Programme Conférence 2012

Financing Global Social Protection - Moving from Charity to Solidarity  14 - 15 - 16 MAy, Berlin

International Seminar on Financing for Health and Social Protection

Programme - May 14, 2012

14:00 - 15:00

Welcome and Introduction

Thomas Gebauer, Medico International

Describing the frame 'Realising the Right to Health needs Resources'

Anand Grover, UN-Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Keynote: 'Globalising Social Protection, Context Principles - The Pathway to a New Paradigm'

Gorik Ooms (Institute of Tropical Medicine - Antwerp, Helene de Beir Foundation, Belgium)
15:00 - 16:00

Panel

'Global Social Protection in the context of Human Rights, Common Goods, and Global Economy'

GSPS – a Human Rights Obligation? Shall refer to a comprehensive concept of social protection

Dr Margot E Salomon, Centre for the Study of Human Rights/Law Department London School of Economics

Social protection as a whole in the context of increasing income inequalities

Dave Woodward, Economist, Independent Researcher

GSPS – a Global Common Good in a globalised world

by Prof. Thomas Pogge, Yale University, USA

Global Citizenship

Prof. Roland Roth, Professor for Political Sciences, University Magdeburg
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Discussion

18:00

Wrap up of the first day

Programme - May 15, 2012

09:30 - 10:45

The End of Utopia? - Building Blocks of the New Paradigm

Creating Political Will: The ILO “Social Protection Floor” Initiative as a Milestone on the Way to a GSPS

Aurelio Fernandez, Former Chair of the EU Social Protection Committee, Bachelet Commission, for the SPF

Implementing the Principle of Solidarity through financial equalisation mechanisms: Lessons to be learned from regional development funds and risk adjustment schemes for GSPS

Jens Holst, medico international

Budget Funding – First lessons learned

Juan Garay, European Commission

International Taxation

Lieven Denys, (Professor for International and European Tax Law at the University of Brussels)
15:00 - 16:00

Panel

'Global Social Protection in the context of Human Rights, Common Goods, and Global Economy'

GSPS – a Human Rights Obligation? Shall refer to a comprehensive concept of social protection

Dr Margot E Salomon, Centre for the Study of Human Rights/Law Department London School of Economics

Social protection as a whole in the context of increasing income inequalities

Dave Woodward, Economist, Independent Researcher

GSPS – a Global Common Good in a globalised world

by Prof. Thomas Pogge, Yale University, USA

Global Citizenship

Prof. Roland Roth, Professor for Political Sciences, University Magdeburg
10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 18:00

Working group session

Expectations, Challenges, and Risks: Exploring GSPS

Working group 1: Scope

Leading question: What shall be the scope of a Global Social Protection
Inputs: Armando De Negri (Brazil), N.N. (GIZ-Germany), N.N. (ILO), Dave McCoy (PHM-UK)
Chair: Jozef van Langendonck, Belgium

Working group 2: Responsibilities and resources

Leading question: How to finance social protection? 
Inputs: Christoph Benn (GFATM), Sanjay Basu (UCSF), Vanessa Lopez (Salud pro Derecho, Spain), Attiya Waris (Tax Justice Network, Kenya)
Chair: Mariska Meurs (WEMOS, Netherlands)

Working group 3: Governance - Making GSPS a reality for All

Leading question: How to achieve transparency, participation, shared ownership and reliability governance? 
Inputs: Fransisco Songane (former Minister of Health of Mocambique), Nicoletta Dentico (HIP), Juan Garay (EC); Arne-Petter Sanne (Norway)
Chair: Donna Berry (PiH)

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Continuation of working groups

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Wrap up of day 2

Drafting of a GSPS

Alan Whiteside/Rachel Hammonds

Programme - May 16, 2012

9:30 - 11:00

Panel discussion

'Confronting politics with visions'

Discussing preliminary results with politicians, trade unions, and civil society
11:00

Concluding Session

Results, next steps, creating a task force

Concluding remarks

Birgit Wendling, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development