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1192 Amendments of Jill EVANS

Amendment 75 #

2018/2110(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Given (i) the high and systematic violations of the Transport Regulation from Member States, and (ii) considering the insufficient resources the Commission invests to carry out official audits on animal welfare during transport, calls on a Committee of Inquiry to be set up to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to animal welfare during transport within and outside the EU;
2018/09/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 4 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 a (new)
- having regard to the Council recommendation of 20 December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning,
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas a new and innovative approach should place technology at the heart of education, while maintaining the personal contact between students and teachers and prioritising the wellbeing and healthy development of children and adult learners;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 45 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas basic education in cyber hygiene, cyber safety and media literacy is necessary from an early ageneeds to be age-and development oriented to help children become critical consumlearners, make informed decisions and be aware of risks associated with the Internet;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 62 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital M a (new)
Ma. whereas public libraries participate in the common effort of familiarizing citizens with digital skills, by providing open services for digital support in a social and helpful environment;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 73 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital P a (new)
Pa. whereas mastering basic transversal skills such as numeracy, critical thinking, social skills and intercultural skills is a fundamental prerequisite for the acquisition of digital skills;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 74 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital P b (new)
Pb. whereas digital learning strategies should take into account neurological research on the effects that an early use of digital technology may have on young children;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 76 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital P c (new)
Pc. whereas technological development is increasingly language- based and has consequences for growth and society; whereas there is an urgent need for more language-aware policies and for technological research and education on digital communication and language technologies and their relationship to society;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that digital skills acquisition requires a ‘cradle to grave’ approach anchored in lifelong learning across formal and non-formal and informal education settings, with a policy response and targeted interventions appropriate to the needs of different age groups and learners;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 82 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Underlines the potential of digital technologies to support a shift towards more learner-centred pedagogical approaches if incorporated into the learning process in a planned and purposeful way; believes that learners need to be guided towards innovative, bottom-up practices of knowledge creation for genuine educational transformation to happen;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 88 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses, therefore, that a transformation of the educational and training systems at all levels is necessary to meet the demands of the society and labour market of the future, recommends using interactive, participative and practical teaching methods tailored to learners’ age, educational levels, needs and interests, and to make full use of the opportunities offered by the information and communication technologies and the media, including social media;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 113 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Underlines the key role played by libraries in providing citizens with digital services, and the availability of online learning, online services, in a safe environment open to all; recommends therefore that these efforts shall be duly funded under European, national, regional and local schemes, complementary to one another and that the libraries get a broader recognition for their essential role in developing media literacy;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 116 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses that teachers and trainers should be at the core of the digital transformation and therefore require adequate preparation and training themselves that includes modules on age and development oriented teaching practices; insists that this training requires time, flexibility and should not come as an extra task on top of their daily activities; highlights that, even more than the teaching of other basic skills, such as numeracy and literacy, digital skills teaching requires teachers to update their knowledge and skills on a continuous basis; argues, therefore, that teachers need proper and ongoing supportsuitable, flexible and high-quality continuous professional development that corresponds to their needs;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 134 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Underlines the need for a whole- school approach towards digital change in education; calls, in that regard, for close cooperation between all stakeholders – education providers, teachers and educators, school leaders, learners, parents and civil society – in order to embed digital technologies and the development of digital skills and competences into learning environments in a meaningful and strategic way;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 136 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Points out that, in line with the lifelong learning approach required for digital skills, governments, in cooperation with stakeholders such as companies and civil society organisations, and through both formal and non-formal settings, should ensure that nobody is left behind and that altargeted measures are introduced to reach out to disadvantaged groups including people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, early school leavers and people from low socio- economic backgrounds; emphasises, in that regard, the relevance of non-formal can find a place in the new orderd informal learning, including its recognition and validation, and the value of cooperation between education institutions and civil society;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 146 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls for a shift towards more on- the-job learning and insists on the need to have the rightquality, inclusive and well-resourced education and training frameworks in place, and to ensure thatincluding in vocational education systems are properly resourcedand training; believes that opportunities for re-skilling and upskilling are essential, with relevant digital skills components mainstreamed in workplace training programmes; stresses the importance of lifelong career guidance and counselling in order to support access to suitable, flexible and high-quality training and career paths;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 162 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Recalls that proper assessment and monitoring of digital skills is essential to achieve progress; welcomes the development of EU-level tools for organisations (e.g. the Digital Competences Framework) and for individuals (e.g. SELFIE); insists, however, that effective digital skills assessment methods must be dynamic and, flexible, constantly updated, tailored to learners’ needs and must also achieve much broader up-take across the Union at national, regional and local levels;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 169 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Supports the increased funding available for digital skills across the next generation of Multiannual Financial Framework programmes; insists on the need to deliver synergies across programmeand ensure coordination between these programmes including Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and structural funds to maximise the effectiveness of funding for quality digital skills development and deliver lasting results for learners of all ages and backgrounds;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 173 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls for the exploration of alternatives to the introduction of the PISA ICT module across Member States, to ensure that they are aiming for the same level of digital skills through more formative assessment rather than teaching for the test and to pinpoint any problems quickly; encourages Member States to share lessons and best practices;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 177 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Believes that the Digital Education Action Plan should be viewed as the first step towards a fully-fledged EU strategy on digital education and skills based on a lifelong learning approach, which can provide both a more coordinated policy framework and simultaneously be adaptable to changing realities; calls, therefore, on the Commission to critically evaluate the 11 actions under the Plan, including their social inclusiveness, to prepare for the 2020 mid-term review; recalls that a proper review should imply a willingness to focus only on the best- performing actions, to jettison those that are not delivering and to develop new actions as required; stresses that enhancing digital skills through collaborations with non-formal education providers and in the harder-to-reach adult population isare currently a glaring gaps in the Plan;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 181 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Recommends that Member States develop digital literacy programmes in Europe’s minority and regional languages and introduce language technology training and tools in the curricula of their schools, universities and vocational colleges; further stresses the fact that literacy remains a significant factor and an absolute prerequisite for progress in the digital inclusion of communities;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 182 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Stresses that the Member States should provide the support that educational institutions need in order to improve the digitalisation of languages in the EU; recommends that schools across the EU make use of digital technologies to increase the use of cross- border educational exchanges, through video conferences and virtual classrooms; stresses that schools across the EU could benefit from cross-border access to digital content;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 183 #

2018/2090(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 c (new)
19c. Calls on the Member States to work with the Commission to ensure the SELFIE self-reflection tool is available in Member States’ regional and minority languages;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 20 #

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 of multilingualism in education and training in border regions, from early childhood education onwards, as well as increased funding for language technologies in border regions, as this can vastly improve communication;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 26 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Notes that some border areas share a common language that is not an official EU language; believes that increased levels of funding for teaching and promoting lesser-used cross-border languages would strengthen cooperation, increase mobility across borders and enrich the cultural diversity and heritage of those areas;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 47 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Is of the opinion that a strong cross- border cooperation in the area of cultural and creative industries (CCIs), including NGOs and small associations, can help to create socio-economic value, growth and jobs (also via clustering of enterprises), while also building bridges, increasing mutual understanding and forging a European consciousness through joint initiatives on cultural heritage-related projects;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 68 #

2018/2054(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Notes that cross-border cooperation, a major EU policy objective, has helped to mitigate the adverse effects of internal borders and can lead to improvements in cross-border achievements in education and culture;
2018/05/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 8 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that the EU has a duty to protect minorities and to guarantee their rights; notes that Article 2 of the Lisbon Treaty frames ‘minority protection’ as one of the fundamental values of the EU; further notes that Articles 21 - on non- discrimination - and 22 - on cultural, religious and linguistic diversity - of the Charter of Fundamental Rights acquired legally binding form in the Lisbon Treaty; regrets that there is not at present a comprehensive EU approach on how to address issues in minority protection policy;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Calls on the European Commission to establish a common EU framework for regional or minority languages, similar to the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, to encourage the Member States to develop strategies to improve the participation and representation of minorities in the political, cultural, social and economic life of the societies in which they live;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 41 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Recalls that mother-toinority language education is essential for upholding language rights; encourages the Member States, therefore, to ensure that persons belonging to regional ethnic or linguistic minorities have adequate opportunities to learn their languages and even to receive education in thesethrough the medium of minority languages at all levels of education in the territories in which they live;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 44 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to ensure the provision of education in minority languages and for the opportunity to have the minority language as the main medium of instruction in both public and private educational institutions;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 45 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Notes that some border areas share a common language that is not an official EU language; believes that increased levels of funding for teaching and promoting lesser-used cross-border languages would strengthen cooperation, increase mobility for minorities across borders and enrich the cultural diversity and heritage of those areas;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the European Commission to strengthen the promotion of programmes focused on the exchange of experiences and best practices concerning education in regional and minority languages in Europe; calls on the European Union and Commission to put greater emphasis on regional and minority languages in the future generation of Erasmus+, Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens programmes under the new MFF;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 59 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. RHighlights the fact that the media plays a central role with regard to cultural and linguistic rights; recalls that the media should reflect the plurality of the population, and respect the principle of non-discrimination and that state regulation of broadcast media should in no way restrict minority right; calls on the Member States and the Commission to promote the presence of minority languages in public and private media, as well as on online interfaces, social media and language technologies;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 76 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to present a legislative proposal or an EU recommendation on the protection and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity; calls further on the Commission to allocate the area of ‘multilingualism and language technology’ to the portfolio of a Commissioner; considers that the Commissioner responsible should be tasked with promoting linguistic diversity and equality at EU level, given the importance of protecting European minority languages in the digital age;
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 95 #

2018/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Advises that the Donostia Protocol 1a, launched in December 2016, with input from language NGOs from across Europe is a useful standard-setting tool for the protection and promotion of minority languages, aimed at ensuring that speakers of European lesser used languages are empowered to live their lives in their language; _________________ 1a http://protokoloa.eus/en/
2018/06/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas there are 24 official languages and more than 60 national and regional and sign languages in the European Union; whereas multilingualism presents one of the greatest assets of cultural diversity in Europe and, at the same time, one of the most significant challenges for the creation of a truly integrated EU;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 43 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas the availability of technological tools such as video games or educational applications in minority and lesser-used languages is pivotal for the development of language skills, especially in children;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 75 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Recommends that in order to raise the profile of language technologies in Europe, the Commission should allocate the area of 'multilingualism and language technology' to the portfolio of a Commissioner, given the importance of linguistic diversity for the future of Europe;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 90 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Calls upon the Commission to financially support the subtitling, dubbing and translation of video games and software applications into minority and lesser-used languages;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 128 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the EU institutions to raise awareness of the benefits for companies, public bodies and citizens of the availability of online services, content and products in multiple languages, including lesser-used languages, with a view to overcoming language barriers and to thelp preservation ofe the cultural heritage of language communities;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 130 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Calls on administrations at all levels to improve access to online services and information in different languages, especially for services in cross-border regions and for culture-related issues, and to use already existing language technology such as machine translation, speech recognition and text-to-speech, in order to improve the accessibility of those services;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 134 #

2018/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21 a. Highlights the importance of text and data mining techniques for the development of language technologies; considers that text and data mining techniques should therefore be made as widely available as possible, including for civil society organisations and businesses;
2018/04/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The general objective of the Programme “Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument” (the ‘Instrument’) should be to uphold and promote the Union’s values and interesrespect for and promotion of fundamental values, notably democracy and human rights, worldwide in order to pursue the objectives and principles of the Union’s external action, as laid down in Article 3(5), Articles 8 and 21 of the Treaty on European Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 21 #

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 it shall work for a high degree of cooperation in all fields of international relations, including its cultural dimension. 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 23 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) In accordance with Article 167 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, The Union and the Member States shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of culture. This Regulation should contribute to the objectives set out in that Article of the Treaty.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 26 #

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 27 #

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 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 supporting interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goals and to integrated actions that can create co-benefits and meet multiple objectives in a coherent way, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4. _________________ 57 Signed in New York on 22 April 2016. 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).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

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 Signed in New York on 22 April 2016. 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).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 32 #

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, fostering inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, supporting trade policy, economic and cultural diplomacy and economic cooperation, promoting digital solutions and technologies, and fostering the international dimension of Union’s policies, and protecting cultural heritage, especially in conflict areas. 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 40 #

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 and human development, including education and culture, gender equality and women’sthe empowerment of women and children .
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 44 #

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 and culture, and human rights.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 46 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The European Neighbourhood Policy, as reviewed in 201562 , 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; economic, promoting education and training; economic and social development; security; migration and mobility, including tackling the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement, including through education and cultural cooperation. 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 52 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 a (new)
(22a) Funding from this Regulation should also be used to finance actions under the international dimension of Creative Europe Programme, the implementation of which should be done according to the Creative Europe Regulation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 a (new)
(28a) Considering the relevance of addressing education and culture in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the EU strategy for international cultural relations, this Regulation should contribute to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, promote life-long learning opportunities for all and foster international cultural relations in view of the EU’s role as a global actor.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 64 #

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 and promoting the socio-economic resilience in partner countries with a particular focus on the eradication of poverty, promotion of inclusive and equitable quality education, 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 65 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34 a (new)
(34a) The international dimension of the Erasmus Plus Programme should be boosted aiming at increasing opportunities for mobility and cooperation for individuals and organisations from less developed countries of the world - supporting capacity-building in third countries, skills’ development, people-to- people exchanges, while offering a greater number of opportunities for cooperation and mobility with developed and emerging countries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 71 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) to foster quality and inclusive education and international cultural relations as key enablers for development and international cooperation goals, by reducing inequalities and poverty, empowering peo-ple to live more healthy and sus-tainable lives and fostering tolerance and knowledge in order to build more peaceful societies;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 78 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. In order to promote the international dimension of education and culture, an indicative amount corresponding to at least 15% of the financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1, shall be allocated to actions in respect of cooperation and policy dialogue on culture and education with third countries;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. A rights-based approach encompassing all human rights, whether civil and political or economic, social and cultural shall be applied in order to integrate human rights principles, to support the right holders in claiming their rights with a focus on poorer and more vulnerable groups and to assist partner countries in implementing their international human rights obligations. In particular, the Union shall support education as a tool to foster development, contribute to the eradication of poverty, as well as to promote peace-building, social inclusion and active citizenship, and ensure access to culture. This Regulation shall promote gender equality and women’s empowerment of women and children.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 89 #

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 97 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 7
7. This Regulation shall financially contribute to actions established under Regulation (EU) No. …/… (Erasmus). A single programming document shall be drawn up from this Regulation for seven years, including funds from Regulation (EU) No …/… (IPA III). Regulation (EU) No. …/… (Erasmus) shall apply to the use of these funds, while ensuring conformity with this Regulation and Regulation (EU) No …/… (IPA III).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 98 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. This Regulation shall financially contribute to actions established under Regulation (EU) No. .../... (Creative Europe). A single programming document shall be drawn up from this Regulation for seven years, including funds from Regulation (EU) No. .../... (IPA III). Regulation (EU) No. .../... ( Creative Europe) shall apply to the use of these funds, while ensuring conformity with this Regulation and Regulation (EU) No …/… (IPA III).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 101 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) grants to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as to Global Campus, the European Inter- University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, providing a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, and its associated network of universities delivering human rights postgraduate diplomas, including scholarships to studentsmobility and scholarship opportunities for students, researchers, teachers, and human rights defenders from third countries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 107 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 1 – point b
(b) Strengthening the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the role of education in spreading the values of freedom, tolerance and non- discrimination;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 109 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) Promoting the role of culture to enhance mutual understanding within societies, foster peace-building and fight radicalisation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 111 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 1 – point c
(c) Promoting the fight against discrimination in all its forms, and the principle of equality, in particular gender equality and the rights of persons belonging to minoritie, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocols, the rights of persons belonging to minorities as contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, the rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons, including measures to decriminalise homosexuality, combat homophobic and transphobic violence and persecution, and promote freedom of assembly, association and expression for LGBTI persons;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 120 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 2 – point b
(b) Enhancing efforts for the adoption of policies and appropriate investment to promote children, women and young people’s rights, including their right to access to culture and education, to facilitate their engagement in social, civic and economic life, and to ensure their full contribution to inclusive growth and sustainable development;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 121 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 2 – point m
(m) PromotEnsuring inclusive and equitable quality formal, informal and non-formal education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, at all levels and including technical and vocational training, including in emergency and crisis situations, and including through the use of digital technologies to improve education teaching and learning, including the use of language technologies to ensure equality for the speakers of all languages;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 125 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 2 – point n
(n) Supporting actions of capacity building, learning mobilitylearning mobility, capacity building and cultural cooperation to, from or between partnerthe Union and third countries, as well as of cooperation and policy dialogue with institutions, organisations, local implementing bodies and authorities, from those countries;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 134 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 4 – point f a (new)
(fa) Promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to empower people to transform society and build a sustainable future.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 135 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 5 – point g
(g) Promoting internal economic, social and territorial cohesion, forging stronger links between urban and rural areas and facilitating the development of theboth creative industries and the cultural tourism sector as a leverage for sustainable development;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 136 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 5 – point o
(o) Promoting cooperation in the areas of science, technology and research, and open data and innovation;, including the development of science diplomacy.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 137 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 5 – point p
(p) Promoting intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in all its forms, and preserve and promote cultural heritage;, as well as contemporary arts and cultural expressions.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 138 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point 6 – point b a (new)
(ba) Supporting the prevention of conflicts through education for peace, fostering of international cooperation in culture, science and research.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 145 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 4 – part A – point 2 – point a
(a) Promoting joint global efforts for inclusive and equitable quality education and training at all levels and promote life- long learning opportunities for all, including in emergency and crisis situations;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 147 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 4 – part A – point 2 – point b
(b) Strengthening knowledge, research and innovation, skills and values through partnerships and alliances, for active citizenship and productiveeducated, democratic, inclusive and resilient societies;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 151 #

2018/0243(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 4 – part A – point 6 – point b
(b) Supporting culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development and reinforcing cooperation on cultural heritage and contemporary arts and other cultural expressions.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The Commission's Communication on 'A new, modern Multiannual Financial Framework for a European Union that delivers efficiently on its priorities post- 2020'57 outlines among the options for the future financial framework a programme for Europe's digital transformations to deliver 'strong progress towards smart growth in areas such as high quality data infrastructure, connectivity and cybersecurity'. It would seek to secure European leadership in supercomputing, next generation internet, artificial intelligence, robotics and big data. It would reinforce the competitive position of industry and businesses in Europe across the digitised economy and ensure its economic position vis-a-vis third countries, while creating new opportunities for SMEs and start-ups and fostering the emergence of new sustainable business models, including the development of the collaborative economy in the transport sector, and would have a significant impact on filling the skills gap across the Union. _________________ 57 COM(2018) 98 final COM(2018) 98 final
2018/09/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 47 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29 a (new)
(29a) Digitalisation can facilitate and improve barrier-free accessibility for everyone, including older people, persons with reduced mobility or a disability, and those in remote or rural areas.
2018/09/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 51 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 43
(43) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union’s commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this Programme will contribute to mainstream climate actions and lead to the achievement of an overall target of 25at least 30% of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives74 . Relevant actions will be identified during the Programme's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review processes. _________________ 74As the transport sector currently accounts for almost a quarter of the Union´s GHG emissions, digitisation and digitalisation in particular in the logistics sector, mobility management, C-ITS and new transport technologies can contribute significantly to achieving the said targets. _________________ 74 COM(2018) 321 final, page 1 COM(2018) 321 final, page 1
2018/09/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 58 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) support cross-sectoral programmes that focus on synergies and complementarities between them, such as transport, energy and telecommunications.
2018/09/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 33 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) At Union level, the European Semester of economic policy coordination is the framework to identify national reform priorities and monitor their implementation. Member States develop their own national multiannual investment strategies in support of those reform priorities. Those strategies should be developed in partnership between national, regional and local authorities, include a gender perspective and be presented alongside the yearly National Reform Programmes as a way to outline and coordinate priority investment projects to be supported by national and/or Union funding. They should also serve to use Union funding in a coherent manner and to maximise the added value of the financial support to be received notably from the programmes supported by the Union under the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Investment Stabilisation Function and InvestEU, where relevant.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 39 #

