Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 23/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1053-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    The general objective of the 2014-2020 Consumer Programme was to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to empower consumers and to place the consumer at the heart of the internal market, within the framework of an overall EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    SOC/754-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    SOC/789-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Reference
    SOC/804-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2023
    Reference
    TEN/812-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    585
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Combined Transport Directive 92/106/EEC
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/795-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Reference
    SOC/801-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    SOC/781-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    In this opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) highlights the challenges hindering efficient cross-border access to social security services, including bureaucratic complexity and uneven progress in digitalisation across Member States. While supportive of the European Commission's efforts to simplify processes and enhance digitalisation, the EESC emphasises the need for accelerated progress and urges developing comprehensive action plans considering diverse stakeholder needs. Recognising the overall need for digitalisation, the EESC stresses the importance of inclusive solutions for digitally excluded individuals as well as robust IT systems to ensure data protection and cybersecurity. Additionally, the EESC calls for the finalisation of the revision of Regulation 883/2004 to address obstacles to free movement more effectively.

    EESC opinion: Digitalisation in social security
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Reference
    REX/580-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The EU-UK Follow-up Committee (Committee) was set up in March 2021 for the purpose of maintaining and strengthening relations between EU and UK civil society organisations, as well as for pursuing any activities contributing to enhancing the relationship between the EU and the UK.