Thursday, November the 26th 2020

09:00 - 09:30


Introduction of the Congress. Getting ready to work

  • Idoia Mendia. Vicelehendakari and Minister of Labor and Employment. Basque government
  • Teresa Laespada. Deputy for Employment, Social Inclusion and Equality. Provincial Council of Bizkaia

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote lecture: “Labour market in uncertain times”

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:30

Basque employment system. Where to go, with whom, what for, relationship to other systems

Speaker: Fernando Consuegra. Professor. Deusto University


Moderator: Fernando Fantova. Social advisor

12:30 - 14:00

The new public employment services

Speaker: Begoña Cueto. Full Professor of the University in the Department of Applied Economics. Oviedo University


  • Manuel Álvarez. Minister Cabinet of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations. Airef
  • Ana Fuster. Consulting Partner for the Public Sector of Deloitte
  • Javier Ramos. Responsible for the Technical Cabinet. Lanbide

Modertor: Gloria Múgica. General Director. Lanbide

Friday, November the 27th 2020

08:30 - 09:45

New skills, new professions and new training challenges.

Online speaker:


Moderator: Sara de la Rica. Director of the ISEAK Foundation and Professor of Economy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

09:45 - 11:00

Activation, social inclusion and quality jobs

Speaker: Miguel Laparra. Full Professor of Social Politics. Public University of Navarre


Moderator: Joseba Zalakain. Director. SiiS

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:45

Labour Market and social dialogue

Speaker: Valeriano Gómez Sanchez. Researcher, Vice-president of the Coordinates Institute and Economist in A25 Abogados & Economists


Moderator: Iñigo Calvo. Professor and researcher, Deusto University

12:45 - 14:00

Entrepreneurship and employment

Speaker: Aileen Ionescu-Somers. Executive Director. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)


Moderator: Maria Saiz. Executive Director of GEM Basque Country and Chairwoman of Basque Entrepreneurship Observatory EEB‐OVE

14:00 - 14:30

Conclusions and closing ceremony