Madrid, 28/01/2013

Why the Conference

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is organising a high-level conference on 28 January in Madrid.

At the conference the following issues will be discussed : the social dimension of Europe and how we could crystallise it. The Economic governance will also be debate - considering that it does not deliver sustainable growth and employment, what needs to be done? Finally, a discussion on Democracy, what should be the role of citizens, workers and their unions within a genuine economic and monetary union?

This event will bring together the main European trade union leaders, as well as Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament; Lásló Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

On this occasion, the ETUC will also be celebrating its fortieth anniversary and unveiling its new visual branding.

Practical information

Conference timetable:
0900 – 1630

Meeting venue:

Hôtel Velada Madrid
Calle de Alcalá 476
E- 28027 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 375 68 00
www.veladahoteles.com

Interpretation:

Active languages: French, German, English, Spanish, Italian and Polish

Passive languages: Norwegian, Portuguese, Hungarian and Swedish

Wi-Fi connection available

Information for the Press

The Conference is open to the press and the journalists are cordially invited.

It will offer an opportunity for you to talk to the General Secretaries / Presidents of the Trade Union organisations.

Please register with Daniele Melli: dmelli@etuc.org

- Programme

- Programme (ES)

- Invitation to the press

Speeches

- Speech by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Europeans want and deserve a monetary union with a human face (Available in English)

- Speech by Vice-President Olli Rehn "Growth and jobs and the role of social partners in Europe" at the ETUC 40th anniversary conference in Madrid (Available in English)

- Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament What part should citizens, workers and their unions play in a genuine economic and monetary union?

- Concluding remarks by Bernadette Ségol, ETUC General Secretary:

Contacts

ETUC

Patricia Grillo: + 32 (0) 477 77 01 64

Daniele Melli: + 32 (0) 473 94 25 63

Emanuela Bonacina: + 32 (0) 473 94 26 47

Spanish trade unions

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Luis María González: +34 917 028 106
lmgonzalez@ccoo.es

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Angeles Freire: +34 915 897 631
afreire@cec.ugt.org