HEL we can! is a side event related to Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and co-organised by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK). This one day event will include discussions on the future of work, lifelong learning and education as well as the role of companies, innovation and research.
Helsinki, 4 July 2019
The European Union ministers for employment and social affairs will meet in Brussels on 8 July to discuss the economy of wellbeing and the employment dimension related to the EU’s long-term climate strategy.
By Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, and Salma Jalife Villalón, Undersecretary of Communications, Government of Mexico
After the EU’s recent announcement of its new strategy on Latin America, the EU-Mexico dialogue was a great opportunity to reaffirm the importance of the strategic partnership between the EU and Mexico and to reflect on the common values that we share on key issues of global concern, like climate change, free trade, human rights and disarmament. It was also a chance to welcome the reaching of an “agreement in principle” between the European Union and Mexico on the main trade parts of a new EU-Mexico Global Agreement, and to confirm the commitment to conclude it as soon as possible. It will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date framework for our relations.
Finland’s Presidency aims to maintain a strong focus on sustainability. A sustainable and growing economy will form the foundations for a sustainable future, and for Europe. Economic growth is necessary if we are to continue to secure our wellbeing in the future. But growth must be ecologically and socially sustainable.
As part of the next long-term EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework – the Commission has proposed the Digital Europe programme, the EU’s programme focused on building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, to be used by Europe’s citizens and businesses. With a planned overall budget of €9.2 billion, it will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy.
The aluminium industry is at a crossroad, facing considerable challenges but also tremendous business and societal opportunities. Its goal is to strive for a truly sustainable economy, supporting the Paris Agreement and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This requires a deep transformation and renewal of its existing industrial base and assets.
Original title: Les Journées européennes du développement 2019 ont débuté aujourd’hui à Bruxelles
A skills paradigm must be developed to meet the demands of industry by having skills at the heart of the industrial policy. Following the EU industry days 2019 and the future of work high-level events, the conference will convene business executives, policymakers, academics and education and training stakeholders to foster dialogue as well as to agree on priorities and concrete measures, to help implement upskilling strategies.
The Digital Single Market ensures access to internet throughout the EU, in order to encourage participation in the digital economy and society.
A basic requirement for getting all the benefits of digital technologies is to have a good internet connection. Whether you live in a big city or in a small village, chances are mobile phones and the internet have helped you stay connected with friends and family, and allowed you to shop or sell online. The Digital Single Market has also made sure that your internet provider cannot slow down your internet speed or block access to lawful content you might want to access online.
The celebration of International Workers’ Day takes place in a context of profound structural transformation in labour markets throughout the world.
Technological change, demographic trends, globalisation and other socio-economic drivers are altering the fundamental nature of education and work. In particular, the digital revolution is causing significant changes in the world of work, according to JRC experts.