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Ongoing (updated on 16/06/2021)
Reference: 
NAT/821-EESC-2021
Plenary session: 
565 -
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

The own-initiative opinion aims to contribute to the Farm to Fork Strategy objective to stimulate sustainable food processing, wholesale, retail, hospitality and food services practices by providing the views and experience from organised civil society and stakeholders from across the food supply chain and by highlighting producers' good practices to increase the availability and affordability of healthy, sustainable food options. 

Information memo: Aligning food business strategies and operations with the SDGs for a sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery (own-initiative opinion)

Ongoing (updated on 16/06/2021)
Reference: 
INT/942-EESC-2021
Plenary session: 
562 -
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

The Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU has decided to request an EESC opinion on one of its priority topics linked to digitalisation. Artificial intelligence is regarded as the most important aspect in digitalisation. Particularly important are also the integration of advanced technologies into society and transition to a gigabit society. With the emerging technologies such as the AI and the data economy, the EU can recover rapidly and become the world’s leading digital society.

The EESC opinion should cover the following topics:

EESC section opinion: Exploiting the economic and social opportunities of digitalisation and improving the digital transformation of the economy, especially the SMEs, focusing on human-centered artificial intelligence and data

Ongoing (updated on 16/06/2021)
Reference: 
INT/943-EESC-2021-02647
Plenary session: 
562 -
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

Digital transformation begins with the trust of citizens and businesses. This exploratory opinion at the request of the Slovenian EU Presidency proposes the tools needed to build public trust in digital technologies and motivate people to participate in digital training.

EESC section opinion: Upgrading inclusive, secure and trustworthy digitalisation for all

Ongoing (updated on 15/06/2021)
Reference: 
CCMI/180-EESC-2021-2021-02384
Plenary session: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EU is the world's biggest producer of glass with a market share of around one third of total world production. The industry is known for the quality of its products, its capacity for technological innovation and its skilled labour force. The glass industries comprise five sectors covering different glass products, applications and markets: containers, flat glass, glass fibre, special glasses and domestic glass.

Information memo: Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs (own-initiative opinion)

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Agenda - Hearing on Glass in Europe - CCMI/180

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