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2013/0361(APP) Tripartite social summit for growth and employment

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead EMPL SÓGOR Csaba (icon: PPE PPE) BALAS Guillaume (icon: S&D S&D), MCINTYRE Anthea (icon: ECR ECR), HARKIN Marian (icon: ALDE ALDE), KUNEVA Kostadinka (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), VANA Monika (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), AGEA Laura (icon: EFDD EFDD)
Former Responsible Committee EMPL ŐRY Csaba (icon: PPE PPE)
Former Responsible Committee EMPL ŐRY Csaba (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion ECON
Former Committee Opinion ECON
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 352-p1sub1

Events

2016/10/20
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to repeal Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and replacing it with a new text that renews the tasks of the Summit.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2016/1859 on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC.

CONTENT: with this Decision, the Council adopts a new framework for the tasks of the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

These tasks may be summarised as follows:

to ensure, in compliance with the TFEU and the TEU and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the European social partners to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union's strategy for growth and jobs; facilitate synergies between the actions of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners aimed at the promotion of growth, a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and a high level of education, training and protection of human health

For that purpose, the Summit shall draw on the upstream work of and discussions between the Council, the Commission and the social partners in the different concertation forums on economic, social and employment matters.

Membership : the Summit shall consist of:

the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission; the current Council Presidency represented at the highest level; the two subsequent Council Presidencies; and the social partners.

The ministers from the three Council Presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also participate in the Summit.

The Decision also provides that:

the social partners' representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size, one comprising 10 workers' representatives and the other comprising 10 employers' representatives, taking into account the need to ensure gender balance; both delegations shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level; technical coordination shall be provided for the workers' delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers' delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

There are technical provisions regarding:

the preparation of the Summit ; the operation of the Summit (which shall meet at least twice a year, before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information regarding the Summit’s discussions.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: Decision 2003/174/EC is repealed, with effect from 21.10.2016.

2016/10/13
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2016/10/13
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2016/09/14
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted by 626 votes to 62, with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC.

In line with the recommendation made by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Parliament gave its consent to the draft Council Decision.

Documents
2016/08/29
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Csaba SÓGOR (EPP, RO) on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC.

The committee recommended the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft Council Decision.

To recall, the proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision in order to comply with the institutional changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Moreover, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

Documents
2016/07/13
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2016/06/14
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2016/05/09
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2014/07/22
   EP - SÓGOR Csaba (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2014/04/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2014/04/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted by 527 votes to 59, with 38 abstentions, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (consent), an interim resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

Parliament called on the Council to take account of the following amendments:

Involve the social partners : Parliament made reference to the Declaration by the European Social Partners on Social Partner Involvement in European Economic Governance adopted on 24 October 2013 in which the EU social partners confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester.

Parliament recalled the importance of the social partners’s expertise in the areas covered by the Summit.

Composition : Parliament stated that the Summit should also consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part.

Parliament called for each delegation to consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and micro , small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit.

The matters on the agenda shall be discussed by the Council meeting in its Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs configuration, based as appropriate on a contribution of all its preparatory bodies .

Monitoring : the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. Lastly, The joint chairmen shall draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.

Documents
2014/02/24
   EC - Legislative proposal published
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PURPOSE: to revise the substance of Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) and repeal that Decision.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

CONTENT : in a revised version of the draft decision, the Council decided to amend the substance of Decision 2003/174/EC on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment as follows:

Task: the task of the TSS will be to:

ensure, in compliance with the TFEU and the TEU and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the European social partners to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union's strategy for growth and jobs; facilitate synergies between the actions of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners aimed at the promotion of growth, a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and a high level of education, training and protection of human health.

Composition: the TSS will be comprised of:

the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission, the current Council Presidency represented at the highest level the two subsequent Council Presidencies and the social partners.

As set out in the initial legislative proposal presented by the Commission on 31.10.2013:

the social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women; each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level; technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

Technical provisions are set out as regards:

the preparation of the Summit; the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information on the Summit’s discussions.

Documents
2014/02/21
   EP - Committee interim report tabled for plenary
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The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (Parliament consent), the interim report by Csaba ŐRY (EPP, HU) on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

In the framework of the interim report, Members made a series of amendments that may be summarised as follows:

Involving the social partners : Members recalled the position of the social partners and their declaration adopted on 24 October 2013 in which it confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester.

They recalled on this occasion their expertise in the relevant areas.

Composition : Members stipulated that the Summit should consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs should also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part . The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit.

Monitoring: the Summit should meet at least twice a year and the meetings should be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. The joint chairmen should draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.

Documents
2014/02/13
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2014/01/29
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2014/01/06
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2013/12/17
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2013/12/16
   IT_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2013/11/20
   EP - ŐRY Csaba (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2013/11/20
   EP - ŐRY Csaba (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2013/10/31
   EP - Preparatory document
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PURPOSE: to revise Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) was set up by Council Decision 2003/174/EC, which formalised the practice of holding highlevel, informal meetings since 1997 in the framework of the European Employment Strategy, and subsequently the Lisbon Strategy.

This Decision was proposed to institutionalise the practice of high-level consultation between the EU institutions and the EU social partners. The proposal meant abolishing the former Standing Committee on Employment, which was set up in 1970 and reformed in 1999.

Since 2003, the TSS has been a separate event from the European Council meetings and has broadly fulfilled its aim of facilitating the exchange of views at the highest level between the Commission, the EU Presidency and the EU social partners on employment and social aspects of the Lisbon Strategy (since 2010, and then of the Europe 2020 Strategy).

Until the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the meetings were co-chaired by the Council Presidency and the President of the Commission. The 2003 Decision also gave a role to the two subsequent Presidencies.

In its Communication of 2 October 2013 on the social dimension of the EMU, the Commission announced that it will present a proposal to revise the 2003 Council Decision. This is the aim of this proposal.

The amendment of the 2003 Council Decision is also needed as a result of the institutional changes brought in by the Treaty of Lisbon.

In addition, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

CONTENT: this proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision. The main provisions may be summarised as follows:

Task : its tasks shall be to:

ensure, in compliance with the Treaty and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the social partners at European level to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union’s strategy for growth and jobs.

Membership : the main amendments concern the membership of the TSS. The Summit shall consist of the:

President of the European Council,

the Council Presidency, the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission, the social partners.

The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present.

The social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women.

Each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

Technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

Technical provisions are set out as regards:

the preparation of the Summit; the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information on the Summit’s discussions.

Presidency and organisation : the Summit shall be chaired jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission.

The meetings of the Summit shall be convened by the joint chairmen on their own initiative, in consultation with the social partners.

Documents

Activities

Votes

A7-0136/2014 - Csaba Őry - Am 1

2014/04/15 Outcome: -: 364, +: 297, 0: 10
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A7-0136/2014 - Csaba Őry - Résolution

2014/04/15 Outcome: +: 527, -: 59, 0: 38
DE FR ES IT PL RO BE HU SE BG AT LT SK PT FI HR IE DK NL LV SI EE LU EL MT CY CZ GB
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A8-0252/2016 - Csaba Sógor - Approbation

2016/09/14 Outcome: +: 626, -: 62, 0: 7
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AmendmentsDossier
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2014/01/28 EMPL 10 amendments...
source: PE-528.059

