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Precarious work – closing conference

19 February 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CET

CESI trade unions gather to reflect on the project #noprecariouswork

The “Precarious work: empowering trade unions to address new challenges” project ends with this conference after two years of intensive work of advocacy and reflection on the different dimensions of precarity in Europe, notably the lack of social protection, the lack of effective interest representation, the use of atypical employment contracts, and discrimination.

After two conferences, one online survey, four webinars, and several research initiatives, this final conference aims at highlighting the most recent developments in relation to these issues and to outline next steps to combat precarious work across the continent. To pave the way for the road ahead, the impacts of Covid-19 on precarious work will be given a closer look.

Joost Korte, Director General of the DG-EMPL of the European Commission
Klaus Heeger, CESI Secretary General
Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
Paul Schoukens, Professor of social security law at University of Tilburg and KU Leuven
Ilka Wölfle, President of the European Social Insurance Platform
Sophie Robin-Olivier, Professor of European Union Law at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Sergio Galleano, Labour Lawyer at Studio Legale Galleano in Rome/Milan
Adam Pokorny, Head of Unit Working Conditions of the European Commission (tbc)
Aurora Trif, Professor of employment relations at the Dublin City University
Henry Chango Lopéz, Secretary General of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain
Marcello Pacífico, President of the Associazone Sindicale Professionale
Sara Rinaudo, Chairwoman of CESI’s working group on the Future of Work
Romain Wolff, CESI President
Moderator: Pierre Baussand, Head of Eurofound’s Brussels’ Liaison Office


19 February 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm



This project is mainly financed by funds from the European Union


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