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Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union Preliminary EPSCO Work Programme 1 st January – 30 th June 2013 EPSCO team Permanent Representation.

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1 Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union Preliminary EPSCO Work Programme 1 st January – 30 th June 2013 EPSCO team Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU

2 EPSCO TEAM – Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU

3 - 3 - Tracker EPSCO Team – Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU Dympna Boyle Attaché Tel: Mob: Paul Brennan Attaché Tel: Mob: Fiona OSullivan Attaché Tel: Mob: Colin Byrne Attaché Tel: Mob:

4 - 4 - Tracker EPSCO Team – Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU Tamás Kugyela Policy Officer Tel: Mob: Julie Anderson Attaché Tel: Mob: Deirdre Curley Executive Officer Tel: Mob: Caroline Duhig Administration Tel:

5 PRIORITIES

6 - 6 - Tracker General Priorities of the Irish Presidency Overarching Objective – Stability, Jobs & Growth Restoring Confidence in the European Economy Securing the EUs future budgetary and policy framework for 2014 – 2020 Developing the Green Economy

7 - 7 - Tracker SQWG Dossiers - Paul Brennan / Deirdre Curley Employment / Health and Safety SQWG – Legislative Dossiers –Enforcement Directive on the Posting of Workers Chaired by Fiona Flood (Dublin) –Trialogues on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) –Trialogues on the Programme for Social Change and Innovation (PSCI)

8 - 8 - Tracker SQWG Dossiers - Paul Brennan / Deirdre Curley Employment / Health and Safety SQWG – Legislative Dossiers (Yet to Be Published) –Revision to the legislative underpinnings for the Tri-partite Social Summit –Draft decisions of Council authorising ratification by Member States of ILO Conventions on Chemicals (published) & Domestic Work –Chemical Handling amendment of 5 H&S Directives to protect workers in conformity with latest Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations –Proposal to remove the exclusion of seafarers from the scope of several Labour law Directives –Working Time for workers on Inland Waterways (framework agreement of sectoral social partners under Article 155 TFEU)

9 - 9 - Tracker SQWG Dossiers - Paul Brennan / Deirdre Curley Employment / Health and Safety SQWG – Non-Legislative Dossiers –3 rd European semester – building on lessons learnt in close liaison with SPC and EMCO –Council Conclusions on the AGS and JER for adoption at February EPSCO following their joint preparation by SPC and EMCO –Tripartite Social Summit -14 March 2013 –Draft EU guidelines in preparation for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in July 2013

10 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Dympna Boyle / Colin Byrne Social Affairs / Social Protection SQWG – Legislative Dossiers –Supplementary Pensions Rights Directive (Dympna Boyle) –Proposal for a Regulation on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (Colin Byrne)

11 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Dympna Boyle / Colin Byrne Social Affairs / Social Protection SQWG – Non - Legislative Dossiers –Youth Guarantee (Dympna Boyle) SQWG – Non - Legislative Dossiers (Yet to be Published) –Social Investment Package (Colin Byrne)

12 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Julie Anderson/Tamás Kugyela Skills SQWG – Legislative Dossiers –European Globalisation Adjustment Fund Chaired by Vincent Landers (Dublin)

13 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Fiona OSullivan Equality SQWG – Legislative Dossiers –Gender Equality on Company Boards Directive Chaired by Pauline Moreau (Dublin) –Article 19 Directive (Anti-discrimination) Chaired by Deaglán O Briain (Dublin) –Maternity Leave Directive

14 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Fiona OSullivan Equality SQWG – Legislative Files (Not yet Published) –Proposal for a Directive on the enforcement of the Freedom of Movement of Mobile EU Workers –[European Accessibility Act]

15 Tracker SQWG Dossiers – Fiona OSullivan Equality SQWG – Non-Legislative Dossiers –Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Media –Roma

16 FORMAL & INFORMAL MEETINGS

17 Tracker Important EPSCO Dates Informal Meeting of EPSCO Ministers 7 th – 8 th February 2013 Dublin Castle EPSCO Council 28 th February 2013 Brussels EPSCO Council 20 th – 21 st June 2013 Luxembourg

