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Decent Work - a route to sustainable development or a protectionist agenda?

  • Date: 10/10/2006, 15.00-17.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Borschette - 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels - Room 2D
  • Registration closes on : 05/10/2006 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 10/10/2006, 15.00-17.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Borschette - 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels - Room 2D
  • Registration closes on : 05/10/2006 12:00

Lead Commission Participants: Mr. Petriccione, Director

The debate around Decent Work (the concept includes access to employment, workers rights, social protection and social dialogue) as a strategy to contribute to sustainable development is gaining momentum within the EU as well as within the UN system (the June 2006 ECOSOC Ministerial Declaration is the latest example of the growing international consensus on the key role of decent work in development).

At the European level, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Decent Work for All" (on 24 May 2006) and has recently announced its intention to host in December 2006 a conference on Decent Work to discuss its relevance as a strategy to deliver sustainable development in Europe as well as in developing countries.

The Civil Society meeting will focus on the trade aspects of decent work, and will cover similar issues to those discussed in September Roundtable with unions and ILO.

AGENDA

1. Presentations by:

- DG Trade representative: Mr. Petriccione

- Representative from Trade Unions: Mr. James Howard, ICFTU

- Representative from business sector: Emmanuel Julien, Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group

2. Open

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Andrea Amato, Istituto per il Mediterraneo (IMED) (funded)
  • Mr Eros Artuso, United Nations Environment Programme liaison office to the EU (UNEP liaison)
  • Ms Susanna Baizou, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • - Sergio Bassoli, SOLIDAR (funded)
  • Mr Jean-François Bence, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Flavia Bernardini, CAOBISCO
  • Mr Lorenz Berzau, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Elisabetta Castellano, SOLIDAR (funded)
  • Mr Sergi Corbalan, World Fair Trade Organization
  • Ms Valérie Corre, European Union of Ethanol Producers (UEPA)
  • Mrs Elena Crasta, Trades Union Congress (UK)
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Mr James Howard, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Mr Erik Jonnaert, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mr Emmanuel Julien, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Thorsten Kirch, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Dr. Christoph Klein, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Klemens Kober, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Elena Lazzarotto, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Paolo Logli, UNIONCAMERE
  • CEFS Dominique Lund, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Ms Stéphanie Luong , Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Johann MARIHART, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr Mauro Martini, Istituto Sindacale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
  • Ms Silvia Melegari, Federlegno-Arredo
  • Mr Simon Michel-Berger, European farmers
  • Mr Patrick PAGANI, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Dr Filippo Perrone Donnorso, Federlegno-Arredo
  • Mr István Pinter, Council of Geopolitics (funded)
  • Mr Charly Poppe, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Ms Helena Real, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR
  • Ms Marta Ruiz, Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Mr François Saint Lager, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Mr. Joachim Schauss, Diakonie Deutschland - Evangelischer Bundesverband im Evangelischen Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung
  • Ms Eva Maria Schneider, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Luca Selva, UNIONCAMERE
  • Mr Alexandre Seron, Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Mr Bart Verstraeten, Social Alert International