Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 14/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/223-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    In March 2024, the European Commission will launch a Water Resilience Initiative, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2023 State of the Union Speech. CCMI will work on an opinion as a follow-up to the EESC call for an EU Blue Deal. This will contribute to feed the public debate about achieving water resilience, in particular ahead of the European Elections and will also provide input to the next Commission mandate.

  • Ongoing (updated on 14/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    INT/1059-EESC-EESC-2024-00656-00-00-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    589
    -

    This opinion will focus on possible solutions to rethink EU sustainable model for tourism, a sector of strategic importance in the EU but suffering from staff shortages in may countries.

  • Ongoing (updated on 13/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • Ongoing (updated on 10/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1053-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    The general objective of the 2014-2020 Consumer Programme was to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to empower consumers and to place the consumer at the heart of the internal market, within the framework of an overall EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • Ongoing (updated on 09/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/644-EESC-2024-00531
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Securitisation is the process of transforming a batch of debts into a marketable security, that is backed by the original debts. This process can increase the availability of credit, increasing investment and supporting economic growth in a way that increases competitiveness and improves labour market.

    This own-initiative opinion will present a thorough description of the challenges and opportunities that come with securitisation, and provide concrete policy proposals for a possible future revision of the securitisation regulation.

  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    TEN/831-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Reference
    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market.

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    INT/1039-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making. The opinion will comment on the Commission's 2023 Annual foresight Report, which focused on the sustainability and people's wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy.

  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/636-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    INT/1049-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The proposal for a Directive to amend the Package Travel Directive aims to make the protection of travellers more effective, including in crisis situations.