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Ongoing (updated on 05/12/2019)
Reference: 
CCMI/170-EESC-2019

The INT section is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's Communication "Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence" COM(2019)168. The Commission considers that in order to achieve ‘trustworthy AI’, three components are necessary: (1) it should comply with the law, (2) it should fulfil ethical principles and (3) it should be robust. Based on these three components and the European values, the guidelines identify seven key requirements that AI applications should respect to be considered trustworthy. The guidelines also include an assessment list to help check whether these requirements are fulfilled. The CCMI previous experience on the automotive sector is a solid asset to produce a supplementary opinion on this particular Automotive Sector.

EESC section opinion: Artificial intelligence in the automotive sector (supplementary opinion)

Ongoing (updated on 05/12/2019)
Reference: 
SOC/630-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Information memo: The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Ongoing (updated on 05/12/2019)
Reference: 
SOC/628-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Information memo: Demographic challenges in the EU in light of economic and development inequalities (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Ongoing (updated on 05/12/2019)
Reference: 
SOC/629-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Information memo: Sustainable funding for lifelong learning and development of skills, in the context of a shortage of skilled labour (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Ongoing (updated on 18/04/2019)
Reference: 
INT/823-EESC

The Commission's decision to create a Digital Single Market (to remove virtual borders, boost digital connectivity, and make it easier for consumers to access cross-border online content) is therefore a welcome move. But what does it mean for SMEs in practice? How will this affect their day-to-day running? And, given the lessons learnt from previous rapid changes, how do we make an "inclusive" success of the Digital Single Market?

Ongoing (updated on 01/03/2019)
Reference: 
/-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-05706-00-00-PAC-TRA
Plenary session: 
530 -
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

Statute and funding of European political parties and foundations

Adopted on 11/12/2019
Reference: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

EESC opinion: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 11/12/2019
Reference: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

EESC opinion: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

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