Our choice: A Social Europe

Date

12 May 2017

Location

SpaceX, Keevise 6, Tallinn

Description

See HERE the full Statement on the Social Europe adopted at the event in Tallinn, Estonia.

as of 11:30         Registration for the TOGETHER convention at SpaceX, Keevise 6, Tallinn

12:00                    Sandwich buffet and coffee

Interpretation FR, DE, EN, ES, ET
12:30                    Technical introduction to the event by moderator Indrek TREUFELDT, journalist

12:35                    Opening and official welcome by Jevgeni OSSINOVSKI, SDE Chairman and Minister of Health and Labour

Video message by S&D Group President Gianni PITTELLA

12:50                    Introductory remarks by S&D Vice-President Jeppe KOFOD

13:00                    S&D Video on Social Pillar

13:05-14:05      Presentation by Specialist Paavali KUKKONEN of New working life and sustainable economy, SITRA -The Finnish Innovation Fund

Presentation by MEP Marju LAURISTIN of the Bertelsmann Foundation Index Report 2016 “Social Justice in the EU”

Questions & Answers

14:05-14:20      Coffee break

14:20-15:20      Panel discussion on the Nordic model: Lessons to learn

Mogens LYKKETOFT, MP, former President of the United Nations General Assembly and former Danish Finance Minister

Jevgeni OSSINOVSKI, SDE Chairman and Minister of Health and Labour

Conny REUTER, Secretary General of SOLIDAR

Maria Joao RODRIGUES, S&D Vice-President

Antton RÖNNHOLM, Secretary General of SDP Finlan

 

15:20-15:40      Introduction by MEP Marju LAURISTIN to the Thematic Debates to be dealt with in Round Tables

Urve PALO, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology

Raul EAMETS, Dean in the faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu

Agnes JONGERIUS, MEP, EP Vice-Chair of Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Interpretation EN, ET

15:40-16:50      In parallel and with the participation of politicians, academics, Trade unions and civil society representatives and citizens

Theme (1) How to ensure high quality of life and upward social convergence?

·         Table 1 SOCIAL CONVERGENCE

Table leader: Maria Joao RODRIGUES, S&D Vice-President

·         Table 1a YOUTH´S VISION ON SOCIAL EUROPE

Table leader: Joao Duarte ALBUQUERQUE, President of Young European Socialists

·         Table 2+2a QUALITY OF LIFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Table leader 2: Jens NILSSON, MEP

Table leader 2a : Antton RÖNNHOLM, Secretary General of SDP Finland -tbc

·         Table 3 GENDER EQUALITY AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE (Table leader: Zita GURMAI, President PES Women)

Theme (2) How to cope with demographic changes and the impact of digitalisation in the labour market?

·         Table 4 NEW SOCIAL PROTOCOL

Table leader: Mogens LYKKETOFT, MP, former President of the United Nations General Assembly and former Danish Finance Minister -tbc

·         Table 5 DIGITAL WORK

Table leader: Miapetra KUMPULA-NATRI, MEP

·         Table 6 ACTIVE AGEING

Table leaders: Andrejs MAMIKINS, MEP

Theme (3) How to ensure sustainable financing of European Welfare states?

· Table 7+7a FAIR TAXATION

Table leader 7: Jeppe KOFOD, S&D Vice-President

Table leader 7a: tbc

· Table 8 FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND COHESION POLICY

Table leader: Urve PALO, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology

· Table 9 FAIR INCOME

At the end of the discussions, coffee will be served at the tables during a short live music show by Lenna Kuurmaa.

Interpretation FR, DE, EN, ES, ET

16:50-17:20      Report back from workshops and conclusions

Joao Duarte ALBUQUERQUE, President of Young European Socialists

Agnes JONGERIUS, MEP, EP Vice-Chair of Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Jeppe KOFOD, S&D Vice-President

Marju LAURISTIN, MEP

Maria Joao RODRIGUES, S&D Vice-President

17:20-17:30      Adoption of the Tallinn Statement on Social Europe

17:30-19:00      Warm buffet and Farewell drinks

19:00                    End

 

The discussion in Tallinn has been based on two papers – The Report on the European Pillar of Social Rights (by MEP Maria Joao Rodrigues) as adopted by the European Parliament and the European Commission’s White Paper on Social Rights.

 

 

 

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