TOGETHER for Social Justice & Sustainable Growth

The necessity of strengthening social rights, social justice, to achieve growth

Date

16 November 2017

Location

Kajskjul 8 Packhusplatsen 11, 411 13 Göteborg

TOGETHER for Social Justice & Sustainable Growth

TILLSAMMANS för social rättvisa och tillväxt

 

 

We’ve talked about Europe. About what we plan to do to help those who need it most and about how important it is to continue fighting together for the things that matter.
Social rights are not just a theoretical concept spun around by politicians. Social rights are what holds our Union together. They’re the support people get when faced with unemployment. They’re the security net we all fall back on when things get tough. They’re what allows us to develop and grow without fear of losing the roof over our heads and we want to keep it that way.
This is why in November 2017, we have brought together some of the most dedicated supporters of social rights, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

19.15-19.25 – Opening with “TOGETHER” video presentation and overview of the event by the moderator Lisa PELLING

 

19.25-19.40- Welcome speeches

Gianni PITTELLA, S&D Group President

Ann-Sofie HERMANSSON, Mayor of Gothenburg

 

19.40 -19.55 – Address by Annika STRANDHÄLL, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
followed by Q&A with the  TOGETHER “Ambassadors” – moderated by S&D Vice-President Jeppe KOFOD

19.50-20.35 – Open dialogue with citizens and MEP’s on working conditions – introduced by Marita ULVSKOG, Head of the Swedish SAP delegation, Acting Chair of Employment Committee of the European Parliament:

1) Posted, temporary and atypical workers with Agnes JONGERIUS, MEP, Coordinator for Employment and Social Affairs
2) Digital workers with Georgi PIRINSKI, MEP, Member of the Committee on Budgetary Control
3) Young workers, Internships and traineeships with Brando BENIFEI, MEP, Member of the Committee on Employment
4) Trade union rights with Marita ULVSKOG, MEP, Head of the Swedish SAP delegation, Acting Chair of the Employment Committee of the EP
5) Women workers and gender pay gap with Evelyn REGNER, MEP, Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs

 

20.35-20.50 – Address by Ann LINDE, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade

 

20.50-21.30 – Political panel on how to improve working conditions in Europe
(in alphabetical order)

Monika ARVIDSSON, Analyst, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO)
* Agnes JONGERIUS, MEP, Coordinator for Employment and Social Affairs
* Esther LYNCH, Confederal Secretary at the European Trade Union Confederation
* Conny REUTER, Secretary General of Solidar
Maria João RODRIGUES, S&D Group Vice-President, EP Rapporteur for the EPSR and President of FEPS
* Nicolas SCHMIT, Minister of Labour, Employment and Immigration of Luxembourg and Chairman of the EPSCO network of the Party of European Socialists

Followed by Q&A from the audience and via Twitter

 

21.10-21.45 – Conclusions and presentation of the Statement by S&D Vice-President Udo BULLMANN

European Anthem

21.45 – Reception

 

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