30th meeting of the European Economic Area (EEA) Consultative Committee

09:00 – 10:00

Opening by the EEA CC Co-chairs

  • Ms Liz Helgesen, EFTA CC, and Ms Ellen Nygren, EESC

Adoption of the agenda

  • Co-Chair, Liz Helgesen, will present the draft agenda for adoption

Adoption of the draft minutes of the previous meeting

  • Draft minutes from the previous meeting on Tuesday 14 December 2021, have been distributed.

EEA CC Resolution and Report on the “Social dimension of the Fit for 55 Package”

  • Presentation by the Co-rapporteurs Ms Nora Hansen, EFTA CC, and Ms Kinga Jóo, EESC.
  • Followed by discussion and adoption.

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 Discussion on EEA law and the role of the EFTA Court

  • Interventions by Mr Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson, EFTA Court Registrar, and Professor Halvard Haukeland Frediksen from the University of Bergen
  • Followed by discussion

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 EEA CC Resolution and Report on “Challenges and opportunities of increased use of artificial intelligence in working life”

  • Presentation of the resolution by the Co-rapporteurs Mr István Komoróczki, EESC and Mr Philip André Charles, EFTA CC
  • Followed by discussion and adoption

Discussion on the Arctic, Security and Defence

  • Dr Karsten Friis, Head of Research Group on Security and Defense, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)