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22-23 November - European Employment Forum, SQUARE Brussels

The two-day conference features a broad international panel of speakers presenting current thinking and policy, with the European Commission Directorate Generals well represented. During the November 2010 conference, speakers participated from DG Education & Culture; DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; DG Enterprise; DG Environment and DG Regional Policies.

In addition, the event attracts a wide range of individuals, businesses, social partners and government policy makers from across the EU and beyond  

This year's event will take place at SQUARE Brussels on 22-23 November. An outline conference programme will be announced in the spring, following the first Advisory Committee meeting in February.

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Conference developments

More speakers and topics confirmed on main programme:

Opening address - The agenda for new skills and jobs

- Koos Richelle, Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

- Minister Radosław  Mleczko, Under Secretary of State, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Poland

The importance of SMEs in the labour market

- Daniel Callelja-Crespo, Deputy Director General, DG Employment

- Alexey Vovchenko, Deputy Director of the Federal Service on Labour & Employment, Russian Federation

Structural reform essential for the EU to compete at G20 level

- Commissioner Ollie Rehn, DG Economics & Financial Affairs (tbc)

- Duncan Campbell, Director of Labour Market, ILO

Flexicurity - a new momentum

- Santiago Loranca-Garcia, Head of Unit, Employment Strategies, DG Employment

Employment as a route out of poverty - active inclusion strategies

- Egbert Holthuis, Head of Unit, Social Protection & Social Inclusion, DG Employment

- Conny Reuter, Secretary General, SOLIDAR

The conference programme will be published on our website - please visit www.europeanemploymentforum.eu for updates