Remote public hearing on “Supporting labour market developments: how to maintain employability, boost productivity and develop skills, especially in SMEs"

Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Tuesday, 18 October 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Testing connections

10.00 a.m. - 11.10 a.m. | Panel I: The state of play at EU level

Moderator: Denis Meynent, Group II member

Presentation of the opinion: Mariya Mincheva, EESC rapporteur

  • David Kunst, Policy officer Unit B.2 "Skills Agenda", DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Franz Eiffe, Research manager, Working life unit, Eurofound
  • Konstantinos Pouliakas, Expert in skills and workplaces, CEDEFOP


11.10 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. | Panel II: Research on Labour market developments

Moderator: Tomcho Tomov, Advisor of the opinion

  • Joanna Hofman, Associate Director, RAND Europe
  • Frank Pot, Emeritus Professor of Social Innovation of Work and Employment, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University


12.00 p.m. - 12.50 p.m. | Panel III: Perspectives from the social partners and the wider civil society

Moderator: Giovanni Marcantonio, Group III member

  • Valentina Guerra, Social Affairs and Training Policy Adviser, SME United
  • Ignacio Doreste Hernandez, Senior Advisor, ETUC
  • Pauline Boivin, Project and Policy Manager, Lifelong Learning Platform


12.50 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks by the moderator

Interpretation requested from FR-EN-IT-HU-BG-RO into FR-EN-BG-RO