The daily Agenda
Programme / Programme
ETUC 12th Statutory Congress 2011
16-19 May – Athens
“Mobilising for Social Europe”
Sunday 15 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Opening Ceremony/Cultural event Welcome to the Congress (President)
Giorgos Kaminis, Mayor of the City of Athens
Yannis Panagopoulos, President, GSEE
Spyros Papaspyros, President, ADEDY
Viviane Reding, Vice-President, European Commission
Presidential Address, Wanja Lundby-Wedin
Ratification of affiliations and observer status agreed by the Executive Committee since the 11th Congress (2007-2011) Amendments to the ETUC Constitution Credentials Report Video of ETUC activities
Introduction of the Activity Report 2007-2011 by John Monks, General Secretary, ETUC
Debate and vote
Round Table 1 Workers Pay for the Financial Crisis - the alternatives?
Philippe De Buck (Director General, BusinessEurope), Frank Bsirske (DGB / President, Ver.di), Jack O’Connor (President, ICTU), Susanna Camusso (General Secretary, CGIL), Professor Stuart Holland (University of Coimbra, Portugal) (Moderator: Vivienne Radermacher – WDR TV, Germany).
13 :00-14 :30
Mikhail Shmakov, President Pan European Council of the ITUC
Presentation of introduction, chapter 1 - Economic Governance and resolution “Solidarity in the crisis” by John Monks, General Secretary, ETUC
Vote on introduction and Chapter 1
Retirements from the Secretariat – presentations
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Presentation of Chapters 2 and 3 – Jobs and Financial Regulation by Joël Decaillon, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC
Debate Vote on Chapters 2 and 3 of the Congress document
Round table 2 “Is the EU becoming more unequal and what is the effect of the Crisis”
Speakers: László Andor (European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), Gloria Mills (ETUC Women’s Committee), Thiébault Weber (CFDT), Cándido Mendez (General Secretary, UGT-E), Claude Rolin (General Secretary, CSC), Tania Matias (LCGB), Erich Foglar (President, ÖGB) (Moderator: Geoff Meade, Press Association)
13:00 – 14:30
Presentation of Chapters 4 and 6 – The European Social Model and Greater Equality and Social Cohesion by Józef Niemiec, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
Round table 3 The single market – respect for labour rights and public services?
Bogdan Iuliu Hossu (President, CARTEL ALFA), Roar Fläthen (President, LO-N), Annelie Buntenbach (Executive Board, DGB), Brendan Barber (General Secretary, TUC), Mario Monti (Bocconi University), Carola Fischbach-Pyttel (General Secretary, EPSU), Paul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of teh PArty of teh European Socialists (moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels journalist).
Debate on Chapters 4 and 6 continues Vote on Chapters 4 and 6 of the Congress document
Presentation of the Brian Bercusson Award by Niklas Bruun and Catherine Bercusson to Rebecca Zahn (European University Institute, Florence, Italy).
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Statement by President on the election procedure – and introduction of candidates for secretariat and Presidency by Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary elect, ETUC
Presentation of the Congress document: Chapter 5 - Solidarity in action for a productive model and for fair, sustainable development by Joël Decaillon, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC
Round table 4 What future? Europe’s industries, sustainable jobs, combating precarious work?
Piotr Duda (President, NSZZ Solidarnosc), Bernard Thibault (General Secretary, CGT), Philippe Lamberts (European Greens), Ulrich Eckelmann (IG Metall), Anne Demelenne (General Secretary, FGTB), Marie-Louise Knuppert (International Relation Secretary, LO-D) (Moderator: Geoff Meade).
Debate continues and vote on Chapter 5 of the Congress document
Presentation of the Congress document by Józef Niemiec, Confederal Secretary, ETUC Chapter 7: Solidarity in action for fair and equitable mobility Chapter 8: Solidarity in action for health and safety and the workplace
Georges Dassis, President Group II, Economic and Social Committee
Round table 5 Europe’s “Southern Neighbourhood” – ways forward?
Rahma Refaat (CTUWS, Egypt), Sharan Burrow (General Secretary, ITUC), Luigi Angeletti (General Secretary, UIL), Mustapha Tilli (UGTT), Nada Al-Nashif (ILO Arab Region Director), (Moderator: Jacki Davis).
15:55-17:00 Debate Vote on Chapters 7 and 8
Presentation of the Congress document by John Monks, General Secretary, ETUC Chapter 9: Solidarity in action for a fair globalisation Chapter 10: Solidarity in action for a genuine social dialogue at all levels Chapter 11 “Means”
Thursday 19 May 2011
Debate continues Vote on Chapters 9, 10 and 11
Round Table 6 Organising, campaigning, social networking
Tomasz Jasinski (President, Youth Committee), François Chérčque (General Secretary, CFDT), Agnes Jongerius (President, FNV), Peter Fiedler (LIGA), Elsa Saboonchi (TCO) (Moderator: Geoff Meade).
Address by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Bernadette Ségol, new General Secretary of the ETUC, introduces the Athens Manifesto Ignacio Fernández Toxo, new President elect of the ETUC addresses Congress General Secretary, John Monks, introduces the retirements of existing members of the Secretariat Wanja Lundby-Wedin, retiring President of the ETUC, addresses Congress
End of the 12th ETUC Congress
Meeting of the new Executive Committee to elect the new Steering Committee