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Ongoing (updated on 16/05/2022)
Reference: 
REX/553-EESC-2022
Plenary session: 
571 -
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Composition of the Study Group

Administrator: David Hoić, Assistant: Nadja Kačičnik

Information memo: Youth Policy in the Western Balkans, as part of the Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans

Ongoing (updated on 13/05/2022)
Reference: 
INT/973-EESC
Plenary session: 
571 -
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

This Directive will set out a horizontal framework to foster the contribution of businesses operating in the single market to the respect of the human rights and environment in their own operations and through their value chains, by identifying, preventing, mitigating and accounting for their adverse human rights, and environmental impacts, and having adequate governance, management systems and measures in place to this end.

Ongoing (updated on 13/05/2022)
Reference: 
SOC/696-EESC-2021
Plenary session: 
569 -
May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

The EESC considers that engaging in dialogue with civil society and social partners constitutes an effective way for policy-makers to understand the varying needs of people belonging to different social groups. There can be no room for repression of social dialogue and civil society dialogue in the EU. Consultation processes should also be easy to find and to access. The EESC points at the potential for civil society to assist policy-makers in essential tasks such as monitoring, but that this should be accompanied with funding and technical support to enable CSOs to build capacity.

Ongoing (updated on 13/05/2022)
Reference: 
NAT/863-EESC
Plenary session: 
571 -
Jul 13, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

The aim of the opinion is to bring the civil society's perspective on the proposed revisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive and of the Regulation on the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in order to achieve the reduction of industrial emissions and to provide environmental information to EU citizens that allows them to make informed participation in environmental decision-making on major industrial activities.

Ongoing (updated on 13/05/2022)
Reference: 
CCMI/196-EESC-2022

The EU is acting on its space ambitions by addressing two pressing issues: space-based secure connectivity and Space Traffic Management. Space technology is essential to facilitating our daily lives and contributing to a more digital, green and resilient future for our planet.

The EU's Space Programme already provides valuable data and services for a wide array of daily applications, in support of transport, agriculture, crisis response or the fight against climate change, among many others.

However, the EU’s space policy needs to constantly evolve and adapt to new challenges to continue enjoying the benefits space brings to our citizens. These new proposals will help safeguard the efficiency and security of our current assets, while developing cutting-edge space technology to strengthen the European space power.

Information memo: Space-based secure connectivity and new space: a European industrial path towards sovereignty and innovation

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