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V pripravi (updated on 21/11/2019)
Referenca: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Plenarno zasedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Mnenje strokovne skupine EESO: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

V pripravi (updated on 20/11/2019)
Referenca: 
INT/891-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

An effective and principled competition policy to be one of the pillars of the European Union and an essential tool in achieving the internal market, pursuant to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the construction of a social market economy and the content of the Social Pillar. In the 2018 report on Competition Policy 2018,  the European Commission develops an approach aimed at strengthening the Single Market, economic development and social policy objectives.

Mnenje strokovne skupine EESO: Report on Competition Policy 2018

V pripravi (updated on 20/11/2019)
Referenca: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

This own-initiative opinion refers to what a comprehensive approach to industrial policy should include, in order to reposition European production of goods and services in the global context, on the basis of an eco-social open market model that responds to the tradition and the future of the EU.

Informativno poročilo: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European products and services (own-initiative opinion)

V pripravi (updated on 20/11/2019)
Referenca: 
NAT/778-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
552 -
Apr 29, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

The transition to a low-carbon economy is the EU's goal and obligation and the EU committed itself to implement this transition in a socially just and cost-effective manner. It is thus important to examine all the feasible ways of financing climate neutrality, and possibly find new and innovative financing models in the near future.

Informativno poročilo: Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy and the Challenges in Financing Climate Change Adaptation (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

V pripravi (updated on 20/11/2019)
Referenca: 
SOC/629-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Informativno poročilo: Sustainable funding for lifelong learning and development of skills, in the context of a shortage of skilled labour (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

V pripravi (updated on 19/11/2019)
Referenca: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Mnenje strokovne skupine EESO: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

V pripravi (updated on 16/11/2019)
Referenca: 
NAT/771-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Informativno poročilo: Populism and fundamental rights - suburban and rural areas (own-initiative opinion)

V pripravi (updated on 15/11/2019)
Referenca: 
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.

Mnenje strokovne skupine EESO: Artificial intelligence in the automotive sector (supplementary opinion)

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