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Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 2003/174/EC - Tripartite Social Summit

SUMMARY

WHAT DOES THIS DECISION DO?

It establishes the Tripartite Social Summit, a forum for discussion between the EU institutions and employers’ and workers’ representatives (‘social partners’).

KEY POINTS

Role

The Summit is part of cross-industry dialogue. It is designed to provide a continual exchange between social partners and the EU institutions and to ensure that social partners contribute to the EU's economic and social strategy.

In this context, these social partners also collaborate closely with the Employment Committee which advises the Commission and in particular national ministers on the Employment and Social Affairs Council.

Agenda

The agenda:

is determined jointly by the representatives of the institutions and the social partners

includes issues affecting all economic sectors and workers within the EU.

Participants

The EU institutions are represented by:

the Commission;

The social partners are divided into two delegations of each size comprising:

10 workers' representatives, and

10 employers' representatives.

It is jointly chaired by the President of the Council and the President of the Commission.

Timing

It takes place at least once a year, before the spring European Council.

FROM WHEN DOES THE DECISION APPLY?

From 6 March 2003.

ACT

Council Decision 2003/174/EC of 6 March 2003 establishing a Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Decision 2003/174/EC

6.3.2003

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OJ L 70, 14.3.2003, pp. 31–33

last update 12.10.2015

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