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857 Amendments of Theodoros ZAGORAKIS

Amendment 11 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 8 a (new)
— having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 1 June 2017 on combating anti-Semitism,
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 14 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 8 b (new)
— having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 7 June 2022 on the 2021 Commission Report on Turkey,
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 51 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas intercultural dialogue is key to promote peace and fight radicalisation in Member States and in partner countries;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 52 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D b (new)
Db. whereas anti-Semitism is against Europe’s system of values and principles and its condemnation needs to be promoted in all aspects of the EU's international cultural relations;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 53 #

2022/2047(INI)

Dc. whereas Christian minorities in partner countries are considered an integral part of Europe’s culture and need to be respected;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Encourages Member States and partner countries to engage in constructive dialogue and cooperation for the repatriation of looted artefacts around the globe to the countries of origin or former owners;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 126 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Calls Member States and partner countries to include a culture and trade nexus in their trade negotiations and monitor its implementation in order to further promote cultural dialogue and cooperation;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 128 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Calls on third countries to cooperate with the relevant international organisations, especially the Council of Europe and UNESCO, in order to prevent and combat illicit trafficking and the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage, while actively taking action to preserve its structural rigidity and restore its original form;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 135 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 d (new)
5d. Calls on third countries to respect fully the historical and cultural character of cultural and religious monuments and symbols, especially those classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 137 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 e (new)
5e. Calls on the Turkish authorities to fully respect the historical and cultural character of cultural and religious monuments and symbols, especially those classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites; calls on Turkey to fully respect its international obligation to protect monuments of Alevi, Christian, Armenian, Pontian and Jewish origin;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 140 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 f (new)
5f. Condemns the conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in 2020, a monument internationally recognised as a historic World Heritage site and a universal symbol of Christianity, Chora Church in Istanbul and Hagia Sophia in Trabzon in 2013 into mosques by the Turkish authorities; notes with concern the recent developments with regard to the historic Panagia Soumela Monastery, which is included, on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List; recognises that the protection of cultural heritage is key to promote good neighbourly relations and maintain peace and stability in the region;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 g (new)
5g. Reiterates its call on Turkey to respect the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Orthodox Christians all over the world and to recognise its legal personality and the public use of the ecclesiastical title of the Ecumenical Patriarch;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 142 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 h (new)
5h. Stresses the need to eliminate restrictions on the training, appointment and succession of members of the clergy, to allow the reopening of the Halki Seminary, which has been closed since 1971, and to remove all obstacles to enable it to function properly;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 26 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
D a. whereas intellectual property (IP) is central to video games and constitutes a key factor for investments and growth;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
E a. whereas the Court of Justice of the EU has recognised video games as complex creative works, protected both by the computer programs directive 2009/24 and the copyright directive 2001/29;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 33 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas competitive video gaming, otherwise known e-sports are leagues, competitive circuits, tournaments, or similar competitions where individuals or teams play video games, typically for spectators, either in-person or online, for the purpose of entertainment, prizes, or money; whereas e-sport, could be considered not only part of the video game sector, but also part of the culture, and media and sports sectors, and has clear digital and competitive elements;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 59 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital N
N. whereas e-sport is a massre increasingly popular entertainment activityies, characterised by both a large video game player base and a small number of professional players and teams;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 83 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that European video game developers have access to new markets, therefore improving dissemination and recognition of European video game content internationally;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 84 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Underlines that national incentives and support for local video game developments, including SMEs should be encouraged and facilitated through a review of the European state aid rules, such as the General Block Exemption Regulation;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 119 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Welcomes the pilot project “Understanding the value of a European Video Games Society” initiated by the European Parliament aiming to develop a better understanding of the video game sector and of its impact on a range of policy areas;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 135 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Welcomes the Council Conclusions on blended learning, to ensure that Europe’s teachers are adequately trained to teach ICT and computational skills and encourages Member States to develop coordinated STEAM curricula to address shortage of digital skills;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 146 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Calls on the Commission to foster interdisciplinary research on video games and e-sports to gain a better understanding of the industry on how to utilise them for the European community and to present the communication on this issue accordingly;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 162 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Encourages the industry, rating agencies and consumer associations to continue awareness-raising campaigns on the PEGI system which proved beneficial in protecting minors;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 172 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Considers that e-sport and traditional sports are different sectors, especially given the fact that video games used for competitive gaming or e-sports belong to a private entity and are played in a digital environment; believes, however, that they may complement each other and promote similar values and skills, such as fair play, teamwork, antiracism and gender equalitygiven that e-sports are a set of practices around the licensed used and communication of video game IP; believes, however, that they may complement each other and promote values such as fair play, non-discrimination, teamwork, solidarity, integrity, inclusivity, antiracism and gender equality, as well as physical activity, while e-sports as video games can contribute to the acquisition of digital competences and skills;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 190 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Encourages partnerships on virtual and e-sports between all relevant stakeholders in order to create new projects that bring added values to athletes and audiences while promoting European values;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 192 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16 b. Recognises the potential of virtual sports for exploring new ways of fan engagement and increasing the level of participation of youth in physical activities;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 201 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18 a. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to extend the application of the Schengen Cultural Visa to the e- sports personnel and to consider measures to facilitate visa procedures for video game developers coming to the European Union;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 4 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
— having regard to its resolution of 8 July 2020 on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in the COVID-19 crisis,
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 b (new)
— having regard to its resolution of 17 September 2020 on the cultural recovery of Europe,
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 6 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 c (new)
— having regard to its resolution of 22 October 2020 on the future of European education in the context of COVID-19,
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 23 #

2022/2004(INI)

B. whereas the overall state of young people’s mental health and well-being has significantly worsened during the pandemic, with problems related to mental health doubling in several Member States compared to pre-crisis levels25 , leading pundits to call this the ‘silent pandemic’ or the ‘pandemic scar’; whereas mental health issues are often difficult to be identified; _________________ 25 https://www.oecd- ilibrary.org/sites/1e1ecb53- en/1/2/2/index.html?itemId=/content/public ation/1e1ecb53- en&_csp_=c628cf9bcf7362d2dc28c91250 8045f6&itemIGO=oecd&itemContentType =book
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas it has been observed that 64 % of young people in the 18-34 age group were at risk of depression in spring 202126 and that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people27 as a result of loneliness, isolation and the lack of educational, employment and, financial, social and life prospects; whereas children and young people with fewer opportunities or from marginalised groups and socially disadvantaged backgrounds have been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly owing to structural inequalities; whereas confinement measures had a particularly negative impact on persons with disabilities; whereas measures taken by governments during exceptional circumstances should always respect the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities and ensure their equal and non-discriminatory access to health care, social services, education ,culture and sports activities; _________________ 26 https://www.statista.com/statistics/1287356 /risk-of-depression-in-europe-2021-by-age 27 UNICEF article ‘The Mental Health Burden Affecting Europe’s Children’ (4 October 2021).
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas gender-related differences have an impact on how children and young people have been affected by the pandemic, with girls and young women suffering more from domestic violence, psychosomatic illnesses and mood disorders28 ; whereas the pay gap between men and women further deteriorated during the pandemic affecting women' work-life balance and their financial dependence on their partners, relatives or friends; _________________ 28 European Parliament Flash Eurobarometer: Women in times of COVID-19 (https://europa.eu/eurobarometer/surveys/d etail/2712).
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 40 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas mental health problems at an early stage of personal development increase the likelihood of mental health issues occurring in adulthood, with far- reaching consequences as regards personal, social and professional development and quality of life;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 44 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas closures have reduced the levels of physical fitness in young people to such an extent that currently only one in four 11-year-olds carries out enough physical activity; whereas overweight or obesity increased in children and adolescents during the covid-19 pandemic leading to one in three children being either overweight or obese, and being the leading risk factor for disability and greater morbidity 28a _________________ 28a WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 ( https://www.euro.who.int/en/health- topics/noncommunicable- diseases/obesity/publications/2022/who- european-regional-obesity-report-2022 )
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 48 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas any EU mental health strategy aimed at children and young people must involve their parents and families, youth organisations, youth workers, cultural institutions and sports clubs by providing them with appropriate special training related to handling mental health issues, in order to facilitate a holistic approach and ensure outreach to marginalised and/or disadvantaged groups;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas scientific data suggests that levels of institutional trust among members of the younger generations have fallen as a result of the way the pandemic has been handledstress and the uncertainty the pandemic has caused; whereas the member states' communication channels handling the pandemic have not been effective in reaching the younger generation and in gaining their trust; whereas special attention needs to be devoted to regaining that trust;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas the war in Ukraine and the resulting uncertaintiesdevastating financial consequences the EU is facing are expected to have a further negative impact on the mental health of children and young people;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L a (new)
L a. whereas grassroots sports were severely affected by the negative consequences of the pandemic with many of them being completely closed for a long time; whereas professional sports clubs are still expected to experience the pandemic’s consequences in both financial terms and human resources in the years to come;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Draws attention to the role played by schools and early childhood education and care institutions in providing the necessary material and psychological support for children and their families, and calls on the Member States to provide sufficient financial support to mainstream education institutions in order to ensure that both the pedagogical and the psychological development of learners is increasingly promoted; underlines especially the role played by teachers and educators in achieving the psychological support and development of children and young people;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 107 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines the vital importance of interpersonal relationships among children and young people that constitutes the basis of the process of socialisation and accelerates the sense of belonging; calls, therefore, on the Member States, in the event of future pandemics or other unprecedented situations, to keep all learning environments, whether formal, informal or non-formal in nature, open or in hybrid mode, but not completely closed; calls on the Member States, in cases where special measures are absolutely necessary, to take into account the needs of different age groups and not to apply a one-size-fits- all approach; calls, as a result, on the Member States to take into consideration the different characteristics and needs of educational, cultural, youth and sports activities;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 121 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Insists on the need to adequately fund and promote the opportunities offered by programmes such as Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps, to enhance mobility experiences, which are developing useful and necessary social skills for the future personal and professional growth of the younger generation, and increase their accessibility for all, regardless of income, gender, health status and region of origin; calls on the Commission and the Member States to improve the systematic sharing of projects’ outcomes in order to increase their visibility, upscaling and long-term impact;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 150 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Urges the Member States, in this context, to ensure the inclusion and take any necessary action for the upscaling of art, music and culture in school curricula, as well as the promotion of play and sports activities in schools, in order to create an inclusive, creative, dynamic and healthy learning environment from an early age and to reduce the risk of psychophysical disorders in adulthood;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 154 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to support and adequately fund small local cultural initiatives, sports clubs and leisure facilities to carry out the leisure and informal learning activities that play an essential role in the development and well-being of young people and their families, by providing material and psychological support resources, including for those with fewer economic opportunities; underlines the fact that in disadvantaged and/or rural areas those activities constitute the only opportunity for children and young people to socialise, increase the sense of citizenship and maintain a good level of mental health;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 173 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission to take action to ensure that the EU as a whole becomes stronger and more self-reliant, leaving no one behind; points out that it must address the wider structural gaps caused by the lack of digital infrastructure and digital tools in rural and peripheral areas and take into account the possible needs of those areas in the event of future pandemics or any other unprecedented situation;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 182 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Urges the Member States to invest in specific policies that respond to local needs in order to close regional gaps and ensure financial support so that the technologies, innovations, learning and support facilities and tools required to continue education and training are available and accessible to all, regardless of their family, social or financial situation and of their place of residence;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 201 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the need to monitor developments in, and the consequences of, technological and digital advances through cooperation and dialogue with experts, educators and representatives of civil society; points out the necessity to critically review possible dangers of the digital advances and its unpredictable consequences;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 212 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Calls for the support of grassroots sports and extra-curricular activities , as they have suffered disproportionally the devastating consequences of the covid-19 pandemic; underlines that amateur sports are the basis for sports in professional level and contribute to both personal development and well-being and to the regional development of rural areas; underlines the importance of keeping open and supporting the recovery of professional sports clubs, sports organisations and athletes and calls on the Commission to support them adequately as they play a vital role in the well-being and socialisation of young people;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 221 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 b (new)
14 b. Urges the member states to give special attention to marginalised and disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities to grant them equal access to all educational, cultural, youth and sports establishments; Calls on the Commission to address the needs of people with disabilities in the event of future pandemics or unprecedented situations accordingly in order to safeguard an equal and safe access and their maintenance of mental health;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls the strong need for culture and education, as the backbone of our democracy, society and economy, to receive support from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), also with regard to the green and digital transitioniterates the crucial importance that education, culture and sports receive support from the Recovery and Resilience Facility since they play a key role in our daily lives by shaping our identity, creating bonds between generations and deepening our social and democratic participation; recognises how paramount these sectors are for our economies;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 9 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Highlights the commitment and efforts of the European Union to protect its economy and the wellbeing of its citizens with the current multiannual budget and the Next Generation EU package; welcomes the Recovery and Resilience Facility that is dedicated to help Member States to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic and continue their sustainable growth towards a digital and climate neutral future;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2021/2251(INI)