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 ESF+ can make a particular contribution to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals by tackling relative poverty and eradicating extreme forms of poverty (goal 1);quality and inclusive education (goal 4), promoting gender equality (goal 5),promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (goal 8), and reducing inequality(goal 10) as well as the Paris Agreement.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 45 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The Union is confronted with structural challenges arising from social inequalities, economic globalisation, the management of migration flows and the increased security threatrelated inclusion challenges, clean energy transition, technological change and, demographic challenges, unequal access to education and social protection, unbalanced distribution of care responsibilities, 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 inengaging in the just transition, investing in quality and inclusive education and training, lifelong learning and relevant skills, making growthlabour markets more inclusive and by improving employment, education and social policies, including in view of labour mobility and by fighting against gender gaps.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 59 #

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 access 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. The ESF+ should also support measures aimed to facilitate the transition of young people between education and employment.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 65 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The ESF+ should provide support to improving the quality, effectiveness and labour market relevancaccessibility and non-discriminatory nature of education and training systems in order to facilitate the acquisition of key competences notably as regards digital and language skills, including data protection and information governance and transversal skills which all individuals need for personal fulfilment and development, employment, social inclusion and active citizenship. The ESF+ should help progression and flexibility within education and training and transition to work, support lifelong learning and employability, and contribute to competitivenesssocial cohesion, the reduction of horizontal and vertical segregation and societal and economic innovation by supporting scalable and sustainable initiatives in these fields. This could be achieved for example through high-quality work-based learning and apprenticeships, lifelong guidance, skills anticipation in cooperation with industry, up-to-date training materials, forecasting and gratraining of educate tracking, training of educatorsors, support for informal and non- formal learning, validation of learning outcomes and recognition of qualifications and prior learning.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 75 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Support through the ESF+ should be used to promote equal access for all, in particular for disadvantaged groups, to high-quality, non-segregated and inclusive education and training, from early childhood education and care through general and vocational education and training and to tertiary level, as well as adult education and learning, with special attention to children and young people coming from a disadvantaged background, such as children in institutional care and children experiencing homelessness or housing deprivation, thereby fostering permeability between education and training sectors, preventing early school leaving, improving health literacy, reinforcing links with non- formal and informal learning and facilitating learning mobility for all. Synergies with the Erasmus programme, to upscale innovative practices and notably to facilitate the participation of disadvantaged learners and young people in vulnerable situations in learning mobility, should be supported within this context. Policy coherence and complementarity between the Erasmus programme and the ESF+ should ensure a decent support to design and implement measures such as learning mobility for disadvantaged learners, particularly adult learners and persons with disabilities or chronic diseases.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 80 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15 a) Synergies with the Asylum and Migration Fund should ensure that the ESF+ can mainstream and upscale equal access to high-quality, non-segregated and inclusive education and training, as well as social inclusion, integration into the labour market and access to healthcare for third-country nationals with special attention to the needs of women and children.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 86 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The ESF+ should promote flexible upskilling and reskilling opportunities for all, notably through formal and non-formal education providers, with a special focus on developing digital skills and key enabling technologies, with a view to providing people with skills adjusted to digitalisation, technological change, innovation and social and economic change, facilitating the transition between education and employment, career transitions, mobility and supporting in particular low-skilled, persons with disabilities or chronic diseases and/or poorly qualified adults, in line with the Skills Agenda for Europe.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 102 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The ESF+ should contribute to the reduction of poverty by supporting national schemes aiming to alleviate food and material deprivation and promote social integratclusion of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion and the most deprived. With a view that at Union level at least 4% of the resources of the ESF+ strand under shared management supports the most deprived, Member States should allocate at least 24% of their national resources of the ESF+ strand under shared management to address the forms of extreme poverty with the greatest social exclusion impact, such as homelessness, child poverty and food deprivation. Due to the nature of the operations and the type of end recipients, it is necessary that simpler rules apply to support which addresses material deprivation of the most deprived.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 114 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 a (new)
(22 a) All Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 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 Union policies, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union requires that the best interests of the child be a primary consideration in all Union action. The ESF+ should support actions promoting effective interventions that contribute to the realisation of children’s rights.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27 a (new)
(27 a) With a view to fully tapping into the potential of cross-sectorial cooperation and to improving synergies and coherence with other policy fields to achieve the general objectives of the ESF+, sport and physical activity should be used as a tool in ESF+ actions aimed, in particular, at fighting youth unemployment, improving social inclusion of marginalised groups, health promotion, and disease prevention;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 131 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31
(31) Social experimentation is a small- scale project testing which allows gathering evidence on the feasibility of social innovations. It is the case with many cross-sector projects, like arts in social environment, which is an essential element of inclusion. It should be possible for feasible ideas to be pursued on a wider scale or in other contexts with financial support from the ESF+, as well as from other sources.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 138 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
(1 a) (-1) ‘social inclusion’ means the improvement of the terms of participation in society, particularly for people who are disadvantaged, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice and respect for rights;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 142 #

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 their living situation, including homelessness, or 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 146 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 18 a (new)
(18 a) ‘lifelong learning’ means in all its forms (formal, non-formal and informal learning) taking place at all stages in life, including early childhood education and care, general education, vocational education, and adult education, and resulting in an improvement in knowledge, skills and attitudes or participation in society in a personal, civic, cultural, social and/or employment related perspective, including the provision of counselling and guidance services;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 149 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The ESF+ aims to support Member States to achieve high employment levels,deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights and to enhance social inclusion and combat poverty and to achieve high levels of employment, job quality, education and training, equal opportunities for all, as well as 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. The ESF+ also aims to contribute to fulfilling the commitment of the Union and its Member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 162 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point iii
(iii) promoting women’s labour market participationgender equality in all areas by ensuring women’s economic independence and labour market participation respecting the principle of equal pay for equal work and for work of equal value, and offering at least a living wage, a better work/life balance including equal access to childcare, affordable, inclusive and non-segregated quality early childhood education and childcare and other care services or support ,a healthy and well– adapted working environment addressing health risks and disease risk factors, adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change, and active and healthy ageing;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 166 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point iv
(iv) improving the quality, effectinclusiveness and labour market relevanceeffectiveness of education and training systems, to facilitate the transition between education and work and to support acquisition of key competences including digital skills while promoting e-inclusion and recognising the relevance of non-formal and informal learning and the value of cooperation with social partners and civil society;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 174 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point v
(v) promotensuring equal access to and completion of, quality, affordable, 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 179 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point vi
(vi) promoting lifelong learning, notably flexible as well as informal and non-formal learning, notably flexible and learner-centred upskilling and reskilling opportunities for all taking into account digital skills, better anticipating change and new skills requirements based on labour market needs, facilitatguiding career transitions and promoting professional mobility, fostering democratic participation in society and tackling societal challenges;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 187 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point viii
(viii) promoting socio-economic integratclusion of third country nationals, including refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and stateless persons through targeted actions and of marginalised communities such as the Roma;
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 197 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. Under the Health strand, the ESF+ shall supportcontribute to a high level of human health promotection and disease prevention in particular through health literacy and education programmes, contribute eto effectiveness, accessibility, affordability and resilience of health systems, make healthcare safer, reduce health inequalities, protect citizens from cross-border health threats, and strengthen and support EU health legislation.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 200 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – title
6 Gender Equality between men and women and equal opportunities, and non- discrimination
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 206 #

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 the ERDF, InvestEU, the Rights and Values Instrument, 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.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 212 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. At least 2% of the ESF resources defined in point 3 shall solely be dedicated to actions targeted at third-country nationals, including refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and stateless persons, and at marginalised communities.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 221 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 a (new)
Article 10 a Investing in children The resources referred to in point 5(a) of Article 7 shall be programmed under a dedicated priority or programme. Member States shall ensure that the amount of resources targeted at children programmed under point (iii) through (v) and/or (ix) and/or (x) of Article 4(1) are in line with the 2013 European Commission Recommendation on Investing in children.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 223 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 b (new)
Article 10 b Inclusion of third-country nationals and marginalised communities The resources referred to in point 3(a) of Article 7 shall be programmed under a dedicated priority or programme.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 228 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2
2. Member States may support the upscaling of innovative approaches tested on a small-scale (cultural and social experimentations) developed under the Employment and Social Innovation strand and other Union programmes.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 248 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1
All personal data are to be broken down by gender (female, male, 'non binary'). If certain results are not possiblerelevant, data for those results do not have to be collected and reported. Sensitive personal data can be surveyed anonymously.
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 250 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point 1a – indent 5 a (new)
- not in education or training (NEET),
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 254 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – indent 4 a (new)
- participants in apprenticeship or traineeship,
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 256 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 4 – introductory part
(4) Common longer-term result indicators for participants: If common output indicator data of participants of most deprived groups was surveyed anonymously, the following data will not be surveyed:
2018/09/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) Article 176 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ('TFEU') provides that the European Regional Development Fund ('ERDF') is intended to help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union. Under that Article and the second and third paragraphs of Article 174 of the TFEU, the ERDF is to contribute to reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and to reducing the backwardness of the least favoured regions, among whichpaying particular attention is to be paid to certain categories of regions, among which cross-border regions are explicto rural areas, areas affected by an industrial transition and regions suffering from serious and permanent natural or demographic disadvantages, such as the northernmost regions with a low population densitly listedand island, cross- border and mountain regions.
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) It is necessary to set out the resources allocated to each of the different components of Interreg, including each Member State's share of the global amounts for the cross-border cooperation, the transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation, the outermost regions’ cooperation and the interregional cooperation, the potential available to Member States concerning flexibility between those components. Compared to the programming period 2014-2020, the share for cross-border cooperation should be reduced, while the share for transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation should be increased because of the integration of maritime cooperation, and aA new outermost regions’ cooperation component should be created.
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 62 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) 52.7 74.05% (i.e., a total of EUR 4 4406 242 415 000 000) for cross-border cooperation (component 1);
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 77 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
The co-financing rate at the level of each Interreg programme shall be not higher than 70 %, unless, with regard to external cross-border or component 3 Interreg programmes, a higher percentage is fixed in Regulations (EU) [IPA III], [NDICI] or Council Decision (EU) [OCTP] respectively or in any act adopted thereunder85 %.
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 93 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 3
3. In duly justified cases and in agreement with the Commission, in order to increase the efficiency of programme implementation and to achieve larger-scale operations, the Member State concerned may decide to transfer to Interreg programmes up to [x]10% of the amount of the ERDF allocated to the corresponding programme under the Investment for jobs and growth goal for the same region. The amount transferred shall constitute a separate priority or separate priorities.
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 107 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1
1. Technical assistance to each Interreg programme shall be reimbursed as a flat rate by applying the percentages set out in paragraph 2 to the eligible expenditure included in each payment application pursuant to [points (a) or (c) of Article 85(3)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] as appropriateAt the initiative of the Member State, the Funds may finance the preparatory, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and control activities of operational programmes together with measures to improve the administration of the funds.
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 122 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The Commission shall pay a pre- financing based on the total support from each Interreg fund, as set out in the decision approving each Interreg programme under Article 18, subject to available funds, in yearly instalments as follows and before 1 July of the years 2022 to 20267, or, in the year of the approving decision, no later than 60 days after that decision is adopted:
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 123 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) 2024: 12.625 %;
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) 2025: 1; 2.75 %;
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 125 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point f
(f) 2026: 1%.2.875%;
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 126 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point f a (new)
(fa) 2027: 3%
2018/09/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Horizontal principles as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union ('TEU') and in Article 10 of the TFEU, including principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 of the TEU, should be respected in the implementation of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, taking into account the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Member States should also respect the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ensure barrier-free accessibility in line with its article 9 and in accordance with the Union law harmonising accessibility requirements for products and services. Member States and the Commission should aim at eliminating inequalities and at promoting equality between men and women and integrating the gender perspective, as well as at combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation. The objectives of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund should be pursued in the framework of sustainable development and the Union's promotion of the aim of preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment as set out in Articles 11 and 191(1) of the TFEU, taking into account the polluter pays principle. In order to protect the integrity of the internal market, operations benefitting undertakings shall comply with State aid rules as set out in Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 35 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) In addition, investments under the ERDF should contribute to the development of a comprehensive high- speed digital infrastructure network, and to promoting clean and sustainable multimodal urban mobility, with a focus on walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 39 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) This Regulation should set out the different types of activities the costs of which may be supported by means of investments from the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, under their respective objectives as set out in the TFEU. The Cohesion Fund and ERDF should be able to support investments in the environment and in TEN-T. With regard to the ERDF, the list of activities should be simplified and it should be able to support investments in infrastructure, safety of existing tunnels and bridges, investments in relation to access to services, productive investments in SME's, equipment, software and intangible assets, as well as measures with regard to information, communication, studies, networking, cooperation, exchange of experiences and activities involving clusters. In order to support the programme implementation, both funds should also be able to support technical assistance activities. Finally, in order to support provide for a broader range of interventions for Interreg programmes, the scope should be enlarged to also include the sharing a broad range of facilities and human resources and costs linked to measures within the scope of the ESF+.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 42 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) Specific attention should be paid to outermost regions, namely by adopting measures under Article 349 of the TFEU providing for an additional allocation for the outermost regions to offset the additional costs incurred in these regions as a result of one or several of the permanent restraints referred to in Article 349 of the TFEU, namely remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, economic dependence on a few products, the permanence and combination of which severely restrain their development. This allocation can cover investments, operating costs and public service obligations aimed at offsetting additional costs caused by such restraints. Operating aid may cover expenditure on freight transport services, green logistics, mobility management and start-up aid for transport services as well as expenditure on operations linked to storage constraints, the excessive size and maintenance of production tools, and the lack of human capital in the local market. In order to protect the integrity of the internal market, and as is the case for all operations co- financed by the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, any ERDF support to the financing of operating and investment aid in the outermost regions should comply with State aid rules as set out in Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 53 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point i
(i) enhancing digital connectivsupporting integrated transport and mobility systems with a European added value: enhancing digital connectivity, cross-border connections and interoperability;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point ii
(ii) developing a sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent, safe and secure and intermodal TEN-T;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 58 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point iii
(iii) developing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent, safe and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 60 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point iv
(iv) promoting sustainable multimodal urban mobility, with a focus on walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) investments in infrastructure with a strong focus on the safety of existing bridges and tunnels, re-establishment of regional cross-border rail connections that were dismantled or abandoned, public transport and bicycle lanes in remote areas;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 84 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) productive investments in SMEs, such as sustainable tourism projects in peripheral regions that generate win-win situations for both the tourists and the inhabitants;
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 87 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The amount of the ERDF transferred to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) shall be mainly used for improving the safety of existing bridges and tunnels, where there is a benefit for the regions concerned.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 106 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. The ERDF shall support integrated territorial development based on territorial strategies in accordance with Article [23] of Regulation (EU) 2018/xxxx [new CPR] focused on urban areas ('sustainable urban development' and 'sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs)' ) within programmes under both goals referred to in Article 4(2) of that Regulation.
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 111 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – table 1 – point 1
Policy objective Outputs Results (1) (2) (3) 1. A smarter RCO 16 - Stakeholders RCR 24 - SMEs benefiting from Europe by participating in activities for skills development promoting entrepreneurial delivered by a local/ regional innovative and discovery process ecosystem smart economic transformation RCO 17 - Investments RCR 97 – Apprenticeships supported- SMEs and regions practising in regional/ local in SMEssustainable tourism projects, ecosystems for skills where win-win situations for both development RCO 101 –the tourists and inhabitants can be indicated RCO 101 – SMEs RCR 97 – Apprenticeships supported investing in skills in SMEs development RCO 102 - SMEs RCR 98 – SMEs staff completing investing in skillstraining Continuing Vocational Education development management systems* and Training (CVET) (by type of skill: technical, management, entrepreneurship, green, other) RCO 102 - SMEs RCR 99 – SMEs staff completing investing in training alternative training for knowledge management systems* intensive service activities (KISA) (by type of skills: technical, management, entrepreneurship, green, other) RCR 100 – SMEs staff completing formal training for skills development (KISA) (by type of skills: technical, management, entrepreneurship, green, other)*
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 112 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – table 1 – point 3
Policy objective Outputs Results (1) (2) (3) 3. A more RCO 43 - Length of RCR 55 - Users of newly built, connected Europe new roads supported - reconstructed or upgraded roads by enhancing TEN-T mobility and regional ICT connectivity RCO 44 - Length of RCR 56 - Time savings due to new roads supported - improved road infrastructure other RCO 45 - Length of RCR 101 – Time savings due to roads reconstructed or improved rail infrastructure upgraded - TEN-T RCO 46 - Length of RCR 57 - Length of European Rail roads reconstructed or Traffic Management System upgraded - other - equipped railways in operation, including cross-border rail connections equiped with ERTMS systems RCO 47 - Length of RCR 58 - Annual number of new rail supported - passengers on supported railways for TEN-T distances under 50 km, between 50 and 300 km and more than 300 km RCO 48 - Length of RCR 59 - Freight transport on rail - new rail supported - number of freight wagons retrofitted other with LL brake blocks for noise reduction RCO 49 - Length of rail RCR 60 - Freight transport on inland reconstructed or waterways upgraded - TEN-T RCO 50 - Length of rail reconstructed or upgraded - other RCO 51 - Length of new or upgraded inland waterways - TEN-T RCO 52 - Length of new or upgraded inland waterways - other RCO 53 - Railways stations and facilities - new or upgraded RCO 54 - Intermodal connections - new or upgraded RCO 100 – Number of ports supported RCO 55 - Length of RCR 62 - Annual passengers of tram and metro lines- public transport new RCO 56 - Length of RCR 63 - Annual users of new/ tram and metro lines- upgraded tram and metro lines reconstructed/ upgraded RCO 57 - RCR 64 - Annual users of dedicated Environmentally cycling infrastructure friendly rolling stock for public transport RCO 58 - Dedicated infrastructure supported RCO 59 - Alternative fuels infrastructure (refuelling/ recharging points) supported RCO 60 - Cities and towns with new or upgraded digitised urban transport systems Policy objective Outputs Results (1) (2) (3) 3. A more RCO 43 - Length of RCR 55 - Users of newly built, connected Europe new roads supported - reconstructed or upgraded roads by enhancing TEN-T mobility and regional ICT connectivity RCO 44 - Length of RCR 56 - Time savings due to new roads supported - improved road infrastructure other RCO 45 - Length of RCR 101 – Time savings due to roads reconstructed or improved rail infrastructure upgraded - TEN-T RCO 46 - Length of roads reconstructed or upgraded - other - - number of road and rail bridges and tunnels controlled every three years and well maintained for the sake of safety RCO 47 - Length of new rail supported - TEN-T RCO 48 - Length of new rail supported - other RCO 49 - Length of rail RCR 57 - Length of European Rail reconstructed or Traffic Management System upgraded - TEN-T equipped railways in operation, including cross-border rail connections equiped with ERTMS systems RCO 50 - Length of rail reconstructed or upgraded - other RCO 51 - Length of RCR 58 - Annual number of new or upgraded inland passengers on supported railways for waterways - TEN-T distances under 50 km, between 50 and 300 km and more than 300 km RCO 52 - Length of new or upgraded inland waterways - other RCO 53 - Railways RCR 59 - Freight transport on rail - stations and facilities - new or upgraded - - Including number of - Number of freight wagons those railway stations retrofitted with LL brake blocks for corresponding to the noise reduction Commission TSI-PRM Regulation RCO 54 - Intermodal RCR 60 - Freight transport on inland connections - new or waterways upgraded RCO 100 – Number of ports supported RCO 55 - Length of tram and metro lines- new RCO 56 - Length of RCR 62 - Annual passengers of tram and metro lines- public transport reconstructed/ upgraded RCO 57 - RCR 63 - Annual users of new/ Environmentally upgraded tram and metro lines friendly rolling stock for public transport RCO 58 - Dedicated - Annual users of bicycles walking and cycling infrastructure supported RCO 59 - Alternative - Intermodal market share (modal fuels infrastructure split) of users of private cars, public (refuelling/ recharging transport (metro - tramways - points) supported busses), car sharing and car pooling, bicycles and pedestrians RCO 60 - Cities and RCR 64 - Annual users of dedicated towns with new or walking and cycling infrastructure upgraded digitised urban transport systems
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 113 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – table 1 – point 5
Policy objective Outputs Results (1) (2) (3) 5. A Europe closer to RCO 74 - Population RCR 76 - Stakeholders involved citizens by fostering the covered by strategies in the preparation and sustainable and for integrated urban implementation of strategies of integrated development development urban development of urban, rural and coastal areas and local initiatives RCO 75 - Integrated - number of existing RCR 77 - Tourists/ visits to strategies for u‘Sustainable Urban supported sites* Mobility Plans (SUMPs)’ RCO 75 - Integrated strategies for urban development RCO 76 - RCR 78 - Users benefiting from- Sustainable tourism projects Collaborative projects cultural infrastructure RCO 77 - Capacity of cultural where win-win situations for both tourists and inhabitants can be indicated RCO 77 - Capacity of RCR 78 - Users benefiting from cultural, natural, cultural infrastructure and eco- historical and tourism supported industrial tourism infrastructure supported
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 115 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – table 1 – point 3
Policy objective Outputs Results (1) (3) (4) 3. A more connected CCO 14 – Road TEN-T: CCR 13 - Time savings due Europe by enhancing New and upgraded roads to improved road mobility and regional infrastructure ICT connectivity CCO 15 – Rail TEN-T: - increase of congestion through extension of road infrastructure CCO 15 – Rail TEN-T: New and upgraded railways - number of regional CCR 14 - Annual number of New and upgraded cross-border rail passengers served by railways improved rail transport connections that were improved rail transport abandoned or dismantled (missing links) - number cross-border rail connections that were missing links and have been reestablished CCO 16 - Extension and CCR 15 - Annual users modernisation of tram and served by new and metro lines as well as modernised tram and metro lines walking and cycling lines as well as pedestrians infrastructure and cyclists
2018/10/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 34 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) a morebetter connected Europe by enhancing mosustainable transport and mobility, intermodality, interoperability and regional ICT connectivity;
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 37 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall provide information on the support for environment and climate objectives, based on the Paris Agreements and the EU GHG-emissions emissions targets, using a methodology based on types of intervention for each of the Funds. That methodology shall consist of assigning a specific weighting to the support provided at a level which reflects the extent to which such support makes a contribution to environmental objectives and to climate objectives. In the case of the ERDF, the ESF+ and the Cohesion Fund weightings shall be attached to dimensions and codes for the types of intervention established in Annex I.
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 38 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. However, the Commission shall implement the amount of support from the Regional Funds and the Cohesion Fund transferred to the Connecting Europe Facility ('CEF'), the European Urban Initiative, Interregional Innovative Investments, the amount of support transferred from the ESF+ to transnational cooperation, the amounts contributed to InvestEU37 and technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission under direct or indirect management in accordance with [points (a) and (c) of Article 62(1)] of the Financial Regulation. _________________ 37 [Regulation (EU) No […] on […] (OJ L […], […], p. […])].
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 147 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I - Table 1: Codes for the intervention field dimension - Policy objectives 3
POLICY OBJECTIVE 3: A MORE CONNECTED E UROPE BY ENHANCING MOBILITY AND REGIONAL ICT CONNECTIVITY 051 ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (backbone/backhaul network) 0% 0% ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 052 equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the distribution point at the serving 0% 0% location for multi-dwelling premises) ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 053 equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the distribution point at the serving 0% 0% location for homes and business premises) 054 ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 0% 0%054 equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the base station for advanced wireless 0% 0% communication) ICT: Other types of ICT infrastructure (including large-scale computer 055 0% 0% resources/equipment, data centres, sensors and other wireless equipment) 056 Newly built motorways and roads - TEN-T core network 0% 0% 057 Newly built motorways and roads - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 0% 058 Newly built secondary road links to TEN-T road network and nodes 0% 0% 059 Newly built other national, regional and local access roads 0% 0% 0% 060059a Controling and upgrading of existing road bridges and tunnels for the sake of safety 0% 0% 060 Reconstructed or improved motorways and roads - TEN-T core network 0% 0% 061 Reconstructed or improved motorways and roads - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 0% 062 Other reconstructed or improved roads (motorway, national, regional or local) 0% 0% 063 Digitalisation of transport: road 40 % 0% 064 Newly built railways - TEN-T core network 100 % 40 % 065 Newly built railways - TEN-T comprehensive network 100 % 40 % 066 Other newly built railways 100 % 40 % 067 Reconstructed or improved railways - TEN-T core network 0% 40 % 068 Reconstructed or improved railways - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 0 40 % 40 % 069 Reestablishing of regional cross-border rail connections that were abandoned or 068 a 0% 0% dismantled (missing links) 069 Other reconstructed or improved railways 0% 0% 40 %40 % 069 a Controling and upgrading of existing rail bridges and tunnels for the sake of safety 0% 0% 070 Digitalisation of transport: rail 40 % 0% 071 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) 0% 40 % 072 Mobile rail assets 40 % 40 % 40 % 073 Clean urban transport infrastructure 100 % 40 % 074 Clean urban transport rolling stock 100 % 40 % 075 Cycling and walking infrastructure 100 % 100 % 076 Digitalisation of urban transport 40 % 0% 077 Alternative fuels infrastructure 100 % 40 % 078 Multimodal transport (TEN-T) 40 % 40 % 079 Multimodal transport (not urban) 40 % 40 % Shared mobility systems interconnected with public transport in rural areas 079 a 0% 0% (SMARTAs) 080 Seaports (TEN-T) 40 % 0% 081 Other seaports 40 % 0% 081 a Cross-border short sea shipping within the Motorways of the Sea 0% 0% 082 Inland waterways and ports (TEN-T) 40 % 0% 083 Inland waterways and ports (regional and local) 40 % 0% 084 Digitising transport: other transport modes 40 % 0% 0%
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 150 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV - Table - point 3
3. A more ERDF and Comprehensive Multimodal mapping of existing and planned connected Cohesion Fund: transport infrastructures until 2030 is in place which: Europe by planning at the enhancing appropriate mobility and level regional ICT connectivity 3.2 Developing 1. Includes economic justification of the a sustainable, planned investments, underpinned by robust climate resilient, demand analysis and traffic modelling, which intelligent, safe should take into account the anticipated impact of and intermodal the opening of the rail services markets TEN-T 3.3 sustainable, 2. Reflects air quality plans, taking into climate resilient, account in particular national decarbonisation intelligent and plans on the basis of the Paris Agreements and intermodal the EU GHG emissions reduction targets national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility 3. Includes investments in core TEN-T network corridors, as defined by regulation (EU) 1316/2013, in line with the respective TEN-T work plans 4. For investments outside the core TEN-T, ensures complementarity by providing sufficient connectivity of the city networks, regions and local communities to the core TEN-T and its nodes 5. Ensures interoperability of the rail network, through the deployment of baseline-3 compliant ERTMS covering at least the European Deployment Plan 5a. Supports noise reduction at the source for rail freight transport 6. Promotes multimodality, identifying needs for multimodal or transhipment freight and passengers terminals and active modes 7. Includes measures aiming at promoting alternative fuels, in line with the relevant national policy frameworks 8. Includes assessment of road safety risks in line with existing national road safety strategies, together with a mapping of the affected roads and sections and providing with a prioritisation of the corresponding investments 9. Provides information on budgetary and financing resources corresponding to the planned investments and required to cover operation and maintenance costs of the existing and planned infrastructures 9a. Promotes sustainable regional and cross-border tourism initiatives that lead to win- win situations for both the tourists and the inhabitants, such as interconnecting the EuroVelo network with the Trans European Railway network
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 89 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In a context of rapid and profound changes, induced by technological revolution and glvesting in learning mobailisation, investing in learning mobilty, education for democracy and solidarity, cooperation and innovative policy development in the fields of education, training, youth and sport is key to building inclusive, democratic, cohesive and resilient societies and sustaining the competitiveness ofsolidarity in the Union, while contributing to strengthening European identity and to a more democratic Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 101 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) On 16 September 2016 in Bratislava, leaders of twenty-seven Member States stressed their determination to provide better opportunities for youth. In the Rome Declaration signed on 25 March 2017, leaders of twenty-seven Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission pledged to work towards a Union where young people receive the best education and training and can work, learn, exchange, study and find jobs across the Union; a Union which preserves our cultural heritage and promotes solidarity, democracy and cultural diversity.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 105 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The mid-term evaluation report of the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme confirmed that the creation of a single programme on education, training, youth and sport resulted in significant simplification, rationalisation and synergies in the management of the Programme while further improvements are necessary to further consolidate the efficiency gains of the 2014-2020 Programme. In the consultations for the mid-term evaluation and on the future Programme, Member States and stakeholders made a strong call for continuity in the Programme's scope, architecture and delivery mechanisms, while calling for a number of improvements, such as making the Programme more inclusive and manageable for smaller beneficiaries and smaller projects.. They also expressed their full support for keeping the Programme integrated and underpinned by the lifelong learning paradigm. The European Parliament, in its Resolution of 2 February 2017 on the implementation of Erasmus+, welcomed the integrated structure of the programme and called on the Commission to exploit fully the lifelong learning dimension of the programme by fostering and encouraging cross-sectoral cooperation in the future programme. Member States and stakeholders also highlighted the need to keep a strong international dimension in the Programme and to extend it to other sectors of education and training.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 109 #

