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8:00 am

Workshop on social protection for self-employed workers

September 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Paris Paris, France

Within its strategy of better defending self-employed workers in terms of rights, wages and social protection, the ETUC is engaged in the project "New trade union strategies for new forms of employment". From September 6 to 7, the second workshop in the framework of the mentioned project will bring together 30 tradeunionists from all over Europe to Paris with the aim of studying innovative ways to guarantee a better social protection to said category of workers. The profile of the participants shought by the ETUC is trade union leaders and officers who are in charge of the issue of organizing…

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3:00 pm

S&D Conference – “Fake News: Political and legal challenges”

September 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

Fake news on digital media has become a potent means of manipulating political discourse around the world. Social media provides a platform for the free, and largely unregulated, widespread dissemination of fake news stories. Furthermore, it enables content creators to generate revenue from advertising. The parliamentary group of social democrats in the European Parliament is organising a conference to tackle political and legal challenges linked to fake news as well as different responses to the phenomena from several EU Member States and the European Commission. The EFJ will be represented by its GS Ricardo Gutiérrez. AGENDA  13.00 - 13.05            …

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ALDE Seminar: ‘Protecting European Democratic in a post-truth society”

September 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
European Parliament – Joszef Antall building JAN 4Q1 Brussels, Belgium

MEP Marietje Schaake is organising a seminar on 'Protecting European Democratic in a post-truth society" on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 between 15:00 and 18.00 in the European Parliament, Brussels (Joszef Antall building JAN 4Q1). Please register at alde.eu/events to attend this hearing.   DETAILED PROGRAMME 1st Panel: Fake news - general overview   15:00                     Marietje Schaake MEP, Moderator 15:10                     Professor Philip N. Howard, Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project 15:20                     David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Protection of Freedom of Speech 15:30                     Q&A   2nd Panel: Fake news and real actors behind   16:00                     Petras Auštrevičius MEP, Moderator 16:05                     Boris Reitschuster, Author…

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