Workshop 6: Economy and democracy in the labour market: for a resilient and sustainable pathway

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:30 – 13:00/ JDE 63

Organised by: Solidar, European Association for the defence of Human Rights (AEDH) and the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), EESC


9.30 -    Welcome of participants

  • Elisa Gambardella, chair of the workshop, Political Advisor, Solidar

9.40 -   Introductory remarks on the need for a resilient and sustainable economy

  •  Javier Doz Orrit, member of the European Economic and Social Committee, rapporteur for the EESC own initiative opinion " Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy"

9.50 -   Democracy at work: the cooperatives model and workers' buy-out

  • Diana Dovgan, secretary general of CECOP - European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives
  • Olivier Leberquier, president of the worker cooperative SCOP-TI, France

10:30 -  Economic democracy: analysis and perspectives for future European policies 

  • Aline Hoffmann, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Head of Unit Europeanisation Industrial Relations

12.00 - Interactive debate with participants

12.45 - Conclusions

  • Javier Doz Orrit
  • Claude Weber


The workshop, co-organised by SOLIDAR, AEDH and the EESC´s ECO section, will consist of an interactive session with the participation of Javier Doz, EESC member and rapporteur for the EESC own initiative opinion entitled Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy, who will elaborate on efforts seeking to establish a sustainable and more resilient EU economy, capable of absorbing internal and external shocks. From the perspective of increasing inclusiveness and governance, the topic of democracy at work deserves special attention. There will be direct testimony from workers who have experienced a buy-out and the cooperative movement, shedding some light on why worker participation makes a difference for the democratic governance of companies, and also a representative from the trade unions, allowing a debate covering different viewpoints on the concept of democracy at work.

Work organisation


Programme workshop 6