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European Consumer Day 2021

Digital and green transitions: contradictory or complementary? The consumer viewpoint

Master of ceremony: Ileana Izverniceanu de la Iglesia

10:00 Opening session

Welcome by Alain Coheur, president of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption

  • Christa Schweng, EESC President
  • Simon Zajc, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • David Cormand, member of the European Parliament

10:25  Video Message by Didier Reynders , European Commissioner for Justice and Consumers

10:30 Keynote speech

Eric Vidalenc, Deputy Regional Director ADEME Hauts-de-France (Agency for ecological transition), Scientific adviser Futuribles International, author of "Pour une écologie numérique"

Debate with the participants

11:00 Panel 1 – Consumers and digital: opportunities and challenges

Rapporteur : Wautier Robyns de Schneidauer, EESC member

  • Cristian Sainz de Marles, ONCE
  • Marion Graeffly, Telecoop

Debate with participants

12:00 Panel 2 – Consumers and sustainability: challenges and obstacles

Rapporteur : Alessandro Mostaccio, EESC member

  • Jana Žůrková, RReuse Belgium
  • Odile Le Bolloch, EPA Ireland - Stop Food Waste

Debate with participants

14:30 Panel 3 – Digital transition and green transition: complementarities and/or contradictions ?

Rapporteur : Christophe Lefèvre, EESC member

  • Ursula Pachl, BEUC
  • Claire-Anne Coriat, Le Kaba

Debate with participants

15:30 Wrap up and conclusions

  • Presentation of panel 1 conclusions by the rapporteur
  • Presentation of panel 2 conclusions by the rapporteur
  • Presentation of panel 3 conclusions by the rapporteur

15:45 - 16:00 Institutional response

  • Guillaume Daïeff, Deputy Director in charge of competition law, consumption and legal affairs (DFCCRF), Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Nils Behrndt, Director DG JUST, EC
  • Alain Coheur, INT Section President.

Participants will be able to speak in English, French, Italian and Spanish and will be able to listen to the debates in English and French.