1 b. Recalls the strong need for the whole cultural, creative, education and sports sectors to be better addresed in NRRPs and receive greater support from the Recovery and Resilience Facility in the following period, in line with their digital and green transition;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights thatUnderlines how deeply the cultural and creative sectors were among those hit first and the hardest by the pandemic and will be the last to recoverhave been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, particularly given the fact that they are composed mostly of micro, small and medium sized enterprises or organisations;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Highlights the destabilising impact the pandemic has had on education and sports, causing enormous disruption and societal divides in the entire European Union; expresses concern that the education and sports sectors will not be able to recover without focused earmarking and increased support, namely through national recovery and resilience specific planning and through other EU, transnational and national programmes;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 39 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Deplores the fact that only 14 Member States have included culture inRecalls that the European Parliament called on Member States to allocate at least 2 % of their NRRF plans; fears that this heterogeneity of public investments leads to recovery at different speeds, causing increased disparities within the EU’s culturPs funds to culture and at least 10 % to education in its Resolution on Cultural Recovery for Europe; regrets the fact that not all Member States included these elements in their national recovery and resilience plans; calls on these Member States to amend their national recosystem and threatening Europe’s cultural diversity; very and resilience plans and dedicate enough funds through short-term and long-term investments;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 44 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Welcomes the European Parliament resolution of 10 February 2021 on the impact of COVID-19 on youth and on sport from February 2021 and the European Parliament legislative resolution of 14 December 2021 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a European Year of Youth 2022; expresses concern over the impact of the pandemic on mental health and overall wellbeing of citizens, especially young people; calls on the Commission and Member States to foster youth participation in democratic and decision-making processes and provide additional support that will help young people recover from the pandemic and continue their growth on all levels, including personal, social and economic development; notes that young people can largely contribute in creating more resilient and sustainable societies and economies both on European and on national level;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 45 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Welcomes the European Parliament resolution of 20 October 2021 on Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade: an Action Plan to Support Recovery and Transformation and the European Parliament resolution of 20 October 2021 on the situation of artists and the cultural recovery in the EU; notes that a more holistic and determined approach is vital for the whole cultural and creative sectors to fully recover and unlock their potential in the following period; highlights that all actors in the cultural and creative ecosystem need to be supported equally in all Member States, including the entire audiovisual, editorial and media sector, as well as independent players and micro, small and medium sized enterprises or organisations;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 49 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Welcomes the European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2020 on effective measures to ‘green’ Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps and the European Parliament resolution of 23 November 2021 on EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward; stresses the need for additional financial and structural engagement in the education and sports sectors; urges the EU to encourage Member States to implement actions that will further the recovery, strengthening and resilience building at all levels of education and sports and prepare all actors in both sectors for the digital and green future while promoting sustainable development, especially new learning and mobility opportunities and digital learning tools, higher inclusion, cohesion, exchange of practices on European and national level and better monitoring of used funds;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 57 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. OpposesCalls on the Commission’s approach to incorporate not strictly cultural interventions such as tourism and energy efficiency of cultural buildings in the calculations, resulting in misleading statistics; calls for a recalculation and reassessment of the data available to improve its approach in data analysis and statistics; notes the importance of accurate reviews that can serve as examples for future plans and strategies;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 66 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls previous requests urging the Member States to dedicate at least 2 % of the budget of each national RRF plan to culture and 10 % to education; criticises the fact that these already misleading numbers have been achieved at an aggregated EU level only;deleted
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 87 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Strongly believes that for the correct implementation of the RRF a special focus should also be given to micro and small organisations, including in rural areasindependent micro, small and medium sized enterprises or organisations, including in rural and remote areas in all Member States; notes that these actors can contribute significantly to our economy if given proper support;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 113 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses the need for innovative and sustainable structural reforms targeting education and the cultural and creative sectors, and in particular regarding social security in the latter; regrets that such reforms are planned in only a minority of Member Statesthe cultural, creative, education and sports sectors on local, regional and national level, and in particular regarding social security in the latter; underlines the importance of these reforms not only for these sectors but for the entire economy;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 121 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Insists that the Commission calls on Member States to work more closely with key stakeholders, national authorities and agencies and civil societies and to improve their national recovery and resilience plans accordingly to address vital needs of the cultural, creative, education and sports sectors on local, regional and national level;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 143 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Calls onEncourages the Commission and Member States to commit to transparency and to examine the possibility of redirecting unused or saved RRF resources to culture, education, youth, sports and media; keeping in mind specific needs of every part of those sectors; notes that a tailored approach will benefit all actors in the culture, education, youth, sports and media ecosystems;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 156 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Urges the Commission and thto advise Member States to extend the continuous involvement of stakeholders to the implementation and monitoring of the RRF plansin monitoring the implementation of their national recovery and resilience plans and propose other actions and short-term and long-term measures that will address current and future challenges; notes that this kind of cooperation with Member States will create tangible, sustainable, social and economic benefits both at national and European level.
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 13 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4
— having regard to the Council’s conclusions on Enlargement and Association and Stabilisation Process of 14 December 2021, the Statement of the Members of the European Council of 25 March 2021 on the Eastern Mediterranean, to the European Council’s conclusions of 24 June 2021 and 1 October 2020, and to all previous relevant Council and European Council conclusions,
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 33 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 8
— having regard to the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council on Cyprus, including resolution 550(1984) of 11 May 1984 on secessionist actions in Cyprus and resolution 789(1992) of 25 November 1992 which consider attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible, and call for the transfer of that area to the administration of the United Nations urging all concerned in the Cyprus question to commit themselves to the confidence-building measures set out in the resolution,
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 44 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital -A (new)
-A. whereas Turkey has been linked to the EU by an association agreement since 1964 and whereas a customs union was established in 1995; whereas the European Council granted the status of candidate country to Turkey in December 1999 and whereas accession negotiations were opened in 2005; whereas as a candidate country and as an important partner of the EU, Turkey is expected to respect and uphold the Copenhagen criteria and to uphold the highest standards of democracy, respect of human rights and the rule of law, including compliance with the international conventions acceded to by the EU; whereas being a candidate country entails the need to pursue and maintain good neighbourly relations with the EU and its Member States indiscriminately;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 52 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas Turkey, besides being a candidate for EU accession, is a key partner in relation to the economy, trade and migration, as well as a strategic partneressential areas of joint interest, such as migration, public health, climate, counter – terrorism and regional issues;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 61 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas, in the aftermath of recent tensions between the EU and Turkey, particularly in relation to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the European Council offered to nurture a more positive dynamic in EU-Turkey relations by expressing readiness to engage with Turkey in a phased, proportionate and reversible manner in a number of areas of common interest, provided that the de-escalation of recent tensions between the EU and Turkey, particularly in relation to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, is sustained and that Turkey engages constructively and subject to the established conditionalities set out in previous European Council conclusions;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas being a candidate country presumes a willingness to progressively approach in all aspects the values, interests, standards and policies of the EU; whereas an analysis of the EU’s reports in recent years reveal that Turkey’s distance from the EU’s values and its normative framework is still considerable and is even growing in fundamental areas such as the rule of law and human rights as well as good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas over the past year, EU- Turkey relations have on average remained stable, as enhanced cooperation and dialogue on a number of issues have coexisted with regular conflictsthe Council reiterated that Turkey continues to move further away from the European Union, and that Turkey’s accession negotiations have effectively come to a standstill and no further chapters can be considered for opening or closing, while according to the Commission, the underlying facts leading to this assessment still hold; nonetheless, dialogue and cooperation with Turkey increased in 2021; whereas this report reflects this situation by welcoming positive developments and pointing to further potential in the relationship, while signalling remaining problems, in particular as regards the rule of law and fundamental rights and good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Reiterates its concern about the persistent distance between the EU and Turkey, despite it being a candidate country, in terms of values and standards, and the continuing lack of political will to carry out the necessary reforms to address, in particular, the serious concerns about the rule of law and fundamental rights that continue to negatively affect the accession process; notes that, in addition to this, unilateral actions in breach of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea as well as strong and provocative statements against the EU and its Member States have deteriorated EU-Turkey relations; considers that without clear progress in thisese fields, Parliament cannot envisage any resumption of accession negotiations with Turkey, which have effectively been at a standstill since 2018;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 129 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes, however, that there has been a slight improvement over the past year in overall EU-Turkey relations, which have on average remained stable, as enhanced cooperation and dialogue on a number of issues have coexisted with regular conflicts that good neighbourly relations form an essential part of moving towards the EU; notes that bilateral relations remained challenging with neighbouring EU Member States, particularly Greece and Cyprus; notes that tensions in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean were not conducive to good neighbourly relations and undermined regional stability and security; expresses its hope that this pattern of ‘conflictual cooperation’ can be overcome and replaced with a more positive dynamic;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 154 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates its firm conviction that Turkey is a country of strategic relevance in political, economic and foreign policy terms, a partner that is key for the stability of the wider region,the European Union’s strategic interest in a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and ain ally with which the EU wishes to pursue the best possible relationsthe development of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey; welcomes, in this view, the recent statements expressed at the highest level by the Turkish authorities about the recommitment of the Turkish Government to the EU path, but urges the Turkish authorities to put their words into action and demonstrate this commitment with specific facts and decisions;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 164 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Expresses concern over the current economic situation in Turkey, which through soaring inflation and a constantly rising cost of living is pushing a high and increasing number of people into hardship and poverty as reflected in the OECD 2021 Report on Turkey;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 256 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Takes note of the adoption of the fourth and fifth judicial packages in Turkey during 2021; asserts, however, that the current problems stem not only from problematic legislation, but are often caused by a failurelack of political will to implement existing adequate provisions; remains concerned about the erosion of the rule of law and judicial independence in Turkey;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 302 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Calls on the Turkish authorities to promote positive and effective reforms in the area of the freedom of thought, conscience and religion by enabling religious communities to obtain legal personality, and by applying Venice Commission recommendations on the status of religious communities, all relevant ECtHR rulings and Council of Europe resolutions, including on the Greek Orthodox population of the islands of Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos); notes that following the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque in July 2020, another museum among the World Heritage Sites in Turkey was converted into a mosque; notes the recent developments with regard to the historical Panaghia Soumela Monastery, when images on social media depicted a foreign band dancing to disco music inside this monument, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list; notes that no steps were taken to open the Halki (Heybeliada) Greek Orthodox Seminary, closed since 1971; reiterates its call on Turkey to respect the importance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Orthodox Christians all over the world, to recognise its legal personality and the public use of the ecclesiastical title of the Ecumenical Patriarch; notes with concern that hate speech and hate crimes against Christians and Jews continued to be reported, Alevis faced hate crimes, and investigations in this regard remained ineffective
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 307 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Is concerned that full respect for and protection of language, religion, culture, cultural heritage and fundamental rights of minorities in accordance with European standards have yet to be achieved and calls upon Turkey to take action.
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 318 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes with great concernStrongly condemns the indictment refilled by Turkey’s Chief Public Prosecutor at the Constitutional Court seeking the dissolution of the HDP and a political ban on nearly 500 HDP members, including most of its current leadership, which would prevent them from conducting any kind of political activity in the next five years and that the HDP and its party organisations have been specifically and continuously targeted by the Turkish authorities, leading to a situation where over 4 000 HDP members are currently in prison; continues to strongly condemn the continued detention since November 2016 of Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, the former co-chairs of the HDP;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 368 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Commends the efforts made by Turkey to continue hosting the largest refugee population in the world; welcomes, in this regard, the continued provision of EU funding for refugees and host communities in Turkey, and expresses its commitment to sustain this support in the future; calls on Turkey to ensure the full and non-discriminatory implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement of 2016, including vis a vis the Republic of Cyprus, as well as to resume the readmission of returnees from the Greek islands interrupted in March 2020, and Turkey’s obligation to take any necessary measures to prevent new sea or land routes for illegal migration opening from Turkey to the EU, and its will to cooperate with neighbouring states as well as the EU to this effect and with fundamental rights as part of its implementation process; Believes that strengthening trade relations could bring concrete benefits to citizens in Turkey and the EU therefore takes note of the Commission’s proposal to work on a mandate on the potential upgrading of the Customs Union provided that it is implemented vis-à-vis all Member States would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms and that it can only be envisaged following Turkey’s full implementation of the Additional Protocol to extend the Association Agreement towards all Member States without reserve and in a non-discriminatory fashion; stresses that both parties must be fully aware of this democratic conditionality from the very onset of any negotiations, as the Parliament will not give its consent to the final agreement without results on the aforementioned preconditions in this field; notes that visa liberalisation would constitute an important step towards facilitating people-to-people contacts and is of great importance for Turkish citizens, particularly for students, academics, business representatives and people with family ties in EU Member States; continues its support for the visa liberalisation process once the set conditions have been fully and effectively implemented and encourages the Turkish Government to fully comply with the 72 criteria identified in the visa liberalisation roadmap in a non-discriminatory manner towards all member-states; stresses that there has been very little real progress on the outstanding benchmarks still to be fulfilled by Turkey; notes that the new Action Plan on Human Rights foresees the acceleration of the fulfilment of the remaining benchmarks; stresses that the revision of Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation and Data Protection Law are key conditions for ensuring fundamental rights and freedoms; regrets that as a result of Turkey’s instrumentalization of refugees a continuing increase in asylum applications was registered in Cyprus in 2021; notes that pending the full and effective implementation of the EU- Turkey Readmission Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, existing bilateral readmission agreements and provisions in similar agreements and arrangements with EU Member States, should be adequately implemented; cooperation in the area of justice and home affairs with all EU Member States remains essential;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 370 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Commends the efforts made by Turkey to continue hosting the largest refugee population in the world; welcomes, in this regard, the continued provision of EU funding for refugees and host communities in Turkey, and expresses its commitment to sustain this support in the future; emphasises that the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees cannot be accepted as a tool for political leverage and blackmail; notes that pending the full and effective implementation of the Joint EU – Turkey Statement of 2016 and the EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, existing bilateral readmission agreements and provisions in similar agreements and arrangements with Member States should be adequately implemented; effective border management, as well as the resumption of returns, continue to be priorities;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 407 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Acknowledges that Turkey can pursue its own foreign policy in line with its interests and goals, but expects this policy to be defended through diplomacy and dialogue based on international law and, as a candidate country, to be increasingly aligned with that of the EU; notes that Turkey’s CFSP alignment remained at very low levels and its increasingly assertive foreign policy continued to collide with the EU priorities under the CFSP, notably due to its support for military actions in the Caucasus, Syria, Libya and Iraq; notes that the EU has repeatedly stressed the need for Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of EU member states, which include entering into bilateral agreements and exploring and exploiting their natural resources in accordance with the EU acquis and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; stresses that Turkey needs to commit itself unequivocally to good neighbourly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the United Nations Charter, having recourse, if necessary, to the International Court of Justice;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 438 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Welcomes the decrease in tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past year, but remains fully aware that these positive dynamics could be reversed at any moment while the underlying issues remain unresolved; condemns, in this regard, the continuous harassment and hindrance by Turkish warships of research vessels from performing surveys on the potential route of the East Med Pipeline, which is an energy project of EU Common Interest (PCI), within the EEZ/ continental shelf of Member States; calls on Turkey to respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea and airspace as well as their sovereign rights, including inter alia the right to explore and exploit natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which is part of the EU acquis; continues to urge Turkey to unequivocally commit to good neighborly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes, having recourse, if necessary to the International Court of Justice and to refrain from any unilateral action or threats; supports, in this respect, the invitation by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to Turkey to negotiate in good faith the maritime delimitation between their relevant coasts, or have recourse, to the International Court of Justice, and calls on Turkey to accept Cyprus’ invitation; reiterates its call on the Turkish Government to halt its plans for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which will be located in a region prone to severe earthquakes, therefore posing a major threat not only to Turkey, but also to the Mediterranean region; requests, accordingly, that the Turkish Government join the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), which commits its parties to notifying and consulting each other about major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across borders; asks the Turkish Government, to this end, to involve or at least consult the governments of its neighbouring countries in relation to any further developments in the Akkuyu venture;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 448 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. WelcomNotes theat decrease in tensspite the initial indications towards a de-escalations in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past year, but remains fully aware that these positive dynamics could be reversed at any moment while the underlying issues remain unresolved tensions continued to remain high with Member States, in particular Greece and Cyprus;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 460 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. DeploRegrets the fact that the unresolved conflict in Cyprus is a major obstacle to EU-Cyprus problem remains unresolved and stresses that a solution in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions will have a positive impact on Turkey’s relations with the EU; reaffirms its view that the only sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue is that of a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with a single international legal personality and political equality, as set out in relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and in accordance with international law and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded and the acquis;; deeply regrets that Turkey has abandoned this UN frameworke agreed UN framework and its insistence to a two state solution in Cyprus and that it continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions, with unilateral, illegal and provocative actions including by the opening of the fenced off area of Varosha; notes that EU funding to Turkey will be subject to rules on conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and European values and principles; praises the important work of the bi- communal Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) and calls on the Turkish authorities to advance their efforts to provide the CMP proprio motu and without delay with all information at their disposal relating to burial sites and any other places where remains might be found, including information in military archives;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 468 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Deplores the fact that the unresolved conflict in Cyprus isremains unresolved, constituting a major obstacle to EU-Turkey relations; reaffirms its view that the only sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue is that of a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement, including its external aspects, within the UN framework, on the basis of a bi- communal, bi-zonal federation with a single international legal personality and political equality, in accordance with international law and on the basis of respect for, with all relevant UNSC resolutions and in line with the principles on which the EUnion is founded and the acquis; deeply regrets that Turkey has abandoned this UN framework; the EU will continue to play an active role in supporting the process;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 477 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Strongly condemns Turkey’s unilateral actions in relation to Varosha that run contrary to the UN Security Council Resolutions and recalls the importance of the status of Varosha and the need for full respect of UN Security Council Resolutions, in particular Resolutions 550, 789 and 1251, as underlined by the 24 June 2021 European Council. The Council calls for the immediate reversal of these actions and the reversal of all steps taken on Varosha since October 2020;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 488 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 b (new)
24 b. Strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, as well as its violations of the Greek national airspace, including overflights of inhabited areas, and its territorial sea, which violate both the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of an EU Member State and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; reaffirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements on its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and explore and exploit its natural resources in full compliance with relevant international law; expresses its grave concern about the illegal Turkish fishing activities within Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and the unregulated and unreported fishing activities of Turkish fishing fleets in international waters in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean; calls on all sides for a genuine collective engagement to negotiate the delimitation of EEZs and the continental shelf in good faith, fully respecting international law and the principle of good relations between neighbours; notes with regret that the casus belli declared by the TGNA against Greece in 1995 has not been withdrawn yet; welcomes the continuation of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey, which seek to address, the delimitation of the continental shelf and the EEZ in line with international law; reiterates its call on the Turkish Government to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is part of the European Union acquis; notes that the Council’s conclusions of 15 July 2019, in the light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities, not to hold the Association Council and further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues for the time being remain valid, urges Turkey to unequivocally commit to good neighbourly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes, having recourse, if necessary, to the International Court of Justice; Turkey must stop all threats and actions that damage good neighbourly relations, normalise its relations with the Republic of Cyprus and respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea and airspace as well as all their sovereign rights, including inter alia the right to explore and exploit natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS);
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 498 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 c (new)
24 c. Strongly condemns the Turkish military interventions in Syria, which constitute grave violations of international law and risk undermining the stability and security of the region as a whole; calls on the Government of Turkey to end its illegal occupation of northern Syria and Afrin and to withdraw its military and paramilitary proxy forces; reiterates that security concerns cannot justify unilateral military action in a foreign country; recalls its position, as expressed in previous resolutions, on the introduction of an initiative in the Council for all EU Member States to halt the licencing of arms exports to Turkey in accordance with Council Common Position2008/944/CFSP;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 505 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 d (new)
24 d. Notes that the persistent foreign interference in Libya continued to challenge seriously the implementation of the UN-led Berlin process; Turkey claimed that the UN embargo provisions, the articles on withdrawal of foreign elements and the suspension of military training in the cease-fire agreement are not applicable to the legitimate government; on a regular basis, the Turkish Ministry of Defence issued statements on ongoing training with Libyan forces and the legitimate presence of Turkish military forces; the presence of mercenary forces was a complicating factor; Turkey maintained its unjustified opinion that Operation IRINI is not balanced and that it disproportionally targets the Government of National Accord. Turkey continued to assert the validity of the Turkish-Libyan maritime delimitation and military agreements of 2019 which the EU considers an infringement upon the sovereign rights of third States, not complying with the Law of the Sea and having no legal consequences for third States; the EU listed a Turkish shipping company in the framework of violations of the Libya weapons embargo;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 510 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 e (new)
24 e. Recalls the need for Turkey to address obligations as regards the implementation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union, ensuring its effective application to all Member States. regrets Turkey’s continued deviations from its obligations under the EU-Turkey Customs Union, and recalls that trade barriers or equivalent that are not in conformity with it should be removed without delay; recalls, in this sense, that the current customs union will not achieve its full potential until Turkey fully implements the Additional Protocol to extend the Ankara Agreement towards all Member States without reserve and in anon-discriminatory fashion in relation to all Member States, and until all existing trade irritants are resolved; stresses that a modernisation of the Customs Union would be beneficial for both parties and would keep Turkey economically and normatively anchored to the EU; reiterates that this modernisation would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms as prescribed by the Copenhagen criteria on good neighbourly relations with the EU and all its Member States and on its non-discriminatory implementation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 512 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 f (new)
24 f. Continues its support for the visa liberalization process once the set conditions have been met; points out that visa liberalization would constitute an important step towards facilitating people- to-people contacts and notes that it is of great importance, particularly for students, academics, business representatives and people with family ties in EU Member States, but stresses that there has been very little real progress on the six outstanding benchmarks still to be fulfilled by Turkey; asks the Government of Turkey to fully comply with these benchmarks in a non-discriminatory manner, including with regard to all EU Member States;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 519 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Insists that democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights should remain at the heart of EU-Turkey relations under any framework; reaffirms its support for keeping the accession process and its value-based approach as the main framework for EU-Turkey relations, as it is still the most powerful tool to exercise normative pressure and sustain the democratic and pro-European aspirations of Turkish society; nevertheless remains open to the possibility of both sides reviewing, in a realistic manner, the appropriateness of this framework and its ability to function, or, if necessary, exploring other possible models for future relations;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 529 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Insists that democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights should remain at the heart of EU-Turkey relations under any framework; reaffirms its support for keeping the accession process and its value-based approach as the main framework for EU-Turkey relations, alongside the principles of international law and multilateralism, as it is still the most powerful tool to exercise normative pressure and sustain the democratic and pro-European aspirations of Turkish society; nevertheless remains open to the possibility of both sides reviewing, in a realistic manner, the appropriateness of this framework and its ability to function, or, if necessary, exploring other possible models for future relations;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 545 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Notes that the current state of ‘conflictual cooperation’ in EU-Turkey relations is prone to producing unsatisfactory results; calls for a rebalancing of the relationship by building on the solid grounds for cooperation driven by mutual interests, and also by building confidence to address the lack of trust; believes that an orderly dispute settlement mechanism may be beneficial in such an overall framework and calls on the Commission to explore the creation of such a mechanism in accordance with obligations under the Negotiating Framework;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 547 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Notes that the varying priorities of the EU institutions set out in the existing frameworks governing EU-Turkey relations make it very difficult to find an effective way to move forward; deplores the lack of a long-term strategy, a coherent policy and consistent leadership towards Turkey in the EU and among all its institutions;deleted
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 557 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27 a. Believes that the EU should continue to pursue all possible instances of dialogue, common understanding and convergence of positions with Turkey; invites Turkey to engage in constructive and bona fide dialogue –including on issues of foreign policy where Turkey and the EU have been on opposing terms- with a view to once again finding common ground and a common understanding with the EU, restarting dialogue and cooperation on good neighbourly relations, and relaunching the process of reforms in Turkey; reiterates that, failing that, and in the event of renewed unilateral actions or provocations in breach of international law, the EU should use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including targeted sanctions as a last resort, which should not have an adverse impact on the Turkish people, civil society or refugees in Turkey;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 559 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 b (new)
27 b. Considers that, as a necessary step in order to improve the overall state of relations, both sides need to use respectful language, make efforts to fight existing prejudices and misconceptions, and allow for a more objective and complete consideration of the other side’s image in the respective public opinion, reversing the mutually deteriorating perceptions; calls on this view on the Commission to launch a communication policy towards Turkish society aimed at raising awareness about the EU; stresses that a belligerent, revisionist and aggressive rhetoric only reinforces extreme positions on both sides and that a purely confrontational approach plays into the hands of those who are aiming to pull Turkey and the EU apart;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 65 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Underscores that the pace of EU accession is determined by the progress on the due functioning of all institutions and is grounded in the rule of law, good governance and fundamental rights; urges Albania to sustain and intensify efforts to reinforce the functioning of the judiciary, strengthen the rule of law and human rights, including the protection of persons belonging to minorities, counter corruption and organised crime, and ensure media freedom;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 94 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Encourages the government to accelerate administrative preparations for the upcoming accession negotiations and to make the best possible use of assistance and transfer of know-how provided by EU Member States in this regard; stresses the importance of having in place coherent government structures to effectively coordinate EU integration matters; underlines the need to improve intra- service coordination, evaluation and monitoring of EU-related reforms, to advance decentralisation, country-wide modernisation and depoliticisation of the civil service and to enable conditions to conduct the upcoming population census;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 97 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Welcomes the adoption to the Population Census Law and looks forward to the smooth conduct of the upcoming Population Census in full transparency and in line with international standards..
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes advances in ensuring equal opportunities and calls for further improvements in the enforcement of gender equality, property rights, data protection, and rights of people with disabilities and minority rights;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 147 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Urges Albania to swiftly adopt and implement the remaining by-laws, related to the 2017 Framework Law on the protection of national minorities, in line with European standards and with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 153 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 b (new)
17b. Calls on Albania to continue the ongoing efforts to implement a comprehensive land sector reform and to consolidate property rights, in transparent manner by holding consultations with all relevant stakeholders, including by addressing cases of falsification of documents and swiftly advancing the process for registration and compensation.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 224 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 f (new)
29f. Recalls the urgency of the fight against drug trafficking networks in Albania, which are gaining increased international access.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 276 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. WelcomEncourages the Albanian Government’s to continued steps promoting good neighbourly relations, ands well as enhancing inclusive regional integration by developing a Regional Economic Area;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 83 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on the strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture for the period 2021 to 2030; considers these guidelines comprehensive, sound and fit for the purpose of promoting sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture with a long-term focus on the sustainability of the aquaculture sector and on its contribution to the European Green Deal; regrets, however, that they are too much focused on environmental aspects and that they need more ambition to boost sustainable production and the development of a genuinely thriving and competitive EU aquaculture sector; considers that it is important to establish quantitative objectives for the growth of this sector in the framework of the guidelines, just as the Biodiversity strategy, the Farm to fork strategy and other Green Deal strategies set environmental targets;
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 146 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Considers that the aquaculture sector should commitntinue to actively applying evidence-based interventions to improve fish welfare, including maintaining water quality within welfare-relevant limits, as a way of reducing the prevalence and spread of diseases, which diminishes the need for antibiotics and lowers pollution levelcontributes to achieving a good environmental status; highlights that the aquaculture sector should continue to improve farming methods in line with the most up-to-date scientific knowledge available in order to achieve better environmental results, resilience against climate change and the optimisation of resource use;
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 177 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Stresses the importance of sustainable feed ingredients for aquaculture in the Union; considers that aquaculture can only fill the fish gap if all species farmed provide a net gain in fish protein, meaning that aquaculturethat does not remove more wild fish from the oceans for feed requirements than it produces should be promoted; stresses the need to uspromote ecologically sustainable marine proteins and oils, by-products and trimmings, other proteins and innovative solutions, such as insect meal and microalgae, and the partial replacement of marine proteins and oils with non-marine alternatives; calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote responsible and sustainable practices and increase the percentage of independently certified fishmeal and fish oil within feeds, with certification done by a credible and independent environmental and social certification scheme, such as the one by the Marine Stewardship Council, that uses low trophic index assessment criteria and the FAO code of conduct;
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 204 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Calls on the Commission to work further on levelling the playing field through, notably, the restriction or even the prohibition of imports of products which don't have the same environmental and social sustainability and fish welfare standards than the ones produced in the EU, the revision of international trade agreements, including updating rules for the better implementation of aquatic food labelling; considers that, in specific cases such as caviar labelling, the legal framework on information for consumers should be revised; calls on the Commission to analyse the inclusion of sustainable aquaculture sectors in the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in order to create incentives for European industries and EU trade partners to decarbonise their industries and therefore support both EU and global climate policies towards greenhouse-gas neutrality, and at the same time, without being discriminatory or constituting a disguised restriction on international trade;
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 240 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Highlights the need to level the playing field for EU organic farmers across the Union, as well as with imported organic products, by providing the same rules, support and harmonising treatments for diseases used in organic aquaculture and organic livestock farming;
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 242 #

2021/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35 a (new)
35 a. Recalls that the EP report "Towards a sustainable and competitive European aquaculture sector: current status and future challenges" proposes 92 actions to unlock the potential of EU aquaculture through: simplifying administrative procedures; ensuring equity in interaction with other sectors; enhancing the competitiveness of EU aquaculture within and outside our borders; improving consumer information; ensuring animal welfare, but also availability of veterinary products; pursuing better promotional campaigns and communication; supporting research and innovation; encouraging training and employment; increasing the sustainability of the EU's aquaculture sector; ensuring adequate financing through the EMFF and other structural funds; achieving a harmonious symbiosis with fisheries; urges the Commission to closely work with Member States to implement those actions.
2022/02/14
Committee: PECH
Amendment 156 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to support the sustainable development of small-scale fishing and aquaculture value chains by promoting the harmonisation of selective, non-destructive and energy- efficient fishing methodsand aquaculture methods, facilitating knowledge exchange with EU research community and decreasing the administrative burden;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 191 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Considers that greater job security and better earnings in the fisheries and aquaculture sector are essential if it is to attract newcomers, thereby ensuring its rejuvenation and continued survival;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 206 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Welcomes the role of women in sustainable fishing and aquaculture value chains and accordingly urges that they be guaranteed decent working conditions, as well as visibility and representation in decision- making structures and processes;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 212 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Underlines the need to establish a level playing field with imported products from third countries, safeguarding that all fisheries and aquaculture products that are consumed in the EU, are produced by sustainable food systems and comply with the objectives of the Green Deal and farm to fork strategy and calls on the Commission to take all necessary steps to secure a fair competition environment;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 231 #

