Interview with van Rens, Johan

From the The European Commission 1986-2000. Memories of an institution Collection

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Recorded in 01 June 2017 Amsterdam (NL)
Interview by Silvia Sassano in English

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During the interview, Mr Van Rens discussed the following issues:
- Educational background;
- Early career;
- Career in the trade unions;
- European Economic and Social Committee;
- Trade unions in The Netherlands;
- European Trade Union Confederation;
- European Social Policy;
- Lomé Convention;
- Social dialogue;
- Valduchesse;
- Working conditions;
- European employers’ confederation;
- New technologies;
- UK representatives within the European Communities and social issues;
- European Commission (Delors, Santer);
- Single European Act;
- Training and vocational programmes;
- Education;
- European Identity;
- German unification;
- Influence of the enlargements on the Cedefop’s activities;
- White Paper on Growth, Competitiveness and Employment 1993;
- Appointment as Director of Cedefop;
- Cedefop’s move from Berlin to Thessaloniki;
- Relations and collaboration between Cedefop and the European Commission;
- Cedefop staff members;
- European Agencies;
- The Social Partners and Cedefop;
- Tripartite nature of Cedefop;
- Relationships with Eurofund;
- Relationships with the European Training Foundation;
- Contribution of Cedefop in developing policies;
- Relations with DGV–Employment, Social Affairs and Education
- Helmut Kohl; Jacques Delors; Jacques Santer; Edith Cresson; Jean Degimbe; Wim Kok; Piet Dankert; Ernst Piehl; Achilleas Mitsos; Antonio Ruberti; Nickolaus Van Der Pas; Henk Vredeling; Etienne Davignon.

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