9.30 a.m.   Registration and coffee

10 a.m.  Welcome and introduction

  •  Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, President of the European Semester Group (ESG), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Address by the EESC president

  • Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

The EU economy and the future of the European Semester

  • Massimo Suardi, Deputy Head of Dombrovskis' Cabinet, responsible for the coordination of the European semester, European Commission
  • Diana Crumpănă, Romanian Presidency team, Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs, EPSCO unit
  • Rob Jonkman, Rapporteur on "The European Semester and Cohesion Policy: aligning structural reforms with long-term investments", European Committee of the Regions
  • Anne Demelenne, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion on the "2019 Annual Growth Survey", EESC

General Debate

11.45 a.m.  National perspective: National organised civil society involvement and policy contributions - shortcomings and good practices

  • Reine-Claude Mader, EESC Member, findings from the EESC country visit to France
  • Jens Matthiessen, European Semester officer Sweden, European Commission
  • Ricardo Rodriguez Contreras, Eurofound, involvement of national social partners in the European semester
  • Roland Zwiers, Senior economic affairs officer, Dutch Social and Economic Council

12.30 a.m.  General Debate

12.50 a.m.  Summary and Conclusion

  • Stefano Palmieri, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), EESC

Interpreting from ES/DE/EL/EN/FR/IT/HU into EN/FR

Interpreting in sign language available.