Upcoming on March 7: [email protected] on ‘Digitalisation & future of work: Social protection for all?’

March 7 will see the next edition of CESI's event series '[email protected]' with a lunchtime panel debate on 'Digitalisation & future of work: Social protection for all?' Registration to the event, which will be held jointly together with the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, is now open.

Upcoming on March 7: CESI@noon on ‘Digitalisation & future of work: Social protection for all?’

Digitalisation & future of work: Social protection for all?

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 – 12h30 to 14h30
Light lunch 12h30-13h00

Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU
Rue Belliard 60-62, 1040 Brussels

The impacts of digitalisation on employment patterns are far-reaching. With the rise of new forms of employment relations in the sharing economy, designing universal access to adequate social protection is key for a social Europe.

According to the principles 5 and 12 of the European Pillar of Social Rights, workers, and, under comparable conditions, the self-employed, have the right to adequate social protection – regardless of the type and duration of their employment relationship. On March 13, the European Commission plans to publish a proposal for a Council Recommendation on social protection for people in all forms of employment: Would the EU have the competence or even the duty to provide a solid framework for social protection for all? How far can the European Commission go in its proposals? What approaches could be politically feasible?

As the European Commission is considering EU-level measures, CESI and the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU invite you to discuss with representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks and trade unions on how social protection could be practically ensured for all, including those active in the collaborative economy.

Simultaneous translation from/to German and English

Register for the event here

 Welcome
Johannes Jung, Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Keynote address
Claire Dhéret, European Policy Centre (EPC)

 Discussion with the participation of
Petru Sorin Dandea, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Claire Dhéret, European Policy Centre (EPC)
Siglinde Hasse, Trade Union of the German Social Security Institutions (GdS)
Ragnar Horn, European Commission
Maximilian Strotmann, Cabinet of the Commissioner Andrus Ansip

Moderator
Pierre Baussand, Eurofound

 Conclusions
Klaus Heeger, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)