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28/06/2011 - Conference on Fundamental social rights and the Posting of Workers in the framework of the Single Market

The Commission has hold a two-day conference aimed at discussing with stakeholders the exercise of fundamental social rights in cross-border situations, the implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive and the future actions and priorities in this area.

a.)   Monday 27th June:

  • László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Radosław Mleczko, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Republic of Poland
  • Andreas Storm, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • Prof. Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, Italy
  • Panel: Reconciliation between fundamental social rights and economic freedoms:
  • Chair: Armindo Silva, Director, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Roberto Suarez, Vice Chairman, BusinessEurope Social Affairs Committee, Confederation of Spanish Employers, Spain
  • Monika Schlachter, Vice-president, European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe
  • Karen Curtis, Deputy Director, International Labor Standards Department, ILO

b.)   Tuesday 28th June

  • Presentation of Studies and Workshops
  • Chair and Introduction: Armindo Silva, Director, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Implementation and application of the Posting of Workers Directive: Presentation of a comparative legal study
  • Economic and social effects associated with posting of workers: Presentation of a study on the economic and social effects
  • How to improve cooperation and enforcement: Feasibility study on establishing a European platform to prevent and fight undeclared work: aspects related to cross border dimension and posting of workers
  • Workshop I: Posting of workers – regulatory options
  • Workshop II (assisted): Social and economic impact of posting of workers in Europe
  • Workshop III: Administrative cooperation
  • Workshop IV: Effectiveness and enforcement of legislation
  • Summary conclusions from each workshop
  • Roundtable: Future action and priorities
  • Chair: Koos Richelle, Director-General, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Inger Støjberg, Minister for Employment, Denmark
  • Pervenche Berès, Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament
  • Edith Bauer, member of Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament
  • Philippe De Buck, Director General, BusinessEurope
  • Patrick Itschert, Deputy Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Closing: Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services