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  • Congress photos

  • 08:00

    Congress registration

    • All day 08:00 until 17:00
  • 08:30

    PSI-EI LGBT Forum

    • 08:30-12:00 Room 3+4
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) workers’ rights are trade union rights, and EI and PSI are committed to challenging all forms of discrimination and enabling conditions for promoting social justice. Simultaneous interpretations will be provided in English, French and Spanish during plenary sessions.
  • 09:00

    Women's Committee (WOC)

    • 09:00-12:00 Room 5+6
  • 09:00

    PSI/FES Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers

    • 09:00-12:00 ILO Room IX

    Fraud and wrongdoing are more likely to occur in organizations that are closed and secretive. Whistleblowers play a pivotal role in supporting transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors – whistleblowers bring to light illegal activities such as tax evasion, collusion and others that are contrary to the public interest. Whistleblowing can save lives, the environment and money. However, in disclosing relevant information whistleblowers often risk their jobs, freedom, or even their lives. Interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available.



  • 12:00

    Lunch break

    • 12:00-13:30
  • 13:30

    Executive Board (EB-151)

    • 13:30-17:00 Room 5+6
  • 13:30

    PSI-EI LGBT Forum (cont'd)

    • 13:30-16:00 Room 3+4
  • 13:30

    PSI/FES Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers (cont'd)

    • 13:30-17:00 ILO Room IX
  • 18:00

    Opening of Congress

    • 18:00-20:00 Room 1+2

    Opening ceremony

    Dave Prentis

    President, Public Services International – PSI

    Katharina Prelicz-Huber

    President, SSP-VPOD, Switzerland

    Sharan Burrow

    General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC

    Rémy Pagani

    Mayor of Geneva, City of Geneva, Switzerland

    François Longchamp

    President of the State Council, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


    Opening entertainment

    Violonissimo – Children’s Violin Ensemble


    Programme & Artists


  • 20:00

    Meeting of the Credentials Committee

    • 20:00-21:30 Room 12


Accommodation, Venue and Travelling

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