Programme

Public hearing: The labour market in rural areas

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Remote event via Interactio, online platform -

Thursday, 15 September 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. | Introduction

  • Lech Pilawski, LMO President

10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. | Panel I – Setting the scene

ModeratorKinga Joó, LMO member

  • Laurenţiu Plosceanu, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs, and Citizenship, EESC: opening words
  • Marina Royo de Blas, Unit D.1 "Rural areas and networks" and Matyas Szabo, Unit B.3 "Social sustainability", DG AGRI, European Commission
  • Drew Gardiner, Employment Policy Specialist, ILO
  • Representative of OECD (tbc)

10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | Q & A

11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. | Break

11:35 a.m. - 13:00 a.m. | Panel II – Perspectives from the wider civil society

Moderator: Lech Pilawski, LMO President (tbc)

  • Marta Lozano Molano, President, WAZO COOP, Spain
  • Sandra Bertholet, Vice-president, RURAL TOUR - European Federation of Rural Tourism (tbc)
  • Florian Marin, EESC member (Group II) and President of Federation of Free Trade Union in Romania
  • Juliana Wahlgren, Director, European Anti-Poverty Network
  • Marie Christine Schönborn, President, Young Friends of the Countryside (YFCS) (tbc)

12:30 a.m. - 12:55 a.m. | Q & A

12:55 a.m. - 13:00 a.m. | Conclusions of the debate by the moderator

13.00 p.m. - 14.30 p.m. | Lunch break

14:30 p.m. - 16:00 p.m. | Panel III: Social partners' perspective

Moderator: Carlos Manuel Trindade, LMO Vice-president

  • Patricia Andriot, Vice-President, RTES (Social Economy Local Authority Network), France (tbc)
  • Lena-Liisa Tengblad, CEO, Gröna Arbetsgivare, and Vice-President, GEOPA-COPA
  • Ignacio Doreste, Senior advisor, Employment and labour market, ETUC
  • Arnd Spahn, Political Secretary for the Agriculture Sector, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)
  • Friedrich Trosse, SME United

15:15 p.m. - 15:45 p.m. | Q & A

15:45 p.m. - 16:00 p.m. | Conclusions of the debate by the moderator

Participants can speak English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese and listen to English, French, German, Italian and Polish.