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Visit of EU Heads of Missions in Ireland to Eurofound

Eurofound Conference Centre

Tue, 28/09/2021
Tue, 28/09/2021

Visit of EU Heads of Missions in Ireland to Eurofound – Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Eurofound in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Ireland in the framework of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union are organising a visit of the EU Heads of Missions in Ireland to Eurofound.

The occasion will mark the start of the mandate of Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, and provide the opportunity for a presentation on ‘Living and working in Europe: Current research findings and priorities of Eurofound’.

The welcome addresses will be delivered by H.E. Stanislav Vidovič, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Ireland, and Thomas Byrne, TD, Minister for European Affairs (IRL), as well as Eurofound’s Ivailo Kalfin.

Eurofound experts will share priorities for the next four years, detailed in the Programming Document 2021-2024: Towards recovery and resilience. They will also share the highlights of online surveys, such as Living, working and COVID-19, which revealed how trust in the EU fell dramatically in the early days of the crisis, and also showed that citizens look first to their national governments in times of crisis.

The event will draw together the Ambassadors of EU Member States in Ireland, Heads of the Representation of the European Commission and the European Parliament in Ireland, as well as representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Eurofound’s Management Board.
 

Agenda

10:45

Welcome coffee

11:00

Welcome addresses

Moderator: Maria Jepsen, Deputy Director, Eurofound

  • Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director, Eurofound 
  • Stanislav Vidovič, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Ireland
  • Thomas Byrne, TD, Minister for European Affairs 

11:30

Living and working in Europe: Current research findings and priorities of Eurofound

  • Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of Unit ad interim, Social Policies
  • John Hurley, Acting Head of Unit, Employment 
  • Barbara Gerstenberger, Head of Unit, Working Life 
  • Mary McCaughey, Head of Unit, Information and Communication
12:10 Discussion with the participants
12:25 Wrap up and closing remarks

 

Venue Details
Location: 
Eurofound
Address: 
Wyattville Road
City: 
Loughlinstown
Country: 
Ireland
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