CECOP-CICOPA Europe invites you to the first conference organised by the group "Stand Up for the Social Pillar", that brings together social economy enterprises and organisations including cooperatives active in industry and services, trade unions, pro-European organisations and social NGOs, and has as its mission to:
• ensure that the European Pillar of Social Rights delivers results that improve people’s lives and builds support for a more social, inclusive and fairer European Union, characterised by less socio-economic inequalities;
• encourage implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights by the EU Institutions, national Governments and other organisations;
• promote social investments, social rights, social economy, the adoption of legislation and democratic dialogue with policy makers as means of implementing the Pillar; 
• spread knowledge about the European Pillar of Social Rights and its 20 principles at national and local level.

Registration Required: please register by September the 22nd clicking here!


Wednesday 26th September 2018
15:00-17:00 at the European Parliament, room A3G-3

Hosted by Elena Gentile MEP (S&D, IT) and Brando Benifei MEP (S&D, IT)

15:00-15:15 Welcome and opening remarks

  • Elena Gentile, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, IT), Co-President of the Social Economy Intergroup
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, IT)
  • Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International, on behalf of the alliance Stand up for the Social Pillar

15:15-16:00 Roundtable on Stakeholder involvement for socio-economic convergence through the EU semester

Presented and moderated by Kélig Puyet, Director of Social Platform

  • Enrique Calvet Chambon, MEP (ALDE, ES)
  • Luca Visentini, Secretary General of ETUC
  • Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP-CICOPA Europe
  • María Antonia Pérez León, Director General for Self-Employment, Social Economy and CSR of the Government of Spain
  • Stefan Olsson, Director for Employment (DG EMPL)
  • Maria-Joao Rodrigues, MEP (S&D, PT)

16:00-16:50 Roundtable on The new MFF as a tool to boost social investment

Presented and moderated by Diana Dovgan, Secretary General of CECOP-CICOPA Europe

  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of Social Economy Europe
  • Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary of ETUC
  • Masha Smirnova, Policy & advocacy adviser at Social Platform
  • Verónica Lope-Fontagné, MEP (EPP, ES)
  • Anna Krzyzanowska, Head of Unit Coordination with the EIB Group, EBRD and IFI’s, European Commission (DG ECFIN)

16:50 – 17:00 Conclusion remarks by Marco Cilento, representative of the Stand up for the Social Pillar Alliance