Draft programme

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02:00 p.m. | Registration of participants & coffee

02:30 p.m. | Welcome

  • Marco Wagener, Vice-president of the ESC of Luxemburg
  • Pavel Trantina, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the EESC

02:50 p.m. | Panel 1 – Common Social values and Principles in the European Union

  • Fran Bennett, Co-author, with Sandy Ruxton, of the document "Common social values in the European Union: stocktaking, with a focus on social inclusion and social protection"
  • Bernd Schlüter, Legal Adviser, EESC Member, rapporteur of the EESC opinion on "Principles for effective and reliable welfare provision systems"

03:20 p.m. | Discussion

03.50 p.m. | Coffee break

04:00 p.m. | Panel 2 - Socialising the European semester

  • Bart Vanhercke, Director, European Social Observatory (tbc), co-author of the study "Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020"
  • Thomas Dominique, President of the Social Protection Committee of the Council
  • Nicholas Costello, Deputy Head-of-Unit of the EMPL.D1. Unit "Social Policies, Innovation and Governance", European Commission

04:40 p.m. | Discussion

05:00 p.m. | Panel 3 - The Luxemburgish Presidency feedback on The Social Dimesion in EU’s Governance framework

  • H.E. Mr Romain Schneider, Minister of Social Security, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Minister of Sport – Luxemburg

05:10 p.m. | Discussion

05:40 p.m. | Concluding remarks

  • Georges Dassis, President of the EESC
  • Marco Wagener, Vice-president of the ESC of Luxemburg

06:00 p.m. | Farewell drink



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