The Department
Social Cohesion Development and Research  
Social Security
Access to Social Rights
Social Policy for Families and Children


Dialogue platform on ethical and solidarity-based initiatives for combating poverty and social exclusion
Awareness raising seminars
Methodological tool to develop co-responsibility for social cohesion
Annual Forums
Series Trends in social cohesion
Methodological Guides

Forum 2005 – Reconciling labour flexibility with social cohesion
Session I - The challenges and opportunities of labour flexibility
Michel Hansenne, [fr] former General Director of the International Labour Office   Sabine Urban [fr] Professeur émérite, Université de Strasbourg
Paul Schiettecatte, [fr] General Director «Entreprise et Personnel» (France)   Richard Exell, Trades Union Congress, UK
Sanja Crnkovic-Pozaic, Former Director of the Employment Service and current Executive Director for Human Resources at “Agrokor d.d.” (Croatia)   Tiziano Treu, Minister of Labour, Senator and Professor of labour issues at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, ancien Premier Ministre danois et Président du Parti socialiste européen (Danemark)   Ton Wilthagen & Mijke Houwerzijl, Tilburg University - The Netherlands
Session II: The effects of labour flexibility and possibilities for reconciliation
François Vandamme, [fr] Conseiller général au Service Public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale (Belgique)   Marie-Ange Moreau, Professor European University Institute of Florence (Italy)
Hep Monatzeder et Heinz Schulze Mayor of the City of Munich and coordinator of Agenda 21 „One World“   Bernard Gazier, [fr] Professor of Economy - Université Paris I
Vladimir Gimpelson, [an] Institut des Syndicats européen - Bruxelles   Maria Jepsen, European Trade Union Institute (Brussels)
Katia Vladimirova, [fr] Université d'économie nationale et mondiale (Bulgaria)   Hakan Ercan, Aysit Tansel, Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics (Ankara, Turkey)
Denis Huet, [fr] Association « Un toit pour l'emploi » (France)   Ute Klammer, Professor of social policy at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Session III - Measures to accompany labour flexibility for social cohesion
Alena Nesporova, Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Labour Office   Line Barford, Member of the Nordic Council and Danish parliamentarian
Mathieu De Nanteuil-Miribel, [fr] Sociology Professor at Leuven Catholic University (Belgium)   Michel Husson, [fr] Attac Scientific Board (France)