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  • Pieņemtie on 06/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 06/04/2020
    Workers - GR II

    The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak constitutes a grave emergency and represents a situation unprecedented since the end of the Second World War. Especially for the most deprived, the crisis risks disrupting the support provided by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).

    EESC opinion: Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis
    Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis
  • Pieņemtie on 06/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 06/04/2020
    EESC opinion: COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
    COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
  • Pieņemtie on 26/09/2019 - Bureau decision date: 19/02/2019
    EESC opinion: Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)
  • Pieņemtie on 21/03/2019 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2018

    The own-initiative opinion presents the EESC’s views on the gaps in the current system and indicates potential measures for a European wide push for digital up-skilling of health and care workers, and also for policies that prevent further digital divides by addressing skill gaps in the population at large. This own-initiative opinion is in part a follow-up to the own-initiative opinion entitled "Towards digital health".

    EESC opinion: Digital health literacy (own initiative opinion)
  • Pieņemtie on 21/03/2019 - Bureau decision date: 10/07/2018
    (United Kingdom

    Endocrine disruptors (EDCs) are chemical substances that alter the functioning of the hormonal system and, as a consequence, negatively affect the health of humans and animals. With this Communication, the Commission is updating its approach on EDCs  for the years to come, building on the increased knowledge, experience gained and results achieved in the twenty years since the adoption of the Community Strategy on endocrine disruptors.

    EESC opinion: Towards a more comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disruptors
  • Pieņemtie on 19/09/2018 - Bureau decision date: 17/04/2018
    EESC opinion: Proposal for a Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases
  • Pieņemtie on 19/09/2018 - Bureau decision date: 17/04/2018
    EESC opinion: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work
  • Pieņemtie on 20/09/2017 - Bureau decision date: 26/01/2017
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III

    The EESC believes that equal access to healthcare, one of the main objectives of health policies, can benefit from digital support provided certain conditions are met: equal geographical coverage; bridging the digital divide; interoperability among the various components of the digital architecture (databases, medical devices); and protection of health data which must under no circumstances be used to the detriment of patients. The EESC highlights the need to develop and facilitate people's digital health literacy to encourage a critical approach to health information and to support the development of a nomenclature of reimbursable treatments and wellbeing services

    EESC opinion: Impact of the digital healthcare revolution on health insurance (own-initiative opinion)
  • Pieņemtie on 29/03/2017 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    Workers - GR II

    The EESC opinion  provides input to the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs and the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks.

    EESC opinion: Spirit drinks
  • Pieņemtie on 25/01/2017 - Bureau decision date: 15/03/2016

    The EESC adopted this opinion after in-depth work carried out during the four meetings of the study group. The opinion also reflects the national debates with civil society organisations carried out in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. These discussions were coordinated by three members of the EESC ('trios') from the country concerned, often in cooperation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national economic and social council (7 debates). Participants came from a wide range of employers' and trade union organisations and other civil society organisations, as well as, to a lesser extent, from the academic world. A total of 116 EESC members and nearly 1,800 representatives of civil society organisations participated in the 28 debates. The conclusions/recommendations of the national debates have been grouped in the opinion, while the reports on the national debates will be published separately.

    EESC opinion: European Pillar of Social Rights
    Relevant Eurofound publications, non-exhaustive chronological list