The Welfare Conference 2010 – Programme

Monday 13 September:

09.00 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 10.30:
Opening
                       
Gerd Kristiansen, Vice President of the Norwegian Federation of
Trade Unions

10.30 – 12.30: Plenary session – Challenges
to our welfare
policies
                       
Richard Wilkinson, Professor, Author of “The Spirit
Level”
                       
Mimi Bjerkestrand, President of the Teachers Union
                       
Michael Apple, Professor at the University of Wisconsin
                       
Daniel Suhonen, Swedish social democrat, editor and writer

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.30: Parallel
seminars
                       
A1: Profitability and distrust: The public sector redressed
                       
A2: Control with the financial markets: A precondition for future
welfare
                       
A3: Climate struggle: a struggle on investments and redistribution
of wealth
                       
A4: The pirate sector: Commercial operators in our welfare
institutions

 15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 18.00: Parallel
seminars 
                       
B1: The consultocracy: When bad advice turn expensive
                       
B2: Time thieves: Bureaucracy and distrust in education
                       
B3: The disintegration of work: Precarious, temporary and
underpaid
                       
B4: Poverty in the over-affluent society 

18.00:             
End of the first day

 

Tuesday 14 September:

 09.00 – 10.45: Plenary session – What
are the red-green welfare
policies?
                      
Panel debate with leading parliamentary representatives
                       
of the three political parties in Government

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 13.00: Parallel
seminars
                       
C1: Quality of services: Return them back to the public
sector
                       
C2: Infrastructure and natural resources: The commons for
sale?
                       
C3: Hospitals in crisis: How to regain control?
                       
C4: Bad work ethic – or too demanding jobs? 

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.00: Plenary session – Our welfare
policies
                       
David Price, Professor at the University of Edinburgh
                       
Randi Reese, President of the Norwegian Union of Social
Workers
                       
Asbjørn Wahl, Director of the Campaign for the Welfare
State
                       
Short appeals:
                       
Ommund Stokka, Youth Secretary in the Industry Energy Union
                       
Linn Hemmingsen, Leader of the NUMGE Youth
                       
Benedicte Pryneid Hansen, Leader of Attac Norway

15.00 – 15.30: Closing
session
           
Jan Davidsen, President of NUMGE

Speakers:
Anita Solhaug, Vice President of
the Norwegian Union of Civil Servants (NTL)
Arne Johan Vetlesen, Professor in Philosophy at the University of
Oslo
Asbjørn Wahl, Director of the Campaign for the Welfare
State
Benedikte Pryneid Hansen, leader of Attac Norway
Bent Sofus Tranøy, Associate Professor at the University
College of Hedmark
Bjarne Jensen, Professor at the University College of Hedmark
Bjørn Pettersen, Project Leader of the Quality Municipality
Programme
Bård Vegard Solhjell, Leader of the SV group in the Norwegian
Parliament
Dag Seierstad, Advisor to the Parliamentary Group of the SV
Daniel Suhonen, Swedish social democrat, editor and writer
David Price, Professor at the University of Edinburgh
Erna Hagensen, President of the Norwegian Union of General
Workers
Evy Ann Eriksen, Member of the Executive Board of the Teachers
Union
Fanny Voldnes, Deputy Director of the LO Department for Industrial
Policies
Gerd Kristiansen, Vice President of the LO
Gunn Imsen, Professor at the NTNU
Guttorm Schjelderup, Professor, Norwegian School of Economics and
Business Administration
Hans Olav Felix, President of the Electrician and IT
WorkersUnion
Helge Ryggvik, Historian, Researcher at the University of
Oslo
Helene Bank, Senior Adviser at the Campaign for the Welfare
State
Helga Pedersen, Leader of the AP group in the Norwegian
Parliament
Jan Davidsen, Vice President of the Norwegian Union of Municipal
and General Employees
Karin Gustavsen, Associate Professor at the Research Institute of
Telemark
Lars Haltbrekken, President of Friends of the Earth, Norway
Linn Hemmingsen, Leader of the NUMGE Youth
Linn Herning, Adviser at the Campaign for the Welfare State
Linn Stalsberg, Journalist and Author
Lisbeth Norman, President of the Norwegian Union of Nurses
Maria Walberg, Adviser at the LO
Mette Nord, Vice President of the Norwegian Union of Municipal and
General Employees
Michael Apple, Professor at the University of Wisconsin
Mimi Bjerkestrand, President of the Teachers Union
Mia Vabø, Researcher at the Norwegian Social Research
Ommund Stokka, Youth Secretary in the Industry Energy Union
Randi Reese, President of the Norwegian Union of Social
Workers
Richard Wilkinson, Professor, Author of “The Spirit
Level”
Roar Eilertsen, Director of deFacto
Roger Bjørnstad, Director of research at Statistics
Norway
Stein Stugu, Researcher at DeFacto
Sturla Stålsett, General Secretary of the Church City
Mission
Trygve Magnus Slagsvold Vedum, Leader of the SP group in the
Norwegian Parliament
Unni Hagen, Adviser at NUMGE
Yngve Nilsen, Researcher at the BI Norwegian School of
Management
 

AP = the Labour Party
SP = the Centre Party
SV = the Socialist Left Party
LO = Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
NUMGE = Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees

Read the
political platform of the conference here.

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