Opinions

  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenza
    CCMI/230-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    591
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    This own-initiative opinion stems from the European Commission call for an "Industry 5.0" based on: human centricity, sustainability and resilience. Industry 5.0 aims thus at broadening the previous concept of Industry 4.0, providing a transformative vision for a sustainable, human-centric and resilient European industry. This opinion will reflect on how to concretely implement the concept of Industry 5.0. 

  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referenza
    CCMI/214-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    (France
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    This own-initiative opinion using the drone manufacturing industry as a case study will seek to examine the different policies in place to enhance European strategic autonomy and develop synergies between defence and civilian sector, in areas of great social interest such as civil protection, assessment of disasters and quick response of local authorities, traffic monitoring and others. It is important for civil society and stakeholders to mobilise resources and create new added values in the defense sector in such a manner that will maximise security outcome, by motivating industry to cover its own demand, produce appropriate and modern tools of deterrence and transform these at periods of lower turbulence towards civil protection activities.

    EESC section opinion: Drone manufacturing industry: a case study to assess the outcome in a strategic sector of the different policies in place to enhance European strategic autonomy
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Referenza
    CCMI/203-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Poland
    (France
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Defence Investment Programme (EDIP) regulation will serve as the anchor for future joint development and procurement projects of high common interest to the security of the Member States and the Union.

    EESC section opinion: European defence industry programme
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenza
    NAT/928-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referenza
    INT/1068-EESC-01789-00-00-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Exploratory opinion requested by the Hungarian presidency on the policy measures and framework needed to support the EU industry to transform and decarbonize.

  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Referenza
    INT/1065-EESC-2024-00975
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The European Green Deal set the path for a critical transition related to climate and circularity. The current transformation change concerns all sectors of economy, mainly transport, energy, industry and agriculture. It is critical to ensure a synergetic approach between the goals of the Green Deal and other important EU goals, such as innovation, competitiveness and access to critical raw materials. A better understanding of how the different EU adopted legislative acts interact with each other is needed. Moreover, the Green Deal legislation should also reflect the current economic and political situation in which we are living.

    The own initiative opinion aims at identifying acts and particular measures stemming from the Green Deal that need a recalibration in order to avoid any contradictions, damage to the environment, consumer health and EU competitiveness.

  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referenza
    ECO/646-EESC-2024-2024-00987
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    According to Article 175 of the TFEU the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, every three years, on the progress towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion.

    The 9th report which covers the first period (2021-2023) of the programming period 2021-2027 will include a record of progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion, including the socio-economic situation of regions as well as the integration of EU priorities. It will also include, where appropriate, an indication of future EU measures and policies necessary to strengthen cohesion, as well as to deliver EU priorities.

    Ninth report on economic, social and territorial cohesion
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenza
    ECO/639-EESC-2024-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

    The role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenza
    CCMI/224-EESC-2024
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    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.

    EESC section opinion: Industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society
  • Għaddejjin (updated on 22/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referenza
    CCMI/222-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Sweden
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    EDIS is a joint communication of the Commission and the High Representative that sets a vision for the European defence industrial policy until 2035.

    The EESC welcomes this Commission initiative and the CCMI study group members will examine how the European Defence Industrial Strategy can strengthen the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) and achieve defence industrial readiness. Furthermore, this opinion will assess the necessary steps for the successful implementation of this strategy.

    EESC section opinion: European defence industrial strategy