How does globalization relate to the management of change in the world of work? How can we put the principle of “flexicurity” into practice? And, finally, how can we renew the European Social Model to make it sustainable and extend it to other regions of the world? These are the issues and the challenges that will be dealt with in Turin, Italy, from 1 to 3 July during an international conference entitled “High-level tripartite dialogue on the European Social Model in the context of globalization”.
The first two days (July 1 and 2) will see international experts and delegations from a range of European countries discuss the links between the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Agenda and the social dimension of integrating the European model.
A special session on Thursday 3 July (from 9.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.) will take the form of a “dialogue among Ministers”, an innovative formula designed to create an opportunity for high-level reflection on today’s challenges in the world of work. The Ministers of Labour of Brazil, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Poland and Tanzania, the Director-General of the ILO, Juan Somavia, the European Commissioner Vladimír Špidla, and international representatives of the social partners will all be present. At 9.30 a.m., after a welcoming speech by the President of the Piedmont Region, Mercedes Bresso, there will be a screening of a short film summarizing the previous days’ sessions, which will be available on request.
The full programme is posted on the following site: www.itcilo.org/hld2008/press
The press is cordially invited to take part. For organizational reasons, advance accreditation is requested.
When the conference closes on July 3, interviews requested in advance may be given.
Venue: International Training Centre of the ILO (UN campus), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10 – Italy
For information and accreditation: Alessandro Amerio – 347 703 99 29 - firstname.lastname@example.org
For interviews: Nathalie Mirabile - 335 1246 793 - email@example.com