28 April 2021 (15.00 – 18.00)

Porto Social Summit a New Impetus to Europe’s social commitment

15.00 – 15.45  The importance of a social Europe

Setting the Scene

  • EESC President, Christa Schweng
  • Member and First Vice President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola [recorded video message]
  • Special advisor to Nicolas Schmit for Social Summit,  José António Vieira da Silva
  • Special advisor to Nicolas Schmit for strengthening social dialogue, Andrea Nahles

15.45 – 16.00  Keynote speech: Portuguese Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho

16.00 – 17.55  Key elements of the European Pillar of Social Rights and actions at EU and national level

Moderator: Stephen Jones

  • MEP Dennis Radtke
  • EESC Employers' Group President, Stefano Mallia
  • EESC Workers' Group President, Oliver Röpke
  • EESC Diversity Europe Group President, Seamus Boland
  • ETUC Secretary General, Luca Visentini
  • Director General of BusinessEurope, Markus Beyrer
  • Co-Chair of the EESC Liaison Group and Member of the Steering Committee of Civil Society Europe, Ms Brikena Xhomaqi

17.55– 18.00  Closing remarks

  • EESC President, Christa Schweng