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ACTIVITIES RESUME FOR EESC

UK Member of European Economic & Social Committee, Employers Group

AUTHOR OF PAPER:

  • SOC/475 - Gender balance on company boards
  • SOC/446 – Female entrepreneurs
  • SOC/440 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • NAT/518 Food intended for infants and for special purposes
  • REX 333 - The role of civil society in FTA EU-India
  • SOC/412 - Protection of children against sexual abuse
  • NAT/499 Rio + 20
  • Female Entrepreneurship – policy recommendation ( work in progress) ( SOC 446)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Civil Society response to the European Commission Communication ( SOC 440)
  • EU-India FTA The role of civil Society ( REX 317)
  • Prevention measures for the Protection of children from abuse ( SOC 412)
  • Food intended for Infants and for special purposes ( NAT 518)
  • Entrepreneurship as an exit to the Financial Crisis
  • Employee Financial participation
  • Fair Trade ( REX 288 )
  • Vocational & technical education EU-India  ( REX India RT) in progress...
  • Protection of children from Sexual Tourism ( SOC 317)
  • Equality at work for the self employed (SOC 328)
  • Impact and evolution of High Volume Retail  ( CCMI 050)
  • Development with Equity & Environmental Responsibility ( REX 256)
  • Integration of minorities, Roma  ( SOC 263)
  • Protecting Children using the Internet ( TEN 343)
  • Minimum Social Standards ( SOC 269 )
  • Entrepreneurial Mindsets, in the  context of the Lisbon Strategy  ( SOC 267)
  • Obesity in Europe- Role and responsibility of civil society ( SOC
  • An EU  Database for co & self regulation ( INT 233)
  • Pre-packed products ( INT )
  • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control  IPPC ( CCMI )

SPEAKER AT CONFERENCES:

  • Monaco Conference Council of Europe – Monte Carlo - November 2011
  • European Confederation of Young entrepreneurs – Brussels – Nov  2011
  • Danube Development – Serbia – Belgrade – Nov 2011
  • European Asian Studies EU -India FTA – Brussels – Nov 2011
  • European parliament Women in Business Conference – November 2011
  • South Asia Democratic Forum House of Lords – London - Oct 2011
  • Employee Financial Participation – Brussels – Oct 2011
  • Women and Microfinance in Bangladesh- Brussels – Oct 2011
  • European day Entrepreneur – Croatia – Dubrovnik – Oct 2011
  • National Commission for Women- Nottingham – October 2011
  • SALTO Bridges to work – Antwerp – Oct 2011
  • Tackling Child labour and Exploitation in the EU – Brussels – Dec 2009
  • Small Business Act, First Birthday   Debate – Brussels -Dec 2009
  • Young European Entrepreneurs – Brussels – Nov 2009
  • Centre for Clean Air Policy – Brussels - Nov 2009
  • Workshop on SMEs – Beijing/Ningbo, China –Nov 2009
  • Roma, Sioux, Maissai Intercultural Dialogue Celebration – Aigues Mortes, France – Nov 2009
  • Association Italian Meat Processors Conference on Retail – Parma, Italy – Oct 2009
  • Macedonia Womens Centre – Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship – Skopje, Macedonia – Oct 2009
  • European Day of Entrepreneur – Zagreb, Croatia – Oct 2009
  • Fair Trade in Europe  Exhibition Debate – Lyon, France – Oct 2009
  • Trade and development Workshop – Delhi, India – Sept 2009
  • Network for Governance VSE conference – Bujumbura, Burundi – July 2009
  • High level Group on Nutrition and Physical activity – Brussels – July 2009
  • Intercultural Dialogue for Minorities – Brussels – June 2009
  • Protecting Children using the Internet – Brussels – May 2009
  • EDE 2009 – Unleashing Entrepreneurial Potential in Croatia  - Split, Croatia –May 2009
  • Change 4 Life – Regional summit Obesity Conference – Mansfield, UK – May 2009
  • Rome Intercultural Dialogue Conference – Forques, france – May 2009
  • International Roma Day – Chandigarh, India – April 2009
  • Safer Internet Day- Think Privacy – European Parliament/Microsoft – Brussels – Jan 2009
  • 8th International Entrepreneurship Forum – Ahmedabad India –Dec 2008
  • European Higher Education Fair – New Delhi, India – Nov 2008
  • ISAFRUIT Health Forum  – Brussels, Belgium – November 2008
  • Entrepreneurship with a Human Face – Athens, Greece – September 2008
  • Roma Rights – ERRC Summer Workshop – Budapest, Hungary – July 2008
  • ICELM -3 Entrepreneurship in Higher Education – Tirgu-Mures, Romania – June 2008
  • Assemblea AICESIS, Equity and Development, – Roma, Italy – June 2008
  • European Patients’ Rights – Gorzia, Italy – April 2008
  • EU policies and activities relating to the integration of migrants – Brussels, Belgium April 2008
  • Cross -Sectoral policies in the field of nutrition and physical activity ( Slovenian Presidency) – Terme Radenci, Slovenia – March 2008
  • Euromed Workshop on Employment – Brussels – Dec 2007
  • Entrepreneurship Education – Porto, Portugal – Nov 2007
  • EDE 3rd SME Conference – Zagreb, Croatia – Oct 2007
  • Education & Training, South African Exchange - Johannesburg  South Africa
  • Entrepreneurial Mindsets – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • YES – Young Entrepreneurs of Europe – Athens, Greece – April 2007
  • International Political Science Students “Youth Bridging the gap: Reaching to the Roma”  Workshop – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • EDE – 2nd SME Conference – Zagreb, Croatia – Sept 2006
  • Budapest Roundtable , Entrepreneurship  - Budapest, Hungary Sept 2006
  • EDE – 1st SME Conference – Zagreb, Croatia – Oct 2005

