Ministero della Salute

Italian Presidency of the EU

Data evento: 1 - 31 luglio 2014

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From 1 July to 31 December 2014, Italy is in charge of the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Council of the European Union, also known as EU Council, is the institution that represents the governments of the member states. The presidency of the Council of the European Union rotates amongst member states every six months according to a pre-set order. During the six-month term, Italy is in charge of preparing, coordinating and chairing the work of the Council; it shall act as an honest broker in order to promote legislative decisions and policy initiatives, and to negotiate with member states. The presidency has two main tasks:

a) planning and chairing the meetings of the Council and its preparatory bodies. The presidency is in charge of the agenda of the Council and of chairing a number of meetings: two meetings of the European Council, the meetings of the Councils of Ministers (with the exception of the Foreign Affairs Council), the meetings of its preparatory bodies, several informal ministerial meetings, summits and other meetings between the EU and third countries as well as many other sector specific events;

b) representing the Council in relations with the other EU institutions, especially with the Commission and the European Parliament. Its task is to try and reach agreement on legislative files through trialogues, informal negotiation meetings and Conciliation Committee meetings.

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Calendar of Events in the Health Sector

All the events organised during the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the health sector, subdivided by month, type, place and date.

For more information and contacts on the current events open the active link to the specific section.


Calendar of the events of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the Health Sector
JulyWorking Party on Public Health - Senior levelBrussels15
1st Meeting of Heads of human and veterinary Medicines AgenciesRome16-17
SeptemberConference on “Innovation Systems and Prospects of Health”Milan21-22
Informal meeting of the Ministers of HealthMilan22-23
Meeting of Health AttachésMilan23-24
Presidency meeting of the Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralized Procedures (CMDv) and of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), including the joint meeting of the two groupsRome22-23
53rd Meeting of the EFSA Advisory ForumVenice24-25
Meeting of the Heads of European Food Safety AgenciesVenice26
OctoberMeeting of Chief Veterinary Officers (CVO)Milan1-3
Ministerial Conference on “Women’s Health, a life-course approach”Rome2-3
Meeting of Chief Medical, Nursing and Dental OfficersRome6-7
Conference on “e-Health”Rome7-8
Meeting of Competent Authorities on medical devicesRome16-17
Conference on “The cross-border care Directive (2011/24/EU) one year into practice”Venice23-24
Conference “Food Fraud – the fight against economically motivated violations of food lawRome23-24
Ministerial Conference on “Health in the Mediterranean”Rome27-28
Meeting of the Competent Authorities for HTARome29
International Conference Rare Diseases: Europe's ChallengesRome31
NovemberConference on “Quality, Safety and Costs of care”Rome3-4
Strengthening Health Policy Governance across all levels in the EUBrussels6-7
IV International Conference on “The Blue Tongue and other diseases caused by Orbivirus”Rome5-7
Technical Conference on “Dementias in Europe: a challenge for our common future”Rome14
Ministerial Conference on “The fight to HIV/AIDS ten years after the Dublin Conference”Rome27-28
2nd Meeting of Heads of human and veterinary Medicines AgenciesRome27-28
DecemberCouncil of Ministers of HealthBrussels1
2nd Annual Conference on “Planning and forecasting of Health Professions”Rome4-5
European Conference on “Youth Mental Health: from psychopathology continuity to care continuity”Venice16-18
Conference on “Neurodevelopmental disorders, with specific reference to speech and language disorders in evolutive age and to Autistic disorders”Rome17
Presentation of the Report on the State of Health of the Country 2012-2013Rome18
International conference on medical devicesRome18-19
Conference on “Antimicrobial resistance”Rome22-23


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Director General Daniela Rodorigo


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