TIME: January 24, 2012, 20:00
PLACE: Mundo-B, 26 Edinburgh St, 1050 Brussels
The cross-cutting issue of time concerns not only our work, but also our time for leisure, cultural and family activities. At a time of overvaluation of time spent on production and consumption, this central question of how to reconcile working time with a fulfilling social and family life, for both genders equally, cannot be ignored.
20:00 Welcoming remarks by Muriel Gerkens & Arnaud Pinxteren
20:10 The French model of 35h: Assessment - Rachel Silvera, sociologist, working on gender issues and work time.
20:30 The Dutch and Scandinavian models: a source of inspiration? - Laurent Vogel (TBC)
20:50 The individual reductions of working time in Belgium - Jean-François Ramquet, Secretary General of the General Federation of Belgian Labour (Liège – Huy - Waremme)
21:10 Discussion and exchanges with the audience - moderated by Muriel Gerkens & Arnaud Pinxteren
21: 50 Conclusions - Arianne Dierick