ROUND TABLE PARTICIPATION:

  • Western  Balkans Winter school – Brussels – Dec 2009
  • Creativity and Innovation Camp – Brussels – Nov 2009
  • Microsoft School Net 2010 – Brussels – Sept 2009
  • International Association Economic & Social Councils – Budapest July 2009
  • 1st EU-Brazil Civil Society – Brussels - July 2009
  • The future of Employment EU-Japan – Brussels – June 2009
  • The EU and Civil Society working together for Fair and open trade – Brussels – May 2009
  • Expert Panel Workshop – Retail – Brussels – Feb 2009
  • 4th EU – China Civil Society – Paris, France- Nov 2008
  • Euromed Summit Economic & Social Councils – Rabat, Morocco – Oct 2008
  • What are the real prospects for agriculture and food prices? -  Brussels, Belgium – Sept 2008
  • Concept Very Small Enterprises UN – Geneva, Swizerland – July 2008
  • 12th EU-India Civil Society – Paris, France – July 2008
  • Womens World Conference – Madrid, Spain – July 2008
  • Multiple Discrimination – ERIO – Brussels, Belgium – June 2008
  • Egyptian Civil Society – Cairo, Egypt – June 2008
  • EU-China Civil Society – Beijing, China -June 2008
  • Challenging Climate Change – A retail roadmap – Brussels, Belgium – June 2008
  • 7th Meeting People Experiencing Poverty ( Slovenian Presidency) – Brussels – May 2008
  • YES to enlarging Europe that opens itself to the world – Krakow, Poland – April 2008
  • European Platform on nutrition & physical Exercise – Brussels, Belgium  - 2007 – current
  • Poverty Round Table – Portugese Presidency – Azores, Portugal ...April 2008
  • Implementation of the Agadir Agreement – Brussels, Belgium – April  2008
  • 2nd Forum Rights of the Child – Brussels, Belgium – March 2008
  • EU- Union of African Civil Society Representatives – Brussels, Belgium – March 2008
  • International civil society association – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – February 2008
  • EU-India –China Debate Konrad Adenaneur Stifung – Brussels, Belgium – January 2008
  • EU Policy Centre _ EU –India – China – Brussels , Belgium – January 2008
  • Entrepreneurship Education – Oslo, Norway –Date ?
  • 11th EU-India Civil Society Meeting – New Delhi, India – Sept 2007
  • 1st EU-China Civil Society Meeting – Beijing, China – June 2007
  • Chair -  Developments in the European Cement Industry – Athens, Greece May 2007
  • European Consumer Day 2007 – Berlin, Germany – March 2007
  • “Bridging the Gap” – the participation of civil society in the EU debate – Mellieha, Malta – July 2006
  • EU India Civil Society – Hydredabad, India – Sept 2005
  • Pluralism in reference to EU-India  - Brussels, Belgium – May 2005
  • Euromed Summit of civil society – Valencia, Spain – November 2004
  • Agriculture and food security in the Euromed – Istanbul, Turkey – July 2004

