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Program - 7 October

On the second day of the conference, the event will be held in English.

Technical check-in


Welcome address by State Secretary Björn Böhning, and Joost Korte followed by a Talk with Lene Wendland


Björn Böhning, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Joost Korte, Director-General, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL), European Commission

Lene Wendland, Chief of Business and Human Rights, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Five parallel multi-stakeholder workshops

Key issues for a European action plan on human rights and decent work in global supply chains


Workshop 1
Human rights due diligence obligations along global supply chains: What should EU legislation look like?
Graphic Recording­ Workshop #1

Workshop 2
Strengthening European sector dialogues: How can expertise be pooled meaningfully?
Graphic Recording Workshop #2

Workshop 3
National Action Plans on business and human rights: How to ensure quality and coherence?
Graphic Recording Workshop #3

Workshop 4
Eradicating child and forced labour in supply chains: What lessons can be learned and what is the way forward?
Graphic Recording Workshop #4

Workshop 5
Access to remedy: How to create a holistic system of remedies for corporate human rights violations?
Graphic Recording Workshop #5

Reports from the workshops (in the plenary)


Outlook with Dr Carsten Stender


Dr Carsten Stender, Director-General for European and International Employment and Social Policy, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

End of conference


Tanja Samrotzki leads through the event.

Pro­gram - 6 Oc­to­ber

During the first day of the conference we will exchange views with high‑level guests from European politics and civil society as well as representatives of European social partners and companies.