Responsible Intelligence: Technologies using artificial intelligence (AI) are playing a key role in the digital and green transformation by fostering innovation, competitiveness, and sustainable economic growth. Considering recent ethical concerns about the usage of data in AI, leading to bias and compromising citizens' fundamental rights, how can the EU continue to develop its AI ecosystem while ensuring the technologies remain safe, transparent, and undiscriminating?
The “other” health: The number of Europeans who suffer from mental health issues has drastically increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With approximately one out of five young adults experiencing mental and behavioural problems in their life, how can the European Union work on a comprehensive approach to mental health in order for Member States to guarantee adequate treatment for their citizens?
Viral Pricing: Rising medicine prices and extensive patenting have affected the lives of European patients for years. Considering the implementation of the new Pharmaceutical Strategy of Europe and the increasing value of the pharmaceutical market, how can the EU ensure safe and accessible medicine for all?
Healthy people for a healthy society: With the EU4Health programme addressing the resilience of the healthcare system, how can the EU and its Member States use the benefits of e-health and telemedicine to improve access to healthcare and the effectiveness of health coverage?
What if fashion were good for the planet?: According to Statista, the global apparel market is projected to grow in value from EUR 1.3 trillion in 2020 to about EUR 2 trillion by 2025. Its significant use of finite resources and toxic chemicals, both for production and distribution, as well as overproduction and overconsumption, have put the sector in a bad light. Which steps should the EU take in ensuring a sustainable circular textile economy that benefits all?
It is still #MeToo: March 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the #MeToo movement, which shone a light on women's rights everywhere in Europe. In the coming five years and beyond, what role should the EU take in safeguarding women's freedom from harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools?
Since the start of the pandemic, reported incidents of domestic abuse and violence towards women, which can also lead to femicides, have risen. According to a survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Sweden ranked third for partner-based violence among women over the age of 15. Since the pandemic seems to be reaching its final stages, what can the EU do in order for women to be protected and feel safer in their households?
The COVID-19 pandemic further highlighted the importance of battling the spread of “fake news”. While respecting and upholding freedom and pluralism of press and media across the EU, what should be done to counteract the effects of disinformation and its socio-cultural implications?
After the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, millions of Ukrainian citizens and residents are on the run fleeing their homes. With an ongoing war and rising tensions in other bordering countries, what people-centred actions can the EU conduct in cooperation with NATO to support all affected people?