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Em curso (updated on 10/12/2019)
Referência: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

Parecer de secção do CESE: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 10/12/2019)
Referência: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
549 -
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

Parecer de secção do CESE: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 07/12/2019)
Referência: 
REX/516-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to development and EU-Africa relations, the EESC consistently emphasised the importance of sustainable development and cooperation based on the rule of law and the respect for human rights. Initiatives focused on trade, investment and business relations with Africa could be welcomed, but not to the detriment of traditional development policies focusing on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EU and Africa leaders agreed in 2015 at the Valletta summit on migration on setting up the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), as the main instrument of EU external migration policy. The Fund finances the development of border protection capacities, but also long-term development policy projects so as to decrease the likelihood of further migration.

Parecer de secção do CESE: External aid, investment and trade as instruments to reduce economic migration, with a special focus on Africa (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 06/12/2019)
Referência: 
REX/518-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Parecer de secção do CESE: Binding UN agreement on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 05/12/2019)
Referência: 
NAT/771-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Parecer de secção do CESE: Populism and fundamental rights - suburban and rural areas (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 05/12/2019)
Referência: 
ECO/494-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Taxation policies are fundamental for the SDGs as they determine the economic environment in which investment, employment, and innovation take place while providing the government with revenues for financing public spending. Businesses are global drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth, job creation, investment and innovation. Private sector expertise holds the keys to unlocking many of the challenges linked to sustainable development. Tax bases should be as broad as possible allowing tax rates to be as non-distortive as possible.

Parecer de secção do CESE: Taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals - cooperation with the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (own-initiative opinion)

Em curso (updated on 05/12/2019)
Referência: 
CCMI/170-EESC-2019

The INT section is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's Communication "Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence" COM(2019)168. The Commission considers that in order to achieve ‘trustworthy AI’, three components are necessary: (1) it should comply with the law, (2) it should fulfil ethical principles and (3) it should be robust. Based on these three components and the European values, the guidelines identify seven key requirements that AI applications should respect to be considered trustworthy. The guidelines also include an assessment list to help check whether these requirements are fulfilled. The CCMI previous experience on the automotive sector is a solid asset to produce a supplementary opinion on this particular Automotive Sector.

Parecer de secção do CESE: Artificial intelligence in the automotive sector (supplementary opinion)

Em curso (updated on 05/12/2019)
Referência: 
SOC/630-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Nota Informativa: The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

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