work on developing and implementing their projects.
  • In the Informal Work scenario, researchers identified 4 work typologies specific for the situation of the people living in Pata Rât community: people working in waste collection and selection, construction workers, skilled workers and unskilled workers;
  • In the Work 4.0 scenario, the research conducted in the last year indicated that 57% of the jobs in Cluj show a high risk of automation, similarly to the Europe-wide situation.

“In the last 6 months we worked with the project partners, the Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, Cluj IT Cluster, Transylvania IT Cluster, Transylvania International Film Festival and the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, to finalize the list of equipment to be purchased by Cluj-Napoca City Hall for setting up the three laboratories and transforming CREIC into a hub for the cultural and creative industries ”, said Ovidiu Cîmpean, development director at Cluj-Napoca City Hall and co-manager of the Cluj Future of Work project. „Through these investments the laboratories will focus on special effects, design and automation”.

Cluj Future of Work is a project funded by the European Commission through the Urban Innovative Actions program for research and development, in Cluj-Napoca, which aims to analyze and test scenarios in order to allow the cultural, academic, business and administrative sector and, in general, the community, to prepare for the changes that the next 20 years will bring to the labor market.

“We have completed the research meant to show us the current trends in work from a social and cultural perspective, on which we will base the activities of the project. The beginning of 2020 will be the time when, together with the project partners and based on the needs that resulted from these researches, we will develop the first program dedicated to entrepreneurs from the cultural and creative industries.” said Anamaria Vrabie, director of the Urban Innovation Division within the Center Cultural Clujean and co-manager of the project.

About Cluj Future of Work

Cluj Future of Work is a project initiated by the Urban Innovation Division of Cluj-Napoca, created by the Cluj Cultural Center in partnership with the Center for Innovation and Civic Imagination in Cluj-Napoca City Hall.

The project is co-managed by the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca and Cluj Cultural Centre in a consortium with eight other local organizations: Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj IT Cluster, Intercommunity Development Association Cluj Metropolitan Area (ADI ZMC),
Transylvania Creative Industries Cluster, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, Transilvania International Film Festival, Transylvania IT Cluster, ZAIN Transylvanian Creativity Festival.