Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/07/2023
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    CCMI/219-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Italy
    EESC section opinion: A European Innovation Stress Test for an innovative and forward-looking industrial policy: the example of the pharmaceutical sector
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
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    CCMI/224-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
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    The European Commission has requested from the EESC an exploratory opinion on industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society. Building on EESC's previous work on the EU Blue Deal, this exploratory opinion aims to make concrete recommendations on how to boost the development and uptake of new water technologies and best practices in the EU and support notably industries in the transformation towards a water-resilient society, taking into account sectoral constraints.

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
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    INT/1055-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The exploratory opinion requested by the Commission will focus on General Purpose AI models and the systems based on these models, their use by institutions, bodies and businesses and the impact they have on economy and society. Its aim is to support the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Act, in particular as regards General Purpose AI and their governance. It will, more specifically, contribute to the preparation of the codes of practice in relation to General Purpose AI, provide recommendations on the next steps in the field and engage in the global discussions around General Purpose AI and their governance.

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    TEN/835-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    589
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  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    SOC/791-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
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    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

  • Ongoing (updated on 19/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
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    TEN/840-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Ongoing (updated on 14/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
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    CCMI/223-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    588
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    In March 2024, the European Commission will launch a Water Resilience Initiative, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2023 State of the Union Speech. CCMI will work on an opinion as a follow-up to the EESC call for an EU Blue Deal. This will contribute to feed the public debate about achieving water resilience, in particular ahead of the European Elections and will also provide input to the next Commission mandate.

  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
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    TEN/831-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    590
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  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
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    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market.

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
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    INT/1039-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    587
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    The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making. The opinion will comment on the Commission's 2023 Annual foresight Report, which focused on the sustainability and people's wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy.