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Social Europe

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

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.


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)


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)


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"


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


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


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