Programme

17.45 - 18.00 Welcome with refreshments

 

18.00 Opening

  • Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

18.05 Book presentation

  • Paul Rübig, Editor, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

18.20 Debate on Sustainable water – future and global challenges

Opening and highlights of the works towards a Blue Deal

  • Pietro Francesco De Lotto, President of Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI), Call for an EU Blue Deal opinion, European Economic and Social Committee

Debate

  • Wolfgang Burtscher, Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Josef Schnaitl, Water Expert, General Manager of BSS Consultant
  • Nikolaus Marschik, Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

Closing

  • Oliver Röpke, President of the Workers’ Group, European Economic and Social Committee

19.15 Opening of Art-Vernissage

  • Michael Jäger, CEO European Economic Senate

Introduction of the Vernissage by the Artist, Ms Ulli Perner