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Goedgekeurd on 26/09/2019
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SOC/623-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

advies EESC: Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 26/09/2019
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SOC/626-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The Commission launched a debate on an enhanced use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in social policy to render decision-making more flexible and efficient. The EESC supports the transition to QMV in the areas of non-discrimination, social security and protection of workers, as well as for employment conditions of third-country nationals.

advies EESC: More efficient decision-making in social policy: Identification of areas for an enhanced move to qualified majority voting

Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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SOC/624-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In this opinion, the EESC notes that the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the challenge of an ageing workforce remain isolated and their impact has not been gauged. Therefore, the EESC highlights the need for comprehensive strategies, to deal with the demographic and employment challenges in a holistically manner.

The Committee also issues concrete recommendations to encourage longer active working lives.

advies EESC: The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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SOC/622-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

This opinion calls on the EU to develop a strategy to enhance continuous, learner-centred learning, with digitalisation and the deployment of trustworthy AI at its heart, and stresses the essential role of both public education and non-formal education to enhance  inclusiveness and active citizenship. Such a strategy requires an increased allocation of EU funds and more cooperation between policymakers, education providers, social partners and other civil society organisations.

advies EESC: Digitalisation, Al and Equity - How to strenghten the EU in the global race of future skills and education, while ensuring social inclusion (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 25/09/2019
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INT/886-EESC-2019-01847
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC would like a vigorous SME-friendly initiative (Act Small First) to be implemented with a view to achieving this objective, and calls for the Think small first principle and the SME test to be evaluated. The goal here will be to make these tools more effective and to design SME-compatible legislation so that SMEs can develop within the single market on the basis of complete legal certainty...

advies EESC: Better Regulation stocktaking (Communication)

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