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 a stronger “youth” focus in the next financial framework, notably by more than doubling the size of the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ Programme, one of the Union’s most visible success stories. In its resolution of 14 March 2018 on the next multiannual financial framework, the European Parliament called for the Programme’s budget to be tripled on order to maintain its success, achieve its goals including increased inclusiveness, as well as reduce its shortcomings and barriers to participation. The focus of the new Programme should be on inclusiveness, and to reach more young people with fewer opportunities. This should allow more young people to move to another country to learn or work.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 110 #

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 a stronger “youth” focus in the next financial framework, notably by more than doubling the size of the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ Programme, one of the Union’s most visible success stories. The focus of the new Programme should be on inclusiveness, and to reach more young people with fewer opportunities and promoting the overall personal development of young people as active citizens in diverse and democratic societies. This should allow more young people to move to another country to live, learn or work. _________________ 26 COM(2018) 321 final. COM(2018) 321 final.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 118 #

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 those competences that are necessary to develop as individuals and to face the challenges 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 132 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) The Programme should be coherent with the new European Union youth strategy30, the framework for European cooperation in the youth field for 2019- 2027, based on the Commission's Communication of 22 May 2018 on 'Engaging, connecting and empowering young people: a new EU Youth Strategy'31, including the strategy’s aspirations to support quality youth work and non- formal and informal learning. This entails attention to mobility, inclusiveness, capacity-building, innovation and recognition of youth work and non-formal or informal learning within the context of the 2012 Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. This also calls for the promotion of quality tools and systems that should be used in the training of youth workers and that correspond to the changing circumstances of young people’s lives. These should be embedded in a broader quality approach to empower youth organisations. _________________ 30 [Reference - to be adopted by the Council by the end of 2018]. 31 COM(2018) 269 final. COM(2018) 269 final.
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 139 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The Programme should contribute to strengthening the Union's innovation capacity notably by supporting mobility and cooperation activities that foster the development of competences in forward- looking study fields or disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, climate change, the environment, clean energy, artificial intelligence, robotics, data analysis and arts/design, to help people develop knowledge, skills and competences needed for the future. To this end, particular measures should address women and girls, who are still under-represented in these disciplines in some countries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 152 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The Programme should be more inclusive by improving its outreach to those with fewer opportunities, including through more flexible learning mobility formats, and by fostering participation ofmobility formats, simplified administrative procedures, targeting of beneficiary organisations working with groups under-represented in Erasmus+, youth-friendly and clear information and communication about the programme and by fostering and supporting the participation of local organisations and small organisations, in particular newcomers, youth organisations, volunteer-based and community-based grassroots organisations that work directly with disadvantaged learners of all ages. Virtual formats, such as virtual cooperation, blended and virtual mobility, should be promoted to reach more participants, in particular those with fewer opportunities and those for whom moving physically to a country other than their country of residence would be an obstacllearners with fewer opportunities of all ages, and organisations working with and supporting people from marginalised groups, such as people with an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and LGBTI people. Virtual formats, such as virtual cooperation, blended and virtual mobility, should be promoted to reach more participants and complement the mobility experience.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 164 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) The Programme should put greater emphasis on bilingual or multilingual inclusive and high-quality early school education as a means of enhancing children’s long-term educational potential from early years and preventing social and economic inequalities. The mobility of early education and pre-school staff should be promoted with the aim of strengthening the educational mission of pre-schools and improving the teaching of children.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 171 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 b (new)
(16b) Non-discriminatory and barrier- free access to the Programme should be ensured for people with disabilities. To that end, adequate funding and enhanced structural support is necessary to increase the Programme outreach.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 174 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 e (new)
(16e) Online tools and platforms connected with the Programme should be optimised and synchronised in order to create a single information point for all stakeholders and Programme beneficiaries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 175 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 f (new)
(16f) The Programme should ensure the meaningful participation of the representatives of programme beneficiaries, including civil society, in the governance, implementation and evaluation of the Programme actions. Good governance and partnership with key stakeholders contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Programme's actions and activities.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 187 #

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, including with regional and sub-state governments. 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.
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 189 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) The Programme should ensure quality mobility experiences based on the principles laid down in the European Quality Charter for Mobility (2006/961/EC), where the quality of the practical provisions such as information, preparation, support and recognition of experience and qualifications, as well as clear learning plans and learning outcomes drawn up in advance, have a definitive impact on the advantages of the mobility experiences. In addition, authorities and organisations involved in this process can improve its value by adequate planning and suitable evaluation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 190 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) To enhance the impact of activities in Partner Countries, synergies should be enhanced between Erasmus and instruments for EU external action, such as Neighbourhood, Development and the International Cooperation Instrument and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 191 #

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 learnerunder- represented groups, especially young people not in formal education and learners in vocational education and training, as well as school pupils. Higher education students could continue to be targeted at the existing high level. Mobility of learners with fewer opportunities should be embedded in partnerships for cooperation. Mobility opportunities for youth participating in non-formal or informal learning activities should also be fundamentally extended to reach more young people, especially newcomers, those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach population groups. 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 199 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20 a (new)
(20a) The Programme should strengthen inclusivity and quality in VET in order to ensure its vital role in providing equal opportunities and social inclusion for all citizens. To this end, the Programme should address VET sector-specific issues in relation to Programme participation, such as high-quality mobility partnerships, sector-specific language training and competence recognition and/or certification.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 200 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20 a (new)
(20a) The Programme should pay more attention to building a supportive environment for teachers and educational personnel and to the social dimension of teaching and learning of exchange students. Additional financial support and sufficient continuous professional development opportunities should be provided for school and academic staff and researchers who teach international students.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 201 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20 b (new)
(20b) VET institutions should be further encouraged to apply for the VET Charter in order to benchmark their quality and attractiveness. Partnerships and networks between employers and VET providers should be strengthened.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 202 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20 c (new)
(20c) The Programme should support and encourage the mobility of teachers and educational staff at all levels as an important factor in fostering their ongoing learning, enhanced working practice and overall professional development. To this end, teachers and educational staff should benefit from the same financial support regardless of sending countries, flexible work arrangements as well as the possibility to incorporate periods abroad into their work programmes and regular workloads.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 204 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) The Programme should encourage youth participation in Europe's democratic life, including by supporting participation projects for young people to engage and learn to participate in civic society, raising awareness about European common values including fundamental rights, bringing together young people and decision makers at local, national and Union level, as well as contributing to the European integration process. The Programme recognises the key role of youth organisations and youth work in reaching this objective and will focus on building a stronger youth sector in Europe by supporting and promoting the operation and projects of youth organisations across Europe and in neighbouring countries, and cooperation with the rest of the world.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 213 #

2018/0191(COD)

(22) The Programme should offer young people more opportunities to discover Europe through learning experiences abroad. Eighteen year oldsYoung people, in particular those with fewer opportunities, should be given the chance to have a first-time, short-term individual or group experience travelling throughout Europe in the frame of an informal educational activity aimed at fostering their sense of belonging to the European Union discovering its diversity and the variety of youth participation and discovering its cultural diversity. The Programme should identify bodies, including civil society organisations and youth organisations, in charge of reaching out and selecting the participants and support activities to foster the learning dimension of the experience. Preparation and debriefing seminars, providing language training, intercultural skills and stimulating reflection should be an integral part of the travelling experience. Those seminars should be organised by the responsible sending or receiving organisations. Those organisations should also be involved in the selection of participants and serve as a point of contact for the traveller for the duration of the journey. The Programme should also link with the European Capitals of Culture, the European Youth Capitals, the European Volunteering Capitals and European Green Capitals as a key component of the experience.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 223 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) The Programme should also enhance the learning of languages, including minority and unofficial languages, as well as national sign languages, in particular through widened use of accessible online tools, as e-learning offers additional advantages for language learning in terms of access and flexibility. The online tools and portals must be fully accessible in line with Directive (EU) 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 225 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) The Programme should also enhance the learning of languages, in particular throughcluding on-site language courses and widened use of online tools, as e-learning offers additional advantages for language learning in terms of access and flexibility. The Erasmus Online Linguistic Support should be tailored to the specific needs of participants of the Programme and open to everybody.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 230 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23a) The Programme should make use of language technologies such as automatic translation technologies within all key actions, with the aim of facilitating exchanges between authorities and improving intercultural dialogue, especially in written and audiovisual expression. Reinforced synergies with Horizon Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) could help develop the use of language technologies under the Programme.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 232 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) The Programme should support measures that enhance the cooperation between institutions and organisations active in education, training, youth and sport, recognising their fundamental role in equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and competences needed in a changing world as well as to adequately fulfil the potential for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, in particular within the digital economy. To this end, effective cooperation between all relevant stakeholders at all levels of the Programme’s implementation should be ensured.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 238 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26
(26) The 2010 Bruges Communiqué called for support of vocational excellence for smart and sustainable growth. The 2017 Communication on Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions points to linking vocational education and training to innovation systems, as part of smart specialisation strategies at regional level. The Programme should provide the means to respond to these calls and support the development of transnational platforms of Centres of vocational excellence closely integrated in local and regional strategies for sustainable development, social inclusion, growth, innovation and competitiveness. These centres of excellence should act as drivers of quality vocational skills in a context of sectorial challenges, while supporting overall structural changes and socio-economic policies in the Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 247 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The Programme should contribute to facilitating transparency and automatic recognition of skills and, competences, qualifications, and diplomas as well as the transfer of credits or units of learning outcomes, to foster quality assurance and to support validation of non-formal and informal learning, skills management and guidance. In this regard, the Programme should also provide support to contact points and networks at national and Union level that facilitate cross-European exchanges as well as the development of flexible learning pathways between different fields of education, training and youth and across formal and non-formal settings.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 251 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29 a (new)
(29a) The Programme should put special emphasis on the validation and recognition of education and training periods abroad, including for secondary school education. In this regard, the budget allocation and concrete grants should be linked to quality assessment procedures, to a description of the learning outcomes, and to the full application of the Council Recommendation on European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 256 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) As a way to ensure cooperation with other Union instruments and support to other policies of the Union, mobility opportunities should be offered to people in various sectors of activity, such as the public sector, agriculture and enterprise, to have a learning experience abroad allowing them, at any stage of their life, to grow and develop professionally but also personally, in particular by developing an awareness of their European identity and an understanding of European cultural diversity. The Programme should offer an entry point for Union transnational mobility schemes with a strong learning dimension, simplifying the offer of such schemes for beneficiaries and those taking part in these activities. The scaling-up of Erasmus+ projects should be facilitated; specific measures should be put in place to help promoters of Erasmus projects to apply for grants or develop synergies through the support of the European Structural and Investment Funds and the programmes relating to migration, security, justice and citizenship, health and culture, as well as the European Solidarity Corps.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 264 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) The Programme should be in line with the central aim of the Paris Agreement to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by raising awareness of responsible behaviour in order to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius. Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union's commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, this Programme will contribute to mainstream climate action in the Union's policies and to the achievement of an overall target of 25% of the Union budget expenditures supporting climate objectives. Relevant actions will be identified during the Programme's preparation and implementation and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review process.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 267 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32 a (new)
(32a) The Programme and its tools in this unique international environment should play a crucial role in educating people about global sustainability and global studies, environmental protection and climate change. Besides targeted programmes, these studies should appear in all key activities as a horizontal element in the form of formal, non-formal education or informal learning.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 268 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32 b (new)
(32b) Given the legal obligation of the European Union to eliminate inequalities and promote equality between men and women through all its activities established by Article 8 TFEU, this Programme should contribute to mainstreaming gender in the Union's policies. Relevant actions should be identified during the Programme's preparation and implementation and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review process. Improvements are especially needed regarding the gender balance of participants from third countries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 271 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33 a (new)
(33a) Considering that the EU and all the Member States have ratified the UN CRPD, including its Article 9 on accessibility and its Article 24 on education, special attention should be given to ensuring that the activities supported by the Programme are accessible to all young people, notably people with fewer opportunities, including persons with disabilities. Furthermore, reasonable accommodation must be provided if required to promote the social inclusion and the participation of young people with fewer opportunities, as well as to take into account the constraints imposed by the remoteness of a number of rural areas and of the outermost regions of the Union and the Overseas Countries and Territories. Similarly, the participating countries should endeavour to adopt all appropriate measures to remove legal and administrative obstacles to the proper functioning of the Programme. This should resolve, where possible, and without prejudice to the Schengen acquis and Union law on the entry and residence of third-country nationals, administrative issues that create difficulties in obtaining visas, residence permits and access to support services, as well as the issuing of a European Health Insurance Card in the case of cross-border activities within the European Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 274 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 36
(36) The types of financing and the methods of implementation under this Regulation should be chosen on the basis of their ability to achieve the specific objectives of the actions and to deliver results, taking into account, in particular, the costs of controls, the administrative burden, and the expected risk of non- compliance. This should include consideration of the use of lump sums, flat rates and unit costs, as well as financing not linked to costs as referred to in Article [125(1)] of the Financial Regulation. Targeted financial support for people with fewer opportunities is of paramount importance to the Programme’s inclusiveness. Therefore, pre-financing options should be put in place.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 276 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 36 a (new)
(36a) The Programme should foster more synergies with the European Social Fund+ in terms of investments in skills and competences in particular for those with fewer opportunities;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 279 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) Third countries which are members of the European Economic Area (EEA) may participate in the Programme in the framework of the cooperation established under the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement, which provides for the implementation of Union programmes by a decision under that agreement. Third countries may also participate on the basis of other legal instruments. This Regulation should grant the necessary rights for and access to the authorising officer responsible, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as well as the European Court of Auditors to comprehensively exert their respective competences. The full participation of third countries in the Programme should be subject to the conditions laid down in specific agreements covering the participation of the third country concerned to the Programme. Full participation entails, moreover, the obligation to set up a national agency and managing some of the actions of the Programme at decentralised level. Individuals and entities from third countries that are not associated to the Programme should be able to participate in some of the actions of the Programme, as defined in the work programme and the calls for proposals published by the Commission. This includes sub-state governments who wish to participate in the Programme and that fulfil the obligations laid down in this Regulation. When implementing the Programme, specific arrangements could be taken into account with regard to individuals and entities from European microstates.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 285 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) In compliance with the Financial Regulation, the Commission should establish and adopt work programmes and informin close cooperation with the European Parliament and the Council thereof, having consulted National Agencies and relevant stakeholders. The work programme should set out the measures needed for their implementation in line with the general and specific objectives of the Programme, the selection and award criteria for grants, as well as all other elements required. The yearly Programme priorities should maintain continuity. Nevertheless, a certain degree of flexibility is necessary to respond to emerging challenges. Work programmes and any amendments to them should be adopted by implementing acts in accordance with the examination proceduremeans of delegated acts.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 288 #

