Essentiel for Recovery Summit

8 Sep 2021 Brussels, Belgium 8 Sep - 10 Sep

Essentiel for Recovery Summit

  • 8 Sep - 10 Sep
  • Brussels, Belgium

#Essential4Recovery, is 3-day summit and aims to lay out a global vision for a just economic recovery that recognises the value of essential workers.

Join the conversation, September 8-10, for three days of programming where world leaders and essential workers from across the globe will lay out a vision for a just economic recovery that prioritizes the rights of workers, their health, and the well-being of their families and communities – particularly the poorest and most vulnerable.

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, will be speaking on Day 2 of the event "Closing the Gap".

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Essential for Recovery Summit

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Event Schedule

This event will include English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Hindi subtitles.

Day 1 | Power Of Organizing

Live broadcast September 8, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Re-broadcast 02:00 – 03:00 GMT +1 day

Essential workers kept the world running through the COVID-19 pandemic — and long before — yet global recovery efforts threaten to leave us behind. On Day One, hear directly from essential workers about how grassroots organizing is crucial to ensuring pandemic recovery efforts center the needs of the people who are vital to every community.

Day 2 | Closing the Gap

Live broadcast September 9, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Re-broadcast 02:00 – 03:00 GMT +1 day

The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on essential workers. Millions work in harsh, unsafe working conditions and face threats of sexual harassment and abuse – all while struggling to earn enough income to support our families. This unjust treatment ends here. On Day Two, we uplift the voices of those who have experienced mistreatment and create space to address the increase in gender-based violence during COVID, and collaborate to ensure dignity and basic safeguards for all essential workers.

Day 3 | A Seat At The Table

Live broadcast September 10, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Re-broadcast 02:00 – 03:00 GMT ​​+1 day

A just economic recovery must stabilize and support domestic workers, agricultural workers, street vendors, caregivers, and home-based workers. To accomplish this, world governments and employers should offer essential workers a seat at the table to share our experiences and the solutions that will make the greatest difference for us. On Day Three, we set the stage for essential voices to lead.