Programme

2:30 p.m.

Opening

  • Pavel Trantina, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)

2:45 – 4 p.m.

Session 1   Discussion on the outcomes of the European Migration Forum of 6-7 April 2016

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Moderator: Vladimíra Drbalová, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO)

 

Presentations by:

  • Irini Pari, Member of the Bureau of the European Migration Forum
  • Michele LeVoy, Director of PICUM (Platform for International cooperation on undocumented migrants) and Rapporteur of Forum's workshop on Low and medium skilled migration

3.15 – 4 p.m.

Discussion with the LMO members

4 – 4.15 p.m.

Coffee break

4.15 – 5:55 p.m.

Session 2   Discussion on current Commission's and EESC's work on legal migration,                                       including the revision of the Blue Card Directive

4.15 – 5 p.m.

Moderator: Vladimíra Drbalová, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO)

 

Presentations by:

  • Lieven Brouwers, Policy officer, Unit on Legal Migration and Integration, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), European Commission
  • Anne Demelenne, Member of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship
  • Wido Geis, Senior Economist, Cologne Institute for Economic Research and expert on the SOC/539 opinion "Towards a coherent EU labour migration policy" (in preparation)

5 – 5:55  p.m.

Discussion with the LMO members

5.55 – 6 p.m.

Conclusions of the meeting

  • Vladimíra Drbalová, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

6 p.m.

End of the meeting

 

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