The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council took place on 8 July 2019 in Brussels. The deputy permanent representative to the European Union, Katrina Williams, represented the UK.
The Council approved the non-binding 2019 country specific recommendations (CSRs) to member states, and endorsed the joint opinion of the Employment and Social Protection Committees, assessing the 2019 CSRs and the implementation of those from 2018. The Council also adopted guidelines for the employment policies of the member states 2019.
The Council debated the “economy of wellbeing” and “employment aspects of the strategic long term vision for a climate neutral economy”.
The Council closed with employment and social policy updates by the Commission on the International Labour Organisation, G7 and G20.