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EPRS-OECD conference: policies can mitigate impact of jobs losses from automation

Technological and digital revolutions are reshaping labour markets across the world, with many jobs likely to disappear or to be significantly transformed over the next 15 years, as robots and computers learn to perform an increasing number of tasks, according to analysts speaking at a conference in the European Parliament. Continue reading

EPRS at the European Week of Regions and Cities – empowering through knowledge

Organised under the headline of ‘For a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020’, the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities will place a strong emphasis on the current negotiations on the 2021-2027 cohesion policy framework, as well as focusing on such key issues as growth and regional development, the territorial impact of globalisation and digital transformation, and the regional dimension of climate change, as well as education, culture and youth. Continue reading

Seniors using e-health services [What Europe does for you]

Did you know that 30 % of Europeans will be over 65 in 2060? Our population is ageing and the number of people with age-related impairments is expected to reach 84 million already in 2020. Continue reading

Internet users whose personal data is collected online [What Europe does for you]

Are you one of the 71 % of people in the EU that use the internet every day or almost every day? The rapid development of digital technologies means we increasingly use the internet in our daily activities. Continue reading

What changes are planned to end seasonal clock changes?

Citizens’ frequently send enquiries to the European Parliament on the topic of seasonal clock changes. Whereas some citizens call on the institution to abolish the current summer and winter-time arrangements, others are in favour of keeping them. Continue reading

EU citizens living in EU outermost regions [What Europe does for you]

If you live in one of the European islands and territories far from the continent, the EU provides special assistance to your region. Continue reading

Cross-border marriages [What Europe does for you]

Falling in love is never predictable, and when a couple decides to marry, nationality is usually the last thing on their minds. A growing proportion of EU marriages are between persons of different nationalities, however cross-border marriages do come with additional formalities and legal complexities. Continue reading

Child victims of violence [What Europe does for you]

Unfortunately, children are still victims of abuse and violence across Europe. Although it is difficult to assess the extent of violence against children and much of it remains hidden, existing estimates give cause for great concern. Continue reading

EU nationals held as political prisoners in third countries [What Europe does for you]

EU citizens are sometimes imprisoned without due process or sentenced after a politically motivated trial in non-EU countries that do not uphold the rule of law or human rights standards. These include journalists reporting from difficult situations, human rights defenders, and people visiting for personal reasons. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, October I 2018

On the Parliament’s agenda for this first October session, the Council and Commission will make statements on Tuesday morning on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 18 and 19 October 2018, which is due to focus on the issues of migration and internal security, most recently discussed by EU leaders at their informal meeting in Salzburg in September. Continue reading

Back to school – Learning throughout your life

Everything you always wanted to know about our education in the EU Continue reading

Football fans [What Europe does for you]

Following your team for their away matches this season? EU law on free movement of people makes it easy for football fans to travel to watch their national or club team play live. Continue reading

Football players [What Europe does for you]

Whether you’re a fan or a player, you will know that EU football clubs play under the supervision of the UEFA – the Union of European Football Associations. Continue reading

Skiers [What Europe does for you]

Your ski holiday in Europe is becoming safer, more accessible, affordable, and environmentally friendly, thanks to the EU. The EU strategy for the Alpine region helps protect the fragile Alpine ecosystem, to help avoid natural risks like avalanches. Continue reading

Sportspeople [What Europe does for you]

While responsibility for sports policy lies primarily with national governments and sports organisations, decisions taken by the EU institutions can have a major impact on your career as a professional sportsperson, helping to change rules that are detrimental to you. Continue reading

Young taxpayers [What Europe does for you]

If you are just starting out in your working life, taxes can seem a bit scary, but they are the price of a modern and fair society. Learning about the basic principles of a modern tax system can prove very useful. Continue reading

Small and home producers of alcohol [What Europe does for you]

Home-made alcohol is a much cherished tradition in many parts of Europe. Beers, wines or spirits produced in small quantities come with a local flavour and preserve precious artisanal traditions, providing consumers with an alternative to industrial production. Continue reading

International Day of Democracy, 15 September

As a community of like-minded states, the EU is based on certain fundamental values, such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The Union strives to realise these both internally and externally, and they guide all its policies Continue reading

Victims of organ trafficking [What Europe does for you]

How would you feel about being forced into donating an organ, such as a kidney or lung, your liver, heart, or pancreas? Did you know that every day somewhere in the world, a person is lured into the illicit organ trade? Continue reading

Aid workers [What Europe does for you]

EU development policy seeks to foster the sustainable development of developing countries, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Continue reading

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