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Hearing on Employment opportunities for economically inactive people: breaking down barriers

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

European Economic and Social Committee, JDE building, room 62

DRAFT PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome

  • Erika KOLLER, President of the study group for the SOC/575 opinion on Employment opportunities for economically inactive people (Hungary, Trade unions group)
  • José LEIRIÃO, Rapporteur of the SOC/575 opinion on Employment opportunities for economically inactive people (Portugal, Diversity Europe group)

10:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Session 1: The situation of economically inactive people and their employment potential

10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Speakers

  • Anna LUDWINEK, Research Manager, Eurofound, author of the publication Reactivate: Employment opportunities for economically inactive people
  • Lars ENGSTED, Team leader, unit on the Employment Strategy, Directorate Employment, DG EMPL (Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), European Commission
  • Representative from OECDThe NEET challenge and what can be done for jobless and disengaged youth

10:40 – 11:20 a.m.

Open floor discussion

11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Session 2: Policies and good practices to integrate inactive people into the labour market

11:20 – 12:10

Speakers:

  • Tommi RAIVIO, Project Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Europe (CSR Europe)
  • Ben EGAN, Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Françoise WAUTIEZ, Social Economy Europe (SEE) (tbc)
  • Amana FERRO, Senior Policy Officer, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
  • Catherine NAUGHTON, Director, European Disability Forum (EDF)

12:15 – 12:50 p.m.

Open floor discussion

12:50 – 1:00 p.m.

Conclusions

  • José LEIRIÃO, Rapporteur of the SOC/575 opinion on Employment opportunities for economically inactive people
  • Erika KOLLER, President of the study group for the SOC/575 opinion on Employment opportunities for economically inactive people

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

VENUE:                                                Room JDE 62, Jacques Delors building, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels.

INTERPRETING:                 From ES-EL-EN-FR-HR-IT-HU-PT-RO into EN-FR-PT-HU

CONTACT PERSON for additional information:

Ana Dumitrache, ana [dot] dumitracheateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu Tel. +32 2 546 81 31