Programme

9:30 – 9:40   Opening session  

  • Christa Schweng, EESC President

9:40 – 10:00   Sustainable recovery for the EU – linking SDGs with the recovery plans

  • Luisa Marelli and Giulia Barbero Vignola, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Peter Schmidt, NAT Section President, presentation of the main EESC positions from recent opinions on SDGs, well-being economy and recovery plans.

Moderated by Alain Coheur, President of the INT Section

EXPERIENCE FROM MEMBER STATES

10:00 – 10:50   Energy transition in the move towards a carbon neutral societyaddressing the social and territorial dimension 

  • General overview - Rosita Zilli, Senior Policy Officer, the European Energy Research Alliance
  • Poland
    - Grzegorz Jakuc, Major of Turosn Koscielna, Podlasie region
    - Jerzy Dudała, Journalist, wnp.pl
  • Spain
    -
    Maria Rodríguez-Navarro, People and Organization Power Generation Endesa
    - Juan Antonio Vázquez, Industrial Policy Secretary, UGT - FICA
  • Q&A

Moderated by Lutz Ribbe, SDO president

10:50 – 11:05   Coffee Break

11:05 – 11:55   The transformation of the car industry towards the decarbonisation of the economy: challenges and opportunities for the labour market

  • General overview: Arnaud Schwartz and Monika Sitarova for the own-initiative opinion "The EU mobility strategy and EU industrial value chains: automotive eco-systems approach"
  • France
    - Jean-Marie Robert, secrétaire national CFDT – FGMM
  • Germany
    - Ralph Obermauer, IG Metall Executive Commitee´s Berlin office, Department of Sociopolitical Issues
  • Poland
    - Monika Kuczyńska - Automotive Industry Employers' Union, Pilkington Automotive HR director
    -
    Janusz Kobus, Vice-president, Polish Chamber of Automotive Industry
  • Q&A

Moderated by Lech Pilawski, LMO president

11:55 – 12:45   Contribution of the digital transition to the well-being economy

  • General overview -Patrice Chazerand, Director for Digital Trade & Taxation Policy, Digital Europe
  • Estonia
    - Annely Tank, Advisor of Industry Division, Estonian Ministry of Economics and Communications
    - Jaan Hendrik Toomel, Head of Communications, EAKL (Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions)
  • Czech Republic 
    - Ondřej Ferdus, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
    - Tomáš Pavelka, Macroeconomist, CMKOS (Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions)
  • Q&A

Moderated by Louise Grabo, DSMO president

12:45 – 13.00   Closing session

  • Javier Doz, President of the ad-hoc group on European Semester Group at the EESC

Moderated by Aurel Laurenţiu Ploscenau, President of the SOC Section

Languages EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, PL, PT

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