Sofia Fernandes, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, will participate in the event organised by the European Social Observatory and the European Trade Union Institute on “Social Policy in the European Union – state of play 2016”. This event will take place in Brussels, at the European Economic and Social Committee, on 27 February 2017.
9.00 am Quo vadis Social Europe ? Lessons from the ‘State of Play 2016’ book, followed by Q&A
Gabriele Bischoff, President, Worker’s Group, European Economic and Social Committee
Maxime Cerutti, Director, Social Affairs department, BusinessEurope
Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Philippe Pochet, General Director, European Trade Union Institute
Chair: Bart Vanhercke, Director, European Social Observatory (OSE)
9.45 am Key messages form ‘Social policy in the European Union: State of Play 2016’
David Natali, Professor in EU and Comparative Politics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
10.10 am Tackling long-term unemployment in Europe through a Council Recommendation?
Denis Bouget, Senior Researcher, OSE
10.30 am Is there such a thing as “Social Europe”? Followed by Q&A
Sofia Fernandes, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute
11.15 Coffee break
11.45 Limited social rights and the case for a European minimum income scheme
Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Oxford University
12.05 A revamped toolkit for reinvigorating the EU’s social dimension? Panel discussion – Q&A
Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Ruth Paserman, Deputy head of Cabinet to European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
Ruth Owen, Policy Coordinator, FEANTSA
1.00 pm Lunch
Mandatory online registration by 20th February at the latest.