Conference timetable

The conference will be simultaneous translated into English, French and German.

Friday, 15/05/2009, 7.00 pm, Landtag, state parliament Düsseldorf

Organizer of the discussion event on the 15th of May in the state parliament of Dusseldorf is the GREEN Landtag group North Rhine-Westphalia in cooperation with the coalition »Bahn für alle«. The visit of this event is free.

  • Political satire – a contribution of the artist Frank Lüdecke
  • Presentation of a capital spending and job creation programme for the European rail traffic: Winfried Wolf
  • Panel discussion: "Global economic crisis - Risks and opportunity for climate, environment and rail” with guests from trade unions, politics and society with
    • Bob Crow, Great Britain, union, general secretary RMT
    • Peter Conradi, Germany, Bahn für Alle, SPD
    • Horst Becker, transport spokesman German Green Party North Rhine-Westphalia

Saturday, 16/05/2009, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Rail privatisation from an European point of view - examples ranging from the initial public offering to public responsiveness with
    • Alex Gordon, Great Britain, union, executive committee RMT
    • Prof. Karl-Dieter Bodack, Germany, Bahn für Alle, transport specialist
    • Prof. Wolfgang Hesse, Germany, Bahn für Alle, transport specialist
    • José Manuel Olivièra, Portugal, union, President of SNTSF
    • Christian Zeller, Switzerland, scientist
  • Initial statements to the plenum, workshops afterwards:
    • Green new (rail) deal: Michael Cramer, Member of the European parliament, Green Party, Germany
    • People’s Railway 2020: Prof. Wolfgang Hesse, Germany, Bahn für Alle, transport specialist
    • Rail-friendly European politics: Prof. Heiner Monheim, Germany, scientist and urban planner
    • European system of night trains: Barbara Huber Germany, transport specialist and employee in night trains
  • Demonstration with European trade unionists at Cologne main railway station and/or at the front of Cologne Cathedral
    • Union representatives of GB and France
    • Alfred Lange, Germany, shop chairman, former member of the executive committee of Transnet

changes in the event and concerning the speakers reserved
update: 13.05.09

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