The final conference was held on line on

27-28 JANUARY 2022


09.45    Opening words

Fabrice Warneck, Syndex

Isabelle Schömann, ETUC

10.00    Film presented by Théo Six, documentary Director

10.30    Debate on the film and company level experiences

 Debate chaired by Fabrice Warneck, Syndex

  • Mari Taivainen, PAM (Finland), UNI Europa
  • Victor Garrido, CC.OO de Industria (Spain), IndustriAll EU
  • Francesca Scarinaldi, Ver.di (Germany) ETF
  • Silvie Marien, FGTB (Belgium), EFFAT

Debate with all participants

11:40    Securing Workers Rights in subcontracting chains, Niklas Franke, ETUC Project Officer and Silvia Borelli, University of Ferrara (Italy)

Debate with all participants

12.30 Lunch Break

14.00    What did we learn from the project? Presentation by Olivier Chabrol and Fabrice Warneck  (Syndex)

  • Main achievements and lessons learned
  • Website of the project /presentation of the tools
  • Recommendations for use in the social dialogue at the company level

Debate with participants

15.00    How to enforce due diligence

  • How to better understand and cover the supply chain?
  • The EWC toolbox for social considerations in supply chains, Jim Sheridan, EFBWW Policy Officer
  • The due diligence challenge in highly fragmented supply chains, Judith Kirton-Darling, IndustriAll Europe Senior Deputy G.S.
  • Due diligence and Collective Bargaining, Oliver Röthig, UNI Europa Regional Secretary
  • Litigation experiences, Sandra Cossart, Sherpa Director

 Debate with participants.

16.30    Conclusions of day one


09.00    Connecting and testing technology

09.15    State of play in the EU and future challenges, Isabelle Schömann, ETUC Confederal Secretary

09.30    Roundtable: On the road towards a European due diligence law.

Introduction and Moderation: Isabelle Schömann, ETUC Confederal Secretary

  • Dominique Potier, Member of the National Assembly, (France) (TBC)
  • Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs, France (TBC)
  • Hugues Ghenne, Department of Social affairs and health & safety at work, ABVV-FGTB (Belgium)
  • Frank Zach, Department for International and European Trade Union Policy, DGB (Germany)
  • Yvan Ricordeau, National Secretary, CFDT (France)

 Debate with participants

11.00 Break

11.15    Due diligence on the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining

Moderation: Victor Hugo Ricco, Senior Specialist in Worker’s Activities, Actrav-ILO

  • Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary
  • Christy Hoffman, UNI Global Union, General Secretary
  • Blake Harwell, Senior Policy Advisor, TUAC
  • Maria Helena Andre, Actrav-ILO Director

12.15    Conclusions by Fabrice Warneck (Syndex) and Isabelle Schömann (ETUC)

12.30    End of the meeting

If you did not have the opportunity to participate in the final conference, you can now watch the debates recorded!