Final Conference - Organising for empowerment: Possibilities and Challenges

Sofia 7-8 April 2016
Globe Congress Center”, Europe Hall, 1, Macedonia sq.1040

Thirsday 7 April 2016

10.00

Opening of the Conference

Plamen Dimitrov, President of CITUB
Vasco Pedrina
, Former president of Unia

10.30

Presentation of the outputs, results and good practices of the project

Sustainability and added value of the project in the framework of the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Program

Ina Atanasova, CITUB, manager of the project

Dimitar Matev, Swiss Intermediate Body

11.00 Priorities and Action Plan of CITUB in the sphere of Organizing, Recruitment and Campaigning Plamen Dimitrov, President of CITUB
11.30 The changing nature of work, inequality and effects on motivation for membership Grigor Gradev, Senior Specialist in Workers’ Activities – DWT/CO-BUDAPEST
12.15 Unia’s experience in Organizing, Recruitment and Campaigning. Challenges, good practice examples, opportunities and added value from the project Hansueli Scheidegger, National secretary, Unia
Chris Kelly
, Coordinator of the project, Unia

13.00

Press Conference

 

13.00

Lunch

 

14.15

Presentation of the survey in the framework of the ETUI project „Beyond the crisis. Innovative practices within CEE trade union movements”

Luben Tomev, Director of ISTUR

15.00

Trade Union Organizing and Power resources of migrant workers: Case studies from Germany and the UK  

Mark Bergfeld, Ver.di, researcher

16.00

Coffee-break

 

 16.30

The new model of the Trade Unions in Austria and the social partnership

Tanja Vicas, OEGB, Austria

19.00

 Dinner

 

Friday, 8 April 2016

 09.30 The system of dual vocational education and training in Switzerland and the Bulgarian-Swiss Pilot project in that sphere Vasco Pedrina, Former president of Unia
10.15 The vocational training from the point of view of the trade unions and its opportunities for union empowerment  Lena Frank, Youth secretary, Unia

11.00

Presentation of the film from the Organizing and Recruitment Campaigns carried out in Bulgaria

Krasimir Markov, press center of CITUB

11.30

Coffee-break

 

12.00

Presenting of the impact of the project in the six planning regions in Bulgaria. Problems and possible solutions

Regional Councils of CITUB in Russe, Varna and Bourgas and CITUB Federations  

13.30

Lunch

 

14.30

Presenting of the impact of the project in the six planning regions in Bulgaria. Problems and possible solutions

Regional Councils of CITUB in Montana, Pazardjik and Blagoevgrad and CITUB Federations

15.30

Coffee-break

 
16.00 Conclusions, new challenges and opportunities for CITUB and further cooperation. Plamen Nankov, Vicepresident of CITUB

 

General discussion and evaluation

Ina Atanasova, CITUB, manager of the project

17.00

Closing of the conference