Place:        Europa building, Brussels 

Chair(s):    Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment of Malta
                   Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government 

All times are approximate and subject to change 

MONDAY, 22 MAY 2017

 +/- 09.30      
Doorstep by Minister Bartolo 

+/- 10.00      
Beginning of Council meeting
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of legislative A Items (public session)
Adoption of non-legislative A items 


+/- 10.35 
Conclusions on the role of youth work in supporting young people’s development of essential life skills  Adoption 
+/- 10.45 
Conclusions on the strategic perspectives for European cooperation in the youth field post-2018 – Adoption 
+/- 10.55      
Resolution on the Structured Dialogue and the future development of the dialogue with young people  -Adoption
+/- 11.05      
Building Europe’s future – listening to and supporting young people (public session) -Debate 


+/- 15.15      
Decision on a common framework for the provision of better services for skills and qualifications (Europass) (public session) – Progress report
+/- 15.25      
Recommendation on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning – Adoption
+/- 15.35
Giving learners a voice: how to improve and modernise our systems to provide high quality education for all – Debate

+/- 18.00      
Press conference
(live streaming) – main press room Justus Lipsius building 

TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2017

+/- 09.15      
Doorstep by Minister Bonnici 

+/- 10.00      
Beginning of Council meeting


+/- 10.10      
Directive on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities (public session
+/- 11.40      
Council conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations -Adoption 

+/- 13.15      
Press conference – tbc
(live streaming) – – main press room Justus Lipsius building  


+/- 15.15      
Conclusionson sport as a platform for social inclusion through volunteering -Adoption 
+/- 15.30      
Resolution on the European Union Work Plan for Sport (1 July 2017 – 31 December 2020) – Adoption
+/- 15.40      
Sports media and its role in strengthening social inclusion (public session) – Debate