Work in a Europe of the 21st Century - Barcelona



9.00 – Accreditation

9.30 – Opening remarks

  • Joan Manuel Tresserras, President of Fundació Josep Irla
  • Antonia Luciani, Vice-President of Centre Maurits Coppieters

9.45 – Key note speech: “The precariat”

  • David Rueda, professor of Comparative Politics from the University of Oxford

10.15 – Presentation of the research study: “To Work and Decide: The Participation of Workers as a Business Strategy”

  • Montserrat Palet, expert in strategic management

11.30 – Break

12.00 – Round-table “EU Competitiveness and the Labour Market”

Moderated by David Grosclaude, European Free Alliance Vice-President, journalist

  • Patrick Gibbels, Secretary General – European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)
  • Marina Monaco, Policy Advisor – European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • José María Larrañaga, Consultant for cooperatives

13.00 – Closing remarks

  • Dolors Bassa, Minister of Work, Social and Familial Affairs of the Government of Catalonia


When: Friday 18th November 2016, from 09:00 to 13:00
Where: Fundació Antoni Tàpies (auditorium), Aragó 155, Barcelona (Catalonia)

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Interpretation will be provided in English.


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This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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This conference is a joint initiative of Fundació Josep Irla and Centre Maurits Coppieters.