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Public Hearing on the European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future

28 March 2019, 14.30 – 17.30

EESC building, JDE 62, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99, 1040 Brussels

14:30 - 14:45 Welcome and opening session

  • Ms Vladimíra Drbalová, EESC Study Group President
  • Mr Bernd Schlüter & Ms Cinzia Del Rio, EESC Rapporteurs

14:45 - 15:00 Keynote speech

  • Ms Raquel Lucas, Head of Unit "Coordination" at DG EMPL

15:00 - 15:40 Panel 1: Implementation of the social pillar to date – Reflections from civil society

  • Mr Sebastiano Sabato, Policy Officer, European Social Observatory (OSE)
  • Ms Christiane Miβlbeck-Winberg, Director, European and International Affairs, Confederation of Danish Employers
  • Ms Zane Rasnaca, Researcher at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Mr Andres Edholm, Head of the Bussels Office of The Confederation of the Swedish Enterprises
  • Ms Amana Ferro, Policy Officer, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
  • Ms Katja Reuter, Policy & Advocacy Office at the Social Platform

15:40 - 16:10 Discussion

16:10 - 16:50 Panel II – What next for the implementation of the social pillar?

  • Ms Diana Crumpana & Ms Aniela Aron, Romanian Presidency Team "Employment, Social policy, Health and Consumers Affairs", EPSCO Unit
  • Ms Marie-Anne Paraskevas, Senior Policy Officer at Unit "ESF and FEAD: Policy and legislation", DG EMPL
  • Ms Lieve Verboven, Director, ILO – Brussels' Office
  • Ms Rebekah Smith, Deputy Director in the Social Affairs department of BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Ben Egan, Adviser at European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Mr Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary-General and Co-Chair of the EESC Liaison Group

16:50 - 17:20 Discussion

17:20 - 17:30 Closing remarks - Mr Bernd Schlüter & Ms Cinzia Del Rio, EESC Rapporteurs

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