The UK and EU employment and social policy (9 November 2011)

THE COALITION AND EUROPE AFTER THE HONEYMOON 

9 NOVEMBER  –  THE UK AND EU EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL POLICY

MARY SUMNER HOUSE, TUFTON STREET, LONDON SW1P 3RB

2.00 – 5.30 pm followed by a drinks reception

Held in conjunction with the Global Policy Institute and co-funded by the European Commission in London, this is the second of a series of conferences entitled  ‘The Coalition’s European Policy after the honeymoon’. 

The objective of these conferences is to review the European policy of the Coalition in its second year, examining in particular the growing internal and external strains upon the compromises which have until now underpinned its actions within the European Union.

This conference, The UK and EU employment and social policy, looks at these strains in a social context.  The agenda is as follows:

1.30pm      Registration

2.00 pm     First session:  ‘The view from Brussels’, Commission Representative

2.30pm      ‘Has the crisis changed the terms of the social debate?’, Dr Henning Meyer, LSE, Editor of Social                                Europe Journal

3.00pm      Questions and answers

3.45 pm     Tea

4.15 pm     Second session:  ‘The Coalition and European social policy’, Lord Inglewood, former MEP and member                    House of Lords, Social Policies and Consumer Protection sub-committee

4.45pm      Question and answers

5.15pm      Concluding remarks, Brendan Donnelly, Conference Chairman

5.30 – 6.30 pm   Drinks reception

If you would like to attend this second event of five, please reply to alison.sutherland@fedtrust.co.uk.

The dates and details of further conferences in this series are as follows:

12 December 2011:  The UK and the euro

23 January 2012: The UK and the European Area of Justice, Freedom and Security

23 May 2012: Final conference and launch of the concluding publication.

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