XII. EUCDW Congress

PROGRAMME

EUCDW XII. Statutory Congress

14 and 15 December 2018

Hotel NH Danube City in Vienna, Austria

 

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER 2018

 

16:30-17:15                         EUCDW Presidium meeting (upon invitation only)
Room Karl Kraus (1st Floor)

17:30-20:00                         EUCDW Congress 1st Plenary Session (closed session)
Room Gustav Mahler (1st Floor)

Opening of the Congress by Elmar Brok, President of the EUCDW

Welcome by Norbert Schnedl, President of Fraktion Christlicher GewerkschafterInnen (FCG) – Austria

Reports of the EUCDW President, EUCDW Secretary General and EUCDW Treasurer

  • Political Report by Elmar Brok, President of the EUCDW
  • Activity Report by Ivo Belet, Secretary General of the EUCDW
  • Financial Report by Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Treasurer of the EUCDW
  • Audit Report by Wilhelm Gloss, Auditor

Vote on the election commission of the XII. Congress

Election of the EUCDW President and Presidium

  • Determination of the quorum and discharge
  • Election of the President
  • Election of the Vice Presidents
  • Election of the Assessors
  • Election of the Auditor

Nomination of the Honorary Members of the EUCDW

Congress Document: discussion and vote
(Resolutions: discussion and vote)

Proclamation of the election result

Closing words by the newly elected President

20:00                                     Dinner
Hotel Restaurant (Ground Floor)

 

SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 2018

 

09:00-09:30                         EUCDW Board Meeting (upon invitation only)
Room Gustav Mahler (1st Floor)

10:00-13:00                         EUCDW Congress 2nd Plenary Session (public session)
Room Gustav Mahler (1st Floor)

Opening of the Congress by the President of the EUCDW

Keynote addresses by

  • Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
  • Heinz Faßmann, Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research of Austria

Video message by Manfred Weber, EPP Spitzenkandidat and President of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

Panel debate: Role of Christian Workers’ Movements in the 2019 European Election Campaign

  • Karl-Josef Laumann, State Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia and Chairman of the CDA Germany
  • Dara Murphy, Vice President and Campaign Manager of the European People’s Party
  • Peter Wouters, Chairman of Beweging.net Belgium
  • Moderator: Norbert Schnedl, President of FCG Austria

Video message by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Panel debate: Leading the Future on Digitalisation and Upgrading Social Protection in Europe

  • Jeroen Lenaers, MEP and co-Chair of the EPP Workers’ Group in the European Parliament
  • Patrick Develtere, Principal Adviser for European Social Policy at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission
  • Katja Lehto Komulainen, Deputy Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation
  • Moderator: David Agius, MP (Malta) and Vice President of the EUCDW

Closing remarks by Fritz Neugebauer, Vice President of the EUCDW

European hymn

13:30                                     Lunch

 

 

Events in 2018

Roundtable on 'A New Social Contract for Europe' @ EPP Congress in Helsinki

Helsinki - Finland

During the EPP Congress in Helsinki, the EUCDW organised a thought-provoking panel discussion on "a New Social Contract for Europe".

EUCDW Board Meeting

Brussels - Belgium

The third Board meeting of 2018 was held in Brussels, Belgium.

EUCDW Board meeting

Brussels - Belgium

The second Board meeting of 2018 was held in Brussels, Belgium.

EUCDW Board meeting

Timisoara - Romania

The first board meeting of 2018 was held in Timisoara, Romania.