Simultaneous interpretation requested from French, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Greek, Estonian and Polish into French and English

08:30 a.m. | Registration

09:00 a.m. | Welcome and opening session

  • Wolfgang Greif, Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship, EESC

09:15 a.m. | Key note speaker

  • Claire Courteille-Mulder, ILO, Brussels office

09:30 a.m. | Panel 1 and Debate - New forms of employment relationships: benefits v threats for workers, consumers and businesses

Moderator: Irini Pari (EESC)


  • Steve Garelick, Former Uber driver
  • Amaya Apesteguía, Consumers and Users Organisation (OCU), Spain
  • Marco Torregrossa, European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP)
  • Marianna Georgallis, European Youth Forum
  • Maxime Cerruti, BusinessEurope
  • Esther Lynch, ETUC

11.00 a.m. | Panel 2 and Debate - Mind the regulatory and legislative gaps

Moderator: Kathleen Walker Shaw (EESC)


  • Siôn Simon, MEP (by video)
  • Tony Royle, The York Management School, University of York
  • Nicholas Costello, European Commission
  • Gerrit Van de Mosselaer, Belgian social security department

12:30 p.m. | Concluding remarks

  • Kathleen Walker Shaw, rapporteur of the EESC opinion (SOC/533)

13:00 p.m. | End of the hearing

Coffee/tea at disposal



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