HomePage Banners

Europe in HarmonyOur world Our dignity Our FutureYour Europe Your Say 2015Festival of Europe - 9 May 2015 - Open Doors DayEuropean Passport to Active Citizenship

CESlink: Online cooperation between economic and social councils Grand-Duché de Luxembourg - Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EMAS - Verified environmental management

Register of documents

ISO14001 certified Vinçotte W3C - WAI-AA - WCAG 2.0

Joint conference EESC/Labour Market Observatory and European Youth Forum Conference - Brussels, Belgium

Draft programme

8:30 | Registration and coffee

9:30 | Welcome Panel

Moderator: Krzysztof Pater, President of the EESC Labour Market Observatory


  • Peter Matjašič, President of the European Youth Forum
  • Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Questions and answers

10:30 | Coffee break

11:00 | Thematic Panel: "Pre-employment contracts and precarious jobs: Threat or opportunity?"

Moderator: Vanessa Mock


  • Tito Boeri, Professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan (video message in English)
  • Christian Brzinsky-Fay, WZB (Social Science Research Center Berlin)
  • Massimiliano Mascherini, Eurofound
  • Wolfgang Greif, Member of the EESC
  • Robert Mahler, Chairman of BusinessEurope's Youth Taskforce
  • Bernadette Ségol, Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Luca Scarpiello, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum

Debate with the audience

13:00 | Lunch