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High level stakeholder conference on flexicurity

• Opening Session: Past experience of flexicurity - evaluation and lessons learned

- Opening statement by László Andor, Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs
- Views from Presidency of the Council by Czeslawa Ostrowska, Deputy Minister in Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Poland
- An overview of flexicurity practices in the EU by Ton Wilthagen, Director for the Research Institute for Flexicurity (ReflecT)
- Assessment by employees' organisations, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary, ETUC
- Assessment by employers' organisations,Philippe de Buck, Director General, BusinessEurope
- Views from the European Parliament by Regina Bastos, MEP, Employment Committee

• Panel I: Which flexicurity policies in a context of tight budgetary constraints and high unemployment?

- What flexicurity policy options in times of pressure to reduce budget deficits? by Ralf Resch, General Secretary CEEP; Andrea Benassi, General Secretary UEAPME and Erich Foglar, President ÖGB – Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
- Does flexicurity always cost money and who bears it?, by Bo Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Employment, Denmark
- Should the flexicurity pillars and principles be modernised?, by Mik Woolley, Chair of the Employment Committee

• Panel II: What governance for a better balance between flexibility and security?

- Flexicurity in times of economic restructuring, Joëlle Milquet, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Employment and Equal Opportunities, Belgium
- Delivering flexicurity - challenges and opportunities for cooperation between governments and social partners by Maarten Camps, Director-General, Ministry for Social Affairs and Employment, The Netherlands
- What role for social dialogue to improve and effectively deliver a better balance between flexibility and security? by Martin Kannegiesser, President of CEEMET, and by Mr. Ulrich Eckelmann, General Secretary, FEM
- What role for employment services to deliver flexicurity? by Angeles Bermudez-Svankvist, Head of the Swedish Public Employment Services and by Anne Marie Muntz, President of Board, Eurociett

• Closing Statement by Koos Richelle, Director General, DG Employment and Social Affairs