We are incredibly pleased to announce that two of the four Utrecht University projects to receive funding from the Dutch Research Agenda programme ‘Research along Routes by Consortia’ (NWA-ORC) are led by Copernicus researchers.
“PlatWork-R”, led by Koen Frenken will address the need for new regulations regarding platform work. In collaboration with Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, ministries, employee and employer organizations, the researchers will develop an evidence base, policy options, and implementation guidelines regarding platform work, focusing on decent work, social protection, non-discrimination, privacy, and cyber security.
Animals such as wild boar, bison, and wolves are returning to the Netherlands on a large scale. This leads to tensions between people and wildlife and calls for new forms of wildlife management. Project “WildlifeNL”, led by Ine Dorresteijn, will develop new technologies, governance arrangements and communication strategies that allow low conflict human-wildlife coexistence.