Informal Meeting of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) - Employment & Social Policy


An informal meeting of the ministers of the European Union responsible for employment and social affairs will take place on 17 and 18 April at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The two-day meeting will discuss the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights and how they can be applied in order to improve workforce skills and qualifications and ensure equal opportunities and access to the labour market.

During the first day, the ministers will discuss the EU Council Recommendation on improving qualifications and creating new employment opportunities for older people. The programme will also focus on active labour market policies regarding young people and the long-term unemployed.

The delegates will visit the Seventh European Social Entrepreneurship Forum as part of the event.

The agenda is available here.

Photos from the event will be uploaded here.

Videos from the meeting will be uploaded here.

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