Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter

About the Governmental Committee
Rules of procedure
Bureau membership
Meeting calendar
Reports

A Governmental Committee, composed of representatives of the states party to the European Social Charter and assisted by representatives of the European social partners participating as observers, considers decisions of non-compliance in the months following their publication.

The State concerned must be in a position to set out the measures which it has taken or which it is contemplating taking in order to remedy the situation and, in the latter case, has to provide a timetable for achieving compliance.

In the event that the Governmental Committee considers that it is not envisaged to remedy a violation and take action on a decision of non-compliance, it may propose that the Committee of Ministers address a recommendation to the State concerned. A recommendation calls on the State concerned to take appropriate measures to remedy the situation. Every year, the Governmental Committee presents a report to the Committee of Ministers.

Since 2001 this report has been submitted in an abridged version. Since 2002, the Governmental Committee has presented a report concerning the European Social Charter (revised) in addition to its report concerning the European Social Charter.

Detailed reports are available on this website. Recommendations and abridged reports can be consulted on the Committee of Ministers website.
 

Rules of procedure blue
Rules of procedure adopted by the Committee of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security at its 125th meeting (March 2012)
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Bureau members, elected for a 2-year period
2014-2015
President: Mrs Jacqueline MARECHAL (France)
First Vice Chairwoman: Mrs Elena VOKACH-BOLDYREVA (Russian Federation)
Second Vice Chairwoman:   Mrs Joanna MACIEJEWSKA (Poland)
Member: Mrs Kristina VYSNIAUSKAITE-RADINSKIENE (Lituanie)
Member: Mrs Lis WITSŲ-LUND (Denmark)
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Meetings in 2014
130th meeting, 29 September to 3 October 2014
129th meeting, 19-23 May 2014
Meeting of the Bureau of the Governmental Committee, Paris, 14 March 2014
Meetings in 2013
Meeting of the Bureau: 28 November 2013
128th meeting, 30 September 2013 to 4 October 2013
127th meeting, 27-31 May 2013
Meetings in 2012
126th meeting of the Governmental Committee, Strasbourg, 8-12 October 2012
125th meeting of the Governmental Committee, Strasbourg,  26-30 March 2012
Meetings in 2011
Meeting of the Bureau: 12 December 2011 
Meeting of the Bureaux of the European Committee of Social Rights and the Governmental Committee :  19 October 2011
124th meeting of the Governmental Committee Strasbourg, 17-20 October 2011
(50th Anniversary of the European Social Charter, Strasbourg, 18 October 2011)
123rd meeting of the Governmental Committee, Strasbourg, 2-5 May 2011
Meetings in 2010
Meeting of the Bureau: 10 December 2010
Meeting of the Bureaux of the European Committee of Social Rights and the Governmental Committee :  15 September 2010
122nd meeting: 11-14 October 2010
121st meeting: 3-6 May 2010
Meetings in 2009
Meeting of the Bureau: 11 December 2009
120th meeting: 5-8 October 2009
119th meeting: 25-28 May 2009
Meeting of the Bureau: 12 January 2009
Meetings in 2008
118th meeting: 6-9 October 2008
Meeting of the Bureaux of the European Committee of Social Rights and the Governmental Committee : 19 May 2008
117th meeting: 13-16 May 2008
Meetings in 2007
24-27 September 2007 (116th meeting)
16-19 April 2007 (115th meeting)
Meetings in 2006
10-12 October 2006 (114th meeting)
12-14 September 2006 (113th meeting)
2-4 May 2006 (112th Meeting)
Meetings in 2005
18-20 Octobre 2005 (111th Meeting) : Draft agenda
20-23 septembre 2005 (110th Meeting): Draft agenda
17-20 May 2005 (109th Meeting): Draft agenda
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Reports
Conclusions 2012 and XX-1(2012)

GC(2013)25, Report concerning Conclusions 2012 of the European Social Charter (revised) 
GC(2013)20, Report concerning Conclusions XX-1(2012) of 1961  European Social Charter 

Reports
Conclusions 2011 and XIX-4(2011)

GC(2012)32, Report concerning Conclusions 2011 of the European Social Charter (revised)
GC(2012)31, Report concerning Conclusions XIX-4 (2011) of the 1961 European Social Charter

Reports
Conclusions 2010 and XIX-3(2010)

T-SG(2012)2 final, Report concerning conclusions 2010 of the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2010)   
T-SG(2012)1 final, Report concerning Conclusions XIX-3 (2010) of the European Social Charter (Conclusions XIX-3 (2010))

Reports  
Conclusions 2009 and XIX-2(2009)

T-SG(2011)1, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2009)   
T-SG(2011)2, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions XIX-2 (2009))

Reports
Conclusions 2008 and XIX-1(2008)

T-SG(2010)6, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2008)
T-SG(2010)5, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter  (Conclusions XIX-1 (2008))

Reports  
Conclusions 2007 and XVIII-2(2007)

T-SG(2009)4, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2007)
T-SG(2009)3, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter  (Conclusions XVIII-2)

Reports
Conclusions 2006 and XVIII-1(2006)

T-SG(2007)11, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2006)
T-SG(2007)10, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (Conclusions XVIII-1)

Reports
Conclusions 2005 and XVII-2(2005)

T-SG(2005)25, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2005)
T-SG(2005)24, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter  (Conclusions XVII-2)

Reports 
Conclusions XVII-1(2004)

T-SG(2004)26, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2004)
T-SG(2004)25, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter  (Conclusions XVII-1)

Reports
Conclusions XVI-2(2003)

T-SG(2003)28, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (revised) (Conclusions 2003)
T-SG(2003)27, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (Conclusions XVI-2)
T-SG(2004)27, addendum to detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (Conclusions XVI-2)

Reports
Conclusions 2002 and XVI-1(2002)

T-SG(2002)18, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter revised (Conclusions 2002)
T-SG(2002)19, Detailed report relative to the European Social Charter (Conclusions XVI-1)