Making European Works Councils meaningful
20/04/2021
What can you expect?


The Brexit webinar will bring practical answers to your questions and networking opportunities before and after the event for EWC stakeholders only



     

     Since 1 January 2021, the UK is finally no longer a member of the European Economic Area. This
     has
consequences for European Works Councils (EWCs). Most EWCs define their scope as the
     countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).

     If your EWC has not adapted that definition to today’s reality of an EEA without the UK, it means
     that the UK EWC members are no longer a part of  your EWC. The European Trade Union
     Federations confirm that : “In some instances, the mere existence of the EWC might be called into
     question, as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU.

     If you want to have the UK employees represented in your EWC, have you provided for the
     necessary adaptation of your EWC Agreement? 



Speakers

Peter Van Den Steene

CEO @ Presence and Paradigma

I am a speaker, communications expert, strategist and philosopher but above all I am a cosmopolitan and I firmly believe that the great opportunity of the world of today resides in the fact that we can live the adventure of many cultures and manifold identities.Socrates famously stated that the unexamined life is not worth living and I believe that this is even more true today as we are bombarded with so much information and lost as to what to believe and what to distrust. Moreover, many people make a living out of trying to deceive others, so we had better be aware of the pitfalls.In our postmodern world, truth is often a matter of mere opinion and the battle of opinions is raging all around us. I am passionate about deconstructing fallacies, debunking myths, giving a voice to all perspectives and allowing new hybrid cultures to emerge.Communications are key and I devote my professional and private life to making sure that people have the right skills and tools to make their opinions count. Nothing saddens me more when I see how many valuable opinions are never given a chance as they are overpowered by the clamor of empty rhetoric. When a valuable perspective is not given a chance to be heard, it is not only the person expressing it who loses out, but society as a whole. 

Tanja Haak

EWC Expert and Senior Adviser @ Haak-O'Riordan Consulting

After having studied European law in the Netherlands and at the College of Europe in Belgium, Tanja Haak developed a specialisation as regards the operation and legal framework of European Works Councils, since 1994.  In particular, she assists companies as an independent trainer in their preparations for setting up and operating such European Works Councils.  She has also participated as mediator/facilitator and trainer in various seminars/in-house workshops concerning transnational information and consultation of employees (EWCs).  She is the Co-founder of an informal HR network providing benchmark opportunities for HR involved in EWCs as well the possibility to understand EU developments as regards European social issues. 
Agenda
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Helpdesk
Helpdesk
The helpdesk is available from 1 hour before the event.
Please join this session in case of questions or technical difficulties.
Start
10:00
End
12:45
Brexit update
Brexit update
→ What has happened so far?
→ Consequences of Brexit
→ What you should have done
→ What you still can do
→ What if UK members leave the EWC and you are below the threshold for having one?
→ How to 'rescue' UK EWC members?
Peter Van Den Steene
Tanja Haak
Start
11:00
End
11:30
Roundtable discussion
Roundtable discussion
Join the discussion session, raise your hand to take the floor and share your opinion!
Peter Van Den Steene
Tanja Haak
Start
11:30
End
12:15
Partners