08.15-09.00       Registration 

9.00-09.45       Opening and introduction

9.45-10.45       Presentation of report

Moderator: Ms Lisa Tortell, Senior expert, ILO

  • Mr Moazam Mahmood and Marva Corley-Coulibaly, Research Department, ILO
  • Mr Jan Van Hove, Professor, Leuven University
  • Mr Adrian Smith, Professor, Queen Mary University of London
  • Mr Jan Orbie, Professor, Ghent University


10.45-11.00       Coffee break


11.00-12.45       Roundtable discussion

Moderator: Ms Claire Courteille, Director, ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries

  • Mr Bernd Lange, Chair, International Trade Committee (INTA), European Parliament (EP)
  • Mr Michel Servoz, Director-General, Employment and Social Legislation, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EC
  • Ms Sandra Gallina, Director, Directorate Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements, African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri–food and Fisheries, EC
  • Mr Rudy De Leeuw, President, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Ms Luisa Santos, Director International Relations, BusinessEurope
  • Mr Dumitru Fornea, EESC Member, Chair of the EU DAG for the EU-Moldova DCFTA


12.45-13.00       Closing

Ms Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission (EC)