Social dialogue and conflict resolution


Social dialogue and conflict resolution in the acceding countries
Conference

Kranj, 31 March - 2 April 2004
Kokra Hotel (Brdo Estate) Kranj, Slovenia

Social dialogue and conflict resolution in the acceding countries - Conference
Kranj, 31 March - 2 April 2004

National development projects:
Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

Programme

Wednesday 31 March (schedule for Thursday 1 April ; Friday 2 April)

Chair: Willy Buschak, Acting Director, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions

12.00 Registration, coffee and sandwiches

13.00 Welcome address

  • Willy Buschak, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
  • Vlado Dimovski, Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, Slovenia
  • Lena Skïold, Deputy Head, Work Life Development Programme, Sweden

14.00 Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in the Acceding Countries

Christian Welz, Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions [abstract]

14.20 The national development projects

  • Conflict resolution
  • EMU

Timo Kauppinen, Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions, Ireland

14.40 Discussion

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 GROUP WORK SESSION 1: National conflict resolution projects

- SWOT analysis on the drafted development projects

A group: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia
B group: Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Slovenia

16.00 Presentation of the national group work results

A group comments: Peter Hurtgen, Director, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, USA
B group comments: Chris Martin, Area Director, ACAS, UK

17.15 JOINT SESSION: Commentators’ reports from the working groups

17.45 Closing the first day

Kees Vos, Ministry Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands


Thursday 1 April

Chair: Timo Kauppinen, Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions

9.00 JOINT SESSION:

  • How to resolve rights and interest disputes at workplace level?
  • How to prevent them?

Conflict resolution in the US
Peter Hurtgen, Director, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, USA [abstract]
Comments by the AC10 representatives

Conflict resolution in Greece
Matina Yannakourou, Attorney-at-Law and Scientific Adviser to the Economic and Social Council of Greece (OKE) [abstract]
Comments by the AC10 representatives

Discussion

10.15 GROUP WORK SESSION 2: Redrafting the national development projects on conflict resolution

A group: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia
B group: Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Slovenia

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Presentation of the national group work results

A group: Comments by Anneliese Büggel
B group: Comments by Matina Yannakourou

12.30 JOINT SESSION: Commentators’ reports from the working groups

13.00 Lunch

14.00 JOINT SESSION:

  • How to resolve rights and interest disputes at workplace level?
  • How to prevent them?

Conflict resolution in the UK
Chris Martin, Area Director, ACAS, UK [abstract]
Comments by the AC10 representatives

Conflict resolution in Germany
- Anneliese Büggel, Lawyer and Mediator, Germany [abstract]
Comments by the AC10 representatives

15.00 GROUP WORK SESSION 3: Drafting the national implementation plan for conflict resolution

A group: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia
B group: Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Slovenia

16.00 Coffee break

16.15 Presentation of the national group work results

A group: Comments by Eileen Hoffman, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, USA
B group: Comments by Shauna Olney, ILO, Geneva

17.30 JOINT SESSION: Commentators’ reports from the working groups

18.00 Concluding remarks from the second day

Jürgen Kretz, DG Employment and Social Affairs, Brussels


Friday 2 April

Chair: Christian Welz, Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions

9.00 JOINT SESSION: Training resources for conflict resolution

Social Dialogue Budget Line of the Commission
- Jürgen Kretz, DG Employment and Social Affairs, Brussels

WLDP programmes and projects funding
- Lena Skïold, Deputy Head, Work Life Development Programme, Sweden

ILO and conflict resolution training
- Shauna Olney, InFocus Programme on Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration, International Labour Office, Geneva

10.00 GROUP WORK SESSION 4: Finalisation of conflict resolution development projects

A group: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia
B group: Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Slovenia

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 JOINT SESSION: Presentation of the national implementation plans

Rapporteur for each country will present its national implementation plan

12.45 Concluding remarks

Timo Kauppinen, European Foundation for the Improvement for Living and Working Conditions

13.00 Closing of the conference

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