2h00p.m. > 4h30p.m.
10th of October, 2017
2:00p.m. > 2:15p.m. – Welcoming words
Guilherme D’OLIVEIRA MARTINS, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
2:15p.m. > 2:45p.m. – Keynote speeches
Nicolas SCHMIT, Minister of Labour, Employement and Social and Solidarity Economy of Luxembourg
2:45p.m. > 4:15p.m. – Posted workers: How to guarantee a fair mobility and competition?
Jordi CURELL, Director in charge of Labour mobility at the Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs, Inclusion
Patrick LIEBUS, President of the Confédération de l’Artisanat et des Petites Entreprises du Bâtiment and the European Builders Confederation, also member of the EESC
Severine PICARD, Legal Advisor at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
The discussion is moderated by Sofia FERNANDES, Senior Research Fellow. Economic and social affairs at the Jacques Delors Institute
4:15p.m. > 4:30p.m. – Conclusion
Enrico LETTA, President of the Jacques Delors Institute
The Jacques Delors Institute, in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, organises a conference exploring means enabling workers’ mobility in Europe that would manage to combine this fundamental freedom with fair competition between companies. Regulating by a European directive voted in 1996, the posting of workers has become a corollary of abusive pratices and more globally of a lack of social convergence within the European Union. While a revision of the directive was about to be achieved, Emmanuel Macron has expressed his will to go further, even if it risks to generate tensions with other European Member States such as Poland. In this charged political environment, the European Commission President, Jeanc-Claude Juncker, in his “State of the Union” speech of the 13th of September, proposed to establish a common Labour Market Authority to improve control capabilities and prevent abuses.
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