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ESW Doorn, 2016: All things new

18 till 20 February 2016, The report

All things new — Forging radical evolution
Social Dialogue with a future

download the programme booklet: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands

Report with videos, texts, and presentations

Thursday February 18, 2016

Opening session

15.00h Opening words of welcome:

Herbert Metzger
President of the European Social Week

Maurice Limmen
President of National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands, CNV

Bartho Pronk
President of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions, EZA

Jean Claude Juncker
Chairman European Commission:
Video message

16.00h The power of ideas – I
Lord Maurice Glasman
Director of the Faith and Citizenship Programme, London Metropolitan University
[> download the text of his speech

16.30h The power of ideas – II
mr. J.P.H. Donner
Current Vice-chairman of the Council of State, Netherlands, former chairman of the Christian-Social Congress, Netherlands.
[> download the text of his speech

Friday February 19, 2016

Morning Session

09.15h The bridge between the fifth and sixth European social week
Johan Verstraeten, Professor Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
[> download the text of his speech

Our responsibility for a better environment and better labour relations in Europe and elsewhere

President: Maurice Limmen, President of CNV

09.45h Renovate the future of the consuming society
Ellen Van Stichel
Postdoctoral researcher Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KUL, Leuven, Belgium


11.15h Europe, engine for decent work worldwide
Luc Cortebeeck
Vice president International Labour Organization, ILO

12.15h Pitches on sustainability, globalization, ecology, labour conditions elsewhere.

Jelmer Mommers, journalist at De Correspondent (due to copyright reasons, we cannot show the pitch by Jelmer Mommers)
IJmert Muilwijk, founder Groenpand
Neža Repanšek, PYW Core group

Afternoon Session

President: Sigrid Schraml, Secretary-general EZA

New labour conditions – how to change the European social model

14.15h Social changes in business,
Irene Mandl
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
[> download the slides


15.45h The influence of robotisation on labour and economy
Marcel Grignard
President of Confrontations Europe


16.45h Pitches on business models, labour migration, and social enterprises

Choco Relationship Builders: Steven Pauwels, partner of Choco
Breman: Risco Balkenende, general manager Breman
Gian Paul, PYW Core group

Saturday February 20, 2016

President: Joseph Thouvenel, Vice-president CFTC

Multinationals and financial groups in relation to citizens and democracy

09.15h Capital in the 21st century,
Dr. Manfred Drennig
Former Bankmanager, Austria

10.00h Money in the service of man and society
Mikel Lezamiz

Director of Cooperative Dissemination of Mondragon, Spain

11.30h All things new – a theological vision on the 21st century
Erik Borgman
Professor for Public Theology, Tilburg University, Netherlands


12.00h Ethics and Religion: What’s the EU Got to Do with It?
Book presentation by Mr. Jos van Gennip,
Member of the Academic Council of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
[> download text of his speech

12.15h Conclusions of the 6th European Social Week
Jérôme Vignon
Chairman of the Semaines Sociales de France

[> download the text of his speech


12.45h Closing of the 6th European Social Week
Herbert Metzger
President of the European Social Week