Programme

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Chair for the day: Ms Shirin Wheeler, journalist and former presenter of the BBC programme 'The Record Europe', Principal Media Advisor at the European Investment Bank (EIB)

 

8.30 a.m.

 

Registration

9.15 – 9.30 a.m.   

Introductory Remarks

  • Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

 

9.30 – 10.30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

10.30-10.45 a.m.

 

10.45 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.30 -1.30 p.m.

 

1.30 -2.45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.45-4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote speech

  • Mr Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre, Principal of Hertford College at Oxford University and former Editor-in-chief of The Observer
  • Q & As

 

Coffee Break

 

Jobs, Growth, Economic and Social Cohesion

 

  • Ms Gloria Mills, President of the Women's Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and representative of the Trade Union Congress (TUC)
  • Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC
  • Mr Paul Monaghan, Director of Up the Ethics and long-time advocate of Social Enterprise, Fair Tax and Community Energy
  • Mr Matthew Brown, Head of Social Investment Cymru, Wales Council for Voluntary Action
  • Mr Martin Harper, Director of Conservation at the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Q & As

 

Buffet lunch hosted by the President of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

 

Security, Sovereignty and Identity

Chair: Jane Morrice, Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC; former Deputy Chief Equality Commissioner for Northern Ireland, former Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, former Vice-President for Communication of the EESC

 

  • Sir Graham Watson, Co-Chair, Britain Stronger in Europe – South West Outreach Team, former President and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at the European Parliament(rapporteur of the European Arrest Warrant), Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC
  • Mr Michael Smyth, Vice-President of the EESC for the Budget, Adviser to the Northern Ireland Assembly, Chairman of Habinteg Housing Association, former Head of the Department for Economics at the University of Ulster
  • Ms Irene Oldfather, Director of the Health and Social Alliance Scotland  (ALLIANCE) and Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC
  • Mr Tom Jones, Vice-President of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), former President of the Wales Young Farmers' Movement and Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC
  • Q & As

      

The Morning After

 

  • Mr Nick Kent, Director of Research, British Influence
  • Mr Don Sexton, Counsellor for EU and External Affairs, the Embassy of Ireland to the UK
  • Q & As

 

Concluding remarks

  • Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

 

 

 

 

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