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Public hearing on "Social dialogue as a tool to promote health and safety at work"

Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Wednesday, 17 November 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing 

10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. | Introduction

  • Welcome – Mr. Lech Pilawski, EESC Study Group President
  • Introduction to SOC/703 opinion – Ms Franca Salis - Madinier, EESC Study Group Rapporteur
  • Introduction to French Presidency referral - Ms Lucile Castex-Chauve and Ms Audrey Lauze

10.20 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. | Q&A

10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. |   Panel I – EU strategic framework on health and safety at work 2021-2027: meeting the challenges of a changing world of work

  • Moderator: Lech Pilawski, EESC Study Group President
  • Ms Annemarie Knudsen, Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee member and chair of the SLIC working group Strategy.
  • Tina Weber, Research manager, Eurofound
  • Mr Xabier Irastorza, Project Manager, European Occupational Safety and Health Adminsitration (OSHA)

11.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. | Break

11.45 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Panel II – Improving social dialogue and its impacts on European workers’ health and safety : point of view of stakeholders

  • Moderator: Edgar Vilares Diogo, EESC Study Group Member
  • Mr Claes-Mikael Ståhl, Deputy Secretary General, ETUC
  • Ms Rebekah Smith,  Deputy Director Social Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Nadia Rahou, Agence Nationale pour l’amelioration des conditions de travail (ANACT)
  • Professor Jacek Męcina, University of Warsaw

12.30 p.m. - 12.55 p.m. | Q&A

12.55 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Ms Franca Salis - Madinier, EESC Study Group Rapporteur

Participants can speak English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Portuguese and listen to English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Polish