This informal meeting of European ministers for employment and social policy provides ministers with an opportunity to focus on one of the most difficult social problems facing Europe. The theme of the informal meeting is “getting people into work”. Ministers will share views and experiences on a number of policy areas, ranging from jobs and skills development in ICT, youth unemployment and activating jobless households, that will feed into the process of developing services and supporting European people back into work.
The first plenary session will be co-chaired by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The second plenary session on youth employment will be chaired by Minister Joan Burton.
Minister Joan Burton will also chair a workshop on active inclusion for jobless households, Minister Richard Bruton will chair a workshop on the employment and skills opportunities in the ICT area, and Minister for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, Kathleen Lynch TD will chair a workshop on the labour market engagement of older women
06.02.2013, 18:07 GMT
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, discusses helping European people back into work.
07.02.2013, 12:39 GMT
20130207 EPSCO Informal arrival, Commissioner Andor with Ministers Bruton and Burton
07.02.2013, 16:29 GMT
20130207 EPSCO Informal family photo- German Minister von der Leyen, Italian Minister Fornero and Dutch State Secretary Klijnsma
07.02.2013, 16:32 GMT
20130207 EPSCO Informal family photo. Front row: Commissioner Andor and Latvian Minister Vinkele
08.02.2013, 12:03 GMT
20130208 EPSCO Informal tour de table- Dutch Minister Klijnsma with Italian Minister Fornero
08.02.2013, 12:06 GMT
20130208 EPSCO Informal tour de table-Lithuanian Minister Pabedinskiene with Vice-Minister Bitinas