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Get women on board

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

Event
Public conference
Date
7 March 2013 from 15:00 to 18:30
Place
European Parliament - Room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels
07.03.2013

DOCUMENTATION

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
The scope of 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.

16:35
How can we give the EC proposal the best chance of success?
Rosalinde van der Vlies, EU Commission, DG Justice, Equal Treatment Legislation

16:50
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?

17:45
Concluding remarks

by Ulrike Lunacek, MEP