Pay transparency - The next step to end the gender pay gap

Via Interactio, online platform - Wednesday, 05.05.2021 from 10:00 to 13:00

Draft Agenda

09.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing for speakers

10.00 a.m. - 10.10 a.m. | Welcome and introduction

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Study Group President
  • Pekka Ristelä, EESC Rapporteur

10.10 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. |  Panel I: Pay transparency – what role for the EU?

Moderator: Pekka Ristelä, EESC Rapporteur

  • Karen Vandekerckhove, Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, Rapporteur of EMPL Committee, European Parliament
  • Carlien Scheele, Director, European Insitute of Gender Equality


11.00 a.m. - 11.50 a.m. |  Panel II: The principle of equal pay for work of equal value in practice

Moderator:  Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Study Group President

  • Dr. Jane Pillinger, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Open University
  • Dr. Sara Benedi Lahuerta, University College Dublin - National case-studies of pay transparency measures: France and Sweden
  • Saana Rossi, Chief People & Success Officer, Vincit – A company case study


11.50 a.m. - 12.05 a.m. | Break

12.05 p.m. - 12.55 p.m. | Panel III: The road to achieving equal pay: views from civil society actors

Moderator: Study Group member from GRI

  • European Women’s Lobby (EWL) – to be confirmed
  • Esther Lynch, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC
  • Edel Karlsson Håål, Senior consultant, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise


12.55 p.m. - 13.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Ristelä Pekka, EESC Rapporteur

Participants can speak FR, EN, IT, PT and RO and listen to FR, EN, IT, PT and RO