2018/0191(COD)

(41) Pursuant to paragraph 22 and 23 of the Inter-institutional agreement for Better Law-Making of 13 April 201638, there is a need to evaluate the Programme on the basis of information collected through specific monitoring requirements, while avoiding overregulation and administrative burdens, in particular on Member States, but also on beneficiary organisations. . Such requirements should include specific, measurable and realistic indicators which can be measured over time as a basis for evaluating the effects of the Programme on the ground. _________________ 38 Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016 (OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 291 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) Appropriate outreach, publicity and dissemination of the opportunities and results of the actions supported by the Programme should be ensured at European, national and local level. The outreach, publicity and dissemination activities should rely on all the implementing bodies of the Programme, including, when relevantapplicable, with the support of other keyrelevant stakeholders.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 294 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 44
(44) In order to ensure efficient, and effective implementation of this Regulation, the Programme should make maximum use of delivery mechanisms already in place. The implementation of the Programme should therefore be entrusted to the Commission, and to national agencies, which should ensure consistent and coherent application of the Programme rules across the EU countries and proper outreach to and cooperation with all target groups across the wide spectrum of stakeholders. Where feasible, and in order to maximise efficiency, the national agenciesy should be the same as the one designated for the management of the predecessor programme. The scope of the ex- ante compliance assessment should be limited to the requirements that are new and specific to the Programme, unless justified, such as in case of serious shortcomings or under-performance on the part of the national agency concerned.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 295 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 44 a (new)
(44a) As a general rule, grant requests and project applications will be submitted to the national agency of the country where the applicant organisation is based. However, the European Commission should guarantee that all provisions and targets are sufficiently met during implementation. Grant requests and project applications for activities organised by Union-wide networks, European non-governmental organisations and international organisations should be submitted to and managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 298 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 46
(46) Member States should endeavour to adopt all appropriate measures to remove legal and administrative obstacles to the proper functioning of the Programme. This includes resolving, where possible, and without prejudice to Union law on the entry and residence of third-country nationals issues that create difficulties in obtaining visas and residence permits and other legal or administrative difficulties that could prevent access to the Programme. In line with Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council39, Member States are encouraged to establish fast-track admission procedures. _________________ 39 Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, p. 21).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 300 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 46
(46) Member States should endeavour to adopt all appropriate measures to remove legal and administrative obstacles to the proper functioning of the Programme. This includes exempting study grants from taxation and social levies, as well as resolving, where possible, and without prejudice to Union law on the entry and residence of third-country nationals issues that create difficulties in obtaining visas and residence permits. In line with Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council39, Member States are encouraged to establish fast- track admission procedures. _________________ 39 Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, p. 21).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 306 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 49
(49) In order to simplify requirements for beneficiaries, simplified grants in the form of lump-sums, unit-costs and flat-rate funding should be used to the maximum possible extent. The simplified grants to support the mobility actions of the Programme, as defined by the Commission, should take into accountbe regularly reviewed and adjusted to the living and subsistence costs of the host country and regions. The Commission and national agencies of the sending countries should have the possibility to adjust these simplified grants on the basis of objective criteria, in particular to ensure access to people with fewer opportunities. In accordance with national law, Member States should also be encouraged to exempt those grants from any taxes and social levies. The same exemption should apply to public or private entities awarding such financial support to the individuals concerned.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 309 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 51
(51) It is necessary to ensure the complementarity of the actions carried out within the Programme with activities undertaken by the Member States and with other Union activities, with emphasis on sharing knowledge and fostering national and local developments. These activities include in particular those in the fields of education, culture and the media, youth and solidarity, employment and social inclusion, research and innovation, industry and enterprise, agriculture and rural development with a focus on young farmers, cohesion, regional policy and international cooperation and development.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 316 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 55
(55) This Regulation respects the fundamental rights and observes the principles recognised in particular by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. In particular, this Regulation seeks to ensure full respect for the right to equality between men and women and the right to non-discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, and to promote the application of Articles 21 and 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 317 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) 'lifelong learning' means learning in all its forms (formal, non-formal and informal learning) taking place at all stages in life, including early childhood education and care, general education, vocational education and training, higher education, and adult education, and resulting in an improvement in knowledge, skills and attitudes or participation in society, sensitivity to global and local environmental and social issues, in a personal, civic, cultural, social and/or employment-related perspective, including the provision of counselling and guidance services;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 321 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2
(2) 'learning mobility' means moving physically to a country other than the country of residence, in order to undertake study, training or non-formal or informal learning; It mayis fully accessible, inclusive and adequately funded and shall be accompanied by measures such as language support, including for national sign languages, and training and/or be complemented by accessible online learning of and virtual cooperation regarding all EU spoken and signed languages. In some specific cases, it may take the form of learning through the use of accessible information technology and accessible communications tools;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 327 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) 'informal learning' means learning resulting from daily activities and experiences which is not organised or structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support. It may be unintentional from the learner's perspective and it should provide a learning outcome beneficial for the learner;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 335 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 7
(7) 'higher education student' means any person enrolled at a higher education institution, including at short-cycle, bachelor, master or doctoral level or equivalent. It also covers recent graduates who has graduated from such an institution within the previous three years;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 342 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 10
(10) ‘school pupil’ means any person enrolled in a learning capacity at an institution providing general education at any level from early childhood education and care to upper secondary education, or any person schooled outside an institutional setting considered by the national or sub-state authorities as eligible to participate in the Programme, in their respective territories;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 345 #

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 promotion of social inclusion, active citizenship, personal development and well-being, along with the transfer of knowledge, competences and skills;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 351 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 12
(12) ‘third country not associated to the Programme’ means a third country which does not participate fully in the Programme but whose legal entities, including sub- state governments, may exceptionally benefit from the Programme in duly justified cases in the Union’s interest;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 360 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 19
(19) ‘transnational’ relates to any action involving at least two countries or regions in two countries which are either Member States or third countries associated to the Programme;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 362 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 20
(20) ‘youth participation activity’ means an accessible and inclusive out-of-school activity carried out by informal groups of young people or groups including young people and/or youth organisations, and characterised by a non-formal or informal learning approach;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 365 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 21
(21) ‘youth worker’ means a professional or a volunteer involved in non-formal or informal learning who supports young people in their personal development, including socio-educational and professional development and the development of their competences. Youth workers together with young people are involved in the planning, steering, coordination, implementation and evaluation of youth work activities and related youth work development;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 368 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 22
(22) ‘EU Youth dialogue’ means the dialogue with young people and youth organisations whichinvolving policy- and decision-makers, as well as experts, researchers and other relevant civil society actors. It serves as a forum for continuous joint reflection on the priorities, implementation and follow-up of European cooperation in the youthall fields of relevance to young people;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 375 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 25
(25) ‘people with fewer opportunities’ means people facing obstacles that prevent them from having effective who need additional support due to their disadvantage compared to their peers because of various obstaccless to opportunities under the Programme for, for example disability, health problems, educational difficulties, cultural differences, economic, social, cultural, and geographical or health reasons, a migrant background or for reasons such as disability abstacles, including people from marginalised communities or at risk of facing discrimination based on any of the grounds educational difficulties;nshrined in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 383 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 26
(26) ‘national authority’ means the authority in charge, at national or sub-state level, of monitoring and supervising the management of the Programme in a Member State or in a third country associated to the Programme;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 384 #

2018/0191(COD)

(26a) ‘social inclusion’ means the process of enabling people with fewer opportunities to participate in the Programme or/and addressing issues of inclusion and diversity that ultimately benefit people with fewer opportunities;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 386 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 27 a (new)
(27a) ‘cross-sector cooperation’ means cooperation between different sectors of the Programme (higher education, vocational education and training, school education, early school education, adult education, youth and sport), as well as between formal, non-formal and informal learning environments and different legal entities (institutions and organisations) within those sectors.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 388 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 27 a (new)
(27a) ‘support services’ means long or short-term services that support participants with fewer opportunities, allowing them to fully and successfully participate in all the activities of the Programme and the life of the local community in which they reside;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 389 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 27 b (new)
(27b) ‘reasonable accommodation’ means necessary and appropriate modification and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure for persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 390 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 27 b (new)
(27b) ‘key competences’ means knowledge, skills and attitudes needed by all for personal fulfilment and development, employability, social inclusion and active citizenship as defined in Key Competences for lifelong learning - a European Reference Framework.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 391 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 27 c (new)
(27c) ‘mobility providers’ means non- profit organisations which offer support services to schools, universities or VET providers for the organisation of mobility projects.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 393 #

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, quality 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 agendas, advancing youth policy cooperation under the Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and developing the, reinforcing lifelong learning and promoting an innovation-driven approach to education and training as well as a European dimension in sport.;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 405 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) promote learning mobility of individuals, as well as cooperation, inclusion, equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of education and training;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 413 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) promote lifelong learning by enhancing cooperation between formal, non -formal and informal learning environments and supporting flexible learning pathways.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 421 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) the mobility of pre-school teachers and early education and care staff;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 428 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the mobility of adult education learners and staff;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 429 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) language learning opportunities, including those supporting mobility activities., and including minority and unofficial languages, as well as national sign languages;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 435 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) continuous professional development opportunities for school and academic staff who teach international students;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 440 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) partnerships for cooperation and exchanges of practices, including small- scale partnerships and partnerships for capacity-building to foster a wider and more inclusive access to the Programme;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 447 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) partnerships for innovation, especially sustainable and green innovation to strengthen Europe’s sustainable innovation capacity;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 449 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) partnerships for building and strengthening the capacity of participating organisations;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 450 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) partnerships for social inclusion and cohesion and reduction of poverty;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 454 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(da) partnerships for innovation in education through large-scale actions such as adult education alliances.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 458 #

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 ; _________________ 45 In particular Europass - the single Union framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences ; the European Qualifications Framework; the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training; the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training; the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System; the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education; the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education; the European Network of Information Centres in the European Region and National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union; and the Euroguidance networks.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 460 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) policy dialogue and cooperation with key stakeholders, including Union- wide networks, European, national, sub- state and local non- governmental organisations and international organisations in the field of education and training;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 461 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) policy dialogue and, cooperation withand support for relevant key stakeholders, including Union- wide networks, European non- governmental organisations and international organisations in the field of education and training;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 462 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) measures that contribute to the high-qualitative and inclusivy and socially more inclusive and environmentally sustainable implementation of the Programme;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 468 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) support to the following institutions pursuing an aim of European interest: the European University Institute, Florence, including its School of Transnational Governance; the College of Europe (Bruges and Natolin campuses); the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht; the Academy of European Law, Trier; the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Odense and the International Centre for European Training, Nice.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 475 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(da) intergenerational exchange activities between youth and older persons;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 476 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(da) intergenerational exchanges between younger and older people.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 482 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(aa) partnerships for innovation in youth participation through large-scale actions such as youth work alliances;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 489 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) policy dialogue, support and cooperation with relevant key stakeholders, including Union-wide networks, European non- governmental organisations, and international organisations in the field of youth, the EU Youth dialogue as well as structural support to the European Youth Forum and other European youth organisations;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 503 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) not for profit sport events aiming at further developing the European dimension of sport, as well as promoting social inclusion and equal opportunities.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 504 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) not -for -profit sport events aiming, including small-scale events, aimed at further developing the European dimension of sport.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 506 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) not for profit and grassroots sport events aiming at further developing the European dimension of sport.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 516 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2021-2027 shall be EUR 30 000in 41 097 000 000 constant prices (EUR 46 758 000 000 in current prices).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 522 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – introductory part
(a) EUR 24 940 000 00080% for actions in the field of education and training, from which:
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 527 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 1
(1) at least EUR 8 640 000 00030% should be allocated to higher education actions referred to in point (a) of Article 4 and point (a) of Article 5;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 531 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 2
(2) at least EUR 5 230 000 00030% to actions in vocational education and training referred to in point (b) of Article 4 and point (a) of Article 5;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 536 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 3
(3) at least EUR 3 790 000 00018% to school education actions referred to in point (c) of Article 4 and point (a) of Article 5;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 541 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 4
(4) at least EUR 1 190 000 00010% to adult education actions referred to in point (d) of Article 4 and point (a) of Article 5;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 546 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 5
(5) EUR 450 000 0001.8% for Jean Monnet actions referred to in Article 7;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 551 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a – point 5 a (new)
(5a) 2% as a margin of flexibility with regards to all actions in Chapter II
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 558 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) EUR 3 100 000 00015% for actions in the field of youth referred to in Articles 8 to 10;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 563 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) EUR 550 000 0001.8% for actions in the field of sport referred to in Articles 11 to 13; and
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 569 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) at least EUR 960 000 0003.4% as a contribution to the operational costs of the national agencies.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 573 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. The levels of financial support, such as grants, travel or administrative lump sums, flat rates and unit costs, shall be regularly revised and adjusted to the living and subsistence costs of the host country or region as well as travelling conditions.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 575 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. To support the inclusion of those who face additional barriers and require special needs assistance, a dedicated budget to cover the costs of such assistance will be provided, separate from the main project budget.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 576 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. All actions in the Programme shall be fully accessible and contribute to the qualitative and inclusive implementation of the Programme. The cost of measures to facilitate inclusion cannot by itself justify the rejection of a project application.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 577 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 d (new)
3d. The levels of financial support such as grants, travel or administrative lump sums, flat rates and unit costs, shall be regularly revised and adjusted to the living and subsistence costs of the host country or region as well as travelling conditions.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 579 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4
4. The amount referred to in paragraph 1 may be used for technical and administrative assistance for the implementation of the Programme such as preparatory, monitoring, control, audit and evaluation activities, including corporate information technology systems and accessibility advice, training and monitoring.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 580 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Considering the new amplitude of the Programme, the budget allowed for the first year - and consecutive ones - shall provide for a higher commitment than the 2020 end budget of the previous Programme, and thereafter make sure of an adapted scaling up of the yearly commitments till 2027.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 584 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Staff such as teachers, professors or researchers working on the same project shall be remunerated equally and their living costs shall be adjusted to reality, based on host regions (reviewed annually or bi-annually and based on updated Eurostat figures).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 590 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. sub-state governments in third countries that fulfil the necessary obligations, and whose national governments are in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective framework agreements;
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 600 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. As a general rule, grant requests and project applications shall be submitted to the national agency of the country where the applicant organisation is based. Grant requests and project applications for activities organised by Union-wide networks, European non- governmental organisations and international organisations, shall be submitted to and managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 602 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. When implementing the Programme, inter alia in the selection of participants and the award of grants, the Commission and the Member States shall ensure that efforts are made to promote social inclusion and improve outreach to people with fewer opportunities. The cost of measures to facilitate inclusion cannot by itself justify the rejection of a project application. Furthermore, participants who declare that they fall into the category of “people with fewer opportunities” shall not be obliged to prove their support needs, as this would create barriers to their equal participation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 609 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 5
5. To improve access to people with fewer opportunities and ensure the smooth implementation of the Programme, the Commission may adjust or may authorise the national agencies referred to in Article 23 to adjust, on the basis of objective criteria, the grants to support mobility actions of the Programme, for example by providing pre-financing.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 618 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 2
2. The interim evaluation of the Programme shall be performed once there is sufficient information available about the implementation of the Programme, but no later than four years after the startno later than 31 December 2024 in order to assess the effectiveness of the measures taken to achieve the Programme’s objectives and to evaluate the efficiency of the Programme, accompanied, if appropriate, by a legislative proposal to amend this Regulation. In this regard, particular focus should be given to the performance assessment of EU-funded actions and the realisation of the pProgramme implementation. It’s inclusiveness strategy. The interim evaluation shall also be accompanied by a final evaluation of the predecessor programme.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 623 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 5
5. The Commission shall communicate the conclusions of the evaluations accompanied by its observationsubmit evaluation reports to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 625 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1
1. National agencies referred to in Article 24, together with the European Commission, shall develop an EU- wide consistent strategy with regard to the effective outreach as well as dissemination and exploitation of results of activities supported under the actions they manage within the Programme, shall assist the Commission in its general task of disseminating information concerning the Programme, including information in respect ofincluding information regarding actions and activities managed at the national and Union level, and its results, and. National agencies shall inform relevant target groups about the actions and activities undertaken in their country, with a view to enhancing outreach across and cooperation with the wide spectrum of stakeholders, and to support a cross- sectoral approach in the Programme’s implementation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 629 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. All Programme documents shall be available in all the official and co- official languages of the European Union in order to ensure equal opportunities.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 630 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. The national agency shall provide adequate support to ensure that projects are easily accessible and contribute to the qualitative and inclusive implementation of the Programme.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 632 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall implement information and communication actions relating to the Pset the requirements for the national agency work programme, and witsh actions and results. Financial resources allocated to the Programme shall also contribute to the corporate communication of the political priorities of the Unttention to the inclusive and qualitative nature of this programme. The Commission shall not make Programme funds available to the national agency until the Commission, has far as they are related to the objectives referred to in Article 3ormally approved the national agency’s work programme.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 633 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. National agencies shall also disseminate information on the Programme to career guidance services in education and training institutions and to employment services.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 636 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 2
2. The Member States shall take all necessary and appropriate measures to remove any legal and administrative obstacles to the proper functioning of the Programme, including, where possible, measures aimed at avoiding the taxation of grants, ensuring portability of rights among EU social systems and resolving issues that give rise to difficulties in obtaining visas.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 642 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The national agencies shall ensure the uniform and coherent application of the Programme’s guidelines in order to ensure high quality in terms of information, administrative procedures and project evaluation for all beneficiaries. The Commission is in charge of monitoring this provision.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 646 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. The national agency shall ensure quality mobility experiences based on the principles laid down in the European Quality Charter for Mobility (2006/961/EC).
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 647 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. The national agency shall regularly consult the beneficiaries of the Programme (individuals and organisations) with a view to improving the Programme’s implementation.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 652 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 7
7. Regular meetings shall be organised with the network of national agencies in order to ensure coherent implementation of the Programme across all Member States and all third countries referred to in Article 17. The representatives of beneficiaries, including civil society and external experts, shall be invited to participate in these meetings as observers.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 654 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. The European Commission shall ensure that projects results are publicly available and widely disseminated in order to promote the exchange of best practice among national agencies, stakeholders and programme beneficiaries.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 657 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 a (new)
Article 25a Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency At Union level, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) shall be responsible for managing all stages of grant and project applications for actions of the Programme listed in Chapter II, III and IV of this Regulation submitted by Union-wide networks, European non- governmental organisations and international organisations and shall do so exercising full transparency.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 662 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 4
4. Actions eligible under the Programme which have been assessed in a call for proposals under the Programme and which comply with the minimum quality requirements of that call for proposals, but which are not financed due to budgetary constraints, may beshould be provided with a Seal of Excellence to acknowledge their high quality. This might facilitate their application for funding from other sources and/or enable their selectedion for funding by the European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds, without a new application process. In this case the co- financing rates and the eligibility rules based on this Regulation shall apply. These actions shall be implemented by the managing authority referred to in Article [65] of Regulation (EU)XX [CPR] in accordance with the rules set out in that Regulation and fund specific regulations, including rules on financial corrections.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 670 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – title
Committee procedureStakeholder consultation
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 671 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall be assisted by an advisory committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. composed of relevant stakeholders, including external experts and representatives of beneficiaries, including civil society and social partners. The Committee shall meet in specific configurations to deal with sectoral issues at all levels of Programme implementation, including the preparation of the Annual Work Programme, its implementation and assessment.
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 677 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) High quality and inclusive learning mobility for people from diverse backgrounds, including people with fewer opportunities
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 679 #

2018/0191(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 2 – point 3
(3) Number of people taking part in mobility activities under the Programme, accompanied by a description of the measures taken to achieve full inclusion of the participants
2018/11/16
Committee: CULT
Amendment 68 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) A provider of online intermediation services can have legitimate reasons to decide to suspend or terminate the provision of its services, in whole or in part, to a given business user, including by delisting individual goods or services of a given business user or effectively removing search results. However, given that such decisions can significantly affect the interests of the business user concerned, they should be properly informed of the reasons thereof. The statement of reasons should allow business users to ascertain whether there is scope to challenge the decision, thereby improving the possibilities for business users to seek effective redress where necessary. In addition, requiring a statement of reasons should help to prevent or remedy any unintended removal of online content provided by business users which the provider incorrectly considers to be illegal content, in line with Commission Recommendation (EU) No 2018/33422 . Sometimes, the decision of a provider of online intermediation service is based on notifications by third parties. These notifications can be abused by competitors. Commission recommendation 2018/334 requires such notifications to be sufficiently precise and adequately substantiated to enable the hosting provider to take an informed an diligent decision. Providers should therefore be required to pass on the contents of such notifications to the business user in order to allow them to refute obviously wrongful notices. The statement of reasons should identify the objective ground or grounds for the decision, based on the grounds that the provider had set out in advance in its terms and conditions, and refer in a proportionate manner to the relevant specific circumstances that led to that decision. _________________ 22 Commission Recommendation (EU) No 2018/334 of 1 March 2018 on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online (OJ L 63, 6.3.2018, p. 50).
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 93 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation lays down rules to ensure that business users of online intermediation services and corporate website users in relation to online and connected search engines are granted appropriate fairness, transparency and effective redress possibilities. (this amendment should be applied throughout the regulation)
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 116 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8
(8) 'ranking' means the relative prominence given to the goods or services offered to consumers by business users through online intermediation services, or to websites indexed for consumers by online search engines, as presented, organised or communicated to those consumers by the providers of online intermediation services or by providers of online search engines, respectively, irrespective of the technological means used for such presentation, organisation or communication;
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 143 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. The statement of reasons referred to in paragraph 1 shall contain a reference to the specific facts or circumstances that led to the decision of the provider of online intermediation services, as well as a reference to the applicable objective ground or grounds for that decision referred to in Article 3(1)(c). Where the suspension or termination results from a third party notification, the contents of said notification shall be included in the statement of reasons.
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 146 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Termination and suspension shall be preceded by a notification and opportunity to clarify or re-establish compliance.
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 152 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Where a provider of an online intermediation service has altered the ranking order in a specific case or delisted a particular product / service offered by a business user following a third party notification, the provider shall provide the business user with a statement of reasons including specific facts and circumstances for that decision
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 156 #

2018/0112(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Where a provider of an online search engine has altered the ranking order or delisted a particular website following a third party notification, the provider shall offer the business user the possibility to inspect the content of the notice. Also, they need to offer a users a complaints and redress mechanism to correct delisting or changes in the ranking order following a wrongful notification.
2018/10/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 206 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 14 a (new)
(14a) 'public disclosure’ means a disclosure to media, civil society organizations or another institutional body which does not fall under (14) of this article;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 216 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) channels for receiving the reports which are designed, set up and operated in a manner that ensures the confidentiality of the identity of the reporting person, allows for anonymous disclosures through the use of appropriate computerised systems and prevents access to non-authorised staff members;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 221 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the designation of a person or, department or a trade union representative competent for following up on the reports;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 224 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) a reasonable timeframe, not exceeding three month60 days following the report, to provide feedback to the reporting person about the follow-up to the report;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 225 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) written reports in electronic or paper format and/or oral report through telephone lines, whether recorded or unrecorded, including options for anonymous disclosures, as well as disclosures employing cryptographic methods;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 227 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a a (new)
(aa) oral report through telephone lines, whether recorded or unrecorded;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 232 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) establish independent and autonomous external reporting channels, which are both secure and, ensure confidentiality and allow for anonymous disclosures, for receiving and handlprocessing information provided by the reporting person;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 238 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) give feedback to the reporting person about the follow-up of the report within a reasonable timeframe not exceeding three months or six month60 days or 120 days in duly justified cases;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 239 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) transmit, while further ensuring confidentiality and/or anonymity of the reporting person, the information contained in the report to competent bodies, offices or agencies of the Union, as appropriate, for further investigation, where provided for under national or Union law.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 241 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall ensure that competent authorities follow up on the reports by taking the necessary measures and investigate, to the extent appropriate, the subject-matter of the reports. The competent authorities shall communicate to the reporting person the final outcome of the investigations.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 246 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) written report in electronic or paper format, including options for anonymous disclosures, as well as disclosures employing cryptographic methods;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 255 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) a reasonable timeframe, not exceeding three months or six month60 days or 120 days in duly justified cases, for giving feed-backupdates to the reporting person about the follow-up of the report andon the actual and forthcoming status of the report as well as a description of the typeform and content of this feed-back;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 259 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the confidentiality regimemeasures applicable to reports, including a detailed description of the circumstances under which the confidential data of a reporting person may be disclosed.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 260 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. The detailed description referred to in point (c) of paragraph 1 shall include the exceptional cases in which confidentiality of personal data may not be ensurbe breached, including where the disclosure of data is a necessary and proportionate obligation required under Union or national law in the context of investigations or subsequent judicial proceedings or to safeguard the freedoms of others including the right tof defence of the concerned person, and in each case subject to appropriate safeguards under such laws.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 272 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. A reporting person or intermediary shall qualify for protection under this Directive provided he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that the information reported or disclosed was true at the time of reporting or disclosure and that this information falls within the scope of this Directive.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 274 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 2
2. A person reporting externally shall qualify for protection under this Directive where one of the following conditions is fulfilled : (a) he or she first reported internally but no appropriate action was taken in response to the report within the reasonable timeframe referred in Article 5; (b) internal reporting channels were not available for the reporting person or the reporting person could not reasonably be expected to be aware of the availability of such channels; (c) channels was not mandatory for the reporting person, in accordance with Article 4(2); (d) he or she could not reasonably be expected to use internal reporting channels in light of the subject-matter of the report; (e) to believe that the use of internal reporting channels could jeopardise the effectiveness of investigative actions by competent authorities; (f) directly through the external reporting channels to a competent authority by virtue of Union law.deleted the use of internal reporting he or she had reasonable grounds he or she was entitled to report
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 279 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 3
3. A person reporting to relevant bodies, elected officials, offices or agencies of the Union on breaches falling within the scope of this Directive shall qualify for protection as laid down in this Directive under the same conditions as a person who reported externally in accordance with the conditions set out in paragraph 2.1;
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 281 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
4. A person making a publicly disclosing informationure on breaches falling within the scope of this Directive shall qualify for protection under this Directive where any of the following are met:
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 282 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point a
(a) he or she first reported internally and/or externally in accordance with Chapters II and III and paragraph 21 of this Article, but no appropriate action was taken in response to the report within the timeframe referred to in Articles 6(2)(b) and 9(1)(b); or
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 283 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) he or she could not reasonably be expected to use internal and/or external reporting channels due to imminent or manifest danger for the public interest, urgent threat to public health, safety or the environment, or to the particular circumstances of the case, or where there is a risk of irreversible damage.
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 299 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 2
2. Where the identity of the concerned persons is not known to the public, competent authorities shall ensure that their identity is protected for as long as the investigation is ongoing.deleted
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 306 #

2018/0106(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 17 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall provide for effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties applicable to persons making malicious or abusive reports or disclosures, including measures for compensating persons who have suffered damage from malicious or abusive reports or disclosures.deleted
2018/07/12
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Believes that culture, education, youth and sport play a crucial role in promoting social cohesion, shaping the future of the European Union and have tremendous potential in terms of generating European added value and economic growth in all the EU regions, in particular within the framework of cohesion policy;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Notes that the EU's cohesion and rural development policies can be instrumental in promoting the restoration of cultural heritage, supporting cultural and creative industries and financing the capacity building of cultural professionals;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Emphasises the huge innovation and employment potential of renewable energy sources; calls on the Commission to integrate a specific energy and environmental strategy into the EU's economic, social and territorial cohesion policies while also taking into account education and culture;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Highlights the potential of the cultural and creative sector (CCS) regarding youth employment; stresses that further promotion of and investment in the CCS may contribute substantially to improving investment, growth, innovation and employment; calls on the Commission to consider therefore the special opportunities offered by the whole CCS, including NGOs and small associations;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Welcomes the contribution of Erasmus+ and Creative Europe to fostering mobility and cultural exchanges across the EU and with third countries; calls for better promotion and use of European tools for transparency, mobility and recognition of skills and qualifications, including those acquired through non-formal and informal learning; reaffirms that more mobility opportunities must be offered for people in vocational training, disadvantaged young people and people suffering from different and multiple forms of discrimination;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Notes that cross-border cooperation, a major EU policy objective, has helped to mitigate the adverse effects of internal borders and can lead to improvements in cross-border achievements in education and culture; believes this is especially important in EU border regions;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 38 #

2017/2279(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Reminds the Commission of the need to promote the right to high quality inclusive education and training for all ages and types of learners, invest in outreach and provide support for the most vulnerable learners and disadvantaged individuals, such as learners with disabilities, NEETs, and young people and children with migrant backgrounds, and ensure their systematic inclusion in mainstream education;
2018/02/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)
- having regard to the Paris Declaration of 17 March 2015 on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non- discrimination through education;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 8 a (new)
- having regard to the Council Recommendation on tracking graduates (COM (2017)249)1a _________________ 1a http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/docu ment/ST-13361-2017-INIT/en/pdf
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 a (new)
- having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 30 November 2017 on Modernising school and higher education,
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 b (new)
- having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 19 October 2017 on New EU education strategy,
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 35 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas diversity is an important aspect of European education systems, at the same time Member States share similar educational goals and challenges which can be better addressed at the European level;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 50 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas pupils and students from disadvantaged groups, especially those from socio-economically disadvantaged and migrant backgrounds, are at increased risk of underachievement and their chances of accessing and completing higher education are reduced;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 51 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas the European Pillar of Social Rights places as its main priority the provision of quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 52 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
C b. whereas teaching quality is an important determinant of pupil and student outcomes, therefore strong support for excellence in teaching and educators is one of the priorities of EU cooperation in education and training;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 53 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C c (new)
C c. whereas the quality of the ECEC staff is a fundamental factor of the early childhood education and care services;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 54 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C d (new)
C d. whereas gender inequality in education affects productivity, growth, development, employment as well as many socio-cultural fields;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 55 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C e (new)
C e. whereas, despite the fact that women account for three fifths (57.6 %) of all graduates in higher education, the gender employment gap was 11.6 p.p. in 2015;1a _________________ 1ahttp://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics- explained/index.php/Gender_statistics
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 57 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C g (new)
C g. whereas, despite continuous progress in reducing the number of early leavers from education and training, their number remains higher for non-native people, young people in rural areas and younger men1a; _________________ 1a http://ec.europa.eu/education/sites/educati on/files/monitor2017_en.pdf
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 58 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C h (new)
C h. whereas, according to the PISA results, 20,6 % of European pupils face problems in the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, mathematics and science;1a _________________ 1a https://ec.europa.eu/education/sites/educa tion/files/pisa-2015-eu-policy-note_en.pdf
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 78 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Considers that the attainment of the European Union’s economic and societal objectives as well as its competitiveness and sustained growth depend on quality education;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 87 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Underlines the crucial role of education in shaping the future of Europe both economically and socially, while providing for the needs of its citizens;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 88 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Emphasises that quality education is vital to equipping young people with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them to confront challenges and shape the world’s future;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 89 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3 c. Underlines that education is the key to continued social cohesion by combatting poverty, social exclusion and gender stereotypes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 90 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3 d. Recognises the importance of education in developing cultural competences, encouraging cultural development and promoting civic attitudes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 91 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 e (new)
3 e. Notes the role that education plays in developing lifelong learning attitudes which help people to adapt to the changing demands of the modern world;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 92 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 f (new)
3 f. Notes that quality education fosters innovation and research;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 93 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 g (new)
3 g. Emphasises that achieving equal opportunities, especially for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, is an important function of education;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Notes that effective learning and teaching through modern technologies requires a competent level of digital skills, access to high-quality learning resources and training in adapting technology for pedagogical purposes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 156 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Recognises that in the increasingly globalised and digitalised world, innovative and relevant methods of learning, teaching and assessment are necessary;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 157 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9 b. Notes that delivering quality teaching and learning is a continuous process and should be given priority when modernising education;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 158 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9 c. Notes that contemporary education is not just the transfer of knowledge and learning, but also the ability to select information and put it into practice;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 169 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Recognises that the benefits of attending ECEC are greatest for children from disadvantaged groups, especially those from socio-economically disadvantaged and migrant backgrounds;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 173 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Sees schools as centres of critical and creative thinking that focus on helping young people to understand and use available information as well as develop their learning autonomy;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 178 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Points out that all pupils and their specific needs should be at the centre of effective school functioning, which requires setting up joint objectives and a clear agenda for their implementation as well as close collaboration of the entire school community and related stakeholders;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 194 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Takes note ofStresses the positive impact of schoolcultural diversity and multilingualism in schools on pupils’ linguistic and cognitive development, as well as on the promotion of intercultureal awareness, and understanding and diversity;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 200 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Draws attention to the fact that granting schools more autonomy regarding curricula, assessment and finance has been shown to result in increased pupil performance, provided that there is effective school governance and school-based accountability for pupil learning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 201 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16 b. Notes that in a digital society the school should remain a fundamental and attractive learning environment;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 202 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 c (new)
16 c. Encourages educational initiatives and extra-curricular activities outside the school to support the fulfilment of students' individual needs and interests and contribute to their development;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 203 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 d (new)
16 d. Is of the opinion that graduates of vocational education should be able to transition easily to higher and other types of education and training; notes, in this context, the importance of providing flexible paths between different types of education, and the advantages and growing attractiveness of the hybrid VET system which combines in equal measure strong school-based and work-based paths;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 204 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 e (new)
16 e. Highlights the importance of quality education and vocational training in raising the status of work-based vocations;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 220 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Emphasises, within the context of creating a European Educational Area, the importance of supporting, and building on, the potential of all European universities in order to stimulate networking, international cooperation and competition;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 240 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20 a. Advocates that higher education must engage with society at large in order to promote innovative growth and social welfare;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 241 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20 b. Emphasises the need to increase accessibility of lifelong learning at the academic level; stresses, in this context, the role of HEIs in the realization of a lifelong learning strategy, in the education of professionally active people, in the development of competences and in the formation of a learning culture for people of all ages and different backgrounds;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 242 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 c (new)
20 c. Welcomes the focus on inter- disciplinary study programmes and encourages the promotion, in tandem, of STEAM disciplines and human and social sciences; highlights the need to endorse the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups in STEAM and relevant professions;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 243 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 d (new)
20 d. Emphasises that information management skills, critical thinking and the ability to apply acquired knowledge are principle goals of academic education;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 244 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 e (new)
20 e. Recognises the pivotal role played by academics and students in disseminating knowledge, empirical findings and facts to the wider public;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 245 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 f (new)
20 f. Highlights the role of research based education and pedagogical research as a means of stimulating active learning, enhancing skills development, and improving teaching methodology;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 246 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 g (new)
20 g. Underlines that learners should be encouraged to use self-assessment techniques to measure their learning progress;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 270 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Considers that the involvement of teachers and school leaders in modernising education systems is vital for effective reforming processes and motivating educational staff to further improvements in school policy;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 271 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 b (new)
23 b. Acknowledges the crucial function of teachers as guides and mentors who teach how to evaluate information, adopt a supporting role in the face of challenges, and prepare learners for life in a knowledge society;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 272 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 c (new)
23 c. Emphasises the teacher’s key role in providing an inclusive learning environment that requires embracing a range of methods and approaches to meet diverse needs, thus enabling successful learning for all pupils;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 273 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 d (new)
23 d. Is of the opinion that a comprehensive school policy must contain effective support for teachers and school leaders in order to ensure efficient school functioning and promote development;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 274 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 e (new)
23 e. Is of the opinion that enhanced cooperation between school teachers, researchers and academics is beneficial for all related parties and results in the improvement and updating of teaching content, learning practices, and pedagogy as well as fostering innovation,creativity and new skills;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 275 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 f (new)
23 f. Welcomes the Commission’s initiatives through Erasmus+ to support higher education professionals in developing pedagogical and curriculum design skills by facilitating teacher mobility and international teacher training collaboration;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 285 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Calls on the Member States to support the creation of a European Education Area and to strengthen cooperation in developing and implementing its objectives; calls, in this regard, on the Commission to ensure the sharing of ideas and good practices with a view to achieving those goals;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 286 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Calls on the Member States to increase funding for improving the quality of education, inclusivity, and equity in teaching and learning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 307 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26 a. Encourages the Member States, in collaboration with the Commission, to support educational institutions in modernising reform processes by assigning specialized contact points at national and/or regional level to provide relevant information, guidance and assistance;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 312 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Encourages the Member States and the Commission to support efforts by educational institutions to make greaterxpects the Digital Education Action Plan to support the Member States and educational institutions in the increased and more effective use of state- of-the-art technology in learning, teaching and assessment, while bearing in mind the need to ensurech is age and development-appropriate and which meets quality assurance standards;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 329 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 c (new)
29 c. Recommends enhancing links among education and various policies to foster and assess the efficiency and performance of educational reforms;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 330 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 d (new)
29 d. Emphasises the key role of parents as a part of the education triangle in supporting children’s learning; highlights the benefits of parental involvement in child education for increased pupil achievement, their well-being and school development;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 331 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 e (new)
29 e. Appreciates the Commission’s activities in the field of modernisation of education systems, and in this context, calls on the Member States to be more involved in and committed to the implementation of proposed improvements;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 332 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 f (new)
29 f. Calls on the Commission to support cross-border initiatives in open learning online;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 333 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 g (new)
29 g. Encourages the Member States to further develop and implement all- encompassing policies on inclusive education aimed at targeting specific needs and promoting the rights of the most vulnerable groups;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 334 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 h (new)
29 h. Encourages the development of synergies and collaborations between formal, non-formal and informal education as a means of building on the respective expertise, enriching learning experiences, developing new approaches, different perspectives, and pedagogies;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 335 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 i (new)
29 i. Calls on the Member States to continue beyond 2018 with their efforts to further enhance the implementation of the 2012 Council recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 336 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 j (new)
29 j. Encourages the Commission and the Member States to facilitate the use of the EU Key Competences Framework in all educational settings and to enable its application to formal, non-formal, and informal learning, thus maximising its potential as a crucial tool for lifelong learning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 337 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 k (new)
29 k. Encourages stronger emphasis on creativity and lifelong learning at all levels of education through creative teaching, multidisciplinary courses, the establishment of inspiring classroom environments, as well as project – and problem- based education, among others;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 338 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 l (new)
29 l. Supports the increased EU benchmark for participation in lifelong learning; calls, in this regard, on the Commission to propose best practices recommendations with a view to achieving this ambitious goal;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 339 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 m (new)
29 m. Emphasises that the quality of education should be measured as the degree to which a learner has acquired not only knowledge and competences, but also the ability to pursue and develop lifelong learning and creative endeavours;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 340 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 n (new)
29 n. Supports the Commission in the creation of a scoreboard to support the development of key competences as well as competency- based education, learning and training;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 341 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 o (new)
29 o. Supports and encourages the implementation of action concerning the development of media literacy and critical thinking through education and training, as proposed in the Council conclusions of 30 May 2016; calls, in this context, on the Commission to coordinate policy developments at the EU level in the area of media literacy with a view to disseminating updated knowledge and best practices in this field;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 342 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 p (new)
29 p. Calls on the Member States to increase cooperation between schools, higher education establishments and the world of work both in the development of curricula and the creation of apprenticeships and internships;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 343 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 q (new)
29 q. Calls on the Member States to develop career guidance that would facilitate the identification of pupils' and students’ abilities and predispositions, and strengthen the process of personalised teaching;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 344 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 r (new)
29 r. Encourages the Commission to support the Member States in developing training and educational programmes facilitating the active inclusion of adults returning to the labour market;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 345 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 s (new)
29 s. Calls on the Member States to develop intergenerational projects to facilitate understanding of the challenges elderly people face as well as providing opportunities for them to share their skills, knowledge and experience;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 346 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 t (new)
29 t. Stresses the importance of citizenship education aimed at supporting young people to become active, informed and responsible citizens who are willing and able to take responsibility for themselves and for their communities;1a _________________ 1aCitizenship Education at school in Europe 2017, Eurydice Report, European Commission
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 348 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 b (new)
29 b. Encourages the Member States to ensure that the right to use a minority language is upheld and to protect linguistic diversity within the Union in accordance with the EU Treaties;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 349 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 c (new)
29 c. Believes that linguistic rights must be respected in communities where there is more than one official language, without limiting the rights of one compared to another, according to the constitutional order of each Member State;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 350 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 d (new)
29 d. Calls on the Commission to strengthen the promotion of the teaching and use of regional and minority languages, as a potential way of tackling language discrimination in the EU;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 351 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 e (new)
29 e. Urges the Member States to provide effective education and training in the mother tongues of pupils and students, in accordance with the respect for human rights, non-discrimination, cultural and linguistic diversity, as enshrined in the Treaties, and to increase the level of support for educational institutions that teach in the mother tongue of ethnic or linguistic minorities;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 352 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 f (new)
29 f. Stresses that, with regard to school, training and possibly higher education provided in the languages of national or ethnic minorities, more efforts should be done to prevent any restriction on access to education for pupils from minorities; recommends the establishment of systems that will enable graduates from minority backgrounds to enjoy the same opportunities for accessing continuous education and training as other graduates;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 363 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 a (new)
29 a. Encourages the Member States and regional authorities to monitor the relevance of educational programmes by means of a regularly drafted development plan to ensure that education systems continue to address the changing needs and evolving social-economic situation of the country;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 364 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 b (new)
29 b. Stresses the importance of citizenship education aimed at supporting young people to become active, informed and responsible citizens who are willing and able to take responsibility for themselves and for their communities and who understand the concepts of eco- citizenship and sustainability
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 376 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30 a. Supports setting a European benchmark for the quality of ECEC to be measured according to national or regional quality indicators;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 387 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32 a. Encourages the Member States to apply more initiatives in the form of tax reductions and subsidies for parents and guardians, especially those from socio- economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enable and encourage their use of ECEC services;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 391 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Recommends the implementation of athe ‘whole school approach’ to increase social inclusion, accessibility and quality in education, as well as to address early school leaving, while also aiming to put learning outcomes, learners’ needs, well-being and involvement in school life at the core of all activity;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 413 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Calls on the Commission, Member States and regional authorities to addresses school bullying, cyberbullying and violence by developing, in cooperation with the direct beneficiaries, school prevention programmes and awareness- raising campaigns, especially focusing on combatting the bullying and harassment of LGBT students and staff;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 429 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 a (new)
37 a. Encourages the Commission to support the development among young Europeans of language skills in formal and non-formal educational settings by developing innovative multilingual pedagogies, sharing best multilingual pedagogical practices, and enhancing teachers’ language competences;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 430 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 b (new)
37 b. Calls on the Commission, together with the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education to develop innovative methods and educational tools to foster inclusion and support the attainment of individual pupils’ needs;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 431 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 c (new)
37 c. Calls on the Member States and educational institutions to reinforce basic skills through project- and problem based learning which also contributes to promoting creativity and critical thinking;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 432 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 d (new)
37 d. Calls on the Member States to limit to the necessary minimum the use of standardized tests as instruments to assess the level of acquired knowledge and skills;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 433 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 e (new)
37 e. Encourages the Member States to consider adopting measures towards the recognition of school periods abroad that do not result in a diploma or qualification; invites, in this regard, the Commission to propose guidelines for recognition of school periods abroad, taking into consideration the existing best practices of Member States, the principle of mutual appreciation between educational systems, the key- competencies-based approach, as well as the specificities of national educational systems and cultures;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 452 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 a (new)
41 a. Calls on the Member States to foster more inclusive mobility of students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff, as it contributes both to their personal and professional development as well as to the increased quality of learning, teaching, research and administration;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 453 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 b (new)
41 b. Encourages the inclusion of high quality work placements, recognised through ECTS credits, into higher education programmes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 454 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 c (new)
41 c. Supports, as a basis for increased cooperation among all European universities, the creation of a European network of universities, which contributes to the European Educational Area becoming a more innovative, vital, and appealing place for learning and research;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 455 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 d (new)
41 d. Calls on the Commission and Member States to promote the renewed EU agenda for higher education among HEIs, regional and local authorities, employers, with a view to addressing HEIs and students‘ needs and challenges, creating links with local and regional actors, and strengthening collaboration with the world of work;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 456 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 e (new)
41 e. Encourages the HEIs to be more involved in local and regional development by engaging in cooperative community projects to foster lifelong learning, entrepreneurship, and research and innovation;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 457 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 f (new)
41 f. Encourages the Commission to increase its efforts to narrow the research and innovation gap among the Member States and regions by proposing new initiatives within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as well as to support the combination of research and teaching activities for those beneficiaries of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions preparing for an academic career;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 458 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 g (new)
41 g. Suggests that the EU STE(A)M coalition should encompass a wide range of disciplines to prepare students to live and work within the dynamically changing reality;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 459 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 h (new)
41 h. Stresses the need to develop comprehensive strategies for determining the quality of new modes of teaching and learning eg. e-learning; recognises, in this context, the role of ENQA and other relevant European networks in contributing to the establishment of quality assurance;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 460 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41 i (new)
41 i. Supports the awarding of ECTS credits to students for community volunteer work as a means of contributing to students’ professional and personal development;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 469 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 42
42. Calls on the Commission to increase its efforts toand Member States to support teachers in incorporating innovation and technology into teaching through improveing teachers’ digital skills and tos well as provideing them with ongoingrelevant resources and support throughe.g. developing online communities, open educational resources and courses for school professionals;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 476 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 a (new)
44 a. Calls on the Member States to reform, coordinate and invest in teacher education from the initial phase and throughout their professional development in order to equip teachers with solid, updated knowledge, skills and competences essential to a high standard of teaching and diversity of teaching methods;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 477 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 b (new)
44 b. Sees the necessity to create synergies between knowledge of teachers and the technological potential of pupils in order to maximise the learning outcomes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 478 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 c (new)
44 c. Advocates the incorporation of teacher training placements, guided by trained mentors, throughout teachers’ studies;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 479 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 d (new)
44 d. Encourages teachers and school leaders to promote and take a leading role in implementing innovation in the school environment and fostering its development;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 480 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 e (new)
44 e. Encourages higher education institutions to prioritise, support and reward the improvement and updating of the pedagogical knowledge of higher education teachers and researchers, including educational possibilities offered by modern technology as a means of enhancing student achievement and teaching efficacy;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 481 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 f (new)
44 f. Supports the development of new, innovative and ambitious teaching techniques and educational standards to better respond to the needs of students and higher education institutions, as well as to the challenges of a rapidly changing world;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 482 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 g (new)
44 g. Supports the creation of the Academy of Teaching and Learning as a centre of online exchange of best practice, sharing experiences and mutual learning as well as a place for regular meetings in the form of workshops, seminars, and conferences to promote teachers’ collaboration, enhance quality of teaching, and foster teachers’ professional development; calls on the Commission to propose a project to create such an academy;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 483 #