2021/2188(INI)

20. Considers that the aquaculture sector should limit fish stocking densicontinue improving fish farming methods based on scientific knowledge and best practices as a way of reducing diseases and their spread, diminishing the need for antibiotics and lowering pollution levelto deliver better climate and environmental results, increase climate resilience and reduce and optimise the use of natural resources as production inputs;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 243 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Stresses that sustainable food from the oceans, seas and freshwater sources must be produced by responsible fishing and sustainable aquaculture alone and calls on the Commission to request and monitor similar sustainability standards for products imported to the EU market as well;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 293 #

2021/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Urges the European Commission, Member States and regions to work together in order to promote and support local initiatives to preserve livelihoods and traditions and cultural heritage associated with fisheries and aquaculture;
2021/12/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 37 #

2021/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
— having regard to the European Council Conclusions of 12 December 2019,
2022/09/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 127 #

2021/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L a (new)
L a. whereas the Turkey-Libya Memorandum of Understanding on the delimitation on maritime jurisdictions in the Mediterranean Sea infringes upon the sovereign rights of Third States does not comply with Law of the Sea and cannot produce any legal consequences for Third States;
2022/09/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 293 #

2021/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point o a (new)
(o a) urge the Libyan authorities to proceed to the cancelation of the Turkey - Libya Memorandum of Understanding on the delimitation on maritime jurisdictions in the Mediterranean Sea;
2022/09/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 4 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 21 a (new)
— having regard to the European Sports Charter and Code of Sports Ethics of the Council of Europe, as revised on 16 May 2001;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas grassroots sport contributes to the development of skills among young people and promotes civic participation through volunteering;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 13 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas illegal streaming of live sport events threatens the financial stability of both professional and grassroots sports which depend on the revenues from sport broadcasting rights;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 26 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Commission to strengthen the visibility and sport perspective across policy areas at EU level through adding sport to the title of the portfolio of the Commissioner in charge;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 27 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Calls also in this regard to establish the EU Sport Coordinator who would be the European Commission contact and visible reference point;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Invites sport stakeholders to actively participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe which also covers sport related issues;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Acknowledges the recent adoption of the revised European Sports Charter within the Council of Europe which highlights the common features of a framework for European sport and its organisation and invites EU institutions to strive for consistency, cooperation and solidarity at continental level, while taking initiative in the field of sport policy;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 38 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for a European sports model that recognises the need for a strong commitment to integrating the principles of solidarity, sustainability, inclusiveness, open competition and sporting merit, sporting merit, fairness and accordingly strongly opposes breakaway competitions that undermine such principles and endanger the stability of the overall sports ecosystem;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 44 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Acknowledges sport clubs as the foundation of a European sports model offering everyone the possibility to engage in sport locally, especially young people, regardless of their cultural or socio- economic background;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 48 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Highlights the need for more targeted and increased solidarity and financial redistribution, especially between professional and grassroots sport;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 55 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Calls on sport organisations to respect the established frequency of international sports tournaments, especially the European and World Championships while taking into account domestic competitions and the health of athletes and players;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 61 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Acknowledges the efforts made by sport organisations and federations to ensure the implementation of good governance principles in sport;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Calls on all sport stakeholders organisations to attain the appropriate levels of representativeness and professionalisation as a prerequisite for involvement in collective decision-making processes;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 69 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls for the EU institutions to promote the fundamental rights of athletes, including athlete representation in decision-making, freedom of association, collective bargaining and non- discrimination;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 73 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Acknowledges that the recent reforms in the football transfer market, including the establishment of a clearing house, a licensing system for agents, caps on agents’ commissions are in the right direction; urges the relevant sport authorities to ensure the prompt implementation of these reforms;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 75 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Acknowledges the recent reforms in the football transfer market, which include the establishment of a clearing house, licensing system and caps on agents’ commissions;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 76 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Notes that European frameworks are also necessary to improve player transfer systems and calls on relevant sports bodies and stakeholders to ensure the protection of players and strengthen labour market regulations to meet European specificities, standards and objectives;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 110 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Calls on the Member States to step up efforts towards the inclusion in sports activities and programmes of persons with mental and physical disabilities, and to increase visibility in the media of competitions involving athletes with disabilities;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 114 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Recalls that the EU population faces demographic challenges such as an ageing population, and that specific attention should be paid to encouraging active ageing through physical activity;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 118 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Insists that young athletes originating from developing countries must benefit from a proper legal status in Europe and support with the assessment and monitoring of their contracts;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 135 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Highlights the role of coaches and sport staff in developing the skills of and in educating young peoplechildren and young people and stresses that the adequate training plays a key role in encouraging participation in sport and in ensuring a safe environment for all;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 138 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to develop common standards at the European level to ensure that all coaches have the appropriate skills and training to coach children and young people;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 140 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. CRecognises the valuable contributions that sports volunteers bring to a society and calls on the Commission and the Member States to create a system for the recognition of qualifications gained by volunteers, including coaches working as volunteers;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 148 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Insists on the need for support mechanisms to get the sport sector back on track in the wake of COVID-19, including through national support funds, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the structural funds;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 168 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Welcomes the higher budget for sport under the new Erasmus+ programme and supports further synergies between programmes and funds and make a better use of this tool to support recovery in sport;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 170 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36a. Highlights the importance of the preparatory actions and pilot projects in the field of sport which provide additional funding for grassroots sport and give promising results;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 175 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. Calls on national, regional and local authorities to recognise the key role of sport and physical activity in fields such as urban regeneration, tourism and territorial cohesion and to prioritise them in cohesion policy a, specifically on European Social Fund Plus and on European Regional and Development Fund investments and under the Recovery and Resilience Facility;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 198 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46 a (new)
46a. Calls on the Commission to effectively tackle the growing problem of illegal streaming of live sport events without delay;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas according to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, racial discrimination and harassment remain commonplace throughout the European Union; whereas racial and ethnic minorities are subjected to harassment, violence and hate speech, both online and offline; whereas racial and ethnic minorities face structural discrimination in the EU in all areas, including housing, healthcare, employment, funding and education;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 61 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas racist and xenophobic attitudes are embraced by certain opinion leaders and politicians across the EU, fomenting a social climate that provides fertile ground for racism, discrimination and hate crimes; whereas this environment is further fuelled by extremist movements which seek to divide our societies; whereas these acts run counter to the common European values and ideals of democracy and equality which all the Member States have undertaken to uphold;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 77 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital Ε
Ε. whereas access to education and educational attainment is an issue for racialised communities throughout Europe; whereas segregation in education remains an issue in certain Member States significant issue in Europe;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 80 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas it is important for children and young people to see that they are represented throughout society, including in the classroom, in their sports activities, on the internet and on the media that they use;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 86 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas although sport has the power to unite communities, there is a serious issue and to cultivate the values of equality, accessibility and respect, there have been cases of racism within sporting organisations across Europe;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 143 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Acknowledges that racism is inherently a matter of culture, heritage and normseducation; highlights, therefore, the role that culture, as a vector of education, can play in combating discrimination and racism;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 205 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Deplores the practice of segregation in schools; calls on all Member States to introduce policies to prevent children from minority groups from being placed in separate schools or classes, whether intentionally or not, and to promote social inclusion with the guarantee of equal opportunities for all;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 272 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Highlights the fact that sport is a powerful agent for developing the feeling of ‘belonging’, contributes to the inclusion of individuals within communities, irrespective of racial differences, and sends positive messages of mutual respect, compassion, equality, solidarity, understanding and justice; stresses the contribution of professional and recreational sport to safeguarding human rights;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 287 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Urges the Commission to develop an EU code of ethics in sport in order to combat racism in sporting organisations at local, regional, national and European levels and foster inclusion and respect at all levels of sport; invites sporting organisations at all levels to subscribe to such an EU code and to incorporate it within their statutes; encourages organisations to raise awareness of such a code and its content among their members and their families, and the wider public;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that an independent, impartial, professional and responsible media is a key pillar of democracy; expresses serious concerns about the situation in some Member States whereby media laws allow for greater political interference; Call on the Member States to ensure that media ownership including shareholders is transparent given their role to guarantee media pluralism;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Is concerned that the current COVID-19 pandemic not only continues to have a significant negative impact on public health, social welfare and the economy, but also entails a serious threat to media freedom; warns that governments across the world could use the coronavirus emergency as an excuse to implement draconian new restrictions on freedom of expression and tighten media censorship; stresses that no EU funds should be allocated to media that is controlled by Member States government ; calls on the Commission to mobilise funds to encourage anti-corruption investigative journalism;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to propose a directive against strategic lawsuits to set minimum standards for all Member States against public participation (SLAPPs) in order to protect independent media and journalists from vexatious lawsuits intended to silence or intimidate them; to provide EU harmonized rules recognising and defining SLAPPs to identify abusive lawsuits and have them dismissed at an early stage; to support at EU level trainings for press publishers’ in-house lawyers to allow them to identify and deal with SLAPPs faced by the company and its editorial team, stresses the need to create an EU fund to support victims of SLAPP; Supports the creation of networks between SLAPP victims so they can coordinate and come together;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 55 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Member States to guarantee that the public service media isare free from censorship and political influence including economic pressures; invites the Member States, in this regard, to establish the necessary regulatory frameworks to monitor media ownership and ensure full transparency;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages the Member States to introduce effective measures to ensure better protection for the personal safety of journalists, in particular investigative journalists. Calls on the Member States to adopt preventive measures, such as police protection and availability of schemes providing relocation, safe houses or shelters whenever there is a threat to journalists; emphasises that ensuring the safety of journalists is paramount to ensuring that democracy and freedom of expression is protected;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages the Member States to introduce effective measures to ensure better protection for the personal safety of journalists, in particular investigative journalists.; calls on the Commission and the Member States to present legislative and non-legislative proposals to protect journalist resources;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 75 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Supports essential training for journalists from minority groups so that they are not silenced; Stresses that various cultures should be visible in the mainstream media of Member States;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 77 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Calls on the Member States and media organisations to support and develop incentive measures, for the equal representation of women and men in the profession at all levels;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 78 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 c (new)
7 c. Stresses the need of the regulation of the journalistic profession, by setting specific criteria in all Member States for a person in order to acquire the status of a journalist;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 2 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2 a (new)
— having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 25 March 2021 on shaping digital education policy;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 a (new)
— having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2020 on effective measures to "green" Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 11 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas providing equal and inclusive opportunities for all is, and must continue to be, inherent to the fundamental values of the European Union, and whereas people from all backgrounds and walks of life shouldmust be able to benefit from Erasmus+; highlights that Erasmus+ benefits not only its participants but entire communities and societies;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. Underlines the importance of mobility and both digital and in person inclusive learning opportunities for all interested persons regardless of their background or health, economic, social and geographic obstacles; notes that this leads to more democratic, stronger and more cohesive and resilient societies;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the Erasmus+ 2014-2020 Regulation puts emphasis on promoting social inclusion and on the participation of people with special needs or with fewer opportunities, as defined in the ‘Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy’, encompassing persons with disabilities, health problems, educational difficulties, cultural differences, and facing economical, geographical and social obstacles; underlines that the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) is visibly improved, more inclusive and goes hand in hand with green and digital transition;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the experience of mobility offered by Erasmus+ can beis a transformative experience for participants, and can positively influence their self- confidence, openness, critical thinking, employability and well-being by providing inclusive learning opportunities that enrich their lives and allow them to experience Europe's rich linguistic and cultural heritage while gaining lifelong knowledge; highlights the importance of these learning opportunities for their personal and professional development and building a more sustainable and stronger future;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020 published by the Commission in 2018 underlined the necessity of reaching more people with fewer opportunities and smaller organisations; including people with economic and geographic obstacles, notably those living in remote or rural areas, islands or peripheral regions that are less connected with urban areas and cities; encourages national agencies in Member States to develop inclusive methods to enhance the participation of these learners in Erasmus+ and to update and optimise the existing infrastructure to reach more future learners;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 35 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights that Erasmus+ should support stakeholders’ and programme participants’ internationalisation plans that remove the physical, psychological, social, socio-economic, linguistic and other types of barriers to learning mobility and that offer clear and detailed information and qualitative support for participants from under-represented groups and those with specific needs; encourages better partnership and engagement with national and local organisations from Member States, the Western Balkans, Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood countries and all participating countries;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 40 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Deplores the dire humanitarian situation for the people in Ukraine and calls for increased assistance to Ukrainian students and young people via Erasmus+ to continue their contributions to European integration. Welcomes the measures announced by the Commission to make the projects under Erasmus+ more flexible for Ukrainian students and education staff; calls for additional support to allow Ukrainian higher education institutions and the academic community to sustain;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 42 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Underlines the positive impact of EU flagship programme Erasmus+ in third countries as a factor in the European integration process; stresses the need for increased inclusivity of Erasmus+ projects and cooperation in associated countries and other eligible countries, in particular in the Western Balkans, that would lead to strengthened EU visibility;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the crucial need for adapted funding and grants, such as pre- financing and lump sums, as financial barriers continue to be one of the biggest obstacles faced by people with fewer opportunities in Erasmus+; calls on the Commission to further develop Erasmus+ financing tools and establish synergies with other programmes; encourages Member States and their national agencies to facilitate more educational seminars for Erasmus+ staff to carry out projects and explore new ways to reach future beneficiaries of the programme and better address the needs of every individual participant in order to customise their Erasmus+ experience;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 55 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. UNotes how the pandemic accelerated the digital transition and highlighted the importance of being digitally skilled; underlines that Erasmus+ can contribute significantly in that regard; urges the Commission to tackle without delay the serious persistent issues related to Erasmus+ IT tools, which hamper not only the participation of smaller organisations and people with fewer opportunities, but also the participation of all kinds of beneficiaries, also older people from the EU and participating countries, including Western Balkans countries and the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood countries;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 61 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. AcknowledgPraises the role of teachers, youth workers and staff as the driving forces behind participating institutions in raising awareness of the programme, in informing and supporting future learners, and identifying people with fewer opportunities deriving from different obstacles they face, and notes that without them, most participants with fewer opportunities would not be able to take part; calls on the Commission, the Member States and national agencies to value and acknowledge their often voluntary work, to support them by facilitating their own mobility and to provide them with adequate funding, while accompanying participants with fewer opportunitiesssessing their needs accordingly and offering them specific training a; notes the importance to updapted to their needs various tools that they use in identifying possible participants of the programme;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses the need for the Commission, the Member States and national agencies to provide better support for grassroots organisations in all areas, particularly in the outermost regions and rural areas, and to ensure that resources and projects are distributed fairly in each Member State; underlines that it is crucial to provide equal opportunities to all interested participants regardless of their background; highlights it is important to keep extensive records and statistics that should serve as a consultation base for future programmes;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 72 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. StressUnderlines the importance of providing better financial and material support to staff, so that they can engage with participants and their families, in order to give them more confidence, while ensuring that mobility projects run smoothly; notes that national agencies in Member States can provide significant help by identifying the needs of organisations and institutions in this matter and provide the necessary support;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 84 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Calls on the Commission to improve guidelines for national policies that will enable better participation of learners with health problems, cultural differences,economic, geographical and social obstacles; proposes to increase the number of inclusion officers in national agencies in Member States and to enhance their collaboration with organisations to assure that all projects and learning opportunities are distributed fairly;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 89 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Supports all EU initiatives aimed at facilitating student mobility, such as the Erasmus+ mobile application, ‘paperless Erasmus’ and the European Student Card; calls on the Commission to look closely at the possibility of more closely linking Erasmus+ and other programmes and to foster cross-sectoral cooperation, including Interrail, in order to foster greater equality andinclusion and equality that will provide participants with better access to greener means of transport; calls on the Commission to also improve the DiscoverEU initiative and allow even more people to participate and learn about Europe while exploring all its parts;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 91 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Calls on the Commission to facilitate international consultation (both digital and in person) between national agencies in Member States and participating countries to exchange good practices, advices and strategies; notes that this will further strengthen their cooperation and allow them to implement new solutions, ideas and lessons learned on the ground that will result in greater numbers of participants in the Erasmus+ programme;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 98 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Regrets the lack of reliable data on the participation of people with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ programme; underlines the need to gather and monitor a critical mass of reliable data in order to create a management and steering tool for inclusion measures, using methods which respect privacy and do not add undue administrative burdens for organisations and participants; calls on national agencies to develop evaluation schemes to gain clear statistics and appropriately assess further problematic issues in order to prevent it in future Erasmus+ programmes;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 101 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Notes that administrative barriers prevent many potential learners to take part in the programme; calls on the Commission to simplify the application procedure and all related processes and mechanisms that will allow more participants to take part in the programme and enjoy mobility opportunities all over Europe; underlines the importance to develop additional tools in this regard;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 106 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Requests the Commission and the Member States to ensure that all relevant information regarding Erasmus+ is accessible to peversyons with disabilitie regardless of their possible obstacles, in particular through adapted and barrier-free online tools in all European languages; welcomes the establishment of ‘Erasmus Days’ and stresses the importance of the role of former Erasmus+ participants and alumni networks in promoting the programme widely and serving as a One stop shop for all future learners;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 109 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Asks the Member States to adopt targeted policies for all learners with fewer opportunities and special neeof all age groups and of all backgrounds in order to increase participation in Erasmus+ and to foster exchanges of good practices in this field; notes that national agencies and voluntary Erasmus+ organisations play a key role in this; proposes the Commission to develop better strategic plans for future Erasmus+ programmes that will increase inclusion and diversity and help overcome the challenges and shortcomings;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 112 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to raise better awareness among citizens in all areas on the benefits of Erasmus+ through cooperation with media and social media outlets and by creating targeted campaigns in public learning places, libraries, schools and universities, organise online and physical events and assure good outreach; underlines that these dedicated actions will foster greater participation of learners from all disadvantaged categories, including participants with special needs, health problems, special needs, educational difficulties, cultural differences and geographical, social and economic obstacles;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 113 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 b (new)
15 b. Regrets the consequences that Brexit imposed on UK students, disabling them from taking part in Erasmus+; calls on the Commission to further engage in negotiations with the UK and find ways to enable people from all parts of the UK to participate in the programme because education is a priceless investment and Erasmus+ is an opportunity that must be available to everyone regardless of their geographical, health, economic, cultural or social obstacles;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 114 #

