The EU's social dialogue has delivered tangible improvements to the working conditions of millions of workers in the EU. However, the pandemic has lent additional urgency to the need to address the new challenges that have arisen for health and safety at work. The crisis has also created tremendous challenges for social dialogue, which must be given fresh impetus in order to guarantee more appropriate working conditions in the context of the digital environment, teleworking and a rapid green transition.
This book, in partnership with CFDT Cadres, is presented as a legal guide for better mastering AI in our immediate environment. If we are faced with facial recognition during recruitment, the use of our personal data without our knowledge, if we are monitored by software during teleworking, that we depend on the arbitrary decision of an algorithm during a promotion, or even in our training course in the company, this book can help us to ask the right questions and to act.
The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union comes at a vital moment, while the European Union is facing many challenges – health, social, economic and environmental.
The European Economic and Social Committee is committed to collaborating closely with the French presidency and is looking forward to working together for a strong European Union, close to its citizens.
European Year of Rail 2021
Rail can make a big contribution to smart and sustainable mobility. In this respect, the event promoting the European Year of Rail 2021, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 15 November 2021, stressed the potential of rail to become a fully sustainable and competitive transport option, thereby helping to achieve the Green Deal targets.
Successful experiences and promising practices from the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize
Best practice examples of social partner involvement in measures and initiatives aimed at palliating the socio-economic impact of the pandemic
This study examines major reform proposals of EU fiscal rules from an economic and legal perspective.
Employers’ Group Manifesto on the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE)
With this paper the Employers' Group provides impulses for the on-going discussions at the CoFoE, but certainly does not anticipate the important discussions which have yet to take place. Employers feel hugely responsible and committed to this European Union, a historically unique peace and freedom project which has been able to develop prosperity and security in the EU and beyond. Yet, like every ambitious project, so too the EU needs continuous improvement and new ideas.
In their consultative work, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions have long been committed to sustainable development and fighting climate change. However, are we actually putting our recommendations into practice inside our own offices?
To ensure that the Committees act as environmentally as possible, since 2008 we have been engaged in setting up an EMAS-compliant environmental management system.
In the new normal – after COVID-19 – geopolitics, climate, digitalisation, human rights and labour issues will have impact on trade. It is time to rethink global and EU rules and to design effective tools for better market access and a level playing field. The EU as a global actor must act smartly when adopting the new EU trade policy.