SeCoIA Deal Project (Serving Confidence in AI by Deal)

The aim of SeCoIA Deal project, co-funded by the European Commission, is to address the many challenges posed by the development of artificial intelligence and affecting employment and work, particularly in the area of social dialogue.

Artificial Intelligence – AI- is disrupting work, as a whole, and raising new questions about skills, ethics, transparency, use of data, creation, capture and sharing of the value which is produced. Answering these questions requires “reinventing” social dialogue, so that it takes up the two key dimensions that are, on the one hand, the question of data and AI as a mode of production, calling for a renewed sharing of thiseconomic value created and, on the other hand, the issue of data and AI as a boostfor the development of skillsin occupation and in local professionals.

To initiate this renewed social dialogue, the SeCoIA project brings together various French and European partners, led by the CFE-CGC, the French union for managers, engineers, qualified technicians and employees in the public and private sector : the Union of Proximity Companies (U2P), the Italian Confederation of Managers (CIDA), the Institute of Economic and Social Research (IRES) at the service of French trade unions, as well as the association ASTREES, a member of the SOS group, which deciphers the transformations of work and employment, and invents and disseminates innovative social practices in France and Europe. The project also involves the European Confederation of Executives (CEC), the Swedish managers’ organization (Ledarna), the Italian Giacomo Brodolini Foundation (FGB), the NGO AlgorithmWath, and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC).

The partners intend to expand their community to active and plural actors (providers, customers, suppliers, AI user platforms) aiming at gathering about 60 members who can embody the different interests impacted by the development of the data economy and AI.

The project is planned over a two-year period and will consist of three phases :

  • Contribute to a betterunderstanding and appropriation of data and AI issues and impacts
  • Prefigure a new collective bargaining process involving the different stakeholders
  • Formulate generic and disseminatedrecommendations for developing an enriched social dialogue.