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Upcoming on June 26-27: SUMMER DAYS of CESI and the Bertelsmann Stiftung on the future of work


26 Jun 2019 to 27 Jun 2019


Bouche à Oreille
Rue Félix Hap 11, Etterbeek


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Event Description

On June 26-27 CESI will hold its first Summer Days on the topic 'Future of work, social protection and interest representation'. The event, which comprises a series of plenary meetings and topical parallel breakout sessions, is held in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Individual breakout sessions will be moderated and facilitated by DG EMPL of the European Commission, Eurofound, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Registration to the event is welcome but only possible on request.

Wednesday, 26 June 
14.00 Registration and welcome coffee
14.30 Opening of the Summer Days
Romain Wolff, CESI President
14.45 Keynote – “Future of Work: Heaven or Hell?” 
Martin Risak, Professor of European and Comparative Labour Law, University of Vienna, Department of Labour Law and Law of Social Security
15.00 Legal aspects and examples of new forms of work
Birgit Wintermann, Project Manager at Bertelsmann Stiftung
Coffee break
15.45 First round of parallel breakout sessions: Future of work
– Employed vs self-employed: What defines the employee of the future? –
facilitated by the Bertelsmann Foundation
– Flexibility both ways: What rights and obligations of workers and employers in Work 4.0? –
facilitated by the CESI Secretariat
– Addressing labour market disruptions: New regulation concepts by governments, social partners and trade unions? –
facilitated by Eurofound
17.30 Plenary wrap-up: Breakout sessions reports
18.30 Reception and barbecue
Thursday, 27 June
9.00 Registration and welcome coffee
9.30 Keynote – New forms of employment and impacts
Esko Kilpi, Finnish Researcher, Founder of the Esko Kilpi Company
10.00 Second round of parallel breakout sessions: Future of social protection
– Offering social protection: A responsibility and interest also for digital platforms? –
facilitated by Moovenda food delivery platform
– Keeping in mind platform workers: Addressing specific challenges in their access to social protection? –
facilitated by DG EMPL of the European Commission
– Finding new ways to deliver social protection: A step forward or backward? –
facilitated by the European Policy Centre (EPC)
Coffee break
11.30 Third round of parallel breakout sessions: Future of interest representation, collective labour law and bargaining
– Changing landscapes: What future for industrial relations and social dialogue in Work 4.0? –
facilitated by the Centre for European Policy Studies (EPC)
– Rejuvenating trade unions: How to reach out to young workers and exploring future ways of interest representation –
facilitated by the CESI Youth
– Staying attractive: How to adjust traditional trade unionism to the expectations of atypical workers? –
facilitated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
12.30 Plenary wrap-up – breakout sessions reports and conclusions
Klaus Heeger, CESI Secretary General
13.30 Walking lunch


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