Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will be travelling to Brussels today in order to participate in the Tripartite social summit, in which the heads of European Union institutions and European employers and employee representatives will be discussing how to shape the future of Europe by strengthening resilience and promoting economic and social progress for all.
The far-reaching changes in the world of work, such as the blurring of the previously well-defined roles of employers and workers and the rise in the number of workers in precarious employment, make it imperative for the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining to be acknowledged and strengthened, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said in a recent exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian presidency and adopted at the EESC’s last plenary session in September.
Discussions will be focused on three areas: the social dimension of Europe, progress achieved and ways to improve involvement of social partners in policies and reforms at national level, investing in learning in a digital economy and society.
Technological developments are full of opportunities, but also risks, disability organisations warn at an EESC public hearing.
On 5 October 2017 in Tallinn, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – in close cooperation with the European Commission – organised and hosted the second Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on the digital economy.
Challenges of future work will be best tackled through strong social policies and education, says EESC.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Eva Kaili (S&D) regarding “Taxibeat and economic growth prospects for Greece”.
Today, Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host a conference aimed at developing e-governance and enhancing cybersecurity in the European Union’s Eastern partner countries. This will be followed by the second Eastern Partnership Ministerial meeting on the digital economy, on 5 October 2017 and the EU’s Ministerial e-Government Conference the day after.