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Ensuring an inclusive EU Recovery

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00

Zero project conference webinar


Ensuring an inclusive EU Recovery

12 February 2021 – 17h  CET

The COVID-19 pandemic has led the global economy to struggle with low to negative growth and rapidly increasing unemployment. Countries around the world are currently preparing for the economic recovery. In Europe, the European Union is playing an important role in this regard; having recently agreed to a €1.8 trillion recovery budget. The EU wants to make sure the EU recovery is inclusive and leaves no one behind. For this reason, the EU has an ambitious social policy agenda for the years to come.
Co-hosted by the EASPD and the European Foundation Centre, this session will be the opportunity to hear from top level representatives from the European institutions on how they plan to ensure an inclusive recovery in the European Union, as well as commentary from international experts
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Draft Agenda


Technical Remarks
Welcoming Remarks by Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General EASPD


Keynote speech by

  • Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs & Social Rights (via video)

Panel Discussion with

  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
  • Bruno Ribeiro Barata, Counsellor for Employment and Social Affairs, Permanent Representation of Portugal
  • Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert, European Commission
  • Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Karen Tamley, President and CEO, Access Living, Chicago, USA (tbc)



Concluding Remarks by

  • Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD