Agenda: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (9 – 10 December 2019)

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Remarks by Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights at the plenary session of the Committee of the Regions

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Event: Transnational forum of Alternatives to Uberisation (Brussels, 12 December 2019)

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UPDATED – Draft Council Conclusions on A New EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work: Enhancing the implementation of Occupational Safety and Health in the EU

Update: the modified draft Council Conclusions the EPSCO Council is invited to adopt on 10 December 2019 are now available.

Event: Skill development of workers in the platform economy: anticipating the future of work and learning (Brussels, 10 December 2019)

In the context of the ongoing global debate on the future of work and skills, this seminar will focus on the implications of rising online platform work for the skills formation and matching of workers. What are the new skill demands and learning practices in the platform economy? To what extent can changing learning practices in crowdwork provide insights into the future of work and learning? How do existing EU VET and skills policies need to adapt to meet the new lifelong learning challenges and opportunities for digital workers?

Agenda: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (10-11 December 2019)

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Press Release: Skills for the industry of the future!

Can you imagine what the jobs will look like in the industry of the future? Innovation, digitalisation and technology are driving the industry towards more competitiveness and change. Workforce needs new skills, competencies and creativity. The project ‘Skills for Smart Industrial and Digital Transformation’, launched two years ago by the European Commission, has helped cities, regions and Member States shape policies tackling this new challenge.

Presidency Note: Future of the EU social acquis relating to employment and industrial relations

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UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (28-29 November 2019)

Update: the main results are now available.

Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.

UPDATED – Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on Digital Youth Work

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Agenda: Committee of the Regions Plenary Session (4 – 5 December 2019)

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UPDATED – Press Release: Economy of wellbeing: the Council adopts conclusions

Update: the Council Conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.

UPDATED – Agenda: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (8 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council – Digital youth work (22 November 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (21 – 22 November 2019)

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UPDATED – 10th Meeting of the Digital Single Market Strategic Group (DSM Strategic Group) (12 June 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council – European audiovisual industries (21 November 2019)

A summary of the policy debate on the innovation potential and global competitiveness of the European audiovisual industries is now available.

Press Release: Artificial intelligence must benefit everybody, warns EESC

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is adopting a firm stance on artificial intelligence and has insisted, at a high-level conference held in Helsinki on 21 November 2019, that the digital revolution must have a human face, be inclusive and bring benefits for all Europeans.

Press Release: Report concludes that with right investment Artificial Intelligence talent can spread across more industries and countries

A newly published report by LinkedIn concludes that while Europe has a relatively smaller pool of Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent compared to the US, it has strong ecosystems in place – driven by large, well-established companies in the industrial champions in Member States. With the right investments in training, further strengthening AI hubs and diversifying the workforce, policy leaders and businesses can help that talent diffuse across more industries and countries.

Report: Third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER 3)

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Note: Enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector: Work done under the Finnish Presidency

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Event: Solvay Business Voice Series: “The Future of Work”! (Brussels, 26 November 2019)

The labor market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges. There is a need to stimulate labor mobility while protecting workers, increase productivity and employment levels while containing income inequality, accommodate globalization and technological change while ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. How can the world’s economies anticipate and thrive amid such challenges?

To address these questions, the newly created Global Economic Challenges Network, Georgetown University, and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management invited world renowned experts of employment and social policy, as well as László Andor, Secretary-General of FEPS and former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility at the European Commission, and Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, CEO of POLITICO Europe.

Blogpost: The platform economy: revolutionising the world of work

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Event: Kick-off event Women in Transport Network “Moving to the future” (Brussels, 12 December 2019)

The event will focus on the skills of the future in the transportation sector and the priorities of the new political leaders of the EU, including digitalisation.

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