Workshop Sustainability, Work and Growth


Call for Papers – Submission Deadline extended to 5 February 2021

On 5 March 2021 WIFO invites to a workshop on SDG8 "decent work and economic growth" as a part of the Research Platform Sustainability and Inclusiveness. Working Papers on all topics related to SDG8 can be submitted until 5 February 2021.

Papers addressing the following research questions are particularly welcome:

  • What alternative sub-targets or indicators would be needed to measure progress towards SDG8 in a broader sense?
  • Do the sub-targets related to SDG8 adequately reflect today's grand challenges (like the climate crisis) and mega-trends (like digitalisation)?
  • What gender-sensitive indicators and methods can be developed?
  • What are suitable methods to measure the progress towards the sustainable development objective of SDG8?
  • What are trade-offs and synergies between SDG8 and other SDGs and how could trade-offs be overcome?
  • What are the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for SDG8 in general, and in particular for full employment?

Further Information can be found here.


WIFO's Thematic Platform Sustainability and Inclusiveness" is organising an online workshop on SDG 8 "Decent work and economic growth". The United Nation's "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) encompass economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainable and inclusive development and describe central global challenges for Austria and the EU, such as reducing inequality, mitigating climate change or creating appropriate working conditions. Among the 17 SDGs, SDG 8 focuses on full employment, decent work for all and economic growth. Emerging structural changes are accelerating in the COVID-19 crisis and increasing recognition of the global climate crisis is intensifying the questions of sustainable labour markets as well as of sustainable and inclusive economic structures. The conference topic is set on the background of the actual situation facing disruptions and challenges. In this respect, issues and effects on inequality both among the society and countries should be discussed. Another relevant aspect relates to measurement and monitoring instruments.
Please contact

Mag. Katharina Köberl-Schmid, MSc

Research groups: Climate, Environmental and Resource Economics