Chaired by Raül Romeva, MEP and Ulrike Lunacek, MEP
Welcome by Rebecca Harms, President Greens/EFA Group
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
Experiences from Norway, the first country to take real action
Mr. Petter Sørlien, Equality & Non-Discrimination Councellor at Norwegian Embassy
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
How can we best take account of workers interests?
Claudia Menne, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
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
Non discrimination and positive action - quotas as an instrument
Professor David Sugarman, Director, Centre for Law and Society, Lancaster University.
How can we give the EC proposal the best chance of success?
Rosalinde van der Vlies, EU Commission, DG Justice, Equal Treatment Legislation
Discussion - question & answers
by Ulrike Lunacek, MEP