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Social dialogue - 29.01.2004

Conference on the social dialogue in the hospital sector - Brussels, 2 - 3 February 2004
The European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU), European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest (CEEP) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions Employers' Platform (CEMR-EP) are organising a conference on social dialogue in European hospitals, in Brussels on 2 - 3 February 2004.
Some 110 participants from over 20 countries are expected. Delegates will attempt to formulate common considerations under the themes: recruitment and retention; identification of skill needs; and the ageing workforce and the health sector.
Speakers will include :
- Carola Fischbach-Pyttel, General Secretary of EPSU (European Federation of Public Services Unions)
- Rainer Plassmann, General Secretary of CEEP (European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest)
- Marja Tast, CEMR - Employers' Platform
- Representatives from the European Commission, the standing committee of the hospitals of the European Union (HOPE), the Nurses Early Exit Study (NEXT) and the European Observatory on Healthcare Systems

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
International Trade Union House,
5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels

Monday, 2 February :
14 :00 : Opening of the conference, opening statements
16:00 : An examination of social dialogue in the context of health sector developments
Tuesday, 3 February :
09:00 : Overview of social dialogue in the context of health sector developments
10: 30 : Workshops on recruitment and retention, assessing skill needs, ageing and the hospital workforce
14:00 : Workshop reports and discussion
14:45 : Debate.
16:15 : End of the conference
The conference is funded by the European Commission.
Contacts :
EPSU : Brian Synnott : bsynnott@epsu.org + 32 474 98 96 75
CEEP : Valeria Ronzitti : valeria.ronzitti@ceep.org + 32 2 229 21 42
CEMR: Rachel Buchanan rbuchanan@bxl-ccre.org + 32 2 500 05 36
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