EIGE attends the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

9 Dec '19 Mon 09:00 CET12/10/2019 5:00pm public EIGE attends the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) Europe/Brussels 12/09/2019 10:00am
10 Dec '19 Tue 16:00 CET
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In the context of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) will be held in Brussels on December 09 - 10, 2019.

The event will begin in the morning of December 9, when the Council will hold the public debate entitled "Economy of Wellbeing - next steps in investing in health as its key component" as a follow up to the adopted conclusions on the economy of wellbeing from 24 October 2019. Here, ministers will discuss the topic with a focus on the areas of

  • mental health,
  • healthy ageing
  • the relation of wellbeing and the digital society.

The Council will then hold a second public debate on improving access to medicines. Ministers will discuss

  • the challenges of the European pharmaceutical system
  • possible measures to propose as input to the new Commission in this field.

On December 10, the Council is expected to adopt conclusions on:

  • Inclusive labour markets,
  • new EU strategic framework on health and safety at work
  • gender-equal economies in the EU, where EIGE will present results from its review after the first 25 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Furthermore, ministers will hold a public debate on the future of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the EU.

Please find full EIGE's presentations enclosed and available for download in the Resources tab.