Programme

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome address

  • Alain Coheur, President of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT), EESC
  • Marie Zvolská , President of the study group "the role of social economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights", EESC

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel discussion I: the role of social economy in the recovery and the creation of jobs

  • Moderator: Giuseppe Guerini, rapporteur of the EESC opinion on "the role of social economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights", EESC
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, co-chair of the Intergroup on Social Economy
  • Maxime Cerutti, Social Affairs Director, Business Europe
  • Filipa Farelo, coordinator of Institutional Relations, Cooperative Sector and Statistics at CASES – Cooperative António Sérgio for Social Economy
  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President, Social Economy Europe
  • Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary, European Public Service Union
  • Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit for Advanced Technologies, Clusters, and Social Economy, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

         Questions & Answers

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Panel discussion II: the role of social economy in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

  • Moderator: Cinzia del Rio, co-rapporteur of the EESC opinion on "the role of social economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights", EESC
  • Jordi Cañas, Member of the European Parliament, co-chair of the Intergroup on Social Economy
  • Gianluca Pastorelli, President, Diesis Network
  • Joaquim Pequicho, Secretary General, Fenacerci (the Portuguese National Federation of Social Cooperatives)
  • Marina Monaco, Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) 
  • Ann Branch, Head of Unit responsible for job creation,  Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Questions & Answers

12:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing remarks

  • Giuseppe Guerini & Cinzia del Rio, rapporteur and co-rapporteur of the EESC opinion on "the role of social economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights", EESC