Another Europe is possible

No to privatisations and profit making in the welfare sector

04/09/2012

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No to privatisation and profitmaking in the welfare sector
Political alternatives by the left

Wednesday 5 September 2012, 15.00-18.30


European Parliament, Brussels (Room ASP 1G2)

(Interpretation will be available in: EN/FR/DE/SV/EL/PT)

 

15.00-15.20 Opening by Gabi Zimmer, Die Linke (Germany), President of the GUE/NGL

 

Welcome address by Mikael Gustafsson, Swedish Left party, Vice-Chair of GUE/NGL and President of the EP Committee on Women´s Rights and Gender Equality

 

15.20-15.50 Roundtable 1: The financial crisis and its impact on the welfare sector: A macro-economic overview and country-specific examples

- Marisa Matias, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal
- Kathryn Reilly, Senator and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Sinn Féin, Ireland
- Representative from SYRIZA, Greece
- John Hörnquist, Left party, Sweden


15.50-16.10 Questions and discussion

 

16.10-16.30 Break

 

16.30-17.15 Roundtable 2: The new surges of privatisations and liberalisation in the welfare sector


The voices of experts and civil society
- Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR, European NGO network
- Ariane Rodert, Social Services Europe

 

17.15-18.20 Questions and Contributions from the floor

 

18.20-18.30 Conclusions by Mikael Gustafsson
 

For more information please contact:

GUE/NGL Press Contact:

Gianfranco Battistini

gianfranco.battistini@europarl.europa.eu Battistini

+32 228 46785

 

Conference contact:

Azadeh Jafari

azadeh.jafari@europarl.europa.eu

 +32 (0)2 284 2043

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