2021/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to use the European Year of Youth and related events to promote the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ programme; notes that the European Year of Youth should especially focus on the impact that the pandemic has had on mental health of young people; proposes the Commission, Member States and national agencies to find additional ways within Erasmus+ to support learners of all age groups to help them recover from the pandemic and continue their growth on all levels, including personal, social, and professional;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 76 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines that sociopolitical and global changes will require an increase in the current level of citizenship education; is concerned about the imbalances in terms of average civic knowledge across and within Member States; notes that students living in remote and outermost areas face additional barriers when engaging with citizenship education programmes;affirms that every single student must have access to high quality citizenship education focusing on their specific needs in terms of financing and infrastructure;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 107 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Regrets that EU programmes have not been able to provide substantial and effective support for EU and global citizenship education;deleted
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 127 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Calls on the MemberStates and the Commission to encourage and facilitate high-quality training on EU topics for teachers, other educational staff, youth leaders and trainers,including modules abroad allowing them to spend part of their training inanother Member State, and by ensuring the recognition of their competences toteach about the EU; calls for the creation and promotion of a ʻEuro Teacherʼlabel award;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 167 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to include European citizenship learning modules and a visit programme to heritage and memory sites of historical significance for the Union and the host countries as an integral part of any Erasmus + and European Solidarity Corps mobility opportunity; asks the Commission to develop synergies with Erasmus+ programme on this issue;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 190 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls for coordination across EU programmes to be reinforced in order to increase the systemic impact of citizenship education; inter alia, by introducing and providing a module on the EU citizenship in training courses financed by the EU through structural funds and mobility programmes; believes that undertaking a modules in EU citizenship education should entail a certification through microcredentials;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 218 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Calls for the establishment of a new EU agency on citizenship educationreinforcement of the capacities in order to improve the accessibility to and the quality of citizenship education in all Member States and to support the development of a European dimension in citizenship education;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 64 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) Artificial intelligence is a fast evolving family of technologies that can contribute to a wide array of economic and societal benefits across the entire spectrum of industries and social activities. By improving prediction, optimising operations and resource allocation, and personalising digital solutions available for individuals and organisations, the use of artificial intelligence can provide key competitive advantages to companies and support socially and environmentally beneficial outcomes, for example in healthcare, farming, education and training, media, mobility, infrastructure management, energy, transport and logistics, public services, security, justice, resource and energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 68 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) At the same time, depending on the circumstances regarding its specific application and use, artificial intelligence may generate risks and cause harm to public interests, private data and rights that are protected by Union law. Such harm might be material or immaterial.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) A Union legal framework laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence is therefore needed to foster the development, use and uptake of artificial intelligence in the internal market that at the same time meets a high level of protection of public interests, such as health and safety and the protection of fundamental rights, as recognised and protected by Union law. To achieve that objective, rules regulating the placing on the market and putting into service of certain AI systems should be laid down, thus ensuring the smooth functioning of the internal market and allowing those systems to benefit from the principle of free movement of goods and services. By laying down those rules, this Regulation supports the objective of the Union of being a global leader in the development of secure, trustworthy and ethical artificial intelligence, as stated by the European Council33 , and it ensures the protection of ethical principles, as specifically requested by the European Parliament34 with a human-centric approach and in compliance with freedom of expression, freedom of speech, media freedom, pluralism and cultural diversity. _________________ 33 European Council, Special meeting of the European Council (1 and 2 October 2020) – Conclusions, EUCO 13/20, 2020, p. 6. 34 European Parliament resolution of 20 October 2020 with recommendations to the Commission on a framework of ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies, 2020/2012(INL).
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 79 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) For the purposes of this Regulation the notion of publicly accessible space should be understood as referring to any physical place that is accessible to the public, irrespective of whether the place in question is privately or publicly owned. Therefore, the notion does not cover places that are private in nature and normally not freely accessible for third parties, including law enforcement authorities, unless those parties have been specifically invited or authorised, such as homes, private clubs, offices, warehouses and factories. Online spaces are not covered either, as they are not physical spaces. However, the mere fact that certain conditions for accessing a particular space may apply, such as admission tickets or age restrictions, does not mean that the space is not publicly accessible within the meaning of this Regulation. Consequently, in addition to public spaces such as streets, relevant parts of government buildings and most transport infrastructure, spaces such as cinemas, theatres, shops, museums, monuments, cultural places, cultural institutions and shopping centres are normally also publicly accessible. Whether a given space is accessible to the public should however be determined on a case- by-case basis, having regard to the specificities of the individual situation at hand.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 114 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 35
(35) AI systems used in education or vocational training, notably for determining access or assigning persons to educational and vocational training institutions or to evaluate persons on tests as part of or as a precondition for their education or for determining the course of study a student should follow should be considered high-risk, since they may determine the educational and professional course of a person’s life and therefore affect their ability to secure their livelihood. When improperly designed and used, such systems may violate the right to education and training as well as the right not to be discriminated against and perpetuate historical patterns of discrimination. AI systems used to monitor students’ behaviour and emotion during tests at education and training institutions should be considered high-risk, since they are also interfering with students’ rights to privacy and data protection. The use of AI to check fraud at test or exam, such as plagiarism, should not be consider as high-risk.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 130 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 70
(70) Certain AI systems intended to interact with natural persons or to generate content may pose specific risks of impersonation or deception irrespective of whether they qualify as high-risk or not. In certain circumstances, the use of these systems should therefore be subject to specific transparency obligations without prejudice to the requirements and obligations for high-risk AI systems. In particular, natural persons should be notified that they are interacting with an AI system, unless this is obvious from the circumstances and the context of use or where the content is doubtless used to form part of a creative, artistic or fictional cinematographic work. Moreover, natural persons should be notified when they are exposed to an emotion recognition system or a biometric categorisation system. Such information and notifications should be provided in accessible formats for persons with disabilities or other vulnerabilities. Further, users, who use an AI system to generate or manipulate image, audio or video content that appreciably resembles existing persons, places or events and would falsely appear to a person to be authentic, should disclose in a clear manner that the content has been artificially created or manipulated by labelling the artificial intelligence output accordingly and disclosing its artificial origin.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 177 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the placing on the market, putting into service or use of an AI system that exploits any of the vulnerabilities of children or a specific group of persons due to their age, physical or mental disability, in order to materially distort the behaviour of a person pertaining to that group in a manner that causes or is likely to cause that person or another person physical or psychological harm;
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 239 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 52 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. Users of an AI system that generates or manipulates image, audio or video content that appreciably resembles existing persons, objects, places or other entities or events and would falsely appear to a person to be authentic or truthful (‘deep fake’) , shall disclose in an appropriate clear, repetitive and visible manner that the content has been artificially generated or manipulated.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 241 #

2021/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 52 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
However, the first subparagraph shall not apply where the use is authorised by law to detect, prevent, investigate and prosecute criminal offences or where the content forms part of an evidently artistic, creative or fictional cinematographic and analogous work-or it is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of the arts and sciences guaranteed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, and subject to appropriate safeguards for the rights and freedoms of third parties.
2022/04/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the CCSI mainly comprise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and self-employed entrepreneurs and freelancers, who often draw on irregular and mixed incomes from different sources;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 34 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the development of the European framework for working conditions in the CCSI will require coordination with EU policies on competition, the internal market, social policy, fundamental rights and equality, and copyright, fully respecting the fields of competence of the European Union and its Member States;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 35 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas since Parliament’s call for improvements to the situation of artists in its resolutions of June 2007, noNovember 2016 and September 2020, not much progress has been made and most of itstheir demands remain valid, also in the light of the great differences between support schemes for artists and cultural professionals in different Member States;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 42 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the COVID-19 crisis has made artists and cultural and creative professionals even more vulnerable, as the loss of earnings for non-standard workers, who make up the majority of the CCSI, has been often exacerbated by weak or absent national social security schemes and dedicated support measures;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas most of the Member States enacted substantial emergency measures to help the CCSI to survive the crisis; whereas, however, this support was not available or not suitable to some artists on account of their particular working status and was not sufficient to ensure sustainable working conditions;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 73 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L
L. whereas artists and cultural professionals tend to have atypical work patterns and often lack proper social security protection, notably in cross-border contexts, which often leads to their exclusion from pension and unemployment payments;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 90 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital P
P. whereas public grants are considered the most effective form of financial support for the CCSI, but are often difficult to access due to the lack of an overarching European funding strategy for the sector by the Commission, the diverse sources within the MFF and their lack of mainstreaming;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 125 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Urges the Commission and the Member States to recognise the fundamental role of culture for society, the well-being of EU citizens and the economy, and to translate this recognition into continuous financial and structural support;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 129 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Calls on the Commission to further develop and substantiate the industrial policy framework for the CCSI ecosystem into a coherent, competitive and long-term strategy in order to boost their competitiveness, their strategic value for the European economy and the European way of life, and enable them to meet their potentials in terms of jobs and growth creation; highlights the potential of CCIs regarding youth employment and reindustrialisation and in particular the growing opportunities in the cultural and creative sectors and industries created by the digital environment for young people
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 135 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to recognise the European added value of cross-border cooperation and to eliminate barriers to cross-border mobility in the EU and with third countries for artists and cultural professionals;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 138 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to provide workers and cultural professionals in the CCSI with clear information and guidelines on mobility opportunities and administrative requirements in all Member States, including on visas, taxation, social security and access to training; calls for specific programmes dedicated to the mobility of young creators and innovators to promote exchanges and innovation in the fields of culture and creativity;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 145 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes the establishment of mobility information points to provide assistance to artists and cultural professionals and recommends that all Member States establish one;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 158 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Points out the importance of territorial licenses in the business model of a majority of CCS entities; reminds the mid-term review of the European Commission on the unjustified geo- blocking regulation; points out the necessity to take into account, before considering any follow-up measures, the voices of the rightholders in any discussion on copyright-protected content; reminds that revenue from copyright represents the core of the fair remuneration of artists and creators, but also of many small players of the CCS; reminds that any drastic change in this field could conduct to dramatic consequences for many of them;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 163 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Recalls the systemic importance that the digital sphere and platforms have acquired not only before but especially since the beginning of the sanitary crisis in the diffusion of artistic works; recalls that for some artists and creators who were mainly dependent on public events, this change in economic paradigm represents a challenge in terms of stability of revenue; is worried about the fact that many artists and creators cannot ensure in this new business model the same amount of revenue; asks therefore the Commission to evaluate and to take concrete measures to ensure that revenues generated by platforms and other content providers are duly and fairly redistributed to all creators, artists and right holders;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 173 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Welcomes the Commission’s inception impact assessment and ongoing public consultation on collective bargaining agreements, which is designed to define the scope of application of EU competition rules in order to remove obstacles and improve working conditions through collective bargaining on behalf of solo self-employed workers in the CCSI; invites the Commission to further evaluate current state aid rules and their application for the CCSI and the possible needs for adaptation;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 179 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Points out that the atypical employment (part-time and fixed-duration contracts, temporary work and economically dependent self-employment) of artists and cultural professionals, specifically in the media and culture sector, is commonplace; Underlines the urgent need to improve the working conditions in the CCSI; encourages the Member States to utilise upward convergence to establish minimum standards for artists and cultural workerprofessionals in relation to working conditions and social security;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 187 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Repeatedly recommends the creation of a European framework for working conditions in the CCSI; welcomes, in this regard, the forthcoming OMC discussions between the Member States on the status of artists while fully respecting the responsibilities of Member States and the EU in regards to labour market and cultural policy, through the adoption or application of a number of coherent and comprehensive guidelines with respect, but not exclusively, to contracts, means of collective representation and management, social security, sickness insurance, direct and indirect taxation, non-tariff barriers and information asymmetries; however underlines that a one-fits-all solution will not be plausible due to the large divergences between Member States in the beforementioned areas; welcomes, in this regard, the forthcoming OMC discussions between the Member States on the status of artists; appreciates the concrete actions laid down in the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan and urges the Member States to undertake all necessary efforts to fulfil the promises made;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 203 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Urges the Member States to fulfil their obligation to defend and respect artistic freedom in order to uphold the fundamental right to freedom of expression and ensure that EU citizens can freely enjoy and consume artistic creations;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 230 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to facilitate access to public grants and loans by reducing administrative burdens at all stages of the application and reporting processes; emphasises the necessity to promote synergies between various EU funding schemes with specific amounts dedicated to the cultural and creative sector, like Horizon Europe, Creative Europe, InvestEU and Digital Europe;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 238 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Reiterates its call on the Commission and the Member States to include culture in the national recovery and resilience plans and to earmark at least 2 % of the budget envelope of the Recovery and Resilience Facility to culture and is alarmed about the lack of dedicated funding to the sectors and industries as proposed by some Member States;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 249 #

2020/2261(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Underlines that any action taken to help the CCSI for their recovery should not only be aimed at the economic recovery but also be used for the improvement of working conditions of artists and cultural professionals, for the up- and reskilling of those workers to engage in the digital era and world and for the investment into the green innovation power of the CCSI, which are a driver of sustainability, early adopters and enablers of disruptive technologies needed to tackle climate change; stresses the challenges imposed by digitisation on the CCSI and therefore the need for constant rethinking and reshaping business models in order to develop market-driven solutions based on big data, cloud computing, ICT, artificial intelligence and the strong role of internet platforms; underlines the importance for European CCIs rightholders of access to and transparency of audience data and content recommendation systems; emphasises therefore the importance of guaranteed funding for digitisation, preservation and online availability of cultural and creative content and our European cultural heritage;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Notes that in the context of a large-scale data collection and analysis, public trust plays a key role in the establishment of a fully functional legislative framework; notes that such a framework must guarantee a high level of privacy and accountability and remain compliant with Regulation (EU) 2016/679, Directive (EU) 2019/790, as well as with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and its Article 8 which states that ‘everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her; underlines that such data must be processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of the person concerned or some other legitimate basis laid down by law; underlines that everyone has the right of access to data which has been collected concerning him or her, and the right to have it rectified’;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Calls on the European Commission to take into consideration the use of EU funds and programmes, including the European Social Fund Plus and the Digital Europe programme, to effectively support lifelong learning and training so to advance competences in data analysis and its ethical aspects; calls for a prioritisation of inclusion and diversity, which will consequently not only help to address the problem of shortage in data experts but, from a more global perspective, will also allow to increase Europe’s technological autonomy and resilience, while putting our European values and respect of fundamental rights at its core;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Encourages Member States to set- up specialised Master programmes, modules and short-term training courses in advanced digital technologies to develop digital skills in key professions handling data, including sensitive data;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 11 #

2020/2217(INI)

2 c. Highlights the value of strategic partnership agreements between universities, especially within the EU, to further promote cooperation in fields of data science;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that the EU should prioritise digital literacy and competencies in its cohesion policy for 2021 and beyond, with a focus on supporting teachers and the heads of education institutions in implementing digital education throughout curricula and on sharing best practices and know-how, without creating additional administrative or financial burdens; considers that education should be focused ontake into account, without being reduced to, practical skills for the future and be based on a long-term and comprehensive analysis of labour market needs; welcomes the Commission’s proposal to develop a common European skills database;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines the fact that while the increased use of data will transform our education systems, it will nevertheless be essential to maintain a human-centred and personalised approach to students and their needs; considers that open access to education and to scientific data and publications based on the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles is essential for successful innovation and sciencereminds that in the context of the development of the digital environment, human connection and educational experience are of paramount importance for pupils and students; also adds that not only digital literacy, but also general culture and critical thinking is of high value for users’ capacity to assess and choose how the data they generate may be used, thus making it more necessary than ever its transmission by teachers and educators to younger generations; considers that fair, non-discriminatory and equitable access to education and to scientific data and publications based on the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles is essential for successful innovation and science; recalls that access to data is not a binary concept opposing closed and open approaches, but rather a continuum of various degrees of access which depends, among others, on the sustainability of research and creation, and on the sensitivity of data;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 27 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Reminds that data protection in schools is a particularly sensitive issue due to the fact that the persons concerned are minors; reiterates that future legislation must ensure high levels of protection of individual pupils’ data; encourages the Member States to put in place information and awareness campaigns that would support parents and help them to better understand what use can be made of their children's data;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to explore the potential merits and scope of creating a common European data space for the cultural and creative industry at large; believes that the digitalisation of cultural heritage cannot fully substitute physical access to tangible and intangible cultural heritage; considers nevertheless that digitalisation in the field of cultural heritage could be useful and beneficial in a wide variety of ways, by for instance facilitating physical protection and preservation or enabling three-dimensional virtual applications which could be suitable for a number of sectors, including tourism; calls for the development of a common European data space on cultural heritage, which could be built on the basis of the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure.
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 40 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Reminds that we have a moral duty to future generations to safeguard our cultural heritage; considers that in addition to a comprehensive existing legal framework in terms of illicit export and import of cultural property, such measures as setting up of databases of stolen treasures and cultural objects can play an important role in further reinforcing cultural heritage protection;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Recalls that cultural data is one of the decisive tools for the education of citizens and the youth as well as for the process of cultural democratisation and knowledge transfer; urges therefore the European Commission to take into account the specific needs of the cultural and creative sectors in elaborating further regulation in terms of data collection, analysis and storage; calls on the European Commission to remain explicitly attuned to the diversity of cultural and creative sectors while elaborating future legislation on data flows;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 45 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 c (new)
7 c. Notes that giving the importance of entrepreneurship in cultural and creative sectors, future legislation in the field of data must remain simple and include clear guidance to keep the regulatory environment free from overburden and over-regulation; recalls that micro-businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) including cultural and creative sectors will need additional support in order to comply with future standards in the field of data sharing and data protection regulation, as they bear a disproportionate legislative burden to their size;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 48 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 d (new)
7 d. Calls on the Commission to take into account cultural and creative industries in the forthcoming European SME strategy and their particular needs in the data economy, including better access to data, in order to strengthen their innovation capacities while ensuring a favourable environment for the growth of this vital sector;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 49 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 e (new)
7 e. Underlines that in order to foster data sharing, it is important to guarantee the interoperability of data and data processing systems allowing data flows among cultural operators while abiding by high standards of the protection of personal data; considers that further reinforcement of privacy standards, sharing of best practices, support for joint enforcement initiatives as well as jointly developed codes of conduct may be necessary components to enhance data sharing;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 50 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 f (new)
7 f. Reminds that secure data sharing is essential to avoid potentially negative repercussions of an increased concentration of cultural data in the hands of platforms with a dominant position within the market or in a substantial part of it, and thus ensure access to genuine cultural openness and guarantee freedom of creation;
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 51 #

2020/2217(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 g (new)
7 g. Reminds that investments in skills and data literacy must be accompanied by substantial financial support to equip Europe with a strong industrial base and infrastructure in terms of data processing and storage; in this regard, calls on the EU to massively invest insecure and high- quality data processing and storage technological capacities and strategic infrastructure through the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, including the EU Recovery Plan.
2020/11/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2020/2135(INI)

A. whereas inclusive, quality education is the cornerstone of the green and digital transitions; whereas education is an investment in our common future, positively impacting social cohesion as a pre-condition for economic growth, job creation and employment;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas the content of teaching and the organisation of education systems is a national competence and must remain so; whereas however, new challenges require the mobilisation of European tools and supporting policies within the European Education Area;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas digital technologies are reshaping society, making basic digital skills and digital literacy now essential for all citizens; whereas digital technologies should be perceived as a tool to provide quality education and training: whereas in the future there will be an increased need for digital skills (coding, logistics and robotics) which will concern not only IT education courses but will touch upon the curriculum as a whole;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas the impact of new technologies, robotics and Al on employment needs to be fully explored; whereas the labour market will increasingly prioritise a focus on the STEM fields, meaning it is necessary to further develop practical solutions on career guidance, deterrence of student dropouts, online adult learning and requalification;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
D a. whereas digital tools can help the process of learning, but must remain complementary to the physical presence of educators as well as their expertise and judgement; whereas digital technology certainly cannot substitute the role of the teacher;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 35 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas access to high-quality digital infrastructure and equipment and high-speed internet that is adapted to educational needs is a prerequisite for digital learning; whereas the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden digital transition in education have laid bare the gaps in access across the Union;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the shift to online and distance learning has exacerbated existing inequalities, leaving disadvantaged and vulnerable learners and learners with disabilities and with special educational needs further behind, increasing drop- out rates across education sectors, and revealing an absence of pastoral and social support in the digital environment; whereas special attention should also be paid to children with special educational needs who have a learning problem or disability that make it more difficult for them to learn remotely than for most children of their age;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 86 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Notes, that the new DEAP is now extending the scope of action and sets specific targets to address persistent gaps, for example in digital skills, the promotion of quality computer and information technology education, support for better connectivity in schools, online learning content and tools, and digital literacy of schools and higher education institutions;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 88 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes, however, that delivering the plan effectively depends on coordination across a broad range of programmes; calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure effective synergies between these programmes; emphasises the need to learn from the Covid-19 crisis by applying the good practices (peer learning) of some countries in terms of using digital tools for education;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 97 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Encourages Member States to make use of the Recovery Package to invest in digital equipment for schools and for pupils in the EU, notably in excluded areas as no child should be left behind;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 117 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Stresses the importance of a number of European instruments which can be used for the development of formal and non-formal education as well as investment in educational infrastructure and digital equipments in schools, such as the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the Connecting Europe Facility, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, the European Solidarity Corps and the new Digital Education Action Plan; points out furthermore that investments at national level are also essential;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 121 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Supports the Erasmus+ programme and the increase of its budget in order to make it more efficient and inclusive; supports volunteering as the key activity of the ESC;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 127 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Deplores the persistent digital divide in the Union; regrets the fact that in some Member States, like Romania, efforts to provide access to quality digital education have failed, leaving more than 30 % of pupils without access to education for several months; shares the Commission’s analysis that fast and reliable internet and quality digital equipment in educational establishments, non-formal settings and the home are prerequisites for effective digital education;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 132 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Insists that broadband should be considered a public good and be universally accessible as a critical step in closing the digital divide; calls for specific measures to enhance access for remote, rural and mountain areas with low connectivity and limited access to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain, new educational devices or gamification, in the light of their growing importance and potential; calls for a new initiative on AI and robotics for education; recalls furthermore that an ethical and human- centric Al approach should be ensured by EU programmes and schemes;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 165 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Insists that greater attention be devoted to teacher training as the plan is rolled out so as to ensure that teachers not only possess digital skills, but can also teach them; calls for a pan-Union initiative to develop new pedagogical methods for the digital environment; underlines the increasingly important role played by parents, families and tutors in distance learning and calls for them to be given special training and support mechanismsthe need for them to have good internet, digital and technical skills and calls for them to be given special training and support mechanisms; stresses the need to assist all families with digital tools in order to grant access to remote education;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 169 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Calls on the European Commission, together with the Member States, to provide financial support for training courses designed for teachers in order to prepare them to carry out teaching activities using the new platforms; notes that the next generation of teachers needs to be equipped with digital skills and competences to prepare children for the future, while exploiting the potential of digital teaching methods;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 173 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11 b. Calls on the European Commission, together with the Member States to provide schools (teachers and students) not only with technical support and an Internet connection, but also with the necessary support on safe and reliable software, e-learning materials and platforms for best practice sharing to be able to continue with distance learning;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 175 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 c (new)
11 c. Calls for further enhancements to existing online education platforms which should focus on online education and provide teachers with best practices; calls, in this regard, for better promotion and development of programmes such as the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) and the School Education Gateway;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 181 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Underlines the challenge of cyberthreats, cyberbullying, data and privacy protection, dangerous online games and disinformation in the digital environment; highlights that any development in the field of digital education must go hand-in-hand with a robust framework of data protection; warmly welcomes, therefore, the increased focus on digital and information literacy in the revised plan; looks forward to the swift adoption of the Media Action Plan and the guidelines for teachers and educational staff; calls on the Commission to be more ambitious and to launch large-scale digital literacy campaigns;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 206 #

