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Call For Tenders: The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Labour

Study about the impact of Industry 4.0 on labour conditions

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is an internationally operating non-profit organisation for civic education affiliated with Germany’s Left Party. It is a discussion forum for progressive political alternatives and a centre for critical thinking and research both in Germany and throughout the world. The Brussels Office operates as a think tank reflecting on European and international issues of today’s society.


The tender is for a service to produce a readily understandable text of 35.000–40.000 characters (including spaces) on the basis of a study recently completed. The study is about the impact of Industry 4.0 on labour conditions, focusing on Italian companies. A short version of 45.000 characters (including spaces) is available, the long version consists 500.000 characters (including spaces).

The planned new publication will be a short brochure that is meant to circulate among an interested public to inform about current challenges of Industry 4.0 on labour conditions as well as to discuss possible solutions from a left perspective. The text shall be made available in four different languages (EN, ES, GER, IT; realized by us). The text should result in an informative brochure outlining briefly but clearly and comprehensively the present topic. The brochure will be published in print form and online.


  • Solid professional skills in journalistic research and writing
  • Relevant work experience and previous work experience in similar writing projects, preferably with left-wing political orientation
  • Theoretical background knowledge on one or more of the following thematic areas: European politics, industrial policy, human–machine relation, digitisation, value chains, trade unions or working conditions
  • Basic knowledge of the current discussions around social-ecological transformation
  • Excellent English language skills, a fluent and target group-specific writing style and the ability to become quickly familiar with new topics
  • Familiarity with leftist positions as well as critical and progressive thinking

Terms of reference

The scope of work includes two main areas: firstly, presenting the complex issues of the study in a comprehensible form to the non-academic public and formulating key messages; secondly, developing a political analysis for the possible future of industry and sketching a vision for left-wing political development. The text should be written in English or German, it can contain up to a maximum 40.000 characters (including spaces).

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted in English or German and include a CV, writing samples as well as a proposal for remuneration. Please send applications by email to Janna Aljets ( and Alexandra Spaeth ( Deadline is 04th of November. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Work period

The contract will apply from 07/11/2018 and expire on 09/12/2018.


The contract is not renewable. An invoice must be sent to Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung after completion of all contractual services agreed.