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Conference - Rome, Italy

Programme

8.15 – 9 a.m. Reception - coffee

9 – 10 a.m.Opening statements

10 - 11.30 a.m.Social Europe as a tool for tackling inequalities 

Moderator: Gabriele Bischoff, president of Group II (Workers)

  • Maria Joao Rodrigues, EP rapporteur on the social pillar, former Portuguese minister for labour 
  • Allan Päll, secretary-general, European Youth Forum 
  • Maurizio Gardini, president of the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives 
  • Valeria Ronzitti, secretary-general of the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services  
  • Susanna Camusso, general secretary of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) 

Debate

Moderator’s conclusions

11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Completing the Economic and Monetary Union for a stronger Europe 

Moderator: Jacek Krawczyk, president of Group I (Employers)

  • Rania Antonopoulou, Greek deputy minister for labour and social security
  • James Watson, Director of Economics, BusinessEurope 
  • Luca Visentini, secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation 
  • Giovanni Sabatini, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director, European Association of Craft and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)

Debate

Moderator’s conclusions

1.15 – 3 p.m.Lunch

3 - 4.30 p.m.Integration policies and immigration

Moderator: Luca Jahier, president of Group III (Various Interests)

  • Filippo Bubbico, Deputy Minister for the Interior

  • Stephane Jaquemet, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
  • Prof. Marco Impagliazzo - president of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio
  • Oonagh Aitken, Solidar Association International

Debate

Moderator’s conclusions

4.30 - 5 p.m. Tribute to Dr Pietro Bartolo, head of healthcare, island of Lampedusa

5 – 5.20 p.m.Conclusions