2020/2135(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Supports dual education in VET, lifelong learning and adult learning with a view to a better adaptation to labour market developments and preventing social isolation;
2020/11/19
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 17 a (new)
— having regard to the amending budget No 5/2020 of the European Union for the financial year 2020, on the mobilization of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide continued humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey, as set out in document 8857/2020,
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 18 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas in June 2020, the Amending Budget (DAB) No 5 for the year 2020 was adopted by the Council, in order to continue providing support to refugees and host communities in response to the Syria crisis; Under the MFF Heading 4, Global Europe, EUR 100 million in commitment and payment appropriations will be provided as resilience support to refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon whereas EUR 485 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 68 million in payment appropriations will be provided to ensure the continuation of the urgent humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 54 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls that the Turkey Facility is made up of two tranches of EUR 3 billion each; regrets the fact that, unlike in the first tranche 2016-2017, where the EU budget contributed EUR 1 billion and Member States EUR 2 billion, in the second tranche 2018-2019 the ratio of contributions was reversed, to the detriment of existing Union projects;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 122 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Welcomes the fact that the EUTF for Africa has contributed to the triple humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach, which was not possible with the EU financial instruments under the previous MFF;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 188 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Reiterates its request that Turkey respect the principle of non-refoulement, in particular on the Syrian border, and that it not use the flows of refugees against the EUdoes not instrumentalize the migratory flows against the EU, for political purposes, and that it abides fully by the EU-Turkey statement especially with regard to the effective prevention of flows, dismantle of smuggling networks, control of its borders and acceptance of returns, in a non- discriminatory manner;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 212 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22 a. Welcomes the Council’s extended invitation to the Commission to present a proposal to the Council for the continuation of financing for Syrian refugees in Turkey, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and other parts of the region;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 250 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Expects the Commission to fully make use of the possibilities afforded by the programme-based approach under the geographic pillar of the NDICI-Global Europe and IPA III, complemented by global thematic programming, rapid response funding and the large unprogrammed reserve under the NDICI- Global Europe;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 1 #

2020/2038(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph -1 (new)
-1. Stresses the impact of the COVID- 19 crisis on existing business models in the tourism sector, the changes in market and tourists' motivation and behaviour, and the removal of physical barriers between culture and art and citizens;
2020/05/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2020/2038(INI)

3. Points out that the existence of cultural heritage sites encourages people to travel and learn about different societies and cultures; recalls that 72 % of a survey group aged between 15-24 agree that the presence of cultural heritage can have an influence on their choice of holiday destination; highlights the role that the DiscoverEU initiative can play in this regard; notes, however, that the initiative has not benefited young people equally; calls on the Commission to find ways to better involve young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, from rural and remote areas of the Member States, and from Member States without good rail links to other EU countriepoints out that this initiative should be promoted as a complement to young people's education and training; notes, however, that the initiative has not benefited young people equally; calls on the Commission to pursue a policy of equal opportunities in access to it; paying particular attention to young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds;
2020/05/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Considers it essential that parties with a legitimate interest have access to reliable information on the operators of information society services, including for intellectual property enforcement and the protection of minors; regrets that the information requirements in Article 5 of Directive 2000/31/EC are insufficient for these purposes; calls for intermediaries such as domain name registrars, web hosting providers, and online advertising services to be required to verify the identity of their commercial users;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on platform operators to take their responsibility as content distributors and gatekeepers, as they play a crucial role in accessing news, audiovisual content and creative works; stresses that in order to safeguard and promote cultural and linguistic diversity, the promotion of European works, as well as media pluralism, the use of algorithms by such platforms should be transparent so that it is clear how access to content is granted, denied, ranked and/or undermined; calls on platform operators to not only to immediately delete illegal content after positive identification, but also to continuously transmit it to the law enforcement authorities for the purpose of further prosecution, including the metadata necessary for this purpose,;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls for a strengthened legal framework to ensure that service providers take effective measures and act expeditiously to remove illegal content from their services and that such content stays down after being removed;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Calls on the Commission to clarify the notion of expeditious reaction, which is already included in the E-Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Considers that for the infringement of live content, the reaction of service providers should be immediate when the notification from rights holders is received;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 26 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. Draws the Commission’s attention to recent national court cases which oblige service providers to take down the infringing content within 30 minutes;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 27 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 e (new)
2e. Stresses that voluntary measures taken by service providers to fight against illegal or harmful content should not lead to a limitation of their liability;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 f (new)
2f. Recalls that any limitation of liability should remain applicable only to purely passive digital services, while active services should remain fully liable for the content on their services;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 34 #

2020/2018(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Insists that the protection and promotion of freedom and diversity of opinion, information, the press and cultural forms of expression, the property rights, as well as the protection of the privacy of communication between individuals, must be balanced with one another, form the basis of liberal democracy and that this applies online without restrictionoffline and online; demands therefore that the use of all technologically feasible means of combating harmful or illegal content on the internet in this context be subjected to careful prior constitutional vetting and therefore rejects prior checks on content as disrespects the principle of proportionatelity;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 57 #

2020/2018(INL)

4a. Underlines that illegal content online, including piracy and counterfeiting, represents a massive and continuous threat for European citizens and for the European cultural and creative industries, requiring that the legal framework remains adapted to the scale and virality that technological evolution now allows;
2020/04/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 6 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Considers that in order to fight against disinformation and fake news, reinstate a climate of trust in the media and counter threats to democratic political processes, a comprehensive strategy is needed, based inter alia on media and information literacy, and aimed at empowering citizens to critically assess media content and recognise the difference between opinion and fact; stresses the need to develop a strategy on how to ensure the reliability of news and information during election campaigns; considers the changing of funding models as significant challenge for quality journalism, as the replacement of trained journalists by less expensive freelancers is one of the challenges quality journalism faces today; underlines the role of editorial responsibility and liability of both traditional and new media; calls upon the strict implementation of competition law on the digital market and its application on online platforms;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 9 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to step up the efforts on tackling disinformation and fake news that are aiming at undermining the trust in European democratic foundations, to identify them as a threat to the European Union and its member states, and to propose adequate increase of financial and personnel resources to the units combating the disinformation;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission to work in close cooperation with the Member States, independent and civil society organisations to develop common curricula on media literacy and to reach out to all citizens and journalists through formal, non-formal and informal education, and through lifelong learning; calls for safeguarding independent authorities and ensuring strong independent oversight of media against undue State and commercial intervention, calling on the Member States to ensure impartiality;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 19 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Highlights the importance of local media structures for the promotion, production and dissemination of information and facts related to local and minority artistic and cultural events, being an important instrument for maintaining media pluralism and a multicultural environment in Europe;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Considers that accumulation of political, economic and media power in the hands of the same actors in order to retain political power is constituting a threat to the expression of opinion and in its consequences is damaging democratic competition in some Member States;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 32 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Stresses that on the Internet advertising is increasingly targeted and its revenues are more and more commoditised, mainly to the benefit of digital intermediaries, meaning media services need to provide new and innovative offers; is strongly concerned that the growth of traditional media on the digital market is challenged by some new aggregators and search engines that develop their activities by using right- holders content without contributing to its development and without ensuring fair remuneration of the creators; is in favour of a clarification of the legal status, the role and responsibility of these platforms and content providers;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 34 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Warns against overregulation of the media, as this has proved to be counterproductive and could jeopardise media pluralism, highlights however that media ownership must be transparent and national regulators must monitor this aspect particularly, given its role in guaranteeing media pluralism; stresses that particular focus should be placed on transparency and on the market dominance of technology platforms that control users' access to digital content; stresses the importance of EU competition law and underlines the importance of ensuring a level playing field for business by dissolving possible bottlenecks;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines its view that non- discriminatory, comprehensive and balanced media coverage is essential to a free and well-informed society in Europe; recalls on the Commission and the Member States to promote an inclusive media sphere in which more women, migrants and refugees, as well as members of LGBTI+ communities and people witprinciple of media independence, which disabilities, occupy creative and decision- making positions, which would in turn contribute to the reduction of stereotypes in media crucial to a democratic society;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 51 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Underlines that the increase of hate speech on the Internet is a massive threat for the right of freedom of expression; stresses the need of better cooperation of the authorities with the online platforms to tackle hate speech, without destabilizing the fundamental right of freedom of expression;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 63 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Highlights that national media, in particular public serStresses the irreplaceable role of national public service media which, as it does not financially rely on private sources, can provicde media, havehigh-quality an d impoartantial information service to the general public; highlights its responsibility to adequately reflect the cultural, linguistic, social and political diversity and to inform citizens extensively about all topics that are relevant to their everyday lives, including EU policies and news; considers that it is essential to ensure and maintain its independence from political interference, including through independence from state budget, and recalls that it is incumbent upon and the duty of national authorities to ensure balance between public and private media, to respect conditions for high- quality media and to guarantee full independence of journalists and the protection of their sources.
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2020/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls on the Member States to introduce effective measures ensuring better protection of the personal safety of journalists and particularly of the investigative journalists; calls on the Commission and the Member States to present legislative or non-legislative proposals to protect journalist resources including whistle-blowers;
2020/05/06
Committee: CULT
Amendment 6 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11
– having regard to the Presidency conclusEU-Western Balkans Summit Declarations of the Thessaloniki European Council of 19 and, 201 June 2003, concerning the prospect of the Western Balkan countries joining the European Union,
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 71 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to enhance the accession process by ensuring that it strengthens fundamental values and brings sustainable democratic and economic transformation and social convergence, and by making sure that the internal reform of the EU and its enlargement run in parallel; Good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation remain essential elements of the Enlargement Process, as well as of the Stabilization and Association Process;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 146 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point j
(j) to consider introducing qualified majority voting on EU accession issues and maintaining the unanimity rule in the Council only for the opening and closing of accession negotiations;deleted
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 180 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point n
(n) to immediately open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia before the upcoming EU- Western Balkans Summit of Zagreb, in May 2020, based on the positive evaluation of the progress made and of the fulfilment of the conditions identified by the EU;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point o
(o) to grant visa liberalisation to Kosovo1a, as the benchmarks have been fulfilled; __________________ 1athis designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and in line with UNSCR 1244/199 and ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of independence;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 200 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point p
(p) to bring the primacy of democracy and the rule of law back to the very centre of the enlargement process by opening first and closing last the chapters related to the judiciary, corruption and organised crime, as well as those related to respect for humanthe protection of human rights including rights belonging to minorities and property rights and media freedom;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 256 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point x
(x) to increase EU engagement in solving outstanding bilateral issues and to urge the Western Balkan countries to commit to reconciliation and peaceful solutions to longstanding disputes;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 275 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point z
(z) to promote and actively support the implementation of anti-discrimination policies and to insist on the prosecution of hate crimes; to encourage swifter progress towards gender equality, and in tackling discrimination and ensuring social inclusion of ethnicnational and religious minorities, people with disabilities, Roma and LGBTQI+ people by establishing inclusive policies to protect the fundamental rights of citizens;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 4 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas the COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on people’s everyday lives, including the economy, existing business models, mobility, education, physical access to culture and art; whereas the three programmes have also been significantly affected by the corona crisis; whereas in the aftermath of the pandemic it is important to preserve the cultural values of the European Union and to rebuild the European image for the future generations; whereas the cultural exchange and the connectivity that is facilitated through the three programmes will help Europe to come out of this crisis;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Creative Europe programmes all have an impact on the daily lives of millions of Europeanpeople in the European Union, the Eastern and Southern neighbourhood, the Western Balkans and in other participating countries;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 41 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph -1 (new)
-1. Highlights the importance of Erasmus+, the European Solidarity Corps and Creative Europe for the promotion of European culture; emphasises the positive impact of mobility, tourism and culture on our economies; encourages the participants and project developers of the three programmes to resume their activities post-pandemic in a sustainable way in order to engage with, and learn from, each other while improving local economies;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Deplores the Commission’s failure to propose environmental indicators for the new programmes; calls, therefore, for specific indicators to be incorporated into their operating rules to monitor the programmes’ contribution to environmental and climate goals in terms of objectives, financial and physical targets, guidance documents, communication, selection processes, forms of travel supported; calls for the data gathered to be made public once a year;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 49 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls on the Commission to develop a common methodology to track and monitor climate-related expenditure that allows for a comparable calculation of the climate allocation to each programme;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 65 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the main stakeholders in the programmes to inform participants of, and actively promote, examples of good practice which they can employ in their everyday lives, as well as to inform the participants of the environmental impact of their actions, perhaps by means of a digital application;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 71 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Encourages the national agencies and project developers to improve the sustainability of their projects, such as by considering sustainable promotional material and by encouraging participants to create sustainable consumption habits;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 95 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on the Commission to investigate and promote synergies on sustainability between Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Creative Europe and other European programmes and initiatives, such as LIFE, Horizon Europe and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT);
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 111 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Recognises that participants of Erasmus+ travel across their host country and beyond to explore the local culture; calls upon the national agencies and project staff to encourage ‘slow travel’, eco-tourism and the use of environmentally sustainable travel options for long-distance as well as local travel;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 115 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses the value of the ‘eTwinning’ network aimed at teachers, which enables them to develop and share training modules, particularly on sustainability and climate change, this year’s topics; calls on the Commission to disseminate as widely as possible the annual report on this priority as well as the handy kit for teachers;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 119 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Urges that, under the Sport section, encouragement be given to joint projects with sports associations on the subject of the environment and nature protection as well as the use of innovative tools to promote green sport;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 134 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Calls on the Commission and national agencies to promote projects in less popular destinations to stimulate the development of the local economy and sustainability while encouraging the exploration of new destinations;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 149 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the Commission to develop a sector-specific strategy and to publish a ‘good environmental practice’ guide covering audiovisual and cultural production, dissemination and event organisation, with a particular focus on transport, energy and waste management and with the aim of making the practices concerned standard for all projects financed by the programme;
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 155 #

2019/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Urges the Commission to investigate the scope for synergies with Horizon Europe and the new knowledge and innovation community focusing on the culture and creation sector in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT);deleted
2020/05/07
Committee: CULT
Amendment 4 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to its recent Resolution of 26 November 2020 on escalating tensions in Varosha following the illegal actions by Turkey and the urgent need for the resumption of talks,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 7 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5
- having regard to the Negotiating Framework for Turkey of 3 October 2005, and to the fact that, as is the case for all candidate countries, Turkey’s accession to the EU depends on full compliance with the Copenhagen criteria, and to the need to normalize its relations with all EU Member States , including the Republic of Cyprus;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 11 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the declaration issued by the European Community and its Member States on 21 September 2005, following the declaration made by Turkey upon signature on 29 July 2005 of the Ankara Protocol, including the provision that recognition of all Member States is a necessary component of the accession process, and the need for Turkey to fully implement the Additional Protocol to the Ankara Agreement in relation to all Member States, by removing all obstacles to the free movement of goods, without restrictions or discrimination,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 15 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 b (new)
- having regard to the Council Conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 to the effect that the accession negotiations effectively come to a standstill and no further chapters can be considered for opening or closing and no further work towards the modernisation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union is foreseen,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 21 #

2019/2176(INI)

- having regard to the Council conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 on enlargement and stabilisation and association process, to the Council Conclusions of 15 July and 14 October 2019 on Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the European Council conclusions of 12 December 2019, 1-2 and 15-16 October 2020, to the statements of the EU Foreign Ministers of 15 May 2020 and 14 August 2020 on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the outcome of the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) of 28 August 2020, and to all previous relevant Council and European Council conclusions,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 48 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas being a candidate country presumes a willingnessthe commitment to progressively approachlign in all aspects with the values, interests, standards and policies and the acquis of the EU;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas, in spite of this principled stance by Parliament and all of the current circumstances, the European Council, in its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020, offered Turkey a renewed and broad positive agenda, provided that constructive efforts by Turkey to stop illegal activities vis-à-vis Greece and Cyprus are sustained, in a further attempt to restore our relations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 81 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas, the European Council, in the same conclusions, highlighted that, in case of renewed unilateral actions or provocations in breach of international law by Turkey, the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Article 29 TEU and Article 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member States, and take decisions as appropriate at the latest at its December meeting;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 133 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Is deeply concerned that, over the years, the lack of progress in Turkey’s convergence has now transformed into a full withdrawal, marked by a stark regression in three main areas: backsliding on the rule of law and fundamental rights, adopting regressive institutional reforms and pursuing a war-mongering and confrontational foreign policy; is further concerned by the fact that this regression has increasingly been accompanied by an explicit anti-EU narrative; calls, in this context, on Turkey to reassess the sincerity of its commitment to the EU path, as an indispensable component of the viability of the entire accession process;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 174 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets the current lack of understanding between the EU and Turkey, but reaffirms its firm conviction that Turkey ithe EU has a strategic neighbour and ally with which the EU wishes to have the best possible relations; interest in a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the development of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey with which the EU should build the best possible relations; Pursuing dialogue in good faith and abstaining from unilateral actions which run counter to the EU interests and violate international law, the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of EU Member States is an absolute requirement in this regard;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 219 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that this fundamental area, which is at the core of the accession process, cannot be disconnected and isolated from overall relations and that it remains along with the full respect of international law and the fundamental principle of good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation, the main obstacles to progress on any positive agenda that could be offered to Turkey;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 234 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes with deep concern that, despite the formal lifting of the state of emergency in July 2018, its impact on democracy and fundamental rights continues to be strongly felt;, as, inter alia, that a plethora of legal provisions and restrictive elements of the emergency rule have been integrated into law.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 357 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Notes that EU funding to Turkey will be subject to rules on conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and European values and principles.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 440 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Is concerned about the ever more frequent use of a hyper-nationalist and war- mongering narrative among the ruling elite that increasingly gives rise to antagonistic approaches towards the EU or its Member States; is concerned about the increasing clout of religious conservatism in political life;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 450 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Calls on the Turkish government to respect and fully implement the legal obligations deriving from the Conventions to which it is a contracting party, and to halt the destruction of the cultural heritage in the occupied areas of Cyprus; calls on Turkey to ratify the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; calls on Turkey to cooperate with the relevant international organisations, especially the Council of Europe, in preventing and combating illicit trafficking and the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 462 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Strongly condemns the removal of 47 democratically elected mayors from office on the basis of questionable evidence and, in particular, their arbitrary replacement by unelected trustees appointed by the central government; strongly believes these unlawful decisions constitute a direct attack on the most basic principles of democracy, depriving millions of voters of their democratically elected representation;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 468 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. RWhile recallsing the laudable role played by Turkeysubstantial efforts Turkey has made in responding to the migrationrefugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria; takes the view that the EU should continue to give the necessary support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey; supports an objective assessment of, the EP strongly rejects Turkey's instrumentalisation of migratory pressure for political purposes that took place at the EU’s external borders in late February-March 2020; takes the view that the EU should continue to give the necessary support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in line with strict conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter and International Law, and monitoring mechanisms of Turkey’s performance; underlines that Turkey has to fully and effectively implement the provisions of both the 2016 EU – Turkey Statement and the EU – Turkey Readmission Agreement with regard to all Member States; supports the EU-Turkey Statement and underlines the importance of both parties’Turkey’s compliance with theirits respective commitments;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 494 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is alarmed by the fact that Turkey’s foreign policy increasingly collides with the priorities and goals of EU’s common foreign and security policy; notes with deep concern that the rate of Turkey’s alignment with the common foreign policy of the EU is constantly deteriorating and is at present reduced to 14%, which is a historic low;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 502 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Stresses that a modernisation of the Customs Union could be beneficial for both parties and would keep Turkey economically and normatively anchored to the EU; reiterates that this would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms and the full respect of international law and the fundamental principle of good neighbourly relations; highlights that it seemis unrealistic to envisage any modernisation of the Customs Union givenas long as Turkey continues to move further away from the cEurrent circumstances; recalls that the current Customs Union will not achieve its full potential until Turkey fullyopean Union, in accordance with Council conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 recalls that the current Customs Union needs to be implemented by Turkey in a full and non- discriminatory way; this is not the case as long as Turkey has been systematically refusing to implements the Additional Protocol in relation to all Member States; and it has been systematically violating critical provisions of the current Customs Union; calls on Turkey to eliminate immediately all the technical barriers, the localisation schemes and domestic requirements that discriminate against EU products and still prevent the free movement of goods in profound breach of the Customs Union obligations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 530 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation;Turkey’s unprecedented illegal and aggressive behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, its warmongering rhetoric and the related risk of a military escalation by an EU candidate country against EU Member States ; strongly condemns Turkey’s violations of Greek national airspace, including over flights of inhabited areas, and territorial sea, a conduct which not only constitutes a serious, ongoing violation of international law, but also creates the risk of an armed incident ;strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate bothe sovereignty, the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; expresses its grave concern for the illegal Turkish fishing activities within Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and the unregulated and unreported fishing activities of Turkish fishing fleet in international waters in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean; urges Turkey to fully respect international law and the law of the sea, to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; notes that the Council’s Conclusions of 15 July 2019 in light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities , not to hold the Association Council and further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues for the time being, along with the Council’s Decision 2019/1894, of11 November 2019, to impose restrictive measures in view of Turkey’s unauthorized drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, are the first instances where such reactions were deemed necessary in view of the conduct of a candidate country;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 536 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation; strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate both the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone, explore and exploit its natural resources and calls on Turkey to respect relevant international law (UNCLOS); urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations. Urges Turkey to show restraint and to respect Cyprus’ sovereignty over its territorial sea and Cyprus’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 547 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation; strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate both the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 556 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; calls on Turkey to reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, the EU acquis, and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded; reiterates its call on Turkey to commit and contribute to a comprehensive settlement, to begin withdrawing its troops from Cyprus, to transfer the sealed-off area of Famagusta to the UN and its lawful inhabitants in accordance with UNSC Resolution 550(1984), as an effort to pave the way for a democratic comprehensive settlement, and to refrain from actions altering the demographic balance on the island; praises the important work of the Committee on Missing Persons; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 560 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. CStrongly condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which violates international law and UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 and undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; underlines the importance of the status of Varosha and calls on Turkey to immediately reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as set out in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions;, in accordance with International law, the EU acquis and the principles on which the Union is founded;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 571 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. CStrongly condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; calls on Turkey to reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 575 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Calls on the Turkish Government to halt its plans for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant; requests that the Turkish Government join the Espoo Convention; asks the Turkish Government to involve, or at least consult, the governments of its neighbouring countries, such as Greece and Cyprus, during any further developments in the Akkuyu venture.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 677 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Takes the view that enhancing communication and dialogue at all levels are key to restoring mutual trust between the EU and Turkey; deplores the continuous and unjustified refusal of the Turkish side to reinstate the normal functioning of the EU- Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee; at the same time, recalls that the Council’s decision of 15 July 2019 not to hold the EU – Turkey Association Council and further meetings of the EU – Turkey high level dialogues by virtue of Turkish illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, remains valid;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 688 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33 a (new)
33a. Takes into account not only the absence of any progress in engaging with Turkey, but also the renewed escalation on the Turkish side by unilateral actions and provocations in breach of international law by the latter, and calls on the Council to develop a list of further restrictive measures that should be sectoral and targeted; in this spirit, recalls the European Council’s conclusions of 1- 2 October 2020 that the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Articles 29 TEU and 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member – States;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 63 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that progress in accession under the revised enlargement methodology depends on lasting, in-depth and irreversible reforms across fundamental areas, in particular the rule of law and the fight against corruption, judiciary and fundamental rights, good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Underlines the importance of implementing the electoral reform measures codified in July 2020, which are in line with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) recommendations; welcomes the commitment tolooks forward to the implementation of the forthcoming Venice Commission opinion regarding the amendments to the Electoral Code adopted in October 2020, in line with the relevant commitment expressed by the Albanian government;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 100 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Commends the steady progress made in implementing the comprehensive judicial reform, underpinned by the unprecedented vetting process and the establishment of the relevant institutions and specialised bodies, enablingand calls for the acceleration of these procedures in order to achieve a tangible shift towards an accountable and independent judiciary;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Welcomes the fact that, as a first step, the High Court has regained its ability to function and that it has been reviewing the admissibility of more than a thousand cases, and encourages it to make further progress in the appointment of additional judges, in order to become fully functional;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 157 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Recalls the importance of measures ensuring the pUrges to swiftly adopt the remaining five by-laws to ensure full implementation of the 2017 framework Law on the Protection of nNational mMinorities, including and the related rights to free self- identification, the use of minority languages and property rightthe right to education in minority languages;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 162 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 b (new)
24b. Welcomes the law on the census (Nr.140/2020), voted by the Parliament on the 26th of November and calls on Albania to take all the necessary steps, e.g. preparation of the questionnaire and the manual, in order to effectively implement it;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Encourages Albania to make further progress on measures consolidating property rights, implementing the law on transitional ownershipprocedures ownership, mainly by advancing in a transparent manner the process of registration of properties, and completing the comprehensive land sector reform;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 252 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 45
45. Welcomes Albania’s unremitting efforts in promoting good neighbourly relations and regional integration;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 255 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46
46. Commends the constructive steps towards the resolution of outstanding bilateral issues, including a joint undertaking by Greece and Albania to resolve a dispute over their Ionian maritime border through ifer the delimitation of the maritime zones to the International jCourt of Justice;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 1 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Believes that the EU institutions must evaluate existing programmes before drafting new EU legislation so that measures that do not work are not re- launchedCalls on the European Commission to evaluate existing programmes and data in the field of education, culture and media in order to be able to adopt a new Action Plan for Equality in due time, having a clear strategy on how to address persisting gender inequality in the cultural and creative sectors, in media, education and sports by implementing, among others, the measures proposed in the new strategy "A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025" from 5 March 2020;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 2 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Believes that anti-discrimination 2. legislation for equal opportunities between men and women must be implemented using a practical approach that does not pit women against men; Notes with concern the persisting gender pay gap in the cultural and creative sectors, calls for increasing transparency of anonymous remuneration data to identify salary gaps, invites the Commission to assess whether equality of pay and transparency of pay scales could become conditions of funding from Creative Europe, asks the Commission to publish information of successful female- led projects funded under Creative Europe scheme; notes that a recent report by UNESCO, Gender Equality: Heritage and Creativity1a calls for strengthening the evidence base “through regular and systematic collection and dissemination by national statistical offices of sex- disaggregated data in all areas of the cultural sector; _________________ 1a http://uis.unesco.org/sites/default/files/doc uments/gender-equality-heritage-and- creativity-2014-en_1.pdf
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers it imperative to take care alls on the European Commission to build on past initiatives launched by the Creative Europe Media Sub-Programme to devise a strategy with indicators, objectives and monitoring sport that a change in gender identity does not lead to a biological man competing against a biological woman, because this would further disadvantage women in sportystem including the production of regular statistics assessing the evolution of the situation at European level, the adoption of specific measures fostering gender balance across the existing schemes, and a structured dialogue with relevant stakeholders;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Believes that mothers and fathers should receive more social recognition for caring for their children and parenting, taking iNotes with concern that women are still underrepresented in sport, both in participation and in governance; emphasises that although the number of women actively involved in sport has significantly increased, only 20%-30% of all sports coaches in Europe are women; stresses that the gender pay gap in sport is persistento accountnd even greater thatn they are investing in the future of society by raising and bringing up their childrenverage gender pay gap at the highest levels; stresses that there are still significant differences in the media coverage of sport;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 6 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that the national statistical offices of thCalls on Member States to foster initiatives that encourage gender equality and equal participation in decision- making roles in sports, enable Mfember States should, if possible, check wheale athletes to reconcile their a gender-based value for invisible work in the area of solidarity between gefamily and professional sporting life, and seek to reduce the gender-based remunerations gap and the contribution of this work to national GDP is included in the respective national calculation systemaward disparities, as well as any kind of stereotypes and harassment in sports;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Believes that the importance of local and regional authorities in promoting equal opportunities for men and women should be emphasisedCalls on Member States, in cooperation with their gender equality bodies, to work closely with sports organisations to pay particular attention to the gender dimension by encouraging female participation in sports from the earliest age, as well as in its governance structures;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 8 #

