Symposium : "Promoting diversity within the Public service in the European Union"
Amsterdam, 23-24 June 2011
Place: Dorint Amsterdam Airport Hotel
Stationsplein ZW 951, NL-1117 CE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Interpretation : DE, EN, FR, NL, ES, IT
The symposium will be conducted by a professional moderator, Hans W. JABLONSKI.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
|Until 17:00||Participants' arrival|
|18:00-19:00||Participants' registration |
|19:30||Welcome dinner at the hotel for symposium's participants|
Thursday, 23 June 2011
|08:30||Registration continues |
|09:00||Opening of the symposium|
Dr. Wilhelm GLOSS, President of CESI-Europe Academy
Helmut MÜLLERS, CESI General-Secretary
N.N., The Netherlands
Eric DE MACKER, President of CNV Publieke Zaak, The Netherlands
Albert VAN DER SMISSEN, President of NCF, The Netherlands
The challenges facing the public service in Europe
Fostering Diversity in the Public Service
Oscar HUERTA-MELCHOR, OCDE, France
|10:50||Coffee break |
Preventing discrimination against public service agents.
Part I: The European legal framework
The principles of equality and non-discrimination and how they are applied within the European public service
Mark BELL, Professor at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom
European case-law on discrimination within the public service
Gwénaële CALVES, Professor of public law at the Universities of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and Düsseldorf, Germany
Preventing discrimination when employing public service agents
Account by the director of human resources of a large scale administration
|12:20||Questions / Discussion|
Part II : Workshops
|14:00||Workshop I : How can we guarantee fair access to the public service and attract people from a variety of backgrounds? |
Moderation: Hans W. JABLONSKI
Interpretation: DE, EN, FR, ES
| ||Case studies|
DE: 'A human resources policy linked to demographics: diversified management'
Beatrix BEHRENS, Director of human resources at the German Federal labour agency
NL: 'Beyond the diversity agenda: the search for tools in the Netherlands'
Aaldert MELLEMA, CNV Publieke Zaak
BE: 'Integrating people with disabilities into the public service'
Thierry CONRADS, Founding administrator of Wheelit.be
|14:00||Workshop II : How can we guarantee fair promotions within the public service and guarantee diversity in jobs with a high level of responsibility ?|
Moderation: Arthur VAN SCHENDEL
Interpretation: EN, FR, NL, IT
| ||Case studies|
GB: 'Diversity within the British high-level public service'
Randhir AULUCK, Program LEADERS UnLtd
BE: 'Promoting access for women to jobs with a high level of responsibility in Belgium'
Sylvia AKIF, SELOR
NL: 'Diversity program of the city of Amsterdam'
Arthur VAN SCHENDEL, Programmanager Diversity, City of Amsterdam
Part III : Debate : To what extent should we resort to positive discrimination within the public service ?
| ||Kirsten LÜHMANN, Member of the German Bundestag and President of CESI’s commission ‘FEMM’ |
| ||Gwénaële CALVES, Professor of public law at the Universities of Cergy-Pontoise and Düsseldorf|
Moderated by: Hans W. JABLONSKI
|17:00||Questions and discussion |
|17:30||End of the first day of work|
Friday, 24 June 2011
|09:30 ||Beginning of the second day of work|
|09:30||Presentation of the results of the workshops by the rapporteurs|
Part IV : Other instruments for diversity
Diversity Charter: the Diversity label of the French Ministry of Finance, Economy and Industry
Christine DREYFUS ARIZA, MINEFI, France
Cross-Border mobility of civil servants: testimony of short-term mobility
Stefania TROCINI, Civil Servant, Agenzia delle Entrate, Public Treasury, Italy
Mobility from private to public sector
François TOMAS, HUDSON, Belgium
|11:40||Round table discussion|
'What kind of civil servant are we looking for?'
Peter HEESEN, CESI President
Eric DE MACKER, President of CNV Publieke Zaak, Netherlands
John HANSEN, Director of FF, Denmark
|12:30||Summary of the debates|
Julio SÁNCHEZ GONZÁLEZ, Vice-President of CESI-Europe Academy
Wilhelm GLOSS, President of CESI-Europe Academy
Light lunch followed by departure of the participants
The symposium is chiefly financed by European Union funds
CESI’s Research and Further Learning Centre