The Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA), the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro), the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB - Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund), the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) would like to cordially invite you to our joint webinar “European Social Progress Pact: Alternative to the liberalist constitution of the EU internal market".
In the context of the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe, the study "European Social Progress Pact: Alternative to the liberalist constitution of the EU internal market" by Prof. Florian Rödl will be presented for the first time. The Social Progress Pact ensures that market freedoms can no longer be used as super-freedoms by corporations to put pressure on public services, social rights and wages, while protecting against discrimination. This is as well of essence for safeguarding the collective bargaining systems of the Member States, which form the backbone of the European social model.
The webinar aims to make clear what consequences the market freedoms enshrined in the European Treaties have in the working realities of people and their interest groups, not least due to the case law of the European Court of Justice. At the same time, the European Pact for Social Progress will be presented as an alternative that could be implemented in the context of a possible treaty change following the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Claes-Mikael Ståhl, Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation
Panel “What consequences does the liberalist constitution of the EU internal market have in the working realities of people and for their interest representations?”:
Wolfgang Katzian, President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation
Therese Guovelin, Vice President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Susanne Wixforth, Head of Unit at the German Trade Union Confederation
Presentation of the study „European Social Progress Pact: Alternative to the liberalist constitution of the EU internal market”:
Prof. Florian Rödl
Lukas Oberndorfer, Austrian Chamber of Labour
The webinar will take place on 16th November 2021 from 10:30 to 12:00. It will be held in English and German. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The link to join the webinar will follow prior to the event. You can join the webinar via the Zoom App or with your browser. The event will be recorded.