REGISTRATION

EAPN Europe

Rebecca Lee

rebecca.lee@eapn.eu
www.eapn.eu

EAPN Portugal

Armandina Heleno

armandina.heleno@eapn.pt
www.eapn.pt

How can we best use it to reduce poverty and social exclusion and to improve the access to and quality of public services for all?

How can we best give a role and voice to people experiencing poverty?

Action Plan for the Implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

In November 2017, European leaders announced the European Pillar of Social Rights. A document of principles intended to ensure upward convergence between Member States, with better integration of social objectives. The European Pillar came at a time when Europe was still facing challenges resulting from the previous crisis and, therefore, the focus on promoting social rights was the right way to strengthen Europe from a social, and also from an economic point of view. However, there was still a need to leave the domain of principles and take action. A turning point was when the new European Commission announced in…
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Participants

Agenda

Please note that the time is indicated in CET time (i.e. in Portugal it’s one hour earlier)

AGENDA

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10:00

OPENING SESSION

Mariana Vieira da Silva

Minister of State for the Presidency

Pe. Jardim Moreira

President EAPN Portugal

10:30

ROUND TABLE

The Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights: what concrete meaning in the lives of the citizens?

Katarina Ivanković-Knežević

Director of Social Affairs, DG EMPL, European Commission

Edmundo Martinho

Coordinator of the Portuguese National Strategy to Fight Poverty

Graciela Malgesini

EU and Advocacy Officer, EAPN Spain and Co-chair EUISG

Vladimir Špidla

Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and Advisor to EAPN Czech Republic

Jeanne Dietrich

Conseillère Technique Hébergement Logement UNIOPSS and EAPN France

Valentina Vehovar

Acting Director-General of Social Affairs Directorate of the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal

DEBATE

CHAIR

Sandra Monteiro

Le Monde Diplomatic

13:30

CLOSING OF 1st PART

15:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH

The Pillar, its instruments and the fight against poverty

José António Vieira da Silva

Adviser of The Portuguese Presidency

15:20

ROUND TABLE

Adequate Minimum Income and the relevance of a European (Framework) Directive

Mathias Maucher

Policy Officer EAPN Europa

Andreas Aust

Referent für Sozialpolitik, Paritätische Forschungsstelle, Der Paritätische and EAPN Germany

Cidália Barriga

Representative of the National Citizens Council of EAPN Portugal

Linnéa Partanen

Finnish PeP Representative – EAPN Finland

DEBATE

CHAIR

Sandra Araújo

EAPN Portugal

17:00

CLOSING

Ana Mendes Godinho

Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Protection