European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting, 7 March 2016

Council of the EU
  • 03/03/2016
  • 15:50
  • Media advisory
  • 94/16
  • Social affairs
  • Employment
03/03/2016
Press contacts

Evi Liaskou
Press officer
+32 22815272
+32 470960477

Place:        LEX building, Brussels
Chair(s):    Lodewijk ASSCHER, Minister for Social Affairs and Employment of Netherlands

All times are approximate and subject to change

+/- 09.25
Doorstep by Minister Asscher (LEX VIP entrance - Chaussée d'Etterbeek, 60)

+/- 09.30
Beginning of the Council meeting
(Roundtable)
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of non-legislative A Items

Adoption of legislative A Items (public session)

+/- 09.40
European Semester 2016: Contribution to the European Council (17-18 March 2016) (public session)
a)    Implementation of the country-specific recommendations
b)    2016 Country reports
c)    Priorities for action in the areas of employment and social policies: political guidance in 2016
i)        Draft Council conclusions on the 2016 annual growth survey and Joint Employment report: political guidance on employment and social policies
ii)       Draft joint employment report

+/- 11.35
Guidelines for the employment policies of the member states (public session)

+/- 11.45
New start for social dialogue (public session)
a)    State of play
b)    Tripartite Social Summit

+/- 12.10
Investing in youth employment: Implementation of the youth guarantee (public session)

+/- 12.15
Labour mobility package (public session)

+/- 12.30
Press conference
(live streaming)

+/- 14.30
Towards a new skills agenda for Europe (public session)

+/- 16.40
Other business (public session)
-    Other issues

+/- 16.15
Equality (public session)
a)    Draft Council conclusions: Response to the Commission's strategic engagement for gender equality
b)    Draft Council conclusions: Response to the Commission's list of actions to advance LGBTI equality

+/- 16.40
Other business (public session)
-    Violence against women - Istanbul Convention
-    Legislative issues
-    Monitoring of social developments
-    EMCO and SPC work programmes 2016