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14-10-2021 - 16:53 EMPL

Young people, especially new labour market entrants, have been hit hard by the economic and social impact of the pandemic, leading to rising unemployment and inactivity rates. The study requested by EMPL committee analyses the impact on young people of a pandemic-specific combination of factors - e.g. they tend to work in heavily-affected sectors and to work on temporary contracts. It also looks at effects on income, education and mental health and reviews Member State and EU policy initiatives.

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14-10-2021 - 16:53 REGI

Expectations surrounding AI are high, especially in the context of smart-city initiatives, but the actual benefits are yet to be fully assessed. The study explores the state of available knowledge regarding the role of AI within urban development, its potential advantages and risks, and the foreseeable implications for socio-economic and territorial cohesion.

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14-10-2021 - 16:53 FEMM

Risks, costs, problems and cross-border implications on women’s rights related to differing national regulations on prostitution. This study identifies and evaluates cross-border problems and risks related to differing EU Member States’ regulations on prostitution. It also suggests future EU legislation to reduce such problems/risks, thus preventing women from being trafficked while also protecting fundamental rights and gender equality.

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14-10-2021 - 16:53 CONT

The study serves as background information for the legislative Own Initiative Report on the digitalisation of European reporting, monitoring and audit. Building on the findings of the study on ‘The largest 50 beneficiaries in each EU Member State of CAP and Cohesion Funds’, this study assesses the requirements for a single EU data-base of beneficiaries. A single EU database of beneficiaries would serve for both audit and control, as well as transparency purposes.

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14-10-2021 - 16:53 DROI

The paper analyses the impact of large scale agriculture and industry on the right to water outside the EU, and assesses the potential of a human rights based approach. The analysis, requested by the DROI committee, looks at the pressure on water availability in third countries, caused by agriculture and industry. Taking into account the water-food-energy nexus, the author presents good practices for fulfilling state obligations and business responsibilities related to the right to water.

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13-09-2021 - 11:07 SEDE

The landscape of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats has evolved rapidly in the past few years, increasing the risk of proliferation. This study, requested by the SEDE committee, provides an update of the current level of each of the C, B, R and N threats. The authors also recommend adopting a ‘Team Europe’ approach to creating and maintaining a strong task force based response capacity, with additional contributions from EU Member States.


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