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#Right2disconnect: tackling the "always-on" culture

Date: Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:00 - 12:30

Venue: European Parliament

REGISTER HERE: https://mailchi.mp/eu40/eu40talks-right2disconnect


Do you work to live or live to work?

This question affects every aspect of our lives, and it is one of the most relevant conundrums of modern times.

MEPs Alex Agius Saliba (S&D)Maria Walsh (EPP)Monica Semedo (RE) & EU40 are delighted to invite you to an exciting debate about the #Right2Disconnect!

It is common to see employees actively working - answering emails or calls - out of established working hours. It is almost customary for many employees within Europe to be in a perpetual state of connectedness to their work, at all times! This 24/7 working culture is detrimental to employees mental health and the development of their personal life.  

What can we concretely do to tackle this and ensure the #Right2Disconnect

EU40 would like to spark the debate around this hot and important topic and explore with relevant stakeholders and policymakers what the approach should be and how Europe should respond. 

On the 5th of December, in the European Parliament - JAN 65Q1 - we will be tackling this important right, and the need to officially legislate on it.


  • Welcome remarks by Da Rold Alessandro, EU40

  • Opening remarks by host MEP Alex Agius Saliba (S&D - Malta)

  • Opening remarks by co-host MEP Monica Semedo (RE - Luxembourg)

  • Opening remarks by co-host MEP Maria Walsh (EPP - Ireland)
            Discussion panel with: 
  • Olsson Stefan - Director at European Commission DG EMPL

  • Loic Forgeois - European Affairs Advisor at Orange

  • Zuzana Pucikova - Head of EU Affairs at Uber

  • Josef Bugeja - Secretary-General - General Workers Union Malta
           Open discussion and Q&A
  • Closing remarks by host MEP Alex Agius Saliba (S&D - Malta)

REGISTER HERE: https://mailchi.mp/eu40/eu40talks-right2disconnect


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