2017/2224(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44 h (new)
44 h. Places emphasis on intercultural learning as part of teacher education with a view to enhancing teachers’ intercultural competences which are required to work in increasingly diverse societies and to foster the internationalisation of schools;
2018/03/02
Committee: CULT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2153(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Reiterates its unwavering commitment to multilingualism in the European Union as a key platform for engaging with citizens and, as such, as an essential condition for the success of the EU’s democratic system; welcomes the role that the Translation Centre plays in facilitating the work of the EU’s agencies and bodies by delivering high-quality translation and language services;in this regard, asks the European Parliament to join the Council and the Committee of the Regions in allowing languages that have constitutional status at national level to be used for the purposes of translation and interpretation1a; welcomes the role that the Translation Centre plays in facilitating the work of the EU’s agencies and bodies by delivering high-quality translation and language services; _________________ 1a The Council and the Committee of the Regions entered into an administrative agreement with the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to the effect that languages that have constitutional status at national level in those Member States, such as Catalan, Galician, Basque, Welsh and Scottish Gaelic, can be used for a variety of purposes, including translation and interpretation. There are no budgetary implications for the institutions of the Union since all costs resulting from the implementation of the Administrative Agreement are borne at national level. Thus far, neither the Council nor the Committee of the Regions have reported problems in the implementation of the Administrative Agreement.
2017/12/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 4 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Reminds that the main objective of YEI is to reach out to all thosyoung people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), and therefore urges the Member States to invest more efforts in identifying and targeting all the NEET population, especially the most vulnerable young people such as those with disabilities, takingmproving measures within education systems to help young persons at risk to remain protected, and calls on the MS to develop a better knowledge of the NEET population, especially the most vulnerable young people such as those with disabilities, migrants, refugees, ethnic and religious minorities, and young LGBTI people in order to take better account of their specific needs;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Reminds that the main objective of YEI is to reach out to all those who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), and therefore urges the Member States to invest more efforts in identifying and targeting all the NEET population, especially the most vulnerabledisadvantaged young people such as those with disabilities, taking account of their specific needs; calls on Member States to adopt tailored measures and to provide personalised support in order to reach all NEETs with the objective of registering them; further underlines the need to assess the specific needs and obstacles of each target group and to target measures accordingly;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 9 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Underlines in this respect the important role of youth organisations in reaching out to the most vulnerable young people and their capacity to be intermediaries between young people and the public employment services;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Reiterates the need to set up comprehensive communication strategies such as awareness campaigns by using both traditional and modern media channels like social networks;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 11 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Notes with concern that the most recent assessment reports1 point out that the first implementation phase of YEI tended to focus mostly on highly educated NEETs, rather than those who are low- skilled, inactive and not registered by the public employment services; notes that according to the European Courts of Auditors unemployed NEETs decreased whereas inactive ones remained stable; recalls therefore the need for cooperation with local stakeholders such as youth organisations, NGOs and social partners with a view to better targeting and reaching out to inactive NEETs; __________________ 1 European Court of Auditors: Special report No 5/2017 on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative; first results of the Youth Employment Initiative - Final Report; European Commission: Youth Employment Initiative: European Implementation Assessment, October 2016; EPRS In-Depth Analysis, Jan Tymowski, June 2017.
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the difficulties of properly assessing the results of the implementation of YEI in view of the lack of well-functioning monitoring and reporting systems, and calls on Member States to focus more closely on the development of follow-up measures with a view to implementing more evidence- based and sustained youth policies; in this regard encourages the Member States, at national, regional and local level, to work closely with youth organizations and grass-roots NGOs;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 20 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Commission to identify and diffuse good practices in monitoring and reporting based on its overview of the existing systems across Member States;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 21 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Asks Member States to establish an overview of the cost of implementing the Youth Guarantee in order to secure adequate funding and to better reach the objectives of the scheme;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on Member States to establish ‘one-stop shops’ with the aim of providing high-quality services and guidance for young people at a single location; reiterates the necessity to make all measures and tools accessible to all, through all possible means of communication;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on Member States to make sure their legislation allows all young people within the identified age group to register and participate effectively in the YEI1a; __________________ 1aThe legislative framework of some countries considers some young people, in particular those with severe disabilities, to be ‘unable to work’. They are not able to register to public employment services and therefore unable to participate in the Youth Employment Initiative.
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Recalls the importance of improving the quality of offers, and further underline; further stresses the need to address quality in terms of mentoring and coaching, the quality and adequacy of the actual individual training, traineeship or job, as well as the quality of the outcome according to the fixed objectives; underlines in this respect the necessity to ensure the application of the already existing quality frameworks, such as the European Quality Framework, under the YEI; it is of the opinion that young people should be also involved in the monitoring of the quality of the offers; recalls the need to extend the eligible age limit from 25 to 29 in order to better reflect the reality that many young graduates and labour market entrants are in their late ’twenties;
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 31 #

2017/2039(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses the need to extend the YEI beyond 2020 and to secure adequate and sustained funding for the next MFF, with a view to achieving sustainable results.
2017/10/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 10 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 8 a (new)
- having regard to the Council recommendation of 28 November 2011 on a renewed European agenda for adult learning7a, _________________ 7a OJ C 372, 20.12.2011, p. 1
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 12 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 8 b (new)
- having regard to the Council conclusions of 15 June 2011 on early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow,
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 13 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 13 a (new)
- having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance (2016/2017(INI)),
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 15 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 16 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 8 July 2015 on the Green Employment Initiative: Tapping into the job creation potential of the green economy,
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 35 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas Member States need to find ways to protect or promote longer term investment in education, research, innovation, energy and climate action and invest in the modernisation of education and training systems, including lifelong learning;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 40 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
C b. whereas, the development of future-oriented sectors, in particular the green and circular economy, has a determinant role on the types of skills needed;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 50 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
F a. whereas expanding access to lifelong learning can open up new possibilities for active inclusion and enhanced social participation, especially for the low skilled, the unemployed, people with special needs, older persons and migrants;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 59 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas stereotypes widely conveyed by society leave women in a subordinate role; whereas these stereotypes start to develop during childhood and are reflected in educational and training choices and continue into the labour market17a; _________________ 17a European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 63 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas, at EU level, NEETs (not in employment, education or training) are considered to be one of the most problematicvulnerable groups in the context of youth unemployment; whereas women are 1.4 times more likely to become NEET than men on average;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 79 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J a (new)
J a. whereas allowing workers time off for personal and training development in the context of life-long learning without being discriminated against benefits their well-being as well as their contribution to the economy with more skills and higher productivity18a; _________________ 18aCEDEFOP Research Paper: Training leave. Policies and practices in Europe, 2010 - European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 80 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas, nowadays, our education systems are facing a significant challenge as a result of the digital transformation, which is impacting teaching and learning processess which are impacting teaching and learning processes, such as the digital transformation and the need to bolster the capacity for social inclusion and civic participation as well as personal development, and to enhance European democratic values and tolerance in view of fostering open-mindedness and preventing intolerance of any kind;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 97 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L a (new)
L a. whereas the Green sector was one of the main net creators of jobs in Europe during the recession and should be further promoted through in the Skills Agenda;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 103 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L b (new)
L b. whereas transversal competences such as civic, social competences and citizenship education should be particularly highlighted alongside language, digital and entrepreneurial skills;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 105 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L c (new)
L c. whereas early childhood education and care and children's experiences from the ages of 0-3 have a decisive impact on their cognitive development, given that they develop essential capacities in the first five years; whereas there is a lack of sufficient infrastructure offering quality and accessible childcare for all income levels; whereas achieving quality services means investing in childcare workforce training19a; _________________ 19a Eurofound (2015), Early childhood care: working conditions, training and quality of services – A systematic review - European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 108 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L d (new)
L d. whereas the EU 2020 Agenda and Circular Economy proposals recognise the need to move to a low-carbon, resource efficient economy which has implications for the future of jobs and the skills that will be necessary;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 120 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Agrees with the focus on the need to upgrade the European education and training systems in line with the fast changing economic and societal environment; notes that, while skills needs are dynamic, the main focus of the skills package is the immediate needs of the labour market; highlights in this respect the importance of a pan-European skills needs foreensuring the right to access quality education at all stages: from early childhood educastiong tool and upskilling for low- skilled adults and workers lifelong learning with a view to adapting to new situations in the labour market and the society;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 139 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Encourages Member States to go beyond promoting the 'right occupational skills' and to also focus on those aspects of education that are more work-based and more practical, and that foster an entrepreneurial mind-set and creativity, allow people to think criticallyinnovativeness and creativity, understand the concept of sustainability, allow people to think critically, esteeming values such as human dignity, freedom, fundamental rights, democracy, tolerance and respect, and to fully participate in the democratic process and social life;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 148 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Encourages Member States to better match the skills with the jobs in the labour market and in particular to put in place dqual systems18ity apprenticeships which help people to be flexible in their education paths and later in the labour market; recognises the value of dual education18 systems, but points out that a system used in one Member State cannot be copied blindly into another Member State; _________________ 18 A dual education system combines apprenticeships in a company with vocational education at a vocational school in one course.
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 157 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Recalls, in this respect, the need for enhanced cooperation among the Member States to learn from best practices which lead to lower unemployment rates, like alternance training19 ; _________________ 19 Educational training combining periods in any educational institution or training centre and in the work place. The alternance scheme cquality apprenticeships and take place on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Depending on the country and the applicable status, participants may be contractually linked to the employer and/raineeships, non-discriminatory receive remuneration. According to the CEDEFOP terminology, the German dual system is an example of alternance training. (Terminology of European education and training policy, CEDEFOP)ruitment and quality job offers;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 164 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Recalls that investing in the capacity of today´s education will determine the quality of jobs now and in the future, qualification of workers, social well-being and democratic participation in society;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 181 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. Advocates that, in order to boost labour market inclusion, comprehensive lifelong learning strategies are needed; calls on Member States, therefore, to enhance quality and broaden access to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning and to adopt measures aimed at reducing early school leaving; calls on Member States to endorse the 2014 quality framework on ECEC20a; asks Member States to invest in high-quality ECEC and to consider granting free access for families living in poverty and social exclusion21a; _________________ 20aEurofound (2015), Early childhood care: working conditions, training and quality of services – A systematic review 21a European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 192 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Regrets with concern that investment in education are still lagging behind and that subsequent cuts in education budgets affect the most those students and adults coming from disadvantaged socio-economic background;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 203 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Stresses the need to strive for a more flexible and individualpersonalised approach to career development and lifelong education and training across one's personal career path, and recognises the role that both public andprimarily public but also private parties can play in providing this, while recognising that guidance and counselling which address individual needs and preferences and focus on the evaluation and expansion of individual skills must be a core element of education and skills policies from an early stage;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 212 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses that sectoral and specific skills development must be a shared responsibility between education providers and employers; insists that the industry/employers should be involved in providing and training people with the necessary skills in order for businesses to be competitive and at the same time boost people’s self-confidencersonal development, quality jobs and career perspectives and development;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 219 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Reiterates that to enhance employability, innovation and active citizenship, including eco-citizenship,, basic skills must go hand in hand with other key competences and attitudes: creativity, nature-awareness, sense of initiative, foreign language competences, critical thinking including through e- literacy and media literacy, and skills reflecting growing sectors, such as the low carbon and circular economy;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 226 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Asks for concrete measures to be put in place in order to facilitate the transition of young people from education to work by ensuring quality internships and apprenticeships, giving young people the possibility of putting their talents into practice and have a set of rights and access to social protecadequate employment and social protection; calls to this end on Member States to establish national legal quality frameworks on internships and apprenticeships, ensuring in particular employment protection and adequate social security coverage; points out that an understanding of core Health and Safety standards and rights in the workplace are also important in developing quality employment and preventing exploitation;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 250 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Insists on the importance of validating non-formal and informal learning to reach out and empower learners; recognises that this is particularly evident for people in a vulnerable or disadvantaged groupssituation, such as low- skilled adults or refugees who are in need of priority access to validation arrangements; calls the Commission and the Member States to raise awareness of validation possibilities;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 256 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Stresses the role of external associations and NGOs to provide children with other skills and social competences, like arts, manual activities, in helping integration, better understanding of their environment, solidarity in learning and living, and easing up the learning competences of whole classes;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 260 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17 a. Reminds that many existing European transparency tools such as EQF, ECVET etc. have been developed in isolation; in order to allow individuals to better measure their progress and opportunities, and capitalise on the learning outcomes gained in different contexts, they need to be better coordinated and supported by quality assurance systems and embedded in a framework of national qualifications in order to build trust across sectors and actors, including employers;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 270 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to support the development of skills to understand and esteem the essence of human dignity, freedom, fundamental rights, democracy, tolerance and respect via a greater number of informal educational programmes, volunteering opportunities, sports activities and intercultural dialogue fora, including religious centres, with a view to actively involving people in societal and democratic processes;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 299 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Insists on the need to finance and incorporate new technologies in the teaching and learning process in order to equip people with the right set of skills, competences and knowledge;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 311 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Welcomes the Commission's proposal to urge Member States to draw up comprehensive national strategies for digital skills; points out however that in order for these strategies to be effective, there is a need for strong support to and strong pedagogical leadership from teachers at all levels of education;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 322 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Stresses the need to include elements of entrepreneurial learning, including social entrepreneurship, at all levels of education, since instilling entrepreneurial spirit among the young at an early stage is an effective way of combating youth unemploymentwill provide young people with more employment opportunities, which can support the fight against youth unemployment; points out in this context that becoming an entrepreneur always has to be a genuine choice and not the result of a lack of quality job opportunities;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 349 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Urges active dialogue and cooperation between the university community, other educational actors and sectors and the world of work aimed at developing educational programmes which equip young people with the requisite skills and competences;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 357 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Stresses the importance of STEM skills and again regrets the gender imbalance in this area;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 362 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Reiterates the importance of vocational education and training (VET) as a valuable and relevant education not only for enhancing employability and clearing the pathway to professional qualifications for young people but also for enabling access to quality education for all; calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that VET is made more relevantere is adequate investment in VET and that VET is made more relevant for employers, learners and society and is tailored to labour market needs by making them an integral part of the education system, and to guarantee high qualification standards and quality assurance in this regard;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 376 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26 a. Recalls that more support for learners´ and teachers' mobility is needed; calls, therefore, Member States to include mobility support in their national programmes to assist a large share of young people to benefit from an experience abroad;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 388 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Stresses the need to increase the attractiveness of VET by making sure that young people and their families have access to information on VET options and by ensuring it is affordable and available for everyone;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 394 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27 a. Underlines the importance of lifelong learning for the self-development of workers, including staying up to date with ever-changing working conditions22a and of creating opportunities for all in order to foster a culture of learning at all ages in Europe; encourages the Commission and the Member States to promote and invest in lifelong learning in particular in countries with a participation rate below the 15% benchmark; _________________ 22a European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 396 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 b (new)
27 b. Calls on the Commission, the Member States and the social partners to develop and put in place policies that provide for educational and training leave, as well as in-work vocational training and life-long learning, including in Member States other than their own; calls on them to make learning inside and outside work, including paid study opportunities, accessible to all workers and in particular to those in disadvantaged situations, and with an emphasis on women employees in sectors where women are structurally underrepresented23a; _________________ 23aEuropean Parliament resolution of 13 September 2016 on creating labour market conditions favourable for work- life balance (2016/2017(INI))
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 398 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Stresses that improving the status and valorisation as well as the upskilling of all teachers and educators would be the prerequisite for the delivery of the Skills Agenda and that further efforts and analys, such as innovative recruitment, attractive working conditions including remuneration, better access to further training during working time and retention policies, have to be made into attract and retaing talents to this professionin this profession; welcomes the Commission's recognition of the importance of retaining staff in the education sector and asks for a study on good practice in this area;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 408 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. EmphasBelieves teachers and trainers play a key role on learners' performance; recognises the need to invest and support the professional development of teachers of all educational sectors and to establish lifelong career guidance services, is also an ongoing priority throughout the EU;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 414 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 a (new)
29 a. Welcomes the Commission proposals concerning the Skills Profile Tool for third-country nationals and hopes for rapid progress in this endeavour;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 426 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30 a. Welcomes the proposals on a Blueprint for Sectoral Co-operation on skills but regrets that renewable energies and green technologies will be part of the second wave, given their strategic importance;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 434 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to continue to focus on digital skills, in particular the digital transformation of the economy and re- shaping the way people work and do business and the wider societal implications of these changes, and takes note of the Commission's intention to focus on the positive aspects of this transformation via the EU e-skills strategy;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 441 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Calls for entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship, education to be part of the curriculum in the Member States in order to develop an individual entrepreneurial mind-set in citizens;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 446 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32 a. Emphasises the huge innovation and employment potential of renewable energy sources, search for greater resource efficiency and energy efficiencies; calls on the Commission to integrate a specific energy and environmental strategy into the implementation of the New Skills Agenda with a view to education and employment;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 449 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Calls on the Commission in addition to develop a pan-European skill needs forecasting tool, which would make it possible to estimate future skill needs and adapt thNotes that, even though, competence for the content of teaching and the organisation of education and training systems lies with Mem better to the jobs available on the labour marketr States, a concerted effort is required to achieve meaningful, sustainable results;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 456 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33 a (new)
33 a. Stresses the need for the New Skills agenda to be further elaborated, implemented and monitored in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders, including social partners, civil society organisations and non-formal education providers, employment services and local authorities; calls on the European Commission to foster the promotion of broader partnerships with these stakeholders;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 470 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Regrets the lack of dedicated funding for the implementation of the proposals, which might be an important obstacle to taking actions that make a real difference at national level; calls on the Commission to encourage more funding for skills as important human capital investments which bring not only social but also economic returns;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 472 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36 a. Calls on Member States to consider education and training as an investment and agree that a minimum of expenditure on education should be off the fiscal balance sheet so that the current crisis does not have a negative impact on education and training;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 482 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 a (new)
37 a. Asks the Commission and Member States to work, as well, on issues such as underachievement of pupils in some study fields, the low participation rates in adult learning, early school leaving, social inclusion, civic engagement, gender gaps and employability rates of graduates;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 483 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. Calls on the Member States to foster cooperation and reinforce synergies between formal, non-formal and informal education providers, regions and local authorities, employers and civil society, with a view to reaching a wider group of low-skilled people in order to better take into account their specific needs;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 491 #

