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European Pillar of Social Right

From theory to practice


Welcome and introductory remarks 

by Tamás Meszerics, Greens-EFA shadow rapporteur for the EP report on the social pillar 9:50-11:15

Panel I: Strengths and limitations of the Lisbon Treaty

What is currently already covered by the European social acquis and what should be further addressed? Moderator : Jean Lambert, Greens/EFA Coordinator of the EMPL Committee Speakers:
  • Anastasia Poulou, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
  • Jana Hainsworth, President of Social Platform
  • Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary ETUC
Q&A with audience



Panel II: Rights & enforcement

What should the Commission and Member States do to ensure the full implementation of the pillar and the enforcement of social rights throughout the EU? Moderator : Philippe Lamberts, Greens/EFA Co-President Speakers:
  • Allan Larsson, Special Adviser for the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Juncker Cabinet
  • Attila Lindner, University College London
  • Anne Van Lancker, author of the Proposal for EU Framework Directive in Minimum Income, former MEP
Q&A with audience 12:40-13:00

Closing statements

by Jean Lambert, Greens/EFA Coordinator for the EMPL Committee


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