Public hearing on “Decent Work Worldwide and Mandatory due diligence for business sustainability: Why the new community framework"

Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Wednesday, 4 May 2022 from 09:30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.40 a.m. | Opening

09.40 a.m. - 09.50 a.m. | Presentation of the EESC initiative on decent work worldwide

09.50 a.m. - 10.20 a.m. The European Commission's new action plan to promote decent worldwide

  • Benedikt Buenker, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Dr Cristóbal Molina Navarrete, Professor of labour and social security law, University of Jaén (Spain), Director of the Andalusian Laboratory-Observatory for Psychosocial Risks (IAPRL) & Expert appointed by the rapporteur

10.20 a.m. - 10.35 a.m. | The ILO action programme to promote decent work worldwide

  • ILO representative: Lieve Verboven, ILO Brussels Director

10.35 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. | The challenges of the green transition in terms of decent work and due diligence

  • Dr Margarita Miñarro Yanini, Senior lecturer, labour and social security law, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló (Spain), responsible for LABORCLIMA Research Group

10.45 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. | Break

11.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. | The due diligence directive as a tool for achieving decent work

11.15 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | A holistic approach to occupational health for the promotion of decent work

  • Dr Loïc Lerouge, Director of research at CNRS, Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (COMPTRASEC), University of Bordeaux

11.30 a.m. - 11.50 a.m. | Decent work worldwide in terms of equality for all

  • Dr Ferrán Camas Roda, Professor of Labour and social security law, University of Girona
  • Helder Ferreira, Director, EAPN

11.50 a.m. - 12.20 p.m. | Role of social partners and collective bargaining in promoting decent work and due diligence for sustainability

  • Dr Emanuel Dagnino, Researcher of labour law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Contribution by social partners: representatives of international trade union and employer organisations
  • Claes-Mikael Stahl, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC
  • Rebekah Smith, Deputy Director in the Social Affairs department, Business Europe

12.20 p.m. - 12.50 p.m. | Statements by EESC members, discussion and questions

12.50 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Conclusions and closing statement


Interpretation requested from French, English, Spanish, Portuguese & Romanian into French, English, Spanish & Portuguese


2022-05-04_SOC727_Decent work worldwide_Agenda

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