Opinions with Workers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    NAT/925-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Estonia
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    590
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Reference
    TEN/841-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    592
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    SOC/790-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    SOC/782-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Italy
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    585
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    The EESC calls for a strategy for civil dialogue, resulting in an action plan, and potentially an interinstitutional agreement for improved civil dialogue. It advocates for making Article 11 TEU effective by strengthening actors in the different EU institutions dealing with civil dialogue and create an annual civil dialogue scoreboard tracing the EU's engagement with civil society, and an accreditation mechanism for CSOs. It reiterates that the EESC should be at the centre of civil society consultation and civil dialogue and calls for a stronger role for the Committee in participatory democracy, including being a potential hub for citizen panels.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    NAT/894-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
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    Microplastics are persistent, very mobile, and hard to remove from nature. Microplastics are widespread in the world and in the human body, and a cause of growing concerns. Plastic pellets are found in water and soil, including agricultural lands, and harm ecosystems and biodiversity. Plastic pellets are the one of the largest sources of unintentional microplastic pollution.

    For the first time, the European Commission proposes measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets.

    EESC opinion: Preventing plastic pellet losses to reduce microplastics pollution
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    TEN/832-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2023
    Reference
    TEN/812-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    585
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    EESC opinion: Revision of the Combined Transport Directive 92/106/EEC
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    SOC/781-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
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    In this opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) highlights the challenges hindering efficient cross-border access to social security services, including bureaucratic complexity and uneven progress in digitalisation across Member States. While supportive of the European Commission's efforts to simplify processes and enhance digitalisation, the EESC emphasises the need for accelerated progress and urges developing comprehensive action plans considering diverse stakeholder needs. Recognising the overall need for digitalisation, the EESC stresses the importance of inclusive solutions for digitally excluded individuals as well as robust IT systems to ensure data protection and cybersecurity. Additionally, the EESC calls for the finalisation of the revision of Regulation 883/2004 to address obstacles to free movement more effectively.

    EESC opinion: Digitalisation in social security
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    INT/1056-EESC-EESC-2024-00655-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    589
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    Public Procurement was better framed in successive EU regulations and, with a view to more accessible and transparent access to it, the procedures were formulated in a more supportive manner. Its importance will continue to increase, both at a national level in the Member States and at a more local level.

    Several challenges remain Particularly at the national level, the size and volume play to the advantage of larger companies that can rely on experience and expertise when drawing up files. At a more local level, there are opportunities for MSMEs and, even more specifically, for companies in the social economy. These opportunities require active attention and guidance from both the requesting and offering parties.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    SOC/773-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    587
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