2019/2169(INI)

7. Believes that the reservations expressed by some Member States against the Istanbul Convention should be respected, and Member States should not be Calls on Member States to strive for more gender balance in education as in most Member States women represent vast majority of education fields graduates and women are over-reprevsented from addressing the societal problem of gender-based violence between persons using existing tools.as teachers; empowering girls through education should find a balanced way across all sectors and fields, including STEM areas where women are under- represented;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Encourages the Commission and Member States to ensure the creation of mechanisms throughout the education system to facilitate the promotion, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality in educational institutions;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2019/2169(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Highlights the fact that although women in the field of media at graduate level constitute a substantial workforce, they are underrepresented in management and top-level positions; considers that both public and private media services have a responsibility to ensure equality between women and men and prevent any discrimination; calls on the Member States to develop policy incentives to reduce barriers to women’s access to management posts and leadership in media organisations; Notes that female participation on an equal level with men in reporting content and serving information sources is crucial not only for reasons of representation, but also for reasons of equal opportunities and the full recognition of their expertise and knowledge;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 1 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that, ofRecalls that women are an untapped resource even in emerging fields, such as digital, AI and ICT, with women accounting for just 16% of the almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59 % are men and 41 % are womenpeople working in ICT in Europe; notes that increasing the number of women in the digital sector has the potential to contribute to women’s financial empowerment, resulting in the reduction of the total gender pay gap and the enhancement of women’s financial independence; emphasises that by integrating more women into the digital jobs market, there is potential fora €16 billion GDP boost to the European economy;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 2 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Points out that by not achieving a critical mass of women in these fields, there will be a skew in research done, resulting in a gender bias in, for example, Artificial Intelligence; stresses that further research in the digital economy must be gender sensitive and must fully take the gender perspective into account;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 4 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights the fact that there are major disparities in the EU with regard to schoolgirls’ attitude to STEM careers, with only four out of every 100 schoolgirls in Finland, for instance, seeking a STEM career, while that figure is four times higher in Latvia, and therefore proposes that more be learnt about the reasons for such disparities and therefore proposes that best practices should be exchanged among Member States how to attract more girls into STEM, with the European Union having a facilitating and coordinating function;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that in firms quoted on the German DAX stock exchange, for example, 41 % of board members have a science degree and that, consequently, women continue to be correspondingly underrepresented right up to senior management level;deleted
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Points out that many jobs will be lost as a result of AI in future, affecting women and men to the same extent, which ought to be factored in to education policy now as a matter of urgencythe effects and the impact of the development and increase of AI in the labour market and education systems require a particular focus on how it will affect women`s education and career paths and choices made by girls;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 8 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Calls on the Member States to advance education, training and maintenance of new digital skills and capacities, with a special focus on girls, through training and life-long learning, and to prioritise diversity and inclusion in STEM to enhance equal opportunities in the economy and in business;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 9 #

2019/2164(INI)

5 b. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to enable the exploitation of EU funds and programmes, including Erasmus+, to effectively support lifelong learning and training in this regard;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5 c. Emphasises the need to collect gender-disaggregated data, to exploit and better target the Digital Agenda and the Digital Single Market Strategy to address the gender gap, and to foster the full integration of women into the sector, which certainly starts with education;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 11 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Urges the Commission and Member States to encourage young people with a STEM training qualification to become entrepreneurs set up their own businesses, in particular in the digital and tech sector, and to support them in the process, women already being just as successful with of becoming tech leaders; urges the Commission to ensure equal access of women and men to all sorts of EU funding to STEM related projects and start-ups as men;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Is convinced that additional and greater incentives for both companies and women for role models, mentoring programmes and career paths both at national and European level can challenge gender stereotypes and bias and increase the visibility of women and the promotion of their access to these sectors;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 13 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Welcomes the Pilot Project “Girls 4 STEM in Europe” adopted by the Commission in 2019 with the objective of promoting STEM to girls and fully supports its action of creating a network between schools, universities and companies across Europe as a platform to exchange best practices and asks the Commission to present the results of the Pilot Project to the European Parliament;
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 14 #

2019/2164(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages Member States to back initiatives forand the European Union to develop a strategy on how to support and promote the networking of women in STEM education and occupations and for fostering cooperation between industry and higher education institutions such as schools and universities.
2020/04/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 19 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Is alarmed byTakes note of the conclusions of the Rapid cCase rReview of the European Court of Auditors on Euronews, stating that in“How the Commission monitors the EU support to Euronews”; remarks that Euronews’ funding is based, according to the Financial Regulation there, both on its no longer any reference to the fact that Euronews is pursuing a general Union interest; therefore urges the Commission to end its cooperation withsupport to Union policy in the field of information and its de facto monopoly for covering Union affairs with a European perspective on television and a strong specialisationin this field; notes that, as this is still the case and that all independent reports have always clearly shown that Euronews provides a service which can be considered value for money, Euronews should continue to receive funding from the Commission, especially in a context where unbiased information on the Union is more than ever needed; calls however on the Commission to answer all of the concerns raised by the Court of Auditors on its monitoring of the funds awarded to Euronews.
2020/01/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 132 #

2018/2158(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Believes therefore that the EU- Russia relationship requires a new framework of cooperation only in thosein areas that are necessary and in a common interest, and with a view to guaranteeing security in the EU’s neighbourhood and a European peace order; is of the view that the PCA should be discontinued;
2019/01/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 296 #

2018/2158(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls for more people-to-people contacts, for instance through common religious institutions, like the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, as well as regional and local level cooperation and student exchanges also in the Erasmus Mundus framework; notes that the EU provides the highest number of academic mobility opportunities to Russia in comparison with other international partner countries;
2019/01/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 25 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 16
— having regard to the Commission recommendation of 21 December 2016 for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations with Turkey on an agreement on the extension of the scope of the bilateral preferential trade relationship and on the modernisation of the Customs Union, as well as the Council Conclusions of 26 June 2018 stating that no further work towards the modernisation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union is foreseen,
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 88 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls on the Turkish government to respect and fully implement the legal obligations deriving from the Conventions to which it is a contracting party, and to halt the destruction of the cultural heritage in the occupied areas of Cyprus; calls on Turkey to ratify the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; calls on Turkey to cooperate with the relevant international organisations, especially the Council of Europe, in preventing and combating illicit trafficking and the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 176 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls on the Commission and the Member States, taking all of the above into account and in accordance with the Negotiating Framework, to formally suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey; remains, however,Taking all the above into account, calls on the Commission and the Council of the European Union, to exert further pressure on Turkey in order to comply with the Copenhagen criteria and implement its contractual obligations towards all Member States; remains committed to democratic dialogue with Turkey; and asks the Commission to use, during the formal suspension of negotiations, all funds available under IPA II and the future IPA III to support, through a dedicated envelope directly managed by the EU, Turkey’s civil society, and to increase opportunities for people-to-people contacts, academic dialogue, access for Turkish students to European universities and media platforms for journalists;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 181 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes that while the EU accession process was at its start a strong motivation for reforms in Turkey, there has been a stark regression in the areas of the rule of law and human rights during the last few years; recalls that Parliament repeatedly called for the opening of Chapter 23 on Judiciary and Fundamental Rights and Chapter 24 on Justice, Freedom and Security at a time whe and repeats its calls on the Turkish government had pledged to conduct serious reforms; regrets deeply that the accession instruments could not be used to the fullest extent owing to a continued blockage by the Council;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 201 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that a door should be left open for thRecalls the need for Turkey to implement in a full and non- discriminatory manner the current customs union towards all Member States and believes that following this, the possible modernisation and upgrading of the 1995 Customs Union between the EU and Turkey, to include relevant areas such as agriculture, services and public procurement, which currently are not covered, could then proceed; recalls that two thirds of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Turkey comes from EU Member States and that Turkey is an important growth market for the EU; believes that the upgrade would provide a valuable opportunity for democratic conditionality, positive leverage and the possibility of a roadmap where upgrading the Customs Union would go hand in hand with concrete commitments by Turkey on democratic reforms; believes further that the upgrading of the Customs Union wcould provide an important opportunity for policy dialogue on climate change as well as on labour rights in Turkey; calls on the Commission to start preparatory work for the upgrading of the Customs Union as soon as the Turkish Government indicates its readiness for serious reforms;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 238 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes that visa liberalisation is of great importance for Turkish citizens, particularly for students, academics, business representatives and people with family ties in EU Member States; encourages the Turkish Government to fully and in a non-discriminatory manner comply with the 72 criteria identified in the visa liberalisation roadmap; towards all Member States, stresses that the revision of Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation is a key condition for ensuring fundamental rights and freedoms, and that visa liberalisation willcould be possible once all the criteria have been metfully and effectively met, in a non- discriminatory manner towards all Member States;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 276 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18 a. Calls on Turkey to further align its foreign policy with that of the EU in accordance with provisions of the Negotiating Framework;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 283 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18 b. Calls on the Turkish Government to halt its plans for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant; requests that the Turkish Government join the Espoo Convention; asks the Turkish Government to involve, or at least consult, the governments of its neighbouring countries, such as Greece and Cyprus, during any further developments in the Akkuyu venture;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 285 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 c (new)
18 c. Reiterates its call on Turkey to fulfil its obligation of full, non- discriminatory implementation of the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey Association Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, including the Republic of Cyprus; regrets that Turkey has still not made progress towards the normalization of its relations with the Republic of Cyprus; reiterates that recognition of all Member States is a necessary component of the accession process and calls for progress without any further delay;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 295 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Welcomes the efforts by the UN to resume negotiations on the reunification of Cyprus; supports a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the EU acquis; reiterates its call on Turkey to commit and contribute to a comprehensive settlement, to begin withdrawing its troops from Cyprus, to transfer the sealed-off area of Famagusta to the UN, and to refrain from actions altering the demographic balance on the island; praises the important work of the Committee on Missing Persons; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone, explore and exploit its natural resources and calls on Turkey to respect relevant international law (UNCLOS); urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations; urges Turkey to show restraint and to respect Cyprus’ sovereignty over its territorial sea and Cyprus’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone; deeply regrets recent statements by Turkey in this regard;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 297 #

2018/2150(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Welcomes the efforts by the UN to resume negotiations on the reunification of Cyprus; supports a fair, comprehensive and viable settlementsettlement based on a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, a single international legal personality, single sovereignty and single citizenship with political equality between the two communities, in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and, the EU acquis, and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded; reiterates its call on Turkey to commit and contribute to a comprehensive settlement, to begin withdrawing its troops from Cyprus, to transfer the sealed-off area of Famagusta to the UN and its lawful inhabitants in accordance with UNSC Resolution 550 (1984), as an effort to pave the way for a democratic comprehensive settlement, and to refrain from actions altering the demographic balance on the island; praises the important work of the Committee on Missing Persons; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations;
2018/12/17
Committee: AFET
Amendment 5 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 31 a (new)
- having regard to the Davos Declaration of 22 January 2018 on high- quality Baukultur for Europe, in which European Ministers of Culture state that there is an “urgent need […]to develop new approaches to protecting and advancing the cultural values of the European built environment” and for “a holistic, culture-centred approach to the built environment",
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas Europe’s creative and cultural sectors are the EU’s strongest assets, whereas they represent 4.2 % of the EU’s GDP, create 8.4 million jobs, equal to 3.7 % of total employment in the EU, are economically resilient, even in times of crisis, and offer a higher percentage of youth and women employment than other sectors;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 39 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas cultural networks are a power tool in forging interpersonal bonds and long-lasting peaceful connections across national borders and therefore, in fostering international cultural relations;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 73 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on the Commission to recognize the importance of the Urban Agenda for the EU and encourage cooperation between member states and cities, amongst other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe and to identify and successfully tackle social challenges.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 76 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Calls on the Commission to ensure that European festivals are supported as they are essential element in bringing citizens together from across Europe and beyond, whilst strengthening links between them. Festivals are a uniting force that impact on society, citizenship, economy, cultural heritage and external development.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 80 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 c (new)
8c. Calls on the Commission to recognize Culture as a “soft power” that enables and empowers its citizens to be responsible leaders of society, having integrity, enthusiasm and empathy.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 d (new)
8d. Calls on the Commission to enable Europe as a place of responsible citizens who build relationships beyond their own cultures, challenge thinking and encourage innovation, and develop and engage others.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 82 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 e (new)
8e. Calls on the Commission to encourage cultural diversity, integration of migrants and quality of citizenship.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 83 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 f (new)
8f. Calls on the Commission to encourage collaborations between culture professionals, educators, engaged citizens and business professionals to stimulate a renewed public interest in culture.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 84 #

2018/2091(INI)

8g. Calls on the Commission to ensure that cultural networks are supported as a means of collective knowledge, experience and memory, providing an informal exchange of information, stimulate discussion and development of culture to improve further mobility and cooperation possibilities and contribute to an integrated Europe cultural space.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 85 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Welcomes the Commission’s intention to introduce a dedicated action on mobility within Creative Europe, but underlines that this requires an appropriate budget and simplified administrative procedures in order to avoid obstacles, such as those linked to visas and double. Particular action is needed to address the hindrances and obstacles resulting in excessive or double artist taxation;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 107 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes that according to the 2017 Eurobarometer 36 % of Europeans did not participate in any cultural activity within the previous year and calls on the Commission and the Member States, therefore, to strengthen the links between culture, education, innovation and research;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Agrees that cultural participation and everyday creativity contribute greatly to fostering intercultural dialogue and building healthy societies, however, stresses the necessity of delineating social and artistic work and guaranteeing enough space within the EU funding instruments for appreciating the intrinsic value of artists’ work;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 129 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Underlines that, despite the EU added value of cultural investment, Creative Europe represents 0.15 % of the overall EU budget, of which only 31 % is earmarked for culture; welcomes the new MFF proposal and the proposed increase in funding as a good first step and calls for a doubling of the budget allocated to the new Creative Europe programme and for making the programme more accessible for smaller organisations;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 142 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Regrets that culture isand the arts are not mentioned in the majority of policy fields it contributes to in the Commission’s MFF proposal and calls on the Commission, therefore, in collaboration with CCSs, to design holistic and coordinated strategies for mainstreaming culture and the arts in other policy areas;
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 149 #

