Indicative programme - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 06-07/12/2018

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad) i, gepubliceerd op woensdag 5 december 2018.


Europa building, Brussels


Beate Hartinger-Klein, Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

All times are approximate and subject to change

Thursday 6 December (Employment and Social policy issues)

from 08:00


+/- 08:15

Doorstep by minister Hartinger-Klein


Beginning of Council meeting (roundtable)

Adoption of the agenda

Adoption of non-legislative legislative A items

Adoption of legislative legislative A items

+/- 09.45

Regulation on establishing a European Labour Authority (live streaming)

European Semester 2019

  • Annual Growth Survey (AGS), Alert Mechanism Report (AMR), draft Joint Employment Report (JER), and draft Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Contribution on employment and social aspects of the draft Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Thematic Reviews on "Social Aspects of Digitalisation" (SPC) and "Digitalisation and Robotisation of Work" (EMCO)
  • Implementation of the Recommendation on long-term unemployment: EMCO key messages

+/- 11:30

Any other business

  • Tripartite Social Summit (Brussels, 16 October 2018)
  • Joint non-paper on the future of the LGBTI list of actions

+/- 11:50

Directive on carcinogens or mutagens at work (live streaming)

+/- 12:10

Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and self-employed

+/- 13.00

Working lunch debate - MFF investments in people: contribution of EU funds and programmes to convergence, fairness and competitiveness

+/- 14:30

Regulation on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) (live streaming)

+/- 14:45

Conclusions on gender equality, youth and digitalisation

+/- 15:30

Directive on equal treatment (Article 19) (live streaming)

+/- 15:40

Any other business

  • Current legislative proposals

Revision of Directive on carcinogens and mutagens (2nd batch)

Revision of Regulations on Agencies (Eurofound, OSHA and CEDEFOP)

Directive on Accessibility Act

Directive on Work-life balance

Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions

Revision of the Regulations on the Coordination of Social Security Systems

  • Commission activities

EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: Midterm evaluation

Future of Work Conference (April 2019)

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM): Ministerial meeting (April 2019)

  • Presidency events

Digitalisation of work

Fight against occupational cancer

Gender equality events

  • Joint Declaration "Gender Equality as a Priority of the European Union today and in the future"
  • Work programme of the incoming Presidency

+/- 17.00

Press conference (live streaming)

Friday 7 December - Health issues

from 08.00


+/- 08:30

Doorstep by minister Hartinger-Klein


Beginning of Council meeting (roundtable health)

Cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases (live streaming)

  • Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Tackling vaccine hesitancy at EU and national level: Challenges and possibilities in a digitalised world

Any other business

  • Regulation on health technology assessment and amending Directive 2011/24/EU
  • State of health in the EU
  • WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco control (FCTC): Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) (Geneva, 1-6 October 2018)
  • Implementation of Directive 2011/62/EU on falsified medicinal products
  • Challenges ahead in the medical device sector
  • Outcomes of conferences organised by the Austrian Presidency

Matching health needs and pharmaceutical research: How to set the research agenda for public health (Vienna, 25 September 2018)

People’s food - people’s health: Towards healthy and sustainable European food systems (Vienna, 22-23 November 2018)

  • Outcome of the Informal meeting of Health Ministers (Vienna, 10-11 September 2018)
  • Nomination of the Regional Director of the European Region of the World Health Organisation
  • Work programme of the incoming Presidency

+/- 13.15

Press conference (live streaming)

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