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| General

General Assembly takes broad outlook in COVID-19 times

Belarus, AI, the right to disconnect, gender equality and EndStress.EU were in focus at the 2020 Eurocadres General Assembly on 15 October.

| Psychosocial risks

EU law to tackle stress epidemic urgent after lockdown

Trade unions are launching a campaign for an EU law to tackle work-related stress amid a mental health crisis worsened by the lockdown.

| Psychosocial risks

Launch event 15 October – Time to end stress in the EU

Already before the COVID-19 outbreak EU was in a stress epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on the mental health of workers and it is more urgent than ever to address…

Photo of a screen showing the Tripartite Social Summit videoconference with Martin Jefflén speaking.
| Social dialogue

Tripartite Social Summit on COVID-19 aftermath

As most meetings in these COVID-19 times the June 23 Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment (TSS) took place as a video conference. Eurocadres highlighted the need for investing in occupational health & safety and addressing psychosocial risks.

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| General | Occupational health and safety

Time to end stress!

Eurocadres’ two-day conference “Time to end stress: Professionals & Managers in the front line” kicks off today in Lisbon. The conference will address the challenges in tackling psychosocial risks at workplaces and what steps forward there are. Eurocadres will also launch the EndStress.EU campaign.

| General

Eurocadres’ General Assembly gathers in Lisbon

On 17 October 2019, Eurocadres members gather in Lisbon for the General Assembly. The GA will debate three resolutions: one on re- and upskilling, second one on the transposition of the whistleblower directive and a third one calling for a directive on psychosocial risks.

| Gender equality | Working conditions

Workplace bullying a huge problem in the legal profession

The International Bar Association (IBA) launched a report on sexual harassment in the legal profession in mid-May. The results show a horrifying truth about the frequency of bullying and harassment.

| Occupational health and safety | Work/life management

No future of work without mental health

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment and Work (EUMH Alliance) highlights the importance of including mental health as part of a timely debate on the Future of Work in the EU.

| Whistleblowing

Eurocadres is co-organising a press conference on the whistleblower directive

Together with Transparency International EU & Whistleblowing International Network, Eurocadres is organising a civil society event in Strasbourg on 17 April.

| Digitalisation

Commission publishes Artificial Intelligence ethical guidelines

The European Commission published a new report on ethical guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI), and launched a pilot project on AI. It has set-out key requirements for trustworthy AI, as well as launching a large-scale pilot phase for feedback from stakeholders.

| Employment | Skills & qualifications

Skills mismatch shows a polarised EU

The recently published ETUC/ETUI study, ‘Benchmarking Working Europe 2019’, reports that despite the rise in the number of highly skilled professionals, within the European Union (EU), there remains a gap between those highly-skilled workers and the number of appropriate jobs available to them.

| Social dialogue

Eurocadres President addresses Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment

Addressing today’s Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment, Eurocadres President, Martin Jefflén, profiled the successful whistleblowers protection campaign, which through the hard work of trade unions and NGOs, has led to a stronger Directive, giving more options for reporting crime and corruption and better protection for whistleblowers.

| Innovation

EU Institutions reach provisional agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021-2027

The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council have reached a preliminary agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021 to 2027. Horizon Europe is expected to build on the achievements and success of the current research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020).

| Whistleblowing

Agreement on the whistleblower directive

Late last night the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the whistleblower protection directive.