Get women on board: Will the EU do what it takes?

Date

07 Mar 2013 14:00

Address

  Brussels
Belgium

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations

Section

EU Priorities 2020
Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

DRAFT PROGRAMME 

Chaired by Raül Romeva, MEP and Ulrike Lunacek, MEP

15:00
Welcome
by Rebecca Harms, President Greens/EFA Group

15:10
Introduction
by Marije Cornelissen, MEP and rapporteur for the opinion in EMPL  Committee on gender balance in company boards listed on stock exchanges

First hand experience

15:20
Experiences from Norway, the first country to take real action
Mr. Petter Sørlien, Equality & Non-Discrimination Councellor at Norwegian Embassy

15:35
What can and should companies do for more women on boards?

Carola Eck-Philipp, consultant and project manager European Women Management Development Network EWMD         

Legislative action at EU level

15:50
How can we best take account of workers interests?

Claudia Menne, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

16:05
How can we improve the EC proposal?

Prof. Dr. Linda Senden, Institute of International, Social and Economic Public Law, Utrecht University, author of the legal opinion on women in company boards

16:20
Non discrimination and positive action - quotas as an instrument
Professor David Sugarman, Director, Centre for Law and Society, Lancaster University.

16:30
How can we give the EC proposal the best chance of success?

Rosalinde van der Vlies, EU Commission, DG Justice, Equal Treatment Legislation

16:45
Discussion - question & answers

  • What, if anything, should be amended to improve the EC proposal
  • How can we give the EC proposal the best chance of success in the European Parliament ánd the Council?

17:30
Concluding remarks

by Franziska Brantner, MEP, and Ulrike Lunacek, MEP