Dr Wolfgang Kowalsky is Policy Adviser at the European Trade Union Confederation, in charge of digitalization of work, worker participation, and European works councils. He started his career as a lecturer at the French business school HEC and the Free University of Berlin, then joined the German trade union IG Metall in Frankfurt. He moved to the ETUC after a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in North Rhine-Westphalia. He is the author of Focus on European Social Policy. Countering Europessimism, and Trade Unions for a Change of Course in Europe.