European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 3 March 2017

Council of the EU
  • 02/03/2017
  • 12:20
  • Media advisory
  • 100/17
  • Social affairs
  • Employment
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Europa building, Brussels

Mr Evarist Bartolo, Minister for education and employment
Ms Helena Dalli, Minister for social dialogue, consumer affairs and civil liberties, and
Mr Michael Farrugia, Minister for the family and social solidarity of Malta

All times are approximate and subject to change

+/- 09.15
Doorstep by Minister Farrugia

+/- 10.00
Beginning of Council meeting
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of non-legislative A Items

+/- 10.30
Coordination of social security systems (public session)

+/- 12.30
Enhancing the skills of women and men in the EU labour market (public session)

Other business (public session)1
-  Current legislative proposal -  Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (public session)
-  Safer and healthier work for all - Modernisation of the EU occupational safety and health legislation and policy

+/- 13.00
Working lunch on "Safer and healthier work for all - modernisation of the EU occupational, safety and health legislation and policy"

+/- 13.30
Press conference
(Minister Farrugia, Justus Lipsius building press room - live streaming)

+/- 15.00  
European Semester 2017 (public session)
a)    Implementation of the country-specific recommendations: Enhancing labour market access and reducing divergences across the EU
b)    Priorities for action in the areas of employment and social policies: Political guidance in 2017
c)    2017 Country reports

+/- 16.30
Tripartite Social Summit (public session)

Other business
-  Investing in Europe's youth (public session)1
-  2017 work Programmes of the Employment Committee (EMCO) and Social Protection Committee (SPC) (public session)1
-  UNECE International Conference "A sustainable society for all ages: Realising the potential of living longer" (Lisbon, 21-22 September 2017) (public session)1
-  Key findings of the study of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on "Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU"

+/- 17.00
Press conference
(Ministers Dalli and Bartolo, Justus Lipsius building press room - live streaming)

 1   To be decided by qualified majority at the beginning of the meeting.