EGF Stakeholders Conference 2 Solidarity in the Face of Change A future framework for the European Globalisation adjustment Fund 110228Agenda08.30 Welcome coffee and registration09.00 Opening of the Conference Chair : Jean-Louis de Brouwer, Director, Europe 2020 : Employment Policies09.15 Report from the first Stakeholders Conference (25/26 January 2011) Rebecca Franceskides, Rapporteur Discussion of the issues arising10.00 Social partner involvement in EGF cases received and funded to date Commission : Jérémie Viailly, EGF Section Questions for the discussion : What role have the social partners played in cases presented for EGF support? At what stage did they become involved? At what level was their involvement (local / regional / national / European)?10.30 1. Case report : Worker representative involvement in Denmark Discussant : Per Andersen, Chief Shop Steward, Odense Steel Shipyards (DK) Commission : Isabelle Prondzynski, Head of Section EGF Questions for the discussion : Is this a good practice that could be transferred? Would it work in other Member States? What would need to be changed elsewhere to make it workable?11.00 Coffee break11.15 2. Case report : Employer involvement in the Netherlands Discussant : Pascal Peters, Heijmans (NL) Commission : Monique Tousseyn, EGF Section Questions for the discussion : Is this a good practice that could be transferred? Would it work in other Member States? What would need to be changed elsewhere to make it workable?
11.45 3. Case report : EGF related legislation in Portugal Discussant : Luis Matos Costa, EGF Contact Person (PT) Commission : Isabelle Prondzynski, Head of Section EGF Questions for the discussion : Portugal has adopted a list of measures suitable for implementation in an EGF co-funded case. Could this work in other Member States? Would it inhibit innovation? Would it help to speed up applications?12.30 Lunch14.00 4. Do we really need an EGF? Discussants : Dorota Bortnowska (PL) Commission : Isabelle Prondzynski, Head of EGF Section Questions for the discussion : Has the EGF shown European solidarity to the workers and the regions affected? Has it served the needs of the workers made redundant because of globalisation or the crisis? Will these needs be the same after 2013?14.30 5. What are the most important changes needed for a permanent EGF? Discussants : Pat Hayden (IE) and Miguel Mares (SP, Valencia) Commission : Jean-Francois Lebrun, Head of Unit EGF Questions for the discussion : If the EGF is extended beyond the end of 2013, what are the most important ways to improve its funding and functioning? How can it show European solidarity in a more effective way? How can it support redundant workers more productively?15.00 Coffee break15.30 6. Should the EGF be independent or located within the ESF? Discussants : Louis Vervloet (BE, Flanders) and Simon Smith (UK) Commission : Jean-Francois Lebrun, Head of Unit EGF Questions for the discussion : Can the ESF already do what we would wish the EGF to be able to do post-2013? Could the EGF be integrated into the ESF? What changes would be needed, if any? What are the advantages of a self-standing EGF operating in complementarity to the ESF? What changes would be needed in that case?16.00 Rapporteurs report Rebecca Franceskides, CREW16.30 Conclusions