Moving forward with our Europe

12/04/2011

Brussels, 12-13 April 2011

Ahead of the EMF congress, Birlesik Metal-Is (Turkey), OS Kovo (Czech Republic), OZ Kovo (Slovak Republic) and ACV-CSC Metea (Belgium) are organising a joint conference called 'Moving forward with our Europe'.

The four trade unions, all affiliated to the EMF, are partners in a joint project that started in September 2010. This conference serves as the final activity of the project.

12 April 2011: EUROPEAN TRADE UNION WORK IN 2020: CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES

A debate and panel discussion with:

  • Peter SCHERRER, General Secretary EMF
  • Marc DE WILDE, President ACV-CSC METEA (B)
  • Josef STREDULA, President OS KOVO (CZ)
  • Emil MACHYNA, President OZ KOVO (SK)
  • Adnan SERDAROGLU, President BIRLESIK METAL-IS (TR)
  • Luc TRIANGLE, moderator, ACV-CSC METEA

13 April 2011: TURKEY: SOCIAL AND TRADE UNION RIGHTS IN LIGHT OF THE EU MEMBERSHIP

A debate and panel discussion with:

  • Jeff BRIDGFORD, moderator, ETUC special advisor and Coordinator of the ETUC - Turkey project
  • Selçuk GÖKTAS, General Secretary Birlesik Metal-Is (TR)
  • Jan BEHRENS, European Commission DG EMPLOYMENT, Social affairs and Inclusion
  • Tony JANSSEN, EMF special advisor and former President EMF (1995-2007)
  • Numan ÖZKAN, EU delegation Ankara - Turkey

Closing remarks by Luc CORTEBEECK, President ACV-CSC (B) - Deputy-President ITUC, President Workers’ Group ILO Committee on the Application of Standards.

Location: Elewijt Center, Tervuursesteenweg 564, 1982 Elewijt - Zemst (B)

Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French, Dutch, Turkish, Czech/Slovak.

Information: Evy Van Asch, fax:

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