Sommet social tripartite pour la croissance et l'emploi: tour de table
On 29 October 2009, Brussels hosted the Tripartite Social Summit where the Heads of State or Government and Ministers in charge of Employment of the Social Troika (Sweden, Spain and Belgium) met with the representatives of the European social partners to discuss mainly the impacts of the financial and economic crisis on employment and on the resolution of these impacts. They were also expected to talk about the exit strategy for the economic recovery plans.
The meeting was part of the preparations for the European Council, and the European Commission was represented by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
From the social partners there were representatives from ETUC (Unions), BusinessEurope (private employers), UEAPME (small businesses) and CEEP (public employers).
The Tripartite Social Summit aims to ensure the effective participation of the social partners in implementing the EU's economic and social policies. LISTE DES PLANS