SPECIAL MISSIONS:

  • Network for Governance – Creating Environment for VSE and SMEs in Africa – Bujumbura, Burundi – Dec 2009
  • Bamako Fair Workshop EU- West African Business Partnership – Bamako, Mali – Dec 2009
  • Roma Celebration Saintes  Maries De La Mer, France
  • EU-India relations  - SEWA,  Infosys Foundation, Railway Children Project SATHI, Feeding 1 million children project Akshay Patra,
  • Air France Mission to Antanarivo,  Madagascar – Sexual Exploitation of Children

CHAIR OF STUDY GROUP:

  • Equality between men and women 2006-2010 follow up ( SOC 350)
  • Gender Equality, Economic Growth and Employment ( SOC 338)
  • EU-India Follow up  2006 -2008
  • Promotion of female enterprises in the Euromed region ( REX 233)
  • Steering Group for external consultants relating to Retail Research ( CCMI 050)
  • Developments in the European Cement Industry ( CCMI 040)
  • Large Scale Distribution – trends and Impacts on farmers and consumers ( NAT)

MEMBER OF STUDY GROUP:

  • REX 420 - The role of civil society in EU-Albania relations
  • Conference on "Social economy and social innovation "
  • NAT/633 Food safety for Europeans
  • REX/401 - Transparency and Inclusiveness of the EU Accession Process
  • European Citizens' Initiative Day 2014
  • Conference of Follow-up Committee EIDHR on the Economic, Social and Cu
  • Project on "Better inclusion of Roma"
  • INT/735 - Social Entrepreneurship project
  • INT/721 - Social impact measurement
  • ECI Ad hoc group
  • SOC/489 – Roma integration measures
  • Social entrepreneur: have your say
  • SOC/486 – Female employment in relation to growth
  • DELSOC EY 2013 - Conference "Non violence (problem of violence)"
  • Food for citizens - Dublin / Vilnius
  • INT/682 - Retail Action Plan
  • INT/683 - Unfair trading practices / supply chain
  • European Citizens' Initiative Day 2013
  • INT/679 - Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan
  • Conference - "The gender dimension in the Europe 2020 strategy"
  • REX/381 - Role of civil society in EU-Serbia relations
  • SOC/476 - Rethinking Education
  • NAT 592 - 7th Environment Action Programme" (REF)
  • INT/654 - Direct sellers
  • Follow-up event for Opinion CCMI/098 on Creative Europe Programme
  • SOC/465 - Domestic violence
  • Conference on Internationalisation of SMEs
  • 4th Western Balkans civil society forum (REX/184)
  • 7th Meeting EU-Latin America
  • INT/623 - European Social Entrepreneurship Funds
  • NAT/540 The role of women in agriculture and rural areas
  • INT/606 - Social Business Initiative
  • INT/605 - Accounting directives - revision
  • SOC/437 - Health for Growth Programme
  • SOC/439 – Young persons with disabilities
  • INT/604 - Transparency directive - revision
  • SOC/428 – European Year of Citizens (2013)
  • Delegation "50 Anniversary of the European Social Charter" of the Section Emploi, affaires sociales, citoyenneté
  • Delegation "1st Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion of the Section Emploi, affaires sociales, citoyenneté
  • REX/339 - The EU's relations with Moldova
  • INT/579 - On-line gambling in the Internal Market
  • SOC/413 - Groupe d'étude "Développer la dimension européenne du sport"
  • ECO/297 - Financial education and responsible consumption
  • The role of the European Union in peace building in external relations: best practice and perspectives
  • CCMI/086 - Les effets de la crise économique et financière sur la répartition de la main-d’œuvre entre les secteurs de production, en portant une attention particulière aux PME (avis exploratoire hongroise)
  • SOC/398 - Gender-aware structural change in research institutions
  • SOC/397 - Roms: Societal empowerment and integration
  • INT/545 - "Union de l'innovation" de la section INT
  • A European Quality mark  ( Nat ...)
  • Agriculture in the Euromed ( REX 272)
  • Swedish Presidency request on an alcohol strategy for the EU ( SOC 340)
  • Work and Poverty, towards a holistic approach ( SOC 336)
  • Healthcare personnel in Europe – (SOC 331)
  • A carbonless environment – education and training ( TEN 364)
  • The Health & safety of workers during breastfeeding and after childbirth (SOC 329)
  • Urban environment and youth violence ( SOC 316)
  • Fair trade foods ( NAT 415)
  • The EU, Africa and China – Towards trilateral dialogue and cooperation ( REX 268)
  • Partnerships between Education Institutions and Employers ( SOC 325 )
  • European Works Councils ( SOC 321)
  • Participation of workers in EU industry ( SOC 305)
  • Extending anti-discrimination measures for areas outside employment ( SOC 304)
  • Food labelling for allergies ( NAT 398)
  • Microcredit ( INT 423)
  • The social dimension of relations with southern partner countries (Euromed) ( REX 251)
  • EU – Caucasus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • EU- Africa Strategy
  • The EU and the global Food Challenge ( NAT 388)
  • EU year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010  ( SOC 302)
  • Freedom of Association in the Euromed ( REX 234)
  • Eco-Friendly Production (INT 349)
  • Health and migration in the EU ( SOC 274)
  • Migration and Development , opportunities & challenges   SOC
  • EU strategy an alcohol- related harm ( SOC 257)
  • Additives, enzymes and flavourings  in foods ( NAT 330)
  • Potential of enterprises, particularly SME’s  in context of Lisbon ( INT 324)
  • Voluntary work, its role in EU society, its social and economic impact  (SOC 243)
  • Social Responsibility of Enterprises ( SOC 244)
  • Television without frontiers ( TEN 243)
  • Domestic violence against women ( SOC)
  • European Patients’ Rights ( SOC 221)
  • Hygiene Rules and Artisan food processors ( NAT 277)
  • Mediation in civil and commercial matters ( INT
  • Health and Consumer Protection
  • Establishing an institute for Gender Equality
  • Managing Economic migration (SOC)
  • European Industrial Zones and the new knowledge networks  (INT)
  • Cooperative societies ( INT )
  • Revision of Directives on gender equality (SOC)
  • Action plan for organic Farming ( NAT)
  • Start up and productivity of companies
  • Competitiveness of EU Companies ( ECO 139)
  • PRISM 2004 ( self regulation and co regulation database)  SMO
  • Nutritional foods

 MEMBER OF SECTIONS – CONSULTATION BODIES:

  • Employers Group
  • SME Category
  • European instruments for Human Rights and Democracy
  • Sustainable Development Observatory
  • Consultative Committee for Industrial Change CCMI
  • Transport Category
  • Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship SOC
  • External Relations  REX
  • Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment NAT
  • EU- India
  • EU- Brazil
  • EU-China
  • Euromed
  • EESC Representative on EU Platform for Nutrition and Physical Activity

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