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Vastuvõetud arvamused on 27/04/2021
Viide: 
INT/927-EESC-2020-5871
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

The EESC fully supports the European Commission's action plan on intellectual property as a very good and holistic approach to modernising the EU IP system. The EESC welcomes all measures to enforce the fight against IPR infringement, and the strengthening of the role of the European Anti-Fraud Office in the fight against counterfeiting.

 

EMSK arvamus: Action plan/intellectual property

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 27/04/2021
Viide: 
SOC/663-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

The EESC recommends, in order to achieve high-quality and inclusive education and training and lifelong learning for all, establishing achievable long-term goals and a constant monitoring system within the European Education Area (EEA) for each Member State. The teaching of key competences, including social sensitivity, empathy, intercultural dialogue and citizenship skills, should be applied across the whole education and training process. This opinion also points at the importance of taking a holistic approach to the implementation of recent EU initiatives on education, vocational education and training, skills, youth education and digital skills. The EESC calls on Member States to ensure effective support for those facing difficulties in accessing quality and inclusive adult education and training, via targeted funding for those in need, such as the unemployed, non-standard workers, the low-skilled and people with disabilities.

EMSK arvamus: How to promote, based on education and training, from a lifelong learning perspective, the skills needed for Europe to establish a more just, more cohesive, more sustainable, more digital and more resilient society

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 27/04/2021
Viide: 
SOC/665-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

The opinion, presenting EESC's position on the four proposals of the Health package published by the European  Commission in November 2020, supports and welcomes these initiatives but draws the attention on some elements.

  • The EU and Member States should ensure that everyone has equal access to quality, well staffed, well equipped health and social services. This is particularly important in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities.
  • Special attention in future EU policies should be given to healthcare workers and the need to improve working conditions, including pay, recruitment and retention, as well as their health and safety.
  • The new EU health package should be combined with the roll-out of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), particularly its principles 12, 16, 17 and 18 and the Action Plan on the EPSR. It should also be part of achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.

EMSK arvamus: Building a European Health Union

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 24/03/2021
Viide: 
INT/918-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

On 9 September 2020, the European Commission adopted its first annual Strategic Foresight Report, presenting Commission’s strategy to integrate strategic foresight into EU policy-making. Strategic foresight aims to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union's strategic choices and to inform major policy initiatives. It will support the Commission in designing future-proof policies and legislation that serves both the current needs and longer-term aspirations of European citizens.

 

EMSK arvamus: Strategic foresight

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 24/03/2021
Viide: 
SOC/660-EESC-2020-05278
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

The pandemic expedited the shift to teleworking, and it became essential in tackling the health crisis. Lessons learned from the pandemic could lead to regulations in the EU and in the Member States be amended and new regulations created so as to promote the positive aspects of telework and protect the fundamental rights of workers. The Member States, with the involvement of the social partners, need to ensure that there is an appropriate national framework for teleworking, setting out the rules of play for companies and workers interested in adopting this form of work.

EMSK arvamus: Challenges of Teleworking: organization of working time, work life balance and the right to disconnect

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