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Author: European Economic and Social Committee

Advantages of a Digital Society

The EU is ready for a digital revolution and for reaping its benefits – this was one of the conclusions of the conference on the Advantages of a Digital Society, which took place on 25 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The participants discussed various aspects of e-society and the Digital Single Market. Cyber security, societal trust, the free flow of data, the further development of infrastructure and getting rid of barriers hindering the Digital Single Market were just a few of the issues...

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EESC workshop on “Digitalization – the Future for Cities?” during the European Week of Cities and Regions

On 11 October, the ECO Section of the EESC organised a workshop on “Digitalization – the Future for Cities?” inviting three cities to participate: Paris, Tallinn, and Jun. This year, specific focus was given to modern concepts (innovation, digitalization etc.) which are rapidly gaining more and more importance in city...

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The digitalisation of industry: what has it meant in practice for manufacturing?

The digitalisation of industry and its practical effects on companies are top priorities for the Employers’ Group of the EESC. Together with the Category 1 delegates of the CCMI, the Employers’ Group organised a thematic debate on this very current topic. Three guests representing business associations and important European companies were invited to share the relevant business sectors’ views on digitalisation. The debate highlighted the opportunities offered by digitalisation as an agent of economic growth and job creation and emphasised that the views of industry need to be taken into account by policymakers in order to ensure that the EU remains competitive at global...

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4th Round table on the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials

The Raw Materials Initiative and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials are key policies that may contribute decisively to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry and, consequently, the maintenance or creation of new jobs, especially in regions that have been affected by restructuring due to globalisation. Going local in events that will be organised in Spain, Slovakia, Romania and Finland will create the right framework for the committee members to better understand the situation on the ground and the concerns of the local organised civil...

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