Conférence
 

Bruxelles, 30 November 2009 – Social Europe: achievements and prospects

30/11/2009
 
Joint Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Community Charter for Fundamental Social Rights for Workers 30 November 2009, EESC - 99 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels

Joint Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Community Charter for Fundamental Social Rights for Workers 30 November 2009, EESC – 99 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels.


Programme


9h30 a.m. Registration

10h00

a.m. Opening

Mario Sepi, EESC President

Jacques Delors, European Commission President 1985-1994, Founding president of

Notre Europe

10h30 a.m. The EESC: historical context and its

key role

Round table with the EESC members involved in

the work on the 1989 Charter

Chair: Marjorie

Jouen, adviser to Notre

Europe

Robert Pelletier, former EESC member, Group I (Employers)

Georges Dassis, EESC member, Group II President (Employees)

Alfons

Margot, former EESC President,

Group III (Various Interests)

Debate


11h45 a.m.The impact of the 1989 Community charter and

the social action programme: taking stock 20 years later

Chair: Georges Dassis, EESC

member, Group II President (Employees)

Vasso

Papandreou, former European

Commissioner for social affairs (tbc)

Thérèse

de Liedekerke, Executive

Director of BUSINESSEUROPE

Emilio

Gabaglio, former

Secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Debate

1h00 p.m.Buffet lunch (Atrium)

2h15 p.m.Coping with the crisis: moving towards a new European programme

for social action?

Chair: Goke Frerichs, former EESC President, GroupI(Employers)

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

(tbc)

Goran

Hagglund, Minister

for health and social affairs, Swedish presidency (tbc)

Evelyn

Regner, MEP,

rapporteur for the EESC opinion on the Social Agenda

Jan

Olsson, rapporteur for the

EESC opinion entitled “Towards a new European social

action programme

Debate

3h30 p.m.The Lisbon Treaty: the Charter of fundamental rights and the

public’s right of initiative

Chair: Staffan Nilsson, EESC member, Group III President (various

activities)

Gaëtane

Ricard-Nihoul,

Secretary-general ofNotre Europe

Tony

Venables, Director of the

European Citizens Action Service (ECAS) (tbc)

Claude

Didry, Director for research,

Department of  History of economic institutions and dynamics of the

economy, Cachan Ecole normale supérieure

Ferdinando

Riccardi, editor at Agence Europe

Debate

4h45 p.m. Adoption of a declaration to conclude the conference, launching a

civil society initiative et conclusions

Mario Sepi, EESC President

Jacques Delors, European Commission President

1985-1994, Founding president of Notre Europe

5h30 p.m. Closing of the meeting

Interpretation: DE/EN/FR/IT/SE/ vers EN/FR/IT


Inscriptions

Download the registration form and send it to chartesociale@eesc.europa.eu