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        • date: 2013-12-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2013)0740 title: COM(2013)0740 type: Contribution body: IT_SENATE
        • date: 2013-12-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2013)0740 title: COM(2013)0740 type: Contribution body: PT_PARLIAMENT
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        • date: 2013-10-31T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2013&nu_doc=740 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(2013)0740 summary: PURPOSE: to revise Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) was set up by Council Decision 2003/174/EC, which formalised the practice of holding highlevel, informal meetings since 1997 in the framework of the European Employment Strategy, and subsequently the Lisbon Strategy. This Decision was proposed to institutionalise the practice of high-level consultation between the EU institutions and the EU social partners. The proposal meant abolishing the former Standing Committee on Employment, which was set up in 1970 and reformed in 1999. Since 2003, the TSS has been a separate event from the European Council meetings and has broadly fulfilled its aim of facilitating the exchange of views at the highest level between the Commission, the EU Presidency and the EU social partners on employment and social aspects of the Lisbon Strategy (since 2010, and then of the Europe 2020 Strategy). Until the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the meetings were co-chaired by the Council Presidency and the President of the Commission. The 2003 Decision also gave a role to the two subsequent Presidencies. In its Communication of 2 October 2013 on the social dimension of the EMU, the Commission announced that it will present a proposal to revise the 2003 Council Decision. This is the aim of this proposal. The amendment of the 2003 Council Decision is also needed as a result of the institutional changes brought in by the Treaty of Lisbon. In addition, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance. CONTENT: this proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision. The main provisions may be summarised as follows: Task : its tasks shall be to: ensure, in compliance with the Treaty and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the social partners at European level to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union’s strategy for growth and jobs. Membership : the main amendments concern the membership of the TSS. The Summit shall consist of the: President of the European Council, the Council Presidency, the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission, the social partners. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present. The social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women. Each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level. Technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE). Technical provisions are set out as regards: the preparation of the Summit; the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information on the Summit’s discussions. Presidency and organisation : the Summit shall be chaired jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission. The meetings of the Summit shall be convened by the joint chairmen on their own initiative, in consultation with the social partners.
        • date: 2014-02-13T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
        • date: 2014-02-21T00:00:00 type: Committee interim report tabled for plenary body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2014-0136&language=EN title: A7-0136/2014 summary: The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (Parliament consent), the interim report by Csaba ŐRY (EPP, HU) on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment. In the framework of the interim report, Members made a series of amendments that may be summarised as follows: Involving the social partners : Members recalled the position of the social partners and their declaration adopted on 24 October 2013 in which it confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester. They recalled on this occasion their expertise in the relevant areas. Composition : Members stipulated that the Summit should consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs should also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part . The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit. Monitoring: the Summit should meet at least twice a year and the meetings should be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. The joint chairmen should draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.
        • date: 2014-02-24T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5820%2F14&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05820/2014 summary: PURPOSE: to revise the substance of Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) and repeal that Decision. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. CONTENT : in a revised version of the draft decision, the Council decided to amend the substance of Decision 2003/174/EC on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment as follows: Task: the task of the TSS will be to: ensure, in compliance with the TFEU and the TEU and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the European social partners to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union's strategy for growth and jobs; facilitate synergies between the actions of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners aimed at the promotion of growth, a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and a high level of education, training and protection of human health. Composition: the TSS will be comprised of: the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission, the current Council Presidency represented at the highest level the two subsequent Council Presidencies and the social partners. As set out in the initial legislative proposal presented by the Commission on 31.10.2013: the social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women; each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level; technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE). Technical provisions are set out as regards: the preparation of the Summit; the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information on the Summit’s discussions.
        • date: 2014-04-15T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=24260&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
        • date: 2014-04-15T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2014-0377 title: T7-0377/2014 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 527 votes to 59, with 38 abstentions, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (consent), an interim resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment. Parliament called on the Council to take account of the following amendments: Involve the social partners : Parliament made reference to the Declaration by the European Social Partners on Social Partner Involvement in European Economic Governance adopted on 24 October 2013 in which the EU social partners confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester. Parliament recalled the importance of the social partners’s expertise in the areas covered by the Summit. Composition : Parliament stated that the Summit should also consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part. Parliament called for each delegation to consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and micro , small and medium-sized businesses at European level. The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit. The matters on the agenda shall be discussed by the Council meeting in its Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs configuration, based as appropriate on a contribution of all its preparatory bodies . Monitoring : the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. Lastly, The joint chairmen shall draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.
        • date: 2016-05-09T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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        • date: 2016-08-29T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2016-0252&language=EN title: A8-0252/2016 summary: The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Csaba SÓGOR (EPP, RO) on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC. The committee recommended the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft Council Decision. To recall, the proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision in order to comply with the institutional changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Moreover, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.
        • date: 2016-09-14T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2016-0340 title: T8-0340/2016 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 626 votes to 62, with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC. In line with the recommendation made by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Parliament gave its consent to the draft Council Decision.
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        • date: 2016-10-20T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to repeal Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and replacing it with a new text that renews the tasks of the Summit. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2016/1859 on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC. CONTENT: with this Decision, the Council adopts a new framework for the tasks of the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment. These tasks may be summarised as follows: to ensure, in compliance with the TFEU and the TEU and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners; enable the European social partners to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union's strategy for growth and jobs; facilitate synergies between the actions of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners aimed at the promotion of growth, a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and a high level of education, training and protection of human health For that purpose, the Summit shall draw on the upstream work of and discussions between the Council, the Commission and the social partners in the different concertation forums on economic, social and employment matters. Membership : the Summit shall consist of: the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission; the current Council Presidency represented at the highest level; the two subsequent Council Presidencies; and the social partners. The ministers from the three Council Presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also participate in the Summit. The Decision also provides that: the social partners' representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size, one comprising 10 workers' representatives and the other comprising 10 employers' representatives, taking into account the need to ensure gender balance; both delegations shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level; technical coordination shall be provided for the workers' delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers' delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE). There are technical provisions regarding: the preparation of the Summit ; the operation of the Summit (which shall meet at least twice a year, before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council); information regarding the Summit’s discussions. ENTRY INTO FORCE: Decision 2003/174/EC is repealed, with effect from 21.10.2016. docs: title: Decision 2016/1859 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32016D1859 title: OJ L 284 20.10.2016, p. 0027 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2016:284:TOC
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        • The European Parliament adopted by 626 votes to 62, with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC.

          In line with the recommendation made by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Parliament gave its consent to the draft Council Decision.

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        • The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Csaba SÓGOR (EPP, RO) on the draft Council decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment and repealing Decision 2003/174/EC.

          The committee recommended the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft Council Decision.

          To recall, the proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision in order to comply with the institutional changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Moreover, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

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        • PURPOSE: to revise the substance of Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) and repeal that Decision.

          PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

          ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

          CONTENT : in a revised version of the draft decision, the Council decided to amend the substance of Decision 2003/174/EC on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment as follows:

          Task:  the task of the TSS will be to:

          • ensure, in compliance with the TFEU and the TEU and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners;
          • enable the European social partners to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union's strategy for growth and jobs;
          • facilitate synergies between the actions of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the social partners aimed at the promotion of growth, a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and a high level of education, training and protection of human health.

          Composition: the TSS will be comprised of:

          • the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission,
          • the current Council Presidency represented at the highest level
          • the two subsequent Council Presidencies and
          • the social partners.

          As set out in the initial legislative proposal presented by the Commission on 31.10.2013:

          • the social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women;
          • each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level;
          • technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

          Technical provisions are set out as regards:

          • the preparation of the Summit;
          • the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council);
          • information on the Summit’s discussions.
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        • PURPOSE: to revise Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

          PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

          BACKGROUND: the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) was set up by Council Decision 2003/174/EC, which formalised the practice of holding highlevel, informal meetings since 1997 in the framework of the European Employment Strategy, and subsequently the Lisbon Strategy.

          This Decision was proposed to institutionalise the practice of high-level consultation between the EU institutions and the EU social partners. The proposal meant abolishing the former Standing Committee on Employment, which was set up in 1970 and reformed in 1999.

          Since 2003, the TSS has been a separate event from the European Council meetings and has broadly fulfilled its aim of facilitating the exchange of views at the highest level between the Commission, the EU Presidency and the EU social partners on employment and social aspects of the Lisbon Strategy (since 2010, and then of the Europe 2020 Strategy).

          Until the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the meetings were co-chaired by the Council Presidency and the President of the Commission. The 2003 Decision also gave a role to the two subsequent Presidencies.

          In its Communication of 2 October 2013 on the social dimension of the EMU, the Commission announced that it will present a proposal to revise the 2003 Council Decision. This is the aim of this proposal.

          The amendment of the 2003 Council Decision is also needed as a result of the institutional changes brought in by the Treaty of Lisbon.

          In addition, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

          CONTENT: this proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision. The main provisions may be summarised as follows:

          Task: its tasks shall be to:

          • ensure, in compliance with the Treaty and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the Council, the Commission
          • and the social partners;
          • enable the social partners at European level to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union’s strategy for growth and jobs.

          Membership: the main amendments concern the membership of the TSS. The Summit shall consist of the:

          President of the European Council,

          • the Council Presidency,
          • the two subsequent presidencies,
          • the Commission,
          • the social partners.

          The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present.

          The social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women.

          Each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

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          • information on the Summit’s discussions.

          Presidency and organisation: the Summit shall be chaired jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission.

          The meetings of the Summit shall be convened by the joint chairmen on their own initiative, in consultation with the social partners.

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        • PURPOSE: to revise Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

          PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

          BACKGROUND: the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) was set up by Council Decision 2003/174/EC, which formalised the practice of holding highlevel, informal meetings since 1997 in the framework of the European Employment Strategy, and subsequently the Lisbon Strategy.

          This Decision was proposed to institutionalise the practice of high-level consultation between the EU institutions and the EU social partners. The proposal meant abolishing the former Standing Committee on Employment, which was set up in 1970 and reformed in 1999.

          Since 2003, the TSS has been a separate event from the European Council meetings and has broadly fulfilled its aim of facilitating the exchange of views at the highest level between the Commission, the EU Presidency and the EU social partners on employment and social aspects of the Lisbon Strategy (since 2010, and then of the Europe 2020 Strategy).

          Until the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the meetings were co-chaired by the Council Presidency and the President of the Commission. The 2003 Decision also gave a role to the two subsequent Presidencies.

          In its Communication of 2 October 2013 on the social dimension of the EMU, the Commission announced that it will present a proposal to revise the 2003 Council Decision. This is the aim of this proposal.

          The amendment of the 2003 Council Decision is also needed as a result of the institutional changes brought in by the Treaty of Lisbon.

          In addition, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

          CONTENT: this proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision. The main provisions may be summarised as follows:

          Task: its tasks shall be to:

          • ensure, in compliance with the Treaty and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the Council, the Commission
          • and the social partners;
          • enable the social partners at European level to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union’s strategy for growth and jobs.

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          President of the European Council,

          • the Council Presidency,
          • the two subsequent presidencies,
          • the Commission,
          • the social partners.

          The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present.

          The social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women.

          Each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

          Technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

          Technical provisions are set out as regards:

          • the preparation of the Summit;
          • the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council);
          • information on the Summit’s discussions.

          Presidency and organisation: the Summit shall be chaired jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission.

          The meetings of the Summit shall be convened by the joint chairmen on their own initiative, in consultation with the social partners.

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        • The European Parliament adopted by 527 votes to 59, with 38 abstentions, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (consent), an interim resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

          Parliament called on the Council to take account of the following amendments:

          Involve the social partners: Parliament made reference to the Declaration by the European Social Partners on Social Partner Involvement in European Economic Governance adopted on 24 October 2013 in which the EU social partners confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester.

          Parliament recalled the importance of the social partners’s expertise in the areas covered by the Summit.

          Composition: Parliament stated that the Summit should also consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part.

          Parliament called for each delegation to consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and micro, small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

          The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit.

          The matters on the agenda shall be discussed by the Council meeting in its Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs configuration, based as appropriate on a contribution of all its preparatory bodies.

          Monitoring: the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. Lastly, The joint chairmen shall draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.

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        • The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (Parliament consent), the interim report by Csaba ŐRY (EPP, HU) on the proposal for a Council decision on a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

          In the framework of the interim report, Members made a series of amendments that may be summarised as follows:

          Involving the social partners: Members recalled the position of the social partners and their declaration adopted on 24 October 2013 in which it confirmed their support for the Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment and called for a coherent process of consultation of the social partners in the context of the European Semester.

          They recalled on this occasion their expertise in the relevant areas.

          Composition: Members stipulated that the Summit should consist of the President of the European Council, the Council Presidency and the two subsequent presidencies, the Commission and the social partners, represented at the highest level. The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs should also be present. Depending on the agenda, other ministers from these three presidencies, other Commissioners and the Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament may also be invited to take part. The agenda for the Summit should be determined jointly by, and based on the equal partnership between, the Council, the Commission and the workers’ and employers’ cross-industry organisations taking part in the work of the Summit.

          Monitoring: the Summit should meet at least twice a year and the meetings should be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council, and the outcome of the Summit shall be presented to the following European Council for decision-making. The joint chairmen should draw up a summary of the Summit’s discussions in order to inform the relevant Council configurations, the European Parliament and the general public.

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        • PURPOSE: to revise Council Decision 2003/174/EC establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.

          PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

          BACKGROUND: the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) was set up by Council Decision 2003/174/EC, which formalised the practice of holding highlevel, informal meetings since 1997 in the framework of the European Employment Strategy, and subsequently the Lisbon Strategy.

          This Decision was proposed to institutionalise the practice of high-level consultation between the EU institutions and the EU social partners. The proposal meant abolishing the former Standing Committee on Employment, which was set up in 1970 and reformed in 1999.

          Since 2003, the TSS has been a separate event from the European Council meetings and has broadly fulfilled its aim of facilitating the exchange of views at the highest level between the Commission, the EU Presidency and the EU social partners on employment and social aspects of the Lisbon Strategy (since 2010, and then of the Europe 2020 Strategy).

          Until the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the meetings were co-chaired by the Council Presidency and the President of the Commission. The 2003 Decision also gave a role to the two subsequent Presidencies.

          In its Communication of 2 October 2013 on the social dimension of the EMU, the Commission announced that it will present a proposal to revise the 2003 Council Decision. This is the aim of this proposal.

          The amendment of the 2003 Council Decision is also needed as a result of the institutional changes brought in by the Treaty of Lisbon.

          In addition, the overall policy framework needs to be revised, replacing the Lisbon Strategy with the Europe 2020 Strategy and specifying how the TSS for Growth and Employment contributes to the overall governance.

          CONTENT: this proposal seeks to revise the 2003 Council Decision. The main provisions may be summarised as follows:

          Task: its tasks shall be to:

          • ensure, in compliance with the Treaty and with due regard for the powers of the institutions and bodies of the Union, that there is a continuous concertation between the Council, the Commission
          • and the social partners;
          • enable the social partners at European level to contribute, in the context of their social dialogue, to the various components of the Union’s strategy for growth and jobs.

          Membership: the main amendments concern the membership of the TSS. The Summit shall consist of the:

          President of the European Council,

          • the Council Presidency,
          • the two subsequent presidencies,
          • the Commission,
          • the social partners.

          The ministers from those three presidencies and the Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs shall also be present.

          The social partners’ representatives shall be divided into two delegations of equal size comprising 10 workers’ representatives and 10 employers’ representatives, taking into account the need to ensure a balanced participation between men and women.

          Each delegation shall consist of representatives of European cross-industry organisations, either representing general interests or more specific interests of supervisory and managerial staff and small and medium-sized businesses at European level.

          Technical coordination shall be provided for the workers’ delegation by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and for the employers’ delegation by the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE).

          Technical provisions are set out as regards:

          • the preparation of the Summit;
          • the operation (the Summit shall meet at least twice a year. The meetings shall be held before the respective spring and autumn sessions of the European Council);
          • information on the Summit’s discussions.

          Presidency and organisation: the Summit shall be chaired jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission.

          The meetings of the Summit shall be convened by the joint chairmen on their own initiative, in consultation with the social partners.

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        CELEX:52013PC0740:EN
        activities
        • date: 2013-10-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2013&nu_doc=740 type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2013)0740 body: EC commission: type: Legislative proposal
        committees
        • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON
        • body: EP responsible: True committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
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        National parliaments
        European Commission
        other
          procedure
          reference
          2013/0361(APP)
          title
          Tripartite social summit for growth and employment
          legal_basis
          Treaty on the Functioning of the EU TFEU 352-p1sub1
          stage_reached
          Preparatory phase in Parliament
          summary
          Repealing Decision 2003/174/EC
          subtype
          International agreement
          type
          APP - Consent procedure
          subject