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| Occupational health and safety | Psychosocial risks

Mental health in the eye of the COVID-19 hurricane

The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous impact on mental health and well-being. A coalition of organisations put out recommendations in a joint statement.

| Whistleblowing

Coalition to make whistleblowing safe during COVID-19 and beyond

We call on all public authorities and institutions to protect those who report or expose harms, abuses and wrongdoings arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

| General

COVID-19 update

Eurocadres is of course taking precautionary actions to combat the COVID-19 virus. Here are listed the actions currently affecting Eurocadres’ activities.

| Psychosocial risks

CANCELLED – EndStress.EU launch event 18 March

Until further notice, the launch event planned for 18 March will unfortunately be cancelled due to recent developments regarding COVID-19.

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| 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.

| Gender equality

Gender pay gap is far from solved

European women are more and more highly-skilled, and a growing number of women graduate with tertiary education. Not only is advancing to managerial positions a challenge, but the wages of women are also lagging far behind.

| Whistleblowing

Petition handed over supporting better whistleblower protection

The petition of Eurocadres and WeMove.EU which had gathered over 100,000 signatures was handed over in preparation of one of the last trilogue negotiations on the whistleblower protection directive.

| Social dialogue

European Social Dialogue – new work programme 2019-2021

The European social partners agreed on a new work programme for the years 2019-2021. As a recognised European social partner Eurocadres has been involved in the negotiations.

| Whistleblowing

Trade union trainings on whistleblower protection

Eurocadres will offer its member organisations a number of training seminars on the issue of whistleblower protection which will take place this year and beginning of 2020.

| Employment | Mobility

European Labour Authority agreement welcomed

Eurocadres broadly welcomes today’s provisional agreement between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to support the Commission’s proposal to set-up a European Labour Authority (ELA).