2018/2091(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Calls on the Commission to give particular attention to cultural areas that are endangered because of lack of funding or attention, one such area is that relating to poetry.
2018/09/17
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Points out the complexities of the current framework on cross-border cooperation programmes as well as the structural difficulties and administrative burdens that potential beneficiaries encounter during the preparation of these projects; welcomes, in this regard, the simplification measures put forward for the post-2020 period and considers them as an important step to simplify and improve the implementation and accessibility of cross-border cooperation programmes;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 13 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Emphasizes the importance of sport for the economic and social development of cross-border regions, as demonstrated by the numerous territorial cooperation projects that used sport as a tool for social and cultural integration;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Stresses the lack of information about EU-funded opportunities on cross- border cooperation programmes in the EU border regions; calls on the Member States to improve the dissemination of information on cross-border issues, e.g. by creating one-stop-shops;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Stresses the need of a more substantial economic commitment to the promotion of cross-border sports activities and in particular for the construction of small-scale infrastructures for grass-roots sports;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines the fact that language barriers are still an important obstacle to cross-border cooperation, especially in border areas without a longstanding tradition of cooperation; believes that a more targeted use of ESI funds can support the systematic promotion, also through the organization of sporting and cultural events, of multilingualism in education and training in border regions, from early childhood education onwards;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 32 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Member States to facilitate cross-border partnerships between education and training institutions in border regions in order to promote the mobility of students, teachers, trainers and administrative staff, as well as doctoral candidates and researchers; underlines that the use of multilingualism within such cross-border partnerships can prepare graduates to enter the employment market on both sides of the border; urges the Member States to facilitate and encourage the mutual recognition and better understanding of diplomas and professional qualifications between neighbouring regions;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Urges the Member States to facilitate and encourage the mutual recognition and better understanding of certificates, diplomas, vocational training and professional qualifications between neighbouring regions; encourages therefore the inclusion of specific skills in the curriculum with the objective of increasing the chances for employment across the border;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 52 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Highlights the excessive barriers for cultural and creative industries in accessing financing due to their nature and size (CCIs are predominantly micro- businesses and SMEs), as well as the difficulties arising due to oftentimes poorer economic performance of some border regions; reiterates its view that it is of outmost importance to develop cultural, creative and entrepreneurial skills in order to overcome these structural deficiencies;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 53 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Underlines that regions have a proved capacity in developing cross- border cooperation in the sector of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and notes the positive effects of smart specialisation; asks the Commission and the Member States to maintain and strengthen the policies in this field and to use effectively the funding available under EU programmes and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs);
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 64 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Strongly believes that media and communication have the potential to strengthen EU border regions through the creative sector. Digital platforms have the ability to promote inclusion and protect the cultural diversity of these border regions. Cinema, television, creative documentaries as well as other digital content, are platforms which can be used to support the heritage and unique traits of EU border regions;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 66 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Underlines the need to address specific challenges related to artistic and cultural mobility – social security, taxation (avoiding double taxation of artists and cultural professionals), provision of information on mobility opportunities (mobility grants, residency programmes, etc.)
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Underlines that sports tourism is an increasingly important sector of the European economy; therefore calls for the allocation of financial resources to the construction of sports infrastructures with a view to promoting tourism through sport;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Notes the serious migration challenges that some border regions face; to that end, encourages the effective use of the funding available for EU cross- border programmes, as well as the exchange of good practices between local and regional authorities in the border areas, in the framework of the integration of refugees under international protection; underlines the need for national governments to support local and regional authorities in addressing these challenges;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 13 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses that, despite the improvement of the economy in the euro area and the creation of new jobs, youth unemployment in some Member States remains unacceptably high and, while rates of youth unemployment have fallen since 2013, they differ widely between Member States;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Encourages the promotion of policies, such as the introduction of dual education systems, linking studies with the requirements of the labour market; stresses that an effective link between education, research and innovation can make a decisive contribution to job creation;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Points out the need to plan and promote organised and up-to-date vocational guidance programmes in schools, especially in the countryside and in border, mountainous and island regions;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 20 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Supports the mobility of student ands, worker mobilitys, athletes and artists in the EU and the euro area; is concerned, however, that substantial differences in living and working standards in the euro area trigger involuntary migration, further exacerbating the effects of the so-called brain drain; calls for future education and employment policies to reverse this phenomenon; a key prerequisite for combating the phenomenon of the brain drain is the creation of quality jobs, but also the promotion of effective education, training and career guidance strategies; calls for future education and employment policies to effectively address this phenomenon, for example, by encouraging young people to invest in their entrepreneurial skills;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 26 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Takes into account the positive role of open education and open universities in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills, particularly on-line training programmes for employees, as this is a dynamic form of learning that meets the current needs and the interests of the participants;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 d (new)
4d. Stresses that one of the objectives of the Youth Guarantee is to ensure that all young people under the age of 25 years receive a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, apprenticeship or traineeship within a period of four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education; calls, therefore, for full implementation of the Youth Guarantee, with emphasis on quality offers and effective outreach to all NEETs 1a; highlights that this requires adequate financing in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF post 2020) including an increase of the European Social Fund and an extension of the Youth Employment Initiative to at least € 21 billion; requests that national public investments for the Youth Guarantee and integration of the long- term unemployed be counted within a ‘silver rule on social investment' under the Stability and Growth Pact; _________________ 1aNEETs: Young people not in employment, education or training
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 e (new)
4e. Supports a Skills Guarantee as a new right for everyone to acquire fundamental skills for the 21st century, including digital literacy; considers that the Skills Guarantee should involve individualised assessment of learning needs, a quality learning offer as well as systematic validation of skills and competences acquired, enabling their easy recognition on the labour market; underlines that the Skills Guarantee is an important social investment, requiring adequate financing at national and European level; calls, therefore, for an increase in the financing of the Skills Guarantee, possibly via an increased European Social Fund and a new convergence instrument for the Eurozone; requests that national public investments in the Skills Guarantee be considered within a 'silver rule on social investment' under the Stability and Growth Pact;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 f (new)
4f. Reiterates the European Parliament’s call for the Erasmus+ envelope to be at least tripled in the next MFF with the aim of reaching many more young people, youth organisations and secondary school pupils and apprentices across Europe; calls for particular attention to be paid to people coming from a disadvantaged socio-economic background so as to enable them to participate in the programme, as well as to people with disabilities, in line with the EU’s and the Member States’ obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD);
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 g (new)
4g. Calls for a ‘silver rule’ on social investment to be applied when implementing the Stability and Growth Pact, namely to consider certain public social investments having a clear positive impact on economic growth (e.g. the Child Guarantee, the Youth Guarantee and the Skills Guarantee) as being eligible for favourable treatment when assessing government deficits and compliance with the 1/20 debt rule; highlights that fiscal consolidation should not undermine national co-financing of European funding for social investment;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 40 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission to provide incentives and technical assistance to young people to set up their businesses and to propose measures to promote entrepreneurship through school curricula in the Member States;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 41 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Calls on the national authorities to consider granting tax relief or incentives for social contributions to companies investing in training their employees and recruiting new graduates;
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2018/2034(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Recognises and condemns the abusive employment conditions often experienced by professional athletes, such as bogus self-employment, the non- payment of wages, inadequate health, insurance and retirement pension standards, and points to the need to change the existing regulatory framework; calls upon the Commission to present a comprehensive action plan for the promotion of minimum employment standards for professional athletes, starting with the euro area countries covering all the social partners in the sports sector.
2018/06/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In accordance with Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union, the Union shall pursue consistency between the different areas of its external action and between these and its other policies, as well as, including its cultural dimension, and between these and the growing role in diplomacy of other policies, such as education, science and sport, and it shall work for a high degree of cooperation in all fields of international relations. The wide array of actions enabled by this Regulation should contribute to the objectives set out in that Article of the Treaty.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The primary objective of Union’s development cooperation policy, as laid down in Article 208 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union is the reduction and, in the long term, the eradication of poverty. The Union’s development cooperation policy also contributes to the objectives of the Union’s external action, in particular to foster the sustainable economic, social, cultural, educational and environmental development of developing countries, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty, as set out in Article 21(2)(d) of the Treaty on European Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The global context for action is the pursuit of a rules-based global order, with multilateralism as its key principle and the United Nations at its core. The 2030 Agenda, together with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change57 and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda58 is the international community’s response to global challenges and trends in relation to sustainable development. With the Sustainable Development Goals at its core, the 2030 Agenda is a transformative framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development globally. It is universal in scope, providing a comprehensive shared framework for action that applies to the Union, to its Member States and to its partners. It balances the economic, social, cultural, educational and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, recognising the essential interlinkages between its goals and targets. The 2030 Agenda aims to leave no one behind. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda will be closely coordinated with the Union’s other relevant international commitments. Actions undertaken by this Regulation should pay particular attention to interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goals and to integrated actions that can create co- benefits and meet multiple objectives in a coherent way. _________________ 57 58 “Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development”, adopted on 16 June 2015 and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on 27 July 2015 (A/RES/69/313)Signed in New York on 22 April 2016.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 35 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The implementation of this Regulation should be guided by the five priorities established in the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy (the ‘Global Strategy’)59 , presented on 19 June 2016, which represents the Union’s vision and the framework for united and responsible external engagement in partnership with others, to advance its values and interests. The Union should enhance partnerships, promote policy dialogue and collective responses to challenges of global concern. Its action should support the Union’s interests and values in all its aspects, including preserving peace, preventing conflicts, strengthening international security, fighting root causes of irregular migration and assisting populations, countries and regions confronting natural or man-made disasters, supporting quality education, trade policy, economic diplomacy and economic cooperation, promoting digital solutions and technologies, and fostering the international dimension of Union’s policies. In promoting its interests, the Union should comply with, and promote, the principles of respect for high social and environmental standards, for the rule of law, for international law and for human rights. _________________ 59 “Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe. A global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy”, June 2016.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The new European Consensus on Development (‘the Consensus’)60, signed on 7 June 2017, provides the framework for a common approach to development cooperation by the Union and its Member States to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Eradicating poverty, tackling discrimination and inequalities, ensuring access to quality education, leaving no one behind and strengthening resilience are at the heart of development cooperation policy. _________________ 60 “The New European Consensus on Development ‘Our World, our Dignity, Our Future’”, Joint statement by the Council and the Representatives of the governments of the Member States meeting within the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, 8 June 2017.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 41 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) Pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals, this Regulation should contribute to reinforced monitoring and reporting with a focus on results, covering outputs, outcomes and impacts in partner countries benefiting from the Union’s external financial assistance. In particular, as agreed in the Consensus, actions under this Regulation are expected to contribute 20% of the Official Development Assistance funded under this Regulation to social inclusion, education and culture and human development, including gender equality and women’s empowerment.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) This Regulation should reflect the need to focus on strategic priorities, both geographically – the European Neighbourhood and Africa, as well as countries that are fragile and most in need, but also thematically – security, migration, climate change, education, culture, and human rights.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 47 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The European Neighbourhood Policy, as reviewed in 2015 62, aims at the stabilisation of neighbouring countries and strengthening resilience, particularly by boosting economic development, as the Union’s main political priorities. In order to attain its objective, the reviewed European Neighbourhood Policy has been focusing on four priority areas: good governance, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, with a particular focus in engaging further with civil society; quality education and skills acquisition, economic development;, security; migration and mobility, including tackling the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement. Differentiation and enhanced mutual ownership are the hallmark of the European Neighbourhood Policy, recognising different levels of engagement, and reflecting the interests of each country concerning the nature and focus of its partnership with the Union. _________________ 62 Joint communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, “Review of the European Neighbourhood policy”, 18 November 2015.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 63 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) The EFSD+ should aim at supporting investments as a means of contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by fostering sustainable and inclusive economic and social development, supporting modern education systems, strengthening cultural structures and promoting the socio-economic resilience in partner countries with a particular focus on the eradication of poverty, sustainable and inclusive growth, the creation of decent jobs, economic opportunities, skills and entrepreneurship, socioeconomic sectors, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as addressing specific socioeconomic root causes of irregular migration, in accordance with the relevant indicative programming documents. Special attention should be given to countries identified as experiencing fragility or conflict, Least Developed Countries and heavily indebted poor countries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 70 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) at global level, to consolidate and support democracy, rule of law and human rights, seek to improve the quality of education and make it accessible to all, support civil society organisations, further stability and peace and address other global challenges including migration and mobility;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 88 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 6
6. Programmes and actions under this Regulation shall mainstream climate change, environmental protection, education and culture, and gender equality and shall address interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goals, to promote integrated actions that can create co-benefits and meet multiple objectives in a coherent way. These programmes and actions shall be based on an analysis of risks and vulnerabilities, integrate a resilience approach and be conflict sensitive. They shall be guided by the principle of leaving no one behind.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 46 #

2018/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Particular attention should be given to ensuring the quality of the activities and other opportunities offered under the European Solidarity Corps, in particular by offering training, language support, insurance, administrative and post-activity support to participants as well as the validation of the knowledge, skills and competences acquired through their European Solidarity Corps experience. Security and safety of the volunteers and their intended beneficiaries, in particular where this concerns persons in vulnerable situations and children, remain of paramount importance and volunteers should not be deployed to operations conducted in the theatre of international and non-international armed conflicts.
2018/10/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 48 #

2018/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15a) In the case of placements involving children, only volunteers who have directly relevant qualifications and skills should ever have direct contact with children, and they should complete child protection training and vetting procedures in advance of their placement. During their placement, appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures should be in place to protect children and volunteers, and the latter should be the subject of on-going supervision to ensure that child protection policies are being effectively implemented.
2018/10/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 114 #