2017/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39 a (new)
39 a. Calls for a revision of the EQF to promote the comparability of qualifications between the countries covered in the EQF and other countries, in particular Neighbourhood Countries and other countries with mature qualifications frameworks, to better understand the qualifications acquired abroad and people with migrant backgrounds and refuges back into lifelong learning and employment;
2017/04/12
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 29 #

2017/0220(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) In order to make the European citizens’ initiative more accessible, and taking into account that the procedures and conditions required for the European citizens’ initiative should be clear, simple, user-friendly and proportionate, it is appropriate to partially register an initiative in cases where only part or parts of the initiative meet the requirements for registration under this Regulation. Initiatives should be partially registered where a substantial part of the initiative, including its main objectives, does not manifestly fall outside the framework of the Commission’s powers to submit a proposal for a legal act of the Union for the purpose of implementing the Treaties and all the other registration requirements are met. Clarity and transparency shouldmust be ensured as regards the scope of the partial registration and potential signatories should be informed of the scope of the registration and of the fact that statements of support are collected only in relation to the scope of the registration of the initiative.
2018/03/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2017/0220(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 6
6. Each Member State shall establish one or more contact points to provide information and assistance to groups of organisers in setting up a European citizens’ initiative and provide information in the official and co-official languages of the Member State.
2018/03/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 116 #

2017/0220(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Within five months after the publication of the initiative in accordance with Article 14(1), and after the public hearing referred to in Article 14(2), the Commission shall set out in a communication its legal and political conclusions on the initiative, the action it intends to take, if any, and its reasons for taking or not taking actionand submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and to the Council.
2018/03/26
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. AgreNotes that the deployment of 5G 1. networks is a necessary condition forencourages the development of existing and new business models in the transport sector; underlines that effective use of the potential of very high-capacity internet networks is key to the processan enabler of digitisation of transport servicesmobility services by all transport modes, regardless of size or location and the wide use of innovative means of transport for people and goods, such as increasingly connected and autonomous vehicles or drones;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 22 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines that progress in the building of the European Gigabit Society can only be made withis facilitated by a competitive market that can provide appropriate high levels of investment in network infrastructure in all the Member States; doubts whether financing models based only or primarily on investment funds will help fill existing gaps in the level of development of network infrastructure, and even out to ensure a robust, safe and reliable digital infrastructure for all transport modes, regardless of size or location; priority should be given to eliminating differences in the availability of high-capacity internet connections in border and outlying areas, as well as in non-urban areas;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 36 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Encourages the Commission to pay more attention, in the development of the European Gigabit Society, to the issues of data privacy, cybersecurity and cybercrime; notes that any progress in this area cannot be made without giving adequate priority to the security ofotection and security; notes that particular attention needs to be given to security of providers and users of digitised transport systemmobility services;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 39 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses the fact that when it comes to the generational shift in the deployed networks compared to the previous generation networks, high resources and energy efficiency needs to be one of the main targets;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 40 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Encourages the Commission to consider adjusting the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, in order to facilitate construction of high-speed internet networks;deleted
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Underlines the fact that denser networks, using a higher number of radiation emitting devices, need to undergo proper testing and approval as no risks to public health may be allowed;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 58 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Strongly supports efforts towards ensuringe access to the 5G network in public transport facilities and vehicles, in transport hubs and on all major transport routesinter-modal mobility on the basis of public transport networks linked with the CEF and TEN- T by 2025; notes the important role of internet technology for the development of multimodal, user-friendly and safe infrastructure and transport services;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 70 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Emphasises that the high -speed and quality, low latency and jitter of internet connectivity isare key to the development of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), River Information Services (RIS) and European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS) technologies; points out that the development of such systems will foster the process of digitisation and automation of mobility and transport, which will in turn lead to improvements in safety, efficiencybetter use of existing capacities, efficiency, energy saving and environmental performance.
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 76 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Encourages the Commission to integrate into Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects the effects that digitising mobility and transport services bring to social inclusion, and other social and psychological challenges;
2017/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 6 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 – point a
a. Achieving climate, environmental and energy efficiency goals by creating a favourable environment for sustainable transport solutions, such as electric cars and alternative fueldeveloping and supporting sustainable transport, mobility and tourism solutions, such as door-to-door intermodal chain services;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 11 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 – point b
b. Improving safety by further supporting automation and boosting the efficiency of transport traffic management systems, such as the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and, intelligent transport systems (ITS), river information services (RIS), the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR) and the Clean Sky Initiative;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 16 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 – point c
c. Bringing about a competitive Single European Transport Area by promoting the integration and (interoperability, inter-modality and interconnectivity) of systems across all modes of transport;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 18 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 – point d
d. Increasing the attractiveness and barrier-free accessibility of transport, mobility and tourism services for all passengers and consumusers;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 34 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that ICT standardisation will be beneficial for the development of transport and tourism-related services; underlines that in certain cases, certification of existing sustainable services and products in these sectors offer cheap and reliable tools in favour of sustainable user and decision-maker behaviour; calls on the Commission to attach greater importance to this development when implementing its priority action plan for ICT standardisation, and to take swift action to promote the development of integrated and smart ticketing and information and new mobility concepts such as Mobility-as-a- Service;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 49 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets that differences between national standards, such as in the freight and logistics sector, remain a barrier to the internal market, and therefore calls on the Commission to mandate the drawing up of appropriate standards and, where necessary, to make them legally binding; points out, moreover, that standardisation and interoperability can significantly contribute to reducing the administrative burden and transport costs for all businesses (e.g. e-documents) and can facilitate the proper enforcement of EU legislation (e.g. digital tachographs, electronic toll systems);
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages the Commission and the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) to further promote ‘open standards’in particular the inter-face architecture as a pillar of the Single European Transport Area architecture.
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 3 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas digitalisation creates new opportunities in the freight and passenger transport sector for manufacturers, operators, investors, staff and passengers and is a necessity for the transport industry to remain bothservices to become more sustainable, competitive and operationalformant;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 16 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission Communication on Digitising European Industry, but regrets that, as its focus on the transport sector is limited to connected and automated driving, it does not address sufficiently all existing challenges; recalls that, although connected and automated driving is one of the most exciting digitalalready a reality in aviation as well as in the public transfpormations in the sector,t sector; further recalls that there is potential for digitalisation in all modes of transport, in operational and administrative processes, in staffing, and also throughout the value chain from manufacturers to passengers where results can be expected in the near futureand freight;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 24 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Underlines the importance of assessing the societal, psychological and health effect of digitalisation in transport, mobility and tourism services with particular emphasis on the behaviour and choices of the users of these services, in particular the younger generation;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 45 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – point b a (new)
(ba) make digitalised systems barrier- free accessible for persons with reduced mobility as well as for persons with a handicap;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 47 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – point c
(c) reduce transport costs, such as maintenance costs, and increasemake better use of existing infrastructure capacity (e.g. platooning)ITS, ERTMS, RIS), where appropriate using satellite-based systems;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 74 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – point g
(g) continue safeguarding staff and passenger rights;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 86 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Is convinced that digitalisation of the aforementioned elements offers interesting opportunities, not least for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, in the field of the circular economy, such as for platforms to facilitate car-pooling, car-sharing, bike- sharing and cargo-pooling;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 89 #

2016/2271(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the need to mobilise and attract investments in order to adequately finance the transition towards digital processes and support the development of associated infrastructure; points out the need to ensure a robust, safe and reliable digital infrastructure for all transport modes, regardless of size or location; believes that better use could be made of existing EU funds, in particular the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which has so far not delivered sufficiently on projects of a truly innovative nature; encourages the Commission, when assisting Member States to use cohesion and other EU funds, to focus on digitising public transport;
2017/03/07
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 2 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the Youth Guarantee (YG) is a policy driving force for change, as it encourages public authorities to be more innovative and to focus increasingly on the transitions between education and work, as well as on the transitions between jobs; it has an important role in supporting measures to provide unemployed young people with the skills and experience needed to engage in employment and to become entrepreneurs, and also provides an opportunity to address skills mismatch;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights the important role of education and career guidance in preparing young people with the work ethics and skills needed by the job market; highlights the need to build trust between young people and public institutions providing career guidance, such as Public Employment Services; encourages investments in projects that strengthen the cooperation between education providers and Public Employment Services;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Indicates that measures supported by the YG also need to address structural challenges which young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) face so as to ensure that they have a long-term impact; encourages Member States to provide targeted financial commitments in the national budgets to address these structural challenges;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 19 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses that the development of one-stop-shops should be supported to increase the positive impact of the Youth Guarantee by ensuring that all services and guidance are available for young people at one location;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 27 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Stresses that the evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the Youth Guarantee has to evaluate the quality of the Youth Guarantee offers; Highlights the need to define a quality framework with quality standards for the Youth Guarantee offers;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 33 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Notes that the lack of visibility of the scheme can result in a failure to reach out to all young people; recommends therefore to increase the possibility to fund local campaigns organised with all local partners, including youth organisations, and support the development of platforms for young people to register to the scheme; recommends that the information related to the Youth Guarantee is accessible and understandable for everyone;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2016/2242(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Calls for a diversification of funding channels involving local, regional and national levels to better reach out to all young people; remarks as well that the local and regional authorities are already very active and should be supported in their Youth action integrating different policy lines;
2017/05/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 3 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Is of the opinion that since the effectiveness of the whistle-blowing environment is affected by cultural values, implementing an identical mechanism in all Member States may result in dysfunctional behaviour and needless costs, and that any measures taken should therefore be tailored to fit national contexts; stresses, however, that existing cultural differences do not detract from the need for legal protection of whistle-blowers in Member States;deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 9 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Believes that Articles 151 and 153 (2) (b) TFEU provide a clear basis for EU legislative action to empower employees to report wrongdoing in a framework of legal certainty, a common minimum level of protection for workers throughout the Union and help to protect and defend the public interest in the EU and beyond, while also leaving a degree of freedom to the Member States to afford higher levels of protections should they wish;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 15 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Reaffirms that the implementation of legal regulations encourages awill help EU citizens to exercise their fundamental right to speak- up culture andagainst wrongdoing; notes that whistle- blowing should be promoted as an act of good citizenship and supported by effective awareness-raising, communication and training efforts;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 20 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Believes setting common minimum standards for whistleblowing protection that apply throughout the EU could promote a culture of accountability and integrity in the public sector, and help win back trust in democratic institutions;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Reaffirms the need for public and private organisations to establish internal whistle-blowing procedures for their employecurrent and former employees, including trainees and apprentices, setting out clear and confidential routes for making disclosures;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that, owing to significant gaps in thehe absence of such protection ofin the EU, whistle-blowers against retaliation,face a lack of adequate legal safeguards from retaliation, but also from intimidation and isolation the obligation to use internal reporting channels can be risky and this can act as a deterrent, restricting both freedom of expression and the public's right to access information; stresses that internal reporting procedures should not act as a tool for prohibiting the act of informing the wider public of illegal activities and activities that severely harm the public interest;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 34 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Notes that protected disclosures concern harms or threats to the public interest that have occurred, are occurring at the time of the disclosure, or are likely to occur, and can be made, alternatively or cumulatively, internally within the workplace, or externally, to the competent authorities, parliamentarians and oversight agencies, as well as to trade unions and employers' associations, or to the public through the media, including social media, or non-governmental organisations;
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 37 #

2016/2224(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls that whistle-blowing is linked to freedom of the press and is essential in bringing to light illegal activities or activities which evidently severely harm the public interest; stresses that whistle-blowers are an important source of information for investigative journalism, and that journalists can be subject to legal prosecution rather than legal protection when, acting in the public interest, they disclose information or report suspected misconduct, wrongdoing, fraud or illegal activity; calls on the Member States to ensure that the right of journalists not to reveal a source's identity is effectively protected and that authorities refrain from using surveillance in order to ascertain their sources.
2017/04/04
Committee: CULT
Amendment 8 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are the EU Cohesion Policy’s main financial instruments; underlines the importance ofreiterates that equal access to education and training is one of the key priorities in delivering genuine convergence and reducing disparities and socioeconomic inequalities among European regions;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 12 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Emphasizes the huge innovation and employment potential of renewable energy sources, search for greater resource efficiency and energy efficiencies; calls on the Commission to integrate a specific energy and environmental strategy for regional development with a view also to education and employment;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Highlights the potential of CCIs regarding youth employment; stresses that further promotion of and investment in the cultural and creative sector may contribute substantially to investment, growth, innovation and employment; calls on the Commission to consider therefore the special opportunities offered by the whole CCS, comprising NGOs and small associations, in the framework for example of the Youth Employment Initiative;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Recognises the increasing importance of micro-enterprises and SMEs in the cultural and creative sector for investment, growth, innovation and employment, but also in their key role, together with cultural NGOs, networks and platforms, in preserving and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and a wide range of traditional arts and crafts; recognises that culture and innovation are crucial factors in helping regions to attract investment, support creative talent, and foster social cohesion, and thereby contribute to local development which local and regional authorities are well-placed to support;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 32 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2 c. Reiterates that investments in education and culture reinforce employability and contribute to sustainable growth and job creation in the EU; regrets that austerity policies pushed by the European Semester did trigger heavy cuts in education and culture in those countries where education and lifelong learning are key to exit the crisis; underlines the need for structural reforms of the education and training systems in the Member States and the need to foster better interaction between the EU and the Member States and to facilitate the exchange of best practices among the Member States;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 60 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Emphasises the need to improve the EU's overall capacity to create and sustain quality jobs and to tackle high unemployment; also recognises the need to take migration into account in terms of integration into the education system and labour market in order to find the best solution for all of society;
2016/09/13
Committee: CULT
Amendment 4 #

2016/2035(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Emphasises that tourism related recreational fishing should correspond to the interests of small local artisanal fishing enterprises;
2016/09/14
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 11 #

