Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create job opportunities and improve living standards. COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. As job losses escalate, the International Labor Organization estimates that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods.
Currently, the economic and financial shocks associated with COVID-19—such as interruptions of industrial production, falling commodity prices, financial market volatility, and rising insecurity—are derailing economic growth.
EU Tech Chamber would like to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth and employment for all while putting a specific stress on equal rights and women’s economic empowerment. Furthermore, we would like to encourage our advocates to build supportive working environments as well as dynamic, sustainable, innovative and people-centered economies.