Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

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Adopted on 30/10/2019
Reference: 
NAT/759-EESC-2019-00097
Plenary session: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

In this exploratory opinion, prepared at the request of the European Commission, the EESC provides its contribution to how environmental laws could be better supported at EU and national level and suggest ways to enhance the role of civil society in the framework of the EIR process.

EESC opinion: A more constructive role for civil society in implementing environmental law (Exploratory opinion at the request of the European Commission)

Adopted on 30/10/2019
Reference: 
CCMI/169-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Digitalisation is on everyone’s lips, often spoken of as an irresistible force for change. We are told that in its scale, speed and complexity, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. These changes are transforming the nature of work and the individual behaviour of users in Europe without regard for the role and place of the human factor.

EESC opinion: Ensure inclusive sectoral transition to a digitalised rail industry (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 30/10/2019
Reference: 
INT/889-EESC-2019-04496-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was created in 2008 by Regulation (EC) No 294/2008. Its mission is to respond to major societal challenges by improving the EU's innovation capabilities and performance. Every seven years, the Commission has to submit a proposal for a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) which sets out the priority areas and the long-term strategy for the EIT's action, as well as its financial needs.

EESC opinion: Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027

Adopted on 30/10/2019
Reference: 
INT/885-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Blockchain technology contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowers citizens, boosts entrepreneurship and innovation, improves mobility and cross-border opportunities for businesses while enhancing transparency for consumers. However, several challenges still remain to be addressed, in particular the urgent matter of providing legal clarity and certainty and protecting privacy.

EESC opinion: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 26/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/623-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

EESC opinion: Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/622-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

This opinion calls on the EU to develop a strategy to enhance continuous, learner-centred learning, with digitalisation and the deployment of trustworthy AI at its heart, and stresses the essential role of both public education and non-formal education to enhance  inclusiveness and active citizenship. Such a strategy requires an increased allocation of EU funds and more cooperation between policymakers, education providers, social partners and other civil society organisations.

EESC opinion: Digitalisation, Al and Equity - How to strenghten the EU in the global race of future skills and education, while ensuring social inclusion (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/624-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In this opinion, the EESC notes that the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the challenge of an ageing workforce remain isolated and their impact has not been gauged. Therefore, the EESC highlights the need for comprehensive strategies, to deal with the demographic and employment challenges in a holistically manner.

The Committee also issues concrete recommendations to encourage longer active working lives.

EESC opinion: The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

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