Why do we work and how does work give us meaning? How can the European values of justice, dignity and solidarity be realised in a changing world? To what extent may longstanding governance frameworks, such as social security systems and employment laws require an update? To address these questions an Open Round Table took place on 5 February 2018 with the participation of a wide range of stakeholders from different sectors of society, including academic experts, international organisations, industry, trade unions and NGOs. The conclusions of the Round Table will feed into the EGE’s Opinion n°30 on the Future of Work.