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Does the recast of the Drinking Water Directive fulfil the demands of the ECI „right2water“?

The Brussels offices of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK), the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and the European Public Service Union (EPSU) cordially invite you to our panel discussion:

Does the recast of the Drinking Water Directive fulfil the demands of the ECI „right2water“?

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 18.30h
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1040 Brussels

1.8 million Europeans signed the European Citizens‘ Initiative ‚right2Water‘ in 2013, requesting the European Commission to implement the human right to water and sanitation in EU legislation. It was the first ever successful Citizens‘ Initiative. The European Parliament was very supportive in its September 2015 position. Earlier this year the Commission presented the recast of the Drinking Water Directive. Apart from technical modifications, it foresees better access to water and proposes measures for vulnerable and marginalised groups. Does the recast fulfil the ‘right2water’ goals? Or are the proposed changes only minor steps that do not correspond to the intentions of the successful ECI?


Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary EPSU

On the panel:

Michel Dantin, Member of the European Parliament (EPP)

Matjaz Malgaj, European Commission, DG ENVI

Eva Mittermayr, Austrian Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

Thomas Kattnig, Member of the Federal Executive Board of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Iris Strutzmann, Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK)


The discussion will take place in English and French with simultaneous translation.
After the discussion, we invite you to a buffet reception.


Please register by using the following link:

Yes, I will participate

For further questions:
Tel: +32 22 30 62 54 or +32 22 30 74 63
E-Mail: office@akeuropa.eu or europabuero@oegb-eu.at
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