2016/2035(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Is convinced that both maritime and inland recreational fishing should respect natural heritage, animal protection and biodiversity and thereby contribute to preserve long term resources of sustainable tourism and artisanal fishing;
2016/09/14
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 32 #

2016/2035(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Takes the view that rebuilding professional fishing vessels into vessels that conform to tourism standards shcould be supported by funds from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)appropriate EU funds and that the Commission should publish regular overviews of which projects have been supported with which amounts;
2016/09/14
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 40 #

2016/2035(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12
12. Calls on the Commission to analyse the efficiency of EU action taken in the development of fisheries areas, and in the economic diversification of fisheries, including action taken under the European Structural Funds and the EMFF in particulardifferent appropriate European Funds;
2016/09/14
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 47 #

2016/2035(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13
13. Recommends that specific financial support be provided under the EMFF to initiatives in fishing communities promoted by women;
2016/09/14
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recognises the increasing importance of micro-enterprises and SMEs in the cultural and creative sector for investment, growth, innovation and employment, but also in their key role, together with cultural NGOs, networks and platforms, in preserving and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and a wide range of traditional arts and crafts; recognises that culture and innovation are crucial factors in helping regions to attract investment, support creative talent, and foster social cohesion, and thereby contribute to local development which local and regional authorities are well-placed to support;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 6 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Notes that the financial needs of the cultural and creative sectors are different from those of other sectors, and therefore sector-specific solutions for access to finance are needed;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 7 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Highlights the importance of support for SMEs that operate in minority or lesser-used languages, and those that are distinctive and uniquely connected to their region or area in order to better protect and promote the true cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Highlights that difficulty in attracting investment is often due to problems in assessing risks and valuing intangible property - such as intellectual property rights; notes that public policy at EU, national and regional level has a role to play in encouraging investors and improving their relationship with the creative and cultural industries;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 23 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Understands that in order to improve access to finance in the cultural and creative sector it is necessary to develop expertise in assessing the specific risks of a lack of tangible collateral and a dependence on intangible assets; notes that this expertise is needed both within micro- enterprises and SMEs and within the financial institutions; stresses that intellectual property rights can be accepted as collateral;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 30 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes the launch of the Guarantee Facility of the Creative Europe programme as one of the means of addressing the pressing need for accessing loan financing for innovative and sustainable projects in the cultural and creative sectors, encompassing micro-enterprises, SMEs, smaller non-profit associations and NGOs, where the financing gap is expected to exceed EUR 1 billion per year according to the Commission's ex-ante assessment;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 34 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. regrets that the system for granting additional points to projects in the Guarantee Facility will only consider projects on a Member State level, meaning that projects using minority languages or from marginalised areas may be unable to access support, and the true diversity of the EU and its multinational states is not reflected;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Welcomes the initiative of the integrated training scheme the Guarantee Facility proposes to bankers and financial intermediaries; strongly recommends the necessary measures to be put in place in 2016, as in the original Commission proposal;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 40 #

2016/2032(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Considers it to be crucial that the EU and, its Member States, and its regional and devolved governments and authorities broaden the range of financing instruments available to micro-enterprises and SMEs in the cultural and creative sector with new and innovative financing schemes such as microcredit, repayable contributions, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, tax deduction, risk capital finance and venture capital.;
2016/04/28
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that while the minimum standards associated with the universal service obligation (postal items up to 2 kg, postal packages up to 10-20 kg, registered and insured items, and other services of general economic interest such as newspapers and periodicals) meet customers’ demands, the requirements are set by the national regulatory authorities (NRAs) entrusted with this task; minimum standards must be regulated at the EU level, without hindering member states to apply higher standards;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 47 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Asks the Commission to facilitate and reinforce cooperation between NRAs with a view to greater efficiency and interoperability in cross-border delivery, based on knowledge learned from best and worst practice;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses the importance of providing a high-quality universal service under affordable conditions, comprising at least five delivery and five collection days a week for every EU citizen; notes that in some Member States national regulation exceeds the flexibility provided for in the Postal Services Directive; calls on the Commission to reaffirm that neither low population density does notnor the location of remote and mountainous areas or islands constitute grounds for reducing the frequency of delivery within the universal service obligation;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 71 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Considers that geographical coverage and accessibility to universal services for parcel deliveries can and must be improved, especially for citizens with disabilities and PRMs and those in remote areas; stresses the importance of ensuring barrier-free accessibility to postal services and the consistency of the Postal Services Directive with the Accessibility Act;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to monitor the provision of postal services as a public service in order to ensure a common level playing field among providers and prevent cross- subsidisationa good quality of service to its population and prevent unfair competition disadvantaging more sustainable providers, and to review whether public service compensation is implemented in a manner that is proportionate, transparent and fair;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 111 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Emphasises that the introduction of conciliation procedures, that are easily accessible and affordable, bear an interesting potential to achieving an easy and short-term solution for both the operators and the consumers in cases of disputes; encourages the Commission to introduce legislation on postal consumer rights;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 132 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Asks the Commission to lay down minimum standards for value-added services such as track-and-trace, pick- up/drop-off locations, the ability to choose a delivery time, and suitable return procedures and access to easy recourse procedures;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 151 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Invites the Commission, in cooperation with the postal sector, to consider introducing a step-wise and interoperable approach to facilitate the use of stamps that have been purchased in one member state that can be used in other member state; in a further step, the Commission should assess the possibility of introducing stamps that can be used Europe-wide;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 188 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Asks the Member States and the Commission to improve affordability, barrier-free accessibility and in particular transparency as regards pricing conditions and service performance (delivery options, final delivery, reliability), especially when it comes to e-commerce; stresses the importance of affordable cross-border delivery prices in closing the gap between domestic and cross-border prices; calls on the Commission to explore why prices on some cross-border routes are higher in one direction than the other;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 199 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to promote the strategy on e-commerce and cross-border parcel delivery and to establish joint delivery service quality indicators so that consumers can compare offers easily from different service providers on the basis of price, service options, punctuality etc.; suggests improving interoperability along the delivery chain and developing best practices for e-retailers; discourages pre- selection of delivery options by retailers and encourages free choice by customers;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 211 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to investigate the functioning of cross-border parcel delivery in accordance with the various rules resulting from either international trade agreements (e.g. the rules of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO)) or EU law (e.g. the Union Customs Code), especially the universal service obligation, which can be misused and create market distortionunfair competition to the disadvantage of more sustainable providers;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 232 #

2016/2010(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Considers that increased competition should not generate illegal social practices or lead to the degradation of working conditions; calls on the Commission to closely monitor market developments, in particular new business models that downgrade job quality and security and to prevent the potential for social dumping, deterioration of social standards; calls on the Commission and Member States to guarantee coherent enforcement of all legal provisions by all operators;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 70 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 10
(10) A European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations framework (ESCO) hais been piloing developed and tested by the Commission as a common language and operational tool for education/training and work30 . ESCO structures concepts that are relevant for the EU labour market and education and training in three interlinked pillars: i) occupations, ii) knowledge, skills and competences and iii) qualifications. The ESCO pillars can be complemented by auxiliary vocabularies covering related domains, such as work context, fields of education and training or economic sectors. _________________ 30 The Europe 2020 Strategy announced that the Commission would work on such framework, Communication from the Commission on "Europe 2020 - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth", COM(2010) 2020 final.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 81 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 11
(11) Regulation (EU) 2016/589 of the European Parliament and of the Council31 establishes European Employment Services (EURES), a network of employment services and a mechanism for an automated matching of people to jobs through the EURES common IT platform. To enable the exchange and the matching of job vacancies with candidates, this mechanism needs a common and multilingual list of skills, competences and occupations. By developing ESCO the Commission is providing a multilingual classification system of occupations, skills and competences and qualifications that ismight be suited to this purpose after sufficient time is taken for ample testing, developing robust pilots and proceed to an in-depth evaluation. _________________ 31 OJ L 107, 22.4.2016, p. 1.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 85 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 13
(13) EFormal, non-formal and informal education and training is increasingly offered in new forms and settings by a variety of providers, particularly through use of digital technologies and platformswith distance learning, e-learning, peer-to-peer learning and MOOCs becoming more and more prevalent. Equally, skills, experiences and learning achievements are acknowledged in different forms for example digital open badges and other recognised (self) assessment tools created by youth organisations among others. They are also known and used for cross- cutting and soft skills gained through non- formal and informal learning such as youth work and volunteering.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 95 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 14
(14) There is an acknowledged growing importance of transversal or 'soft' skills that can be applied in different fields. Individuals require tools and guidance on self-assessing and describing these and other skills, for example digital or languageas defined by the European Framework of Key Competences.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 109 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 19
(19) The revised Europass framework approach should consider the needs of all potential users, including learners, job seekers, workers, employers, guidance practitioners, public employment services, social partners, education and training providers, youth work organisations and policy makersvolunteers, youth organisations, youth work providers and policy makers. The proven relevance for end-users shall be the guiding principle and the stakeholders need to be closely involved.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 127 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 23
(23) CV template(s), including the established Europass CV, and Qualification Supplement template(s) should form part of the Framework. Templates should be made available onlineinteractive, changeable, accessible for everyone, made available online and adapted to the needs of end-users.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 129 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 23 a (new)
(23 a) The processing of CVs in Europass should happen in an anonymised way in order to help avoiding discrimination on the basis of racial or ethnic origin, gender, or age and to support the development of inclusive labour markets.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 160 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) 'certificate supplement' means a document attached to a vocational education and training certificate, in order to make it easier for third parties to understand the learning outcomes acquired by the holder of the qualification as well as the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 171 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) 'organisations' means employers, trade unions, recruiters, education and training institutions, and other stakeholders with an interest in education, training and employment issues;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 178 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Europass shall provide the following web-based tools in an accessible way:
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 182 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) tools to (self-) assess individual skills, in the broadest manner possible, through validated methods, including through questionnaires, by reference to established descriptions of skills or through the integration of data from other existing EU self-assessment tools such as the Youthpass and other recognised (self) assessment tools, created and used by youth organisations such as digital learning badges;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 199 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) analysis of trends in skills supply and demand and other types of skills intelligence including at geographical and sectoral level, using technological means such as big data analysis and web crawling;deleted
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 215 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 3
3. Europass shall support cooperation on the development, use and dissemination of open standards, comprising metadata schemata and semantic assets, to facilitate more effective exchange of information on skills and qualifications at EU level and by Member States and third parties. The multilingual classification system ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) referred to in article 6 shallmay be used to support this work.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 220 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Europass shall seek to enhance transparency and understanding of learning acquired in formal, non-formal and informal settings and through practical experiences, including mobilitylong and short term mobility at all levels of education and volunteering.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 236 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 5
5. Europass shall use the European Classification of Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) established in Article 6 to ensure semantic interoperability between the tools for documentation and information. ESCO shallmay also provide a platform for interoperability with other relevant services such as those developed by the labour market.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 249 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Europass shall ensure the protection of the data of its users at all times. The user shall decide what information is visible and/or searchable for employers and users.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 253 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Europass Qualification Supplement(s) shall be issued by the competent national authorities in accordance with templates developed by the European Commission and other stakeholders32 such as the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Any changes in this field should take into account, refer to, and be in line with the results of the work of Bologna Follow Up Group's Advisory Group on Revision of Diploma Supplement. _________________ 32 Current supplements are the Certificate Supplement and the Diploma Supplement.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 269 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall manage a multilingual classification of concepts that are relevant forfurther develop, test and evaluate the EU labour market and education and training system known as the classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO). The Commission shall present a comprehensive assessment and proposals for improving ESCO to the European Parliament and the Council together with the first evaluation report on the implementation of this Directive.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 271 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The ESCO classification shall directly support the functioning of Europass by providing a common reference language for exchanging information and documents on skills and qualifications and for the purpose of job searching, job matching, searching for education and training opportunities and providing learning and career guidance.deleted
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 279 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) develop accessible web-based tools for the operation of Europass;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 290 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) regularly update the ESCO classification, in close cooperation with Member States and with stakeholders, such as social partners, professional associations, education and training institutes, youth organisations and other youth work providers, volunteering organisations, research institutes, statistics institutes and employment services.
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 304 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) support the further testing and evaluation of the implementation of article 14 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/589 in relation to the ESCO classification, and support the continuous update of ESCO, in line with article 6;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 332 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) provide Europass users with access to the relevant information or data available within the Member State in an effective and accessible way, in particular access to information on learning opportunities, qualifications and qualification systems and to semantic assets on national level;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 346 #

2016/0304(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) support cooperation at national level among public and privateall stakeholders, including on skills related issues in economic sectors;
2017/04/26
Committee: EMPLCULT
Amendment 28 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) To provide this intervention with appropriate financing, the financial envelope for the implementation of the CEF in the telecommunications sector should be increased by an amount of EUR 50 000 000, from unallocated margins within the MFF.
2017/03/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 281 #

2016/0152(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 3
3. This Regulation does not apply to the activities referred to in Article 2(2) of Directive 2006/123/EC with the exception of point (g) in Article 2(2) of Directive 2006/123/EC.
2017/02/16
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 362 #

2016/0152(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) receive electronically supplied services, the main feature of which is the provision of access to and use of copyright-protected works or other protected subject matter, in respect of which the trader has the requisite rights for the territory from which the consumer seeks to receive such services;
2017/02/16
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 81 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The tariffs applicable to low volume senders of cross-border parcels and other postal items, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals, are in some cases still relatively high. Users still report quality of service issues when sending, receiving or returning cross-border parcels and, very specially, severe problems related to consumer protection and enterprise liability in the occurrence of loss or damage of the cross-border parcel. This has a direct negative impact on users seeking cross- border parcel delivery services, especially in the context of e-commerce. Further improvements in interoperability, efficiency and environmental footprint reduction are equally needed.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 97 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) In order to improve the affordability of cross-border parcel delivery services, especially for users in remote, mountainous, island or sparsely populated areas and for those who are disabled or with reduced mobility, it is necessary to improve the transparency of public lists of tariffs for a limited set of cross-border parcel delivery services offered by universal service providers, which are mostly used by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Transparency oft and easily accessible public lists isare also necessary to address the issue of high tariffs of cross-border delivery services and to reduce, where applicable, unjustified tariff differences between national and cross-border parcel delivery services.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 134 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) When national regulatory authorities annually assess the affordability of tariffs, they should base themselves on objective criteria, such as the domestic tariffs of the originating universal service providers and the destination universal service providers and the level of terminal rates. Those common criteria may be complemented by other criteria of particular relevanparticularly take into account the situation of individual as well as micro, small and medium-size enterprise users living or situated in remote, mountainous, island or sparsely populated areas, as well as disabled users, users with reduced mobility, users that regularly use parcel delivery services and individual users with little disposable income. In this respect, the European Parliament in its resolution of 15 September 2016 on the application of the Postal Services Directive considered that geographical coverage and accessibility to universal services for explaining the tariffs in question, such as specific transportation or handling costs and bilateral volumes between different cross- border parcel delivery service providerparcel deliveries can and must be improved, especially for citizens with disabilities and reduced mobility and those in remote areas, and stressed the importance of ensuring barrier-free accessibility to postal services.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 159 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) As markets for parcel delivery services are changing fast, the Commission should re-assess the efficiency and effectiveness of this Regulation and submit a regular report to the European Parliament and the Council. That report should be accompanied, where appropriate, by legislative proposals for review to the European Parliament and the Council. That report should be produced following consultation with all appropriate stakeholders and users, also including the European Social Dialogue committee for the postal sector.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 166 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
TIn order to foster better user accessibility to efficient and affordable cross-border parcel delivery, including for vulnerable users, those in remote or sparsely populated areas and persons with disabilities, this Regulation establishes specific rules, in addition to the rules set out in Directive 97/67/EC, concerning:
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 178 #

2016/0149(COD)

This Regulation is without prejudice to the full application by all parcel delivery providers of all legal and contractual provisions concerning employment, working and social security conditions and the exercise of fundamental rights, including the right to negotiate, conclude and enforce collective bargaining agreements and to take industrial action.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 180 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point -a (new)
(-a) “parcel” means any item other than an item of correspondence delivered by any delivery service provider with a weight not exceeding 31,5 kg; (This amendment applies throughout the text. Adopting it will necessitate corresponding changes throughout.)
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 187 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) “parcel delivery services” means services involving the clearance, sorting, transport or distribution of postal items other than items of correspondence; transport alone shall not be considered a parcel delivery service; delivery of such items exceeding 31,5 kg shall not be considered a parcel delivery servicearcels;
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 212 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the provider’s generalterms and conditions of saleparcel delivery, including a detailed description of the complaints procedure.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 342 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6
Transparent and non-discriminatory 1. Whenever universal service providers providing parcel delivery services conclude multilateral agreements on terminal rates they shall meet all reasonable requests for access to all network elements and associated facilities as well as relevant services and information systems, necessary for the provision of cross-border parcel delivery services. 2. The point at which access should be provided shall be the inward office of exchange in the destination Member State 3. Universal service providers referred to in paragraph 1 shall publish a reference offer. The reference offer shall contain all the relevant associated terms and conditions, including prices. 4. The reference offer shall include all components necessary for access as referred to in paragraph 1, including any conditions limiting access to and/or use of services where such conditions are allowed by Member States in conformity with Union law. 5. Before the reference offer is published, it shall be approved by the national regulatory authority. The national regulatory authority may, where necessary, impose changes to the reference offer to give effect to obligations set out in this Regulation. 6. Universal service providers referred to in paragraph 1 shall upon request, and based on a reference offer, make an individual offer available to a parcel delivery service provider requesting access within the meaning of that paragraph at the latest one month after the receipt of the request. Universal service providers receiving an access request and providers requesting access shall negotiate in good faith. 7. When no agreement is reached on the basis of the individual offer referred to in paragraph 6, the parcel delivery service provider requesting access may submit the individual offer made by the universal service provider to the national regulatory authority. If necessary, the national regulatory authority shall change the individual offer to give effect to the obligations laid down in this Article. 8. The access shall be operationally ensured within a reasonable period of time, not exceeding three months from the conclusion of the contract.Article 6 deleted cross-border access
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 16 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Believes that expanding access to lifelong learning can open up new possibilities for the active inclusion of refugees, their enhanced social participation and integration into the labour market;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Deeply regrets the present disappearance of cultural networks due to the new orientation of Creative Europe, such as Banlieues d’Europe, as with them disappears a tremendous and essential experience on dealing with issues like segregation, exclusion in multicultural regions and areas;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 21 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Asks the Member States to work on the implementation of the country-specific recommendations set in the framework of the European Semester;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 22 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1d. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to create significant budgetary room and readiness in the annual budgets and multiannual financial framework (MFF) provisions, enabling more swift and substantial support to the Member States as regards their actions for reception and integration of refugees into their existing school systems;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that in the current humanitarian crisis, access to educational services and assistance for refugee children and youth is a precondition for their social inclusion, protection, long-term integration into the labour market and prevention of exploitation; underlines the need to ensure cultural and linguistic mediation as well as the learning of the host country’s language for refugees and asylum seekers, and to develop initiativduty to European, national, regional and local institutions and these should provide refugees and asylum seekers with education and training, developing their knowledge of the host country´s languages, cultural and social values, their employability and ultimately their integration ; calls for efforts to promote recognition of competences and qualifications across Europe, by strengthening the role of the European Qualification Framework and promoting the validation of non-formal and informal learning; advocates support at EU, national, regional and local level for non- profit institutions acting as intermediaries for the recognition of competenceskills and qualifications, including through platform of refugees;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 56 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Advocates that, in order to boost employability, comprehensive lifelong learning strategies are needed; calls on Member States, therefore, to enhance quality and broaden access to Early Childhood Education and Care, Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 62 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Calls on Member States to help those migrant teachers and professors find teaching jobs to both improve their situation and put their language and teaching skills and experience to good use in European schools systems;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 73 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the crucial role of education, culture, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, lifelong learning, youth and sports policy in fostering the integration and social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and in contributing to building a more cohesive and inclusive society based on cultural diversity and the promotion of common values;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 81 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Asks the Member States to promote initiatives to fosensure greater cooperation among public authorities, NGO, policy coherence, and dialogue among public authorities, NGOs, social partners, civil society organizations and refugee communities in order to enhance mutual knowledge and understanding;
2016/03/22
Committee: CULT
Amendment 113 #

2015/2321(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Emphasises the need for Member States’ Education Ministries and the EU to cooperate in order to ensure equal access to high- quality education by reaching out newly arrived migrants and refugees, integrating them in a positive learning environment;