Thursday, 8th June 2017
SESSION 1: FOCUS ON RECONCILIATION IN FINLAND
Discussion 1: Developments in Finnish reconciliation policy, responsibility of work organisations and co-operation with social partners
Mrs Eija Koivuranta, Managing Director, Väestöliitto
Parental leaves in Finland
Mrs Anneli Miettinen, Researcher, the Population Research Institute, Väestöliitto
Social and human sustainability in work organisations – Preliminary results
Mrs Charlotta Niemistö, Project leader, Hanken School of Economics
Mrs Tuuli Salonen, Social Policy Specialist, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
Discussion 2: Family & Work: Co-operation with employers, case-examples and sustainable business model in Finland
Presentation of the Family Friendly Workplace programme
Mrs Anna Kokko, Specialist, Väestöliitto
Family Friendliness in construction industry, case Skanska
Mrs Kirsi Mettälä, HR Director, Skanska
SESSION 2: TRANSNATIONAL EXCHANGE: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES OF WORKING WITH SOCIAL PARTNERS AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Discussion 1: Exchange of information on national developments in reconciliation policies/legislation
Exchange/update by Members on recent/upcoming changes in national legislation and policies in reconciliation.
Exchange update on national actions by members on reconciliation, existing collaborations/coalition at local/national level
Discussion 2: challenges/opportunity and experiences of working with social partners
Exchange by Members on their work with social partners and/or challenges. Can COFACE Secretariat support this work?
Q&A general strategic exchange/transfer of knowledge on challenges/opportunities.
SESSION 3: FUTURE AND NEXT STEPS ON EU/DEVELOPMENTS
Discussion 1: Action at EU level: who is who in the Reconciliation policy arena
Presentation of key actors and developments by the COFACE Secretariat (Paola)
– Institutional setting: procedures, who does what and when (Commission, Parliament, Council)
– Stakeholders at EU level: WLB Coalition, Social Partners and other NGOs
– Combination of top-down and bottom-up approach (=working in Brussels and in EU MS).
Discussion 2: Presentation of new European work-life balance package of the European Commission
Presentation of the Directive and Communication published on 26 April 2017 by the European Commission and the draft COFACE Reaction/analysis paper (to be launched mid-June) by COFACE Secretariat (Paola).
Q&A and strategic information. Reflection on possible scenarios and how to make the package reality at EU and national level.