Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The presidency of the Council rotates among the European Union (EU) Member States every six months. During this six-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU’s work in the Council.

Portugal's Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2021

Portugal holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic dominates the priorities for Portugal's Presidency in the health sector. The effects of the COVID-19 crisis will continue to be addressed under the incoming presidency, Slovenia (1 July-31 December 2021). The next Presidencies will be France (1 January 2022- 30 June 2022) and Czech Republic (1 July-31 December 2022)

Meetings during the Portugal Presidency

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the meetings organised during the Portugal Presidency.

Portugal has planned the following EPSCO meetings:

  • Informal meeting of employment, social policy, health and consumer affairs ministers (EPSCO), 22.-23.2.2021
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) social ministers 15.3.2021
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), health ministers 16.3.2021
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) social ministers 14.6.2021
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), health ministers 15.6.2021

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