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European Parliament
2019-2024
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
2021/0227(BUD)
25.8.2021
AMENDMENTS
1 - 83
Draft opinion
Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová
(PE693.759v02-00)
Draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2022 -
General Introduction - Total expenditure - General statement of revenue -
Statement of revenue and expenditure by section
(2021/0227(BUD))
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Amendment 1
Alex Agius Saliba, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital A (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
A.
Whereas the next years will
undoubtedly be characterised by an
economic and labour market crisis with
high levels of unemployment and
consistent labour shortages particularly
for sectors with traditional shortages
aggravated due to the pandemic, but also
newly emerging shortages, related to
COVID-19 as well as the transition to the
digital age and a climate neutral
economy;1 whereas the green and digital
transitions are a priority, consideration of
fairness and ongoing learning priorities
in light of these transitions should be
included in support for short-time
working, including the EU SURE
initiative;2

Or. en
Amendment 2
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital B (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
B.
Whereas the more vulnerable
labour market categories were
experiencing a worsening of their socio-
economic conditions already before the
pandemic with over three quarters of the
net decline in employment in the EU
during 2020 accounted for by loss of work
of those on temporary contracts; whereas

1 Eurofound (2021), Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States, Publications Office of the European Union,
Luxembourg.
2 Eurofound, 2021 - Distributional impacts of climate policies in Europe
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the COVID-19-related income-support
schemes were particularly important for
low-paid workers, as these workers tended
to be more affected by lockdown measures
or reduced working hours than others,
however such measures were crisis-
contingent and temporary and broader
and more inclusive social protection
schemes will help against intermittent job
recovery;3

Or. en
Amendment 3
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital C (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
C.
Whereas  existing inequalities  are
widening  because  of  the  disproportionate
impact  of  the  pandemic  on  vulnerable
groups and findings show that difficulties
in 

making 
ends 
meet 
increased
significantly  among  those  already  in  a
precarious  situation;4 Whereas  according
to latest Eurofound data 23% of minimum
wage  earners  in  the  EU  reported
difficulties  or  great  difficulties  in making
ends meet, compared to 11.5% among the
rest  of  employees  and  a  total  of  16%  of
minimum wage earners lived in materially
deprived  households,  compared  to  6%
among the rest of employees;5

Or. en
3 Eurofound (2021, forthcoming). Structural changes in the labour market: Employment impact of the first year
of the COVID-19 pandemic
4 Eurofound, 2021 - Living, working and Covid 19
5 Eurofound, 2021, Annual minimum wage
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Amendment 4
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital D (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
D.
Whereas the COVID-19 crisis and
the unintended consequences of lockdown
measures risk to jeopardise decades of
gains achieved in gender equality with
tangible risks of women disengaging from
the labour market and of developments
reinforcing gender roles; whereas due to
the sectoral and occupational segregation,
with women being overrepresented in low-
paying jobs and part-time work and in
sectors highly hit by the Covid-19
pandemic, women are more at risk than
other groups of suffering the employment
and social fallout of the crisis.6

Or. en
Amendment 5
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital E (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
E.
Whereas