18 Tracker EPSCO Council (Provisional) Agenda – 28 th February AOB EMCO and SPC Work Programmes Non Legislative European Semester 2013 Policy Debate Council Conclusions on AGS and JER Employment Guidelines Social Situation Report Youth Employment Package – (poss) political debate and Council recommendation on youth guarantee Social Investment Package – Presentation by Commission Tri-partite Social Summit Legislative Posting of Workers – (poss) General Approach

19 Tracker EPSCO Council (Provisional) Agenda – 20 th June Non Legislative European Semester 2013 Policy Debate Endorsement of Joint Opinion of EMCO and SPC Social Investment Package – policy debate and Council Conclusions Women in the Media (Beijing Platform of Actions) – Council Conclusions Legislative Posting of Workers – General Approach / (poss) Political Agreement Supplementary Pensions Rights Directive – (poss) General Approach Gender Equality on Company Boards – Progress Report / (poss) General Approach Article 19 Directive – Progress Report Free Movement of Workers Directive – Progress Report Draft Council Decisions on ILO Conventions on Chemicals and Domestic Work – Progress Report / General Approach

20 Tracker Informal Ministerial Meeting Venue and Time: Dublin Castle, 7 th – 8 th Feb Workshop 1: Active inclusion for jobless households, with a focus on youth initiatives Workshop 2: Job Rich Recovery: key actions for future skills needs in ICT Workshop 3: Labour market engagement of older women Attachés Programme: Will follow on the Friday afternoon/evening..

21 Tracker Other Meetings High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming Dublin10 th – 11 th January Presentation of Pres Priorities to EP FEMM Committee 22 nd January Presentation of Pres Priorities to EP EMPL Committee23 rd January Foundation Forum Social & Employment Policies for a Fair and Competitive Europe (Dublin)14 th – 15 th Feb Informal SPC Dublin 7 th – 8 th March Informal EMCO Dublin 11 th – 12 th March Commission on the Status of Women, New York4 th – 15 th March Tripartite Social Summit Brussels 14 th March 9 th European Regional Meeting of ILO Ministers – Jobs, Growth and Social Justice (Oslo)8 th – 11 th April OECD LEED Conference - "supporting local job creation, youth employment and effective policy delivery at local level" (Dublin-Kilkenny)27 th – 28 th March Occupational Safety and Health Conference Dublin 22 nd April Social Investment Package Conference (Brussels)TBC (probably April)

22 Tracker Other Meetings Occupational Safety and Health Presidency Conference / Bilbao OSH Agency Best Practice Awards Day, Dublin22 nd - 23 rd April Gender Equality Conference: Womens Economic Engagement and the Europe 2020 Agenda 29 th and 30 th April MISSOC (Dublin) 15 th – 16 th May 64 th Senior Labour Inspectors(SLIC) Thematic day, Dublin 21 st - 22 nd May European Social Fund Technical Co-operation Conference (Dublin)22 nd – 23 rd May EURES Working Group (Dublin)22 nd – 24 th May Conference on Strengthening Institutional Arrangements for Protecting Equality and Human/Fundamental RightsTBC 102 nd International Labour Conference (Geneva)5 th – 21 st June Meeting of the Heads of the Public Employment Service 20 th – 21 st June

23 WORKING PARTY MEETINGS

24 Tracker SQGW Meetings – January and February (provisional) DayMeetingDayMeeting Mon 7 th JanPresentationFri 1 st FebWomen on Company Boards Tues 8 th JanYouth GuaranteeMon 4 th FebYouth Guarantee Mon 14 th Jan Article 19 (Half Day) EMF Trialogue Preparation (Half Day) Tue 12 th FebPosting of Workers Wed 16 th JanPosting of WorkersWed 13 th FebYouth Guarantee Mon 21 st Jan Youth Guarantee Thur 14 th FebCouncil Conclusions AGS/JER (Half Day) Mon 28 th Jan Fund for European Aid to Deprived Mon 18 th FebWomen on Company Boards Wed 30 th JanSupplementary Pension Rights Directive Tue 19 th FebEGF Thur 31 st JanPosting of Workers (Half Day am)

25 Tracker SQGW Meeting Dates, March – June (very provisional) March AprilMayJune 6 th 11 th 17 th 6 th 11 th 12 th 22 nd 10 th 12 th 15 th 23 rd 25 th 15 th 17 th 24 th 20 th 19 th 29 th 22 nd 31 st 25 th 23 rd 26 th 24 th 27 th 26 th 29 th

26 Tracker Thank You


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