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Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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ECO/588-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

advies EESC: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement

Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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INT/979-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

This opinion will assess the chances and challenges that SMEs face due to the green transition and will call the EU and the Member States to provide them with a favourable business environment, proper funding and support measures.

advies EESC: SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55

Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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ECO/596-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The consequences of the Russian military aggression have grown in scope and its impact has expanded. As a result, Member States are facing continuous substantial inflows of persons fleeing the Russian aggression. This situation comes on top of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, notably the disruption of value chains, which challenges public budgets that were focused on the recovery of the economy, but also risks delaying investments, especially in infrastructure.

advies EESC: FAST-CARE

Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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INT/990-EESC-2022-02531
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

La stratégie européenne pour les données proposait la création d’espaces européens communs des données propres à chaque domaine. L’espace européen des données de santé («EHDS») est la première proposition d’espaces européens communs des données propres à chaque domaine. Il abordera les défis propres à la santé en matière d’accès et de partage des données de santé électroniques, constitue l’une des priorités de la Commission européenne dans le domaine de la santé et fera partie intégrante de la mise en place d’une Union européenne de la santé. L’EHDS créera un espace commun où les personnes physiques pourront facilement contrôler leurs données de santé électroniques. Elle permettra également aux chercheurs, aux innovateurs et aux décideurs politiques d’utiliser ces données de santé électroniques d’une manière fiable et sécurisée qui préserve la vie privée.

 

advies EESC: European Health Data Space

Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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SOC/728-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC points at the need to improve youth participation, tackling in particular the lack of youth democratic representation and the lack of a youth perspective outside of the traditional youth policy domain. The EU Youth Test should not substitute meaningful engagement with young people in general and should complement existing participatory mechanisms. It should be part of the Better Regulation Toolbox as a separate tool, since future generations and young people deserve specific attention. The EESC encourages the EU institutions and Member States to implement measures and mechanisms that ensure that the youth perspective is taken into account in every policy field. Suitable resources should be made available for meaningful youth participation in policy-making.

advies EESC: The EU Youth Test

Goedgekeurd on 21/09/2022
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SOC/717-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC believes that ensuring equal access to energy and the security of energy supply at affordable cost must be an absolute priority for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It calls for the establishment of a broad and ambitious political coalition to analyse and address energy poverty from a holistic approach with the objective of bringing it to a minimum level by 2030 and eliminating it altogether in the long term. The actions of the coalition should be further developed in an EU Strategy against energy poverty. The EESC urges the EU to promote a common approach to energy poverty that will allow for a tangible and shared understanding of energy poverty and the collection of statistical data, taking into account Member States' differences and particularities.

advies EESC: Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience: challenges from an economic and social perspective

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