EWC Roundtable Agenda

Future Handbook on European Works Councils

Roundtable discussions with EWC Management Coordinators, Employee representatives and Experts

Brussels, 25 October 2018 

Venue: Tangla Hotel, Brussels airport

10.00

 Welcome

10.30

 European Commission’s Evaluation Report of Directive 2009/38/EC

 – State of Play and Follow-up (Handbook on EWCs)   

 Mr Adam Pokorny, Head of Unit B2 for Working Conditions, Directorate-General for Employment,   Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

10.50

 Input-gathering session 1

11.10

 Coffee break

11.30

 EWCs in Practice/Value proposal

 Peter Van Den Steene, senior EWC adviser The Presence Academy , CEO The Presence Group

 Tanja Haak, Independent adviser on European Labour Relations, Haak-O’Riordan Consulting

12.30

 Input-gathering session 2

13.00

 Lunch

14.00

 Food for thought: how a European Works Council could become strategic - The EWC as a tool to transform company culture

 Philippe Vivien, Directeur Général, COO and General Manager at Alixio

14.45

 Coffee break

15.00

 Main input-gathering session 

 Break-out group discussions: Handbook draft outline as suggested by the European Commission:

  • What is the purpose of an EWC and what are the requirements to have one?
  • How to open EWC negotiation and set up EWCs?
  • How do EWCs operate?
  • What is the role of the Select Committee?
  • What is the role of Experts?
  • Company changes impacting EWCs
  • Enforcement and remedies
  • Brexit

16.30

 

 Feedback from the break-out groups

 

17.15

 Plenary conclusions and end

 

 

 The Presence Academy     

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