2018/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) measures aimed at ensuring the quality of volunteering, traineeships or jobs, including training, language support, child protection and safeguarding training and background checks for volunteers working with children, complementary insurance, support before or after the solidarity activity as well as the further use of Youthpass that identifies and documents the competences acquired during the solidarity activities for participants, and capacity building and, administrative support for participating organisations;
2018/10/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 12 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) With 1.8% of EU GDP, down from 2.2% in 2009, infrastructure investment activities in the Union in 2016 were about 20% below investment rates before the global financial crisis. Thus, while a recovery in investment-to-GDP ratios in the Union can be observed, it remains below what might be expected in a strong recovery period and is insufficient to compensate years of underinvestment. More importantly, the current investment levels and forecasts do not cover the Union’s structural investment needs in the face of technological change and global competitiveness, including for innovation, education, skills, infrastructure, small and medium- sized enterprises ('SMEs') and the need to address key societal challenges such as sustainability or population ageing, demographic change or the brain drain, especially among young people. Consequently, continued support is necessary to address market failures and sub-optimal investment situations to reduce the investment gap in targeted sectors to achieve the Union's policy objectives.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The InvestEU Fund should contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Union, including in the field of innovation and digitisation, supporting skills, the sustainability of the Union's economic growth, the social resilience and inclusiveness, in particular for young people from vulnerable social groups, and the integration of the Union capital markets, including solutions addressing their fragmentation and diversifying sources of financing for the Union enterprises. To that end, it should support projects that are technically and economically viable by providing a framework for the use of debt, risk sharing and equity instruments underpinned by a guarantee from the Union's budget and by contributions from implementing partners. It should be demand-driven while support under the InvestEU Fund should at the same time focus on contributing to meeting policy objectives of the Union.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The InvestEU Fund should support investments in tangible and intangible assets to foster growth, investment and, employment, education and skills and thereby contributing to improved well- being and fairer income distribution in the Union. Intervention through the InvestEU Fund should complement Union support delivered through grants.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 33 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) Low infrastructure investment rates in the Union during the financial crisis undermined the Union's ability to boost sustainable growth, competitiveness and convergence. Sizeable investments in the European infrastructure are fundamental to meet the Union's sustainability targets, including the 2030 energy and climate targets. Accordingly, support from the InvestEU Fund should target investments into transport, energy, including energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental, climate action, maritime and digital infrastructure. To maximise the impact and the value added of Union financing support, it is appropriate to promote a streamlined investment process enabling visibility of the project pipeline and consistency across relevant Union programmes. Bearing in mind security threats, investment projects receiving Union support should take into account principles for the protection of citizens in public spaces, as well as places where large crowds gather, such as stadiums, educational institutions, museums and monuments. This should be complementary to the efforts made by other Union funds such as the European Regional Development Fund providing support for security components of investments in public spaces, transport, energy and other critical infrastructure.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Whereas the level of overall investment in the Union is increasing, investment in higher-risk activities such as research and innovation, in particular in the case of innovative business ideas relating to rapidly growing sectors of the economy, such as the cultural and creative industries, is still inadequate. The resulting underinvestment and difficulties in accessing financial mechanisms in research and innovation isare damaging to the industrial and economic competitiveness of the Union and the quality of life of its citizens. The InvestEU Fund should provide the appropriate financial products to cover different stages in the innovation cycle and a wide range of stakeholders, such as young entrepreneurs, in particular to allow the upscaling of and deployment of solutions at a commercial scale in the Union, in order to make such solutions competitive on world markets.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 41 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) A significant effort is urgently needed to invest in digital transformation and to, to promote digital skills and combat the inter-generational gap in order to maximise the distributeion of the benefits of itthereof to all Union citizens and businesses. The strong policy framework of the Digital Single Market Strategy should now be matched by investment of a similar ambition, including in artificial intelligence.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 46 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in the Union. However, they face challenges when accessing finance because of their perceived high risk and lack of sufficient collateral. Additional challenges arise from SMEs' need to stay competitive by engaging in digitisation, internationalisation and innovation activities and skilling up their workforce. Moreover, compared to larger enterprises, they have access to a more limited set of financing sources: they typically do not issue bonds, have only limited access to stock exchanges or large institutional investors. The challenge in accessing finance is even greater for those SMEs whose activities focus on intangible assets, such as intellectual property rights. SMEs in the Union rely heavily on banks and debt financing in the form of bank overdrafts, bank loans or leasing. Supporting SMEs that face the above challenges and providing more diversified sources of funding is necessary for increasing the ability of SMEs to finance their creation, growth and development, withstand economic downturns, and for making the economy and the financial system more resilient during economic downturn or shocks. This is also complementary to the initiatives already undertaken in the context of the Capital Markets Union. The InvestEU Fund should provide an opportunity to focus on specific, more targeted financial products.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 51 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) As set out in the reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe16 and the European Pillar of Social Rights17 , building a more inclusive and fairer Union is a key priority for the Union to tackle inequality and foster social inclusion policies in Europe. Inequality of opportunities affects in particular access to education, training and health. Investment in the social, skills and human capital- related economy, as well as in the integration of vulnerable populations in the society and support for the younger generation, can enhance economic opportunities, especially if coordinated at Union level. The InvestEU Fund should be used to support investment in education and training, help increase employment, in particular among the unskilled and long- term unemployed, and improve the situation with regard to intergenerational solidarity, the health sector, homelessness, digital inclusiveness, community development, the role and place of young people in society, especially those not in education, employment or training (NEETs), as well as vulnerable people, including third country nationals. The InvestEU Programme should also contribute to the support of European culture and creativity as well as grassroots sport that is a lever for social and economic development. To counter the profound transformations of societies in the Union and of the labour market in the coming decade, it is necessary to invest in human capital, microfinance, social enterprise finance and and the financing of social enterprises, educational institutions, cultural and creative sector businesses, sports organisations as well as in new social economy business models, including social impact investment and social outcomes contracting. The InvestEU Programme should strengthen nascent social market eco-system, increasing the supply of and access to finance to micro- and social enterprises, to meet the demand of those who need it the most. The report of the High-Level Task-Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe18 has identified investment gaps in social infrastructure and services, including for education, training, health and, housing, culture and sport which call for support, including at the Union level. Therefore, the collective power of public, commercial and philanthropic capital, as well as support from foundations, should be harnessed to support the social market value chain development and a more resilient Union. _________________ 16 17 18COM(2017) 206. COM(2017) 206. 17 COM(2017) 250. COM(2017) 250. 18 Published as European Economy Published as European Economy Discussion Paper 074 in January 2018.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 59 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) Each policy window should be composed of two compartments, that is to say an EU compartment and a Member State compartment. The EU compartment should address Union-wide market failures or sub-optimal investment situations in a proportionate manner; supported actions should have a clear European added value. The Member State compartment should give Member States the possibility to contribute a share of their resources of Funds under shared management to the provisioning of the EU guarantee to use the EU guarantee for financing or investment operations to address specific market failures or sub-optimal investment situations in their own territory, including in vulnerable and remote areas, border, inaccessible and remote areas and mountain and island regions, such as the outermost regions of the Union, to deliver objectives of the Fund under shared management. Actions supported from the InvestEU Fund through either EU or Member State compartments should not duplicate or crowd out private financing or distort competition in the internal market.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 67 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the competitiveness of the Union, including innovation and, digitisation and human capital;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 71 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the social resilience and inclusiveness of the Union; particular emphasis should be placed on combating unemployment and developing skills, in particular among young people;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 74 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) to support financing and investment operations in education, research, innovation and digitisation;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 77 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) to increase the access to and the availability of microfinance and finance to social enterprises, support financing and investment operations related to social investment and skilleducational institutions, training centres, the cultural and creative sector, sport, support financing and investment operations related to social investment, investment in culture and sport and skills and the development of competences and develop and consolidate social investment markets, in the areas referred to in point (d) of Article 7(1).
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 86 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point α
(a) sustainable infrastructure policy window: comprises sustainable investment in the areas of transport, energy, digital connectivity, education, supply and processing of raw materials, space, oceans and water, waste, nature and other environment infrastructure, the cultural heritage, sport, equipment, mobile assets and deployment of innovative technologies that contribute to the environmental or social sustainability objectives of the Union, or to both, or meet the environmental or social sustainability standards of the Union;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 91 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point γ
(c) SMEs policy window: access to and availability of finance for SMEs and, in duly justified cases, for small mid-cap companies, for start-ups and businesses set up by young people;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 94 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point δ
(d) social investment and skills policy window: comprises microfinance, social enterprise finance and social economy; skills, education, training and related services; social infrastructure (including social and student housing); social innovation; health and long-term care; inclusion and accessibility; cultural and sports activities with a social goal; actions relating to young people, especially those not in education, employment or training; integration of vulnerable people, including third country nationals.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 120 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point d
(d) enhancement and restoration of eco-systems and their services; conservation and protection of natural archaeological sites and monuments of the cultural environment;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 127 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 8
8. Cultural and creative sectors; media, audio-visual sector and journalism, advertising, the cultural heritage, traditional handicrafts, museums, sports, design, cinema, theatre, music, visual arts, publishing, video games.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 128 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 8 a (new)
8 a. sport-related industries; sustainability and profitability of investment in sports facilities, sports events and partnerships with other industry sectors.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 129 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 9
9. Tourism, including projects that drive sustainable tourism and are associated with any special form of thematic tourism such as cultural, religious and pilgrimage, sports and educational tourism, rural tourism and youth tourism.
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 131 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 11 – point d – point i
(i) education and training, including early childpre-schoodl education, upbringing and care, educational facilities, student housing and digital equipment;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 132 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 11 – point f
(f) cultural activities and sports events with a social goal; support for vulnerable groups, social inclusion and charity;
2018/10/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 58 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The general objective of the Programme should be to support the digital transformation of industry and to foster better exploitation of the industrial potential of policies of innovation, and research and technological developmentpolicies, as well as the full use of R&D results, technological development and European and international standards, for the benefit of businesses and citizens all over the Union. The programme should be structured into five Specific Objectives reflecting key policy areas, namely: high- performance computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, advanced digital skills, and deployment, best use of digital capacities and interoperability. For all these areas, the Programme should also aim at better aligning Union, Member States and regional policies, and pooling of private and industrial resources in order to increase investment and develop stronger synergies.
2018/09/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 86 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) In its resolution of 1 June 2017 on digitising European industry67 the European Parliament stated that education, training and lifelong learning are the cornerstone of social cohesion in a digital society. It emphasised as well the importance of basic digital skills which should encompass knowledge of the possibilities that digital skills offer, advanced use of basic digital tools, safe internet behaviour and search methodologies to identify credible sources, and promote awareness-raising about rights online. It would also contribute to allowing citizens to have a critical understanding of different forms of digital media and thereby increasing and enhancing the resources and opportunities offered by ‘digital literacy’. _________________ 67 Document ref. A8-0183/2017, available at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDo c.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference= P8-TA-2017-0240
2018/09/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 105 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 35 a (new)
(35a) Furthermore historical and cultural sites are often not easily accessible for persons with disabilities. The Programme could therefore contribute to support digital initiatives aiming at improving engagement and making cultural experiences, sites and artefacts throughout Europe more accessible to persons with disabilities, regardless of geographical location.
2018/09/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) support, together with Member States, the procurement of advanced cybersecurity equipment, tools and data infrastructures in full compliance with data protection legislation supported by the development of voluntary standards;
2018/09/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 42 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) On 20 June 2017, the Council endorsed the Union response to the 'UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ - a sustainable European future. The Council underlined the importance of achieving sustainable development across the three dimensions (economic, social and environmental), in a balanced and integrated way. It is vital that sustainable development is mainstreamed into all Union internal and external policy areas, and that the Union is ambitious in the policies it uses to address global challenges. The Council welcomed the Commission Communication on "Next steps for a sustainable European future" of 22 November 2016 as a first step in mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals and applying sustainable development as an essential guiding principle for all Union policies, including through its financing instruments.The European Social Fund + can make a particular contribution to implementing the Sustaniable Development Goals by halvingrelative poverty and eradicating extreme forms of poverty; quality andinclusive education, promoting gender equality, and reducing inequality, among others.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 50 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The Union is confronted with structural challenges arising from economic globalisation, demographic developments, the management of migration flows and the increased security threat, clean energy transition, technological change and an increasingly ageing workforce and growing skills and labour shortages in some sectors and regions, experienced especially by SMEs. Taking into account the changing realities of the world of work, the Union should be prepared for the current and future challenges by investing in relevant skills, making growth more inclusive and by improving employment and social policies, including in view of labour mobility.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 64 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The ESF+ should aim to promote employment through active interventions enabling (re)integration into the labour market, notably for youth, the long-term unemployed and the inactive, as well as through promoting self–employment and the social economy. The ESF+ should aim to improve the functioning of labour markets by supporting the modernisation of labour market institutions such as the Public Employment Services in order to improve their capacity to provide intensified targeted counselling and guidance during the job search and the transition to employment and to enhance workers’ mobility. The ESF+ should promote women's participation in the labour market through measures aiming to ensure, amongst others, improved work/life balance and the access of each family to childcare. The ESF + should also aim to provide a healthy and well-adapted working environment in order to respond to health risks related to changing forms of work and the needs of the ageing workforce.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15a) The Commission, within the framework of Strategy 2020, has set the target for 95% of pre-school children up to 4 years of age or older to participate in pre-school education. It should be noted, however, that thousands of children are excluded annually from pre-school education structures due to the lack of resources of the competent national authorities.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 112 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) To ensure that the social dimension of Europe as set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights is duly put forward and that a minimum amount of resources is targeting those most in need Member States should allocate at least 2530% of their national ESF+ resources of the ESF+ strand under shared management to fostering social inclusion.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 113 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 a (new)
(22 a) All EU Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child. The promotion of children’s rights is an explicit objective of EU policies (Article 3 of the Lisbon Treaty), and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interests of the child be a primary considerationin all EU action. The EU and Member States should make appropriate use of theESF+ to break the cycle of disadvantage for children living in poverty andsocial exclusion, as defined in the 2013 European Commission Recommendation Investing in children. The ESF+ should support actions promoting effective interventions that contribute to the realisation of children’s rights.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 116 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 b (new)
(22 b) In light of the persistently high levels of child poverty and social exclusion in the EU (26.4% in 2017), and the European Pillar of Social Rights which states that children have the right to protection from poverty, and children from disadvantaged backgrounds have the rights to specific measures to enhance equal opportunities; Member States should allocate appropriate amount of ESF+ resources under shared management for the reduction of child poverty and social exclusion. Investing early in children yields significant returns for children and society as a whole. Supporting children to develop skills and capabilities enables them to develop their full potential, become active members of society and increase their chances on the labour market as young people.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 121 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In accordance with Articles 349 (25)and 174 TFEU and Article 2 of Protocol No 6 to the 1994 Act of Accession, the outermost regions and, the northern sparsely populated regions and islands are entitled to specific measures under common policies and EU programmes. Due to the permanent constraints these regions require specific support.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 122 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) Given the diversity of the level of development in the regions and different social realities across Europe, the degree of flexibility of the ESF + should be sufficient to take the regional and territorial specificities into account.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 143 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 13
(13) 'most deprived persons' means natural persons, whether individuals, families, households or groups composed of such persons, including children whose need for assistance has been established according to the objective criteria set by the national competent authorities in consultation with relevant stakeholders, while avoiding conflicts of interest and which are approved by those national competent authorities and which may include elements that allow the targeting of the most deprived persons in certain geographical areas;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 148 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The ESF+ aims to support Member States to achieve high employment levels, fair social protection and a skilled and resilient workforce ready for the future world of work, in line with the principles set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 17 November 2017.deleted
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 155 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2
TIn line with the principles set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 17 November 2017, the ESF+ shall support, complement and add value to the policies of the Member States to ensure equal opportunities, access to the labour market, fair working conditions, social protection and inclusion, and a high level of human health protection.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 164 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point iii
(iii) promoting women’s labour market participation, a better work/life balance including access to childcareinclusive and non- segregated quality early childhood education and care and to other community-bassed services for children, a healthy and well–adapted working environment addressing health risks, adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change, and active and healthy ageing;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 172 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point iv
(iv) improving the quality, inclusiveness and effectiveness and labour market relevance of education and training systems, to support acquisition of key competences including digital skills;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 176 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In accordance with Articles 349 and 174 TFEU and Article 2 of Protocol No 6 to the 1994 Act of Accession, the outermost regions and, the northern sparsely populated regions and islands are entitled to specific measures under common policies and EU programmes. Due to the permanent constraints these regions require specific support.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 177 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point v
(v) promoting equal access to and completion of, quality non-segregated and inclusive education and training, in particular for disadvantaged groups, from early childhood education and care through general and vocational education and training, and to tertiary level, as well as adult education and learning, including facilitating learning mobility for all;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 186 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26
(26) Efficient and effective implementation of actions supported by the ESF+ depends on good governance and partnership between all actors at thEU institutions and local, regional and national authorities, at the respective relevant territorial levels and, together with the socio- economic actors, in particular the social partners and civil society. It is therefore essential that Member States encourage the participation of sinvolve locial partners and civil societyand regional authorities in the implementation of the ESF + under shared management as they are best placed to know the social and economic needs at sub-national level and encourage the participation of social partners and civil society.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 204 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall concentrate the ESF+ resources under shared management on interventions that address the challenges identified among others in their national reform programmes, in the European Semester as well as in the relevant country reports and country-specific recommendations adopted in accordance with Article 121(2) TFEU and Article 148(4) TFEU, and take into accountthe Social Scoreboard, in full respect of the principles and rights set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 209 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall allocate an appropriate amount of their ESF+ resources under shared management to address challenges identified in relevant country reports and country-specific recommendations adopted in accordance with Article 121(2) TFEU and Article 148(4) TFEU and in the European Semester falling within the scope of the ESF+ as set out in Article 4.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 217 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall ensure adequate participation of social partners and civil society organisations in the delivery ofthe meaningful and inclusive adequate participation of local and regional authorities, social partners and civil society organisations in the management, programming, delivery monitoring and evaluation of activities and policies supported by the ESF strand under shared management, including employment, education and social inclusion and anti-discrimination policies supported by the ESF+ strand under shared management in accordance with Article 6of the [CPR Regulation] and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 240/2014.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 219 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall allocate an appropriatethe minimum amount of 2% of ESF+ resources under shared management in each programme for the capacity building of local and regional authorities, social partners and civil society organisations.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 231 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 4
4. The delivery of food and/or material assistance mayshall be complemented with re-orientation towards competent services and other accompanying measures aiming at the social inclusion of the most deprived persons.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 277 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The ESF+ aims to support Member States, at national, regional and local level, to achieve high employment levels, fair social protection and a skilled and resilient workforce ready for the future world of work, in line with the principles set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 17 November 2017, thereby contributing to the goals of the Union as regards to strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion in accordance with Article 174 TFEU.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 299 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point a
a) under shared management, where strategic programming and implementation tasks are delegated to the EU member States and regions, for the part of the assistance which corresponds to the specific objectives indicated in Article 4(1) (the ‘ESF+ strand under shared management’), and
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 430 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall concentrate the ESF+ resources under shared management on interventions that address the challenges identified in their national reform programmes, in the European Semester as well as in the relevant country-specific recommendations, taking into account regional specificities, adopted in accordance with Article 121(2) TFEU and Article 148(4) TFEU, and take into account principles and rights set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights, thereby contributing to the goals of the Union set out in Article 174 TFEU as regards to strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 444 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Member States and, where appropriate the Commission, shall foster synergies and ensure coordination, complementarity and coherence between the ESF+ and other Union funds, programmes and instruments such as Erasmus, the Asylum and Migration Fund and the Reform Support Programme, including the Reform Delivery Tool and the Technical Support Instrument, both in the planning phase and during implementation. Member States and, where appropriate the Commission, shall optimise mechanisms for coordination to avoid duplication of effort and ensure close cooperation between those responsible for implementation to deliver coherent and streamlined support actions. The ESF + programmes shall also take into account the Smart Specialisation Strategies developed by regional authorities.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 451 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. In duly justified cases, Member States shall allocate an appropriate amount of their ESF+ resources under shared management to address challenges identified in relevant country-specific recommendations, taking into account regional specificities, adopted in accordance with Article 121(2) TFEU and Article 148(4) TFEU and in the European Semester falling within the scope of the ESF+ as set out in Article 4 taking into account principles and rights as set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as the objectives of the economic, social and territorial cohesion set out in Article 174 TFEU.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 507 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall ensure adequate participation of local and regional authorities, social partners and civil society organisations in the delivery of employment, education and social inclusion policies supported by the ESF+ strand under shared management.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 514 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall allocate an appropriate amount of ESF+ resources under shared management in each programme for the capacity building of local and regional authorities, social partners and civil society organisations.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 23 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In order to support the efforts of Member States and regions in facing new challenges and ensuring a high level of security for their citizens as well as the prevention of radicalisation, while relying on the synergies and complementarities with other Union policies, investments under the ERDF should facilitate access to quality education, culture and grassroots sport by helping the authorities to upgrade their infrastructures and contribute to security in areas where there is a need to ensure safe and secure public spaces and critical infrastructure, such as transport and energy.
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 54 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – point i
(i) enhancing the effectiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment, particularly for young people, through developing social innovation and infrastructure;
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 57 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – point ii
(ii) improving access to inclusive and quality services in education, early childhood care, training and lifelong learning through developing infrastructure;
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 66 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – point iii
(iii) increasing the socioeconomic integration of marginalised communities, the unemployed, in particular parents who are out of work, young people not in education, employment or training, migrants and disadvantaged groups, through integrated measures including housing and social services;
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 84 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e – point i
(i) fostering the integrated social, economic and environmental development, cultural heritage, sport and security in urban areas;
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 91 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e – point ii
(ii) fostering the integrated social, economic and environmental local development, cultural heritage, sport and security, including for rural and coastal areas also through community-led local development.
2018/10/03
Committee: CULT
Amendment 108 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In its Communication on 'A modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends - the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027'26 adopted on 2 May 2018, the Commission called for greater investment in people and a stronger "youth" focus in the next financial framework, notably by more than doubling the size of the 2014-2020 and recognised that the Erasmus+ Programme, has been one of the Union’s most visible success stories. The focus of the new Programme should be on inclusiveness, and toDespite that overall success, the 2014- 2020Programme remained unable to meet the high demand for funding and suffered from low project success rates. To remedy those shortcomings, it is necessary to increase the multiannual budget for the successor Programme to the 2014- 2020Programme. Moreover, the successor Programme aims to boost social inclusion by reaching more young people with fewer opportunities. This should allow more young people to move to another country to learn or work. people from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities and other special needs, and incorporates a number of new and ambitious initiatives. Therefore, it is necessary to triple the budget, in constant prices, for the successor Programme as compared to the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020. _________________ 26 COM(2018) 321 final.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 117 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In this context, it is necessary to establish the successor programme for education, training, youth and sport (the 'Programme') of the 2014-2020 Erasmus + programme established by Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council27. The integrated nature of the 2014-2020 programme covering learning in all contexts - formal, non- formal and informal, and at all stages of life - should be maintained to boost flexible learning paths allowing individuals to develop thosee skills and competences that are necessary to face the challenges and make the most of the opportunities of the twenty-first century. _________________ 27 Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Decisions No 1719/2006/EC, No 1720/2006/EC and No 1298/2008/EC (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 50).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 137 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The Programme should take into account the Union work plan for sport which is the cooperation framework at Union level in the field of sport for the years […]32 . Coherence and complementarity should be ensured between the Union work plan and actions supported under the Programme in the field of sport. There is a need to focus in particular on grassroots sports, taking into account the important role that sports play in promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle, social inclusion and equality. The Programme should contribute to promote European common values through sport, good governance and integrity in sport, sustainability and good environmental practices in sport, as well as education, training and skills in and through sport. _________________ 32 [Reference]. [Reference].
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 144 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14a) In order to maximise the effectiveness of European funding and policy support, it is important to foster synergies and complementarity across all relevant programmes in a coherent manner. These synergies should result in simplified application procedures at the implementation level.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 163 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) Virtual formats, such as virtual cooperation, blended learning and virtual learning, should be promoted in order to reach more participants, in particular those for whom moving physically to a country other than their country of residence would be an obstacle. Virtual learning and blended learning tools, in particular those used for language learning, should be made as widely available as possible, both in support of mobility activities and for those people who are not engaged in mobility activities, but who would benefit from using those tools.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 188 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) The international dimension of the Programme should be boosted aiming at offering a greater number of opportunities for mobility, cooperation and policy dialogue with third countries not associated to the Programme. Building on the successful implementation of international higher education and youth activities under the predecessor programmes in the fields of education, training and youth, the international mobility activities should be extended to other sectors, such as in vocational education and training and sport.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 193 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) The Programme should reinforce existing learning mobility opportunities, notably in those sectors where the Programme could have the biggest efficiency gains, to broaden its reach and meet the high unmet demand. This should be done notably by increasing and facilitating mobility activities for higher education students, school pupils and learners in vocational education and training. Mobility of low-skilled adult learners should be embedded in partnerships for cooperation. Mobility opportunities for youth participating in non-formal learning activities should also be extended to reach more young people. Mobility of staff in education, training, youth and sport should also be reinforced, considering its leverage effect. In line with the vision of a true European Education Area, the Programme should also boost mobility and exchanges and promote student participation in educational and, cultural and sport activities by supporting digitalisation of processes,digitalising processes to facilitate application procedures and participation in the Programme, by developing user-friendly online systems based on best practice and by creating new tools such as the European Student Card. This initiative can be an important step in making mobility for all a reality first by enabling higher education institutions to send and receive more exchange students while still enhancing quality in student mobility and also by facilitating students' access to various services (library, transport, accommodation) before arriving at the institution abroad.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 197 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) The Programme should reinforce existing learning mobility opportunities, notably in those sectors where the Programme could have the biggest efficiency gains, to broaden its reach and meet the high unmet demand. This should be done notably by increasing and facilitating mobility activities for higher education students, school pupils and learners in vocational education and training. Mobility of low-skilled adult learners should be embedded in partnerships for cooperation. Mobility opportunities for youth participating in non-formal learning activities should also be extended to reach more young people, especially newcomers. Mobility of staff in education, training, youth and sport should also be reinforced, considering its leverage effect. In line with the vision of a true European Education Area, the Programme should also boost mobility and exchanges and promote student participation in educational and cultural activities by supporting digitalisation of processes, such as the European Student Card. This initiative can be an important step in making mobility for all a reality first by enabling higher education institutions to send and receive more exchange students while still enhancing quality in student mobility and also by facilitating students' access to various services (library, transport, accommodation) before arriving at the institution abroad.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 218 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The Programme should offer young people more opportunities to discover Europe through learning experiences abroad. Eighteen year olds, in particular those with fewer opportunitie under the new initiative entitled DiscoverEU. Young people who have recently completed secondary education, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds and with disabilities and other special needs, should be given the chance to have a first-time, short- term individual or group experience travelling throughout Europe in the frame of anas part of a non-formal or informal educational activity aimed at fostering their sense of belonging to the European Union and discovering its cultural diversityand linguistic diversity. That initiative should have a robust and verifiable learning component. The Programme should identify bodies in charge of reaching out and selecting the participants and support activities to foster the learning dimension of the experience.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 241 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) To increase the use of virtual cooperation activities, the Programme should support a more systematic use of theexisting online platforms, such as eTwinning, the School Education Gateway, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, the European Youth Portal and the online platform for higher education. The Programme should also encourage the development of new online platforms to strengthen and modernise the delivery of education, training, sport and youth policy at European level.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 261 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31
(31) It is important to stimulate teaching, learning and research in European integration matters, as well as to promote debates on these matters through the support of Jean Monnet actions in the fields of higher education but also in otherall fields of education and training. Fostering a sense of European identityEuropean sense of belonging and commitment is particularly important at times whengiven the challenges to the common values on which the Union is founded, and which form part of oura common European identity, are put to the test, and whennd considering that citizens are showing low levels of engagement. The Programme should continue to contribute to the development of excellence in European integration studies and, at the same time, to enhance the engagement of the wider learning community and the general public with European integration.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 329 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
(4a) 'virtual learning' means the acquisition of skills and knowledge through the use of information and communication tools;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 331 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4 b (new)
(4b) 'blended learning' means the acquisition of skills and knowledge through a combination of virtual education and training tools and traditional education and training methods;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 333 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6
(6) 'grassroots sport' means organised sport practised at local level by amateur sports people, and sport for allphysical leisure activity, organised and non- organised, practised regularly at non- professional level for health, educational or social purposes;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 340 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8 a (new)
(8a) ‘sport staff’ means persons involved in the direction, instruction, training and management of a sports team or individual sports people, both on a paid or voluntary basis;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 343 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 10 a (new)
(10a) ‘the Seal of Excellence’ means the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Erasmus+ which are deemed to deserve funding but do not receive it due to budget limits. It recognises the value of the proposal and supports the search for alternative funding;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 346 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 11
(11) ‘adult education’ means any form of non-vocational education for adults after initial education, whether of a formal, non- formal or informal nature. The main objectives of adult education are the transfer of knowledge, competences and skills and the promotion of social inclusion, active citizenship, personal development and well-being;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 397 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The general objective of the Programme is to support the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, jobs and social cohesion and to strengthening European identity. As such, the Programme shall be a key instrument for building a European education area, supporting the implementation of the European strategic cooperation in the field of education and training, with its underlying sectoral agendasincluding automatic mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas and learning periods abroad, advancing youth policy cooperation under the Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and developing the European dimension in sport.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 411 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) promote learning mobility of sport coaches and staff, as well as cooperation, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of sport organisations and sport policies. The focus should be in particular on supporting grassroots sport.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 424 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the mobility of adult education staff and adult education learners provided that those learners are participating in a formal adult education programme;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 425 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the mobility of adult learners and adult education staff;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 437 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 a (new)
The language learning opportunities referred to in point (e) of the first paragraph shall also be available for non- mobility actions in the form of virtual learning and blended learning.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 451 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) online platforms and tools for virtual cooperation, including the support services for eTwinning and for the electronic platform for adult learning in Europe, as well as tools to facilitate mobility, such as the European Student Card referred to in Article 25(7b).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 456 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the support to Union tools and measures that foster the quality, transparency and recognition of competences, skills and qualifications45 <