On Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 May 2015, CEEP will organise the second edition of the Public Services Summit (PSS). Held at the European Economic and Social Committee, the PSS will bring together EU leaders, national policy-makers and leaders of public services.

The Summit will mainly focus on the European Investment strategy, with a particular focus on investments in public services. Panellists will discuss the political case for an Investment Plan during the first day, while concrete examples and best practices will be presented during the second day, with spotlights on transport, energy, digital and social infrastructures such as healthcare and education.

Valeria Ronzitti, CEEP General Secretary, explained the philosophy of the event: “The event aims to be a big brainstorming session. We intend to give the opportunity to participants and members to actively take part in the discussion. Too often, conferences and summits are a compilation of speeches, with a crowd only there to listen. We want the PSS to be an interactive event, able to inspire the Public Services community over the next two years”.

Amongst others, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, Minister Nicolas Schmit and Director-General Dominique Ristori (DG Energy) will be addressing the event.

Hans-Joachim Reck, CEEP President, said: “It is a great honour for us to welcome such prominent speakers. Next to Mr Katainen, Schmit and Ristori, we will also hear speeches from many different horizons. Representatives of the EIB, of the trade unions, of sectoral organisations will discuss with our members, which have a ground experience of the economic reality and know in which infrastructures Europe needs to invest.”

You can find the agenda of the event here.

You can register for the event here.

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