Working time and work-life balance: a policy dilemma?

Ant, 17/10/2006
Ant, 17/10/2006

Seminar on working time and work-life balance: a policy dilemma?
17 October 2006, Brussels, Belgium

Venue: European Parliament PHS 1A002
Time: 9:00-12:30 hrs

Programme

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome & opening
Tarja Filatov, Finnish Minister of Labour [presentation, pdf, 12KB]
Alejandro Cercas, MEP [presentation, pdf, 16KB]
Jorma Karppinen, Director, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions [presentation, pdf, 9KB]

9:15 – 12:15 Presentations – Panels – Debates
Moderation: Harlem Desir, MEP, Vice-president of the PSE group

9:15 Working time and work-life balance in Europe? What can we learn from the European Foundation’s research?
Stavroula Demetriades, Research Coordinator – Industrial relations, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions [presentation, pdf, 38KB]

9:30 PANEL I - Models of working time in Europe: policy options and practical limitations

Introduction: Alejandro Cercas, Rapporteur
Speakers:

Debate with Members, speakers, Foundation expert and participants

10:55 PANEL II - Combining flexicurity, competitiveness and an effective work-life balance: a win-win option?

Introduction: Stephen Hughes, MEP
Speakers:

  • Catelene Passchier, Confederal Secretary - ETUC [presentation, pdf, 47KB]
  • Renate Hornung-Draus, Director, European and International Affairs, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA) – UNICE representative
  • José Silva Peneda, MEP
  • Gabrielle Zimmer, MEP [presentation, pdf, 12KB]
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Ester, Institute for Labour Studies (OSA), The Netherlands [presentation, pdf, 16KB]

Debate with Members, speakers, Foundation expert and participants

12:15 Conclusions and closing

  • Alejandro Cercas, Rapporteur
  • Jorma Karppinen, Director, European Foundation
  • Tarja Filatov, Finnish Minister of Labour [presentation, pdf, 11KB]
  • Josep Borrell, President of the European Parliament
Venue Details
Address: 
EP
City: 
Brussels
Country: 
Belgium
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