Conference: "Just Transition: Where is the European car industry heading?!

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
12th of May, 2022, 9.30 am – 8.00 pm (lunch and dinner included)

09:30 am Welcome & introduction
09:35 am Project Presentation: "Just Transition in the European Car Industry"
10:00 am

Key note I: Frank Siebern-Thomas (European Commission, DG Employment, Head of Unit Fair Green and Digital Transitions, Research)

What is the political framework for a Just Transition in the European car industry?

10:20 am

Key note II: Benjamin Denis (Senior Policy Advisor, industriAll)

Why do we need social dialogue for a Just Transition?

10:40 am

Comment: Janna Aljets (Expert on the socio-ecological transformation of the transport system)

10:45 am

Introduction into Workshop Session

10:50 am


11:20 am Co-creative workshops, Part 1

WS I: Stakeholder Participation and Social Dialogue

  • Elena Crasta, Special Advisor, Just Transition Center
  • Janna Aljets, Expert on the socio-ecological transformation of the transport system
  • James Copping, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG GROW

WS II: Ecological Transformation and Electrification

  • Florian Hacker, Deputy head of Division Resources & Transport, Öko-Institut
  • Alex Keynes, Manager, Clean Vehicles, Transport & Environment
  • Manuela Kropp, Project Manager, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels

WS III: Reskilling

  • Dr. Jakub Stolfa, Project Manager DRIVES Project, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (CZ)
  • Dr. Christoph Metzler, Senior Economist for Vocational Training and Supply of skill needs, German Economic Institute

WS IV: Just Transition in the Central and Eastern European Car Industry

  • Monika Martišková, researcher, CELSI - Central European Labour Studies Institute (SK)
  • Michaela Paľašová, EU Liaison Officer, Trnava Region Brussels Office
  • Patrik Gažo & Thomas Smith, Masaryk University (CZ)

01:00 pm


02:15 pm Co-creative workshops, Part 2
03:55 pm Interactive result presentation
04:20 pm

Panel Discussion: "Where is the European car industry going?"

  • Anna Deparnay Grunenberg (MEP Greens/EFA)
  • Tommaso Pardi (Director GERPISA)
  • Sigrid de Vries (Secretary General CLEPA)
  • Balázs Bábel (Vice-president VASAS)

05:00 pm


5:15 pm Dinner & Get-Together