Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Belgium will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2024. This means that our country will help set the Council's agenda and chair its meetings for several months. 

The Council meets in several formations. The FPS Employment belongs to the EPSCO configuration, i.e., the Council of Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs. Usually, our task within formal or informal EPSCO meetings is to defend Belgian values and interests. However, during the Presidency we will also be responsible for the promotion of Member State cooperation.