The Council has adopted conclusions on responding to demographic challenges through enhanced participation by all in the labour market and society.

The key priorities areas are:

  • investing in education and training to foster youth employment;
  • developing gender equality policies;
  • combating the intergenerational transmission of poverty and social exclusion;
  • increasing the labour market participation of older persons;
  • promoting equal opportunity measures supporting better conditions for families and child raising;
  • developing non discrimination policies;
  • and promoting the effective use of available budget and financing instruments in order to ensure the greatest value for money.