Info

Date
Thursday, 20 November 2014

9:30
9:00

Duration
2d

Agenda

Thursday 20 November 2014

09.30 - 10.30

Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (20 November 1989)

Opening

  • Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
  • Ms Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills & Labour Mobility

Plenary Session: ‘Modernisation of Social Protection’

  • Mr Michel Servoz, Director-General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Mr Frank Vandenbroucke, Former Belgian Minister of Social Affairs & Pensions
  • Ms Heather Roy, President of Social Platform
Moderator: Mr Sean Klein
Speeches will be followed by Q&A via Twitter, Facebook, livestream services, etc.

Friday 21 November 2014

09.00 - 10.00

INvest, INvent, INclude — Social Innovation for better Social Outcomes in cities

  • Mr Sascha Haselmayer, CEO Citymart
  • Mr Daniel Termont, Mayor of Ghent
  • Mr Marco Morganti, CEO Banca Prossima
  • Ms Katrin Stjernfeldt-Jammeh, Mayor of Malmo
Moderator: John Halloran, CEO European Social Network

10.00 - 11.00

Empowerment of Civil Society — Experiences from other realities

  • Ms Jessica Mayberry & Mr Balgopal Kurup Stalin, Video Volunteers (India)
  • Mr Mark Heywood, Section27 (South Africa)
  • Mr Martin Burt, Fundación Paraguaya (Paraguay)
Moderator: Dr Lieve Fransen, Director for Europe 2020: Social Policies, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

11.00 - 11.30

Break / Coffee (self-service)

11.30 - 13.00

Round Table: ‘A way forward’

  • Ms Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills & Labour Mobility
  • Mr Giuliano Poletti, Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Italy
  • Mr Uldis Augulis, Minister of Welfare, Latvia
  • Ms Danuta Jazlowiecka, Vice Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee at the European Parliament
  • Mr Thomas Dominique, Chair of the Social Protection Committee
Moderator: Mr Sean Klein
Speeches will be followed by Q&A via Twitter, Facebook, livestream services, etc.