Programme

Public hearing on "Social Progress in the EU: Time for a European Social Progress Protocol?"

Hybrid public hearing – Tuesday, 14 March 2023 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

02.00 p.m. - 02.30 p.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing for speakers

02.30 p.m. - 03.15 p.m. | Welcome and introduction

  • Mariya Mincheva, EESC Study Group President
  • María del Carmen Barrera, EESC Rapporteur
  • Diego Dutto, EESC Co-rapporteur

Panel I - Economic Freedoms vs Social Rights – contradiction or compatibility? How to implement the conclusions of the conference of the Future of Europe on a European Social Progress Protocol?

Moderator: Mariya Mincheva, EESC Study Group President

  • Alejandro Abellán, Director General for Internal Market, upcoming Spanish Presidency
  • Denis Genton, Director of European Pillar of Social Rights, Strategy, DG EMPL

Questions and answers

03.15 p.m. - 04.00 p.m. | Panel II - Is a European Social Progress Protocol needed at European level?

Moderator: Diego Dutto, EESC Co-rapporteur

  • Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
  • Barbara Caracciolo, International Cooperation Coordinator, Solidar
  • Maxime Cerutti, Director Social Affairs, BusinessEurope

Questions and answers

04.00 p.m. - 05.15 p.m. | Panel III - What are the legal implications of a Social Progress Protocol and will it make a difference?

Moderator: María del Carmen Barrera, EESC Rapporteur

  • Eduardo Rojo Torrecilla, Professor of Labour Law and Social Security, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
  • Michele Faioli, Associate Professor of Law at Università Cattolica
  • Birgitta Nyström, Professor Dr. of private law at the Law Faculty, Lund University
  • Andreas Bücker, Professor of European Law and Labour, the University of Wismar
  • Gregor Thüsing,  Professor, Dr., Institute of Labour Law, University Bonn

Questions and answers

05.15 p.m. - 05.30 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • María del Carmen Barrera, EESC Rapporteur
  • Diego Dutto, EESC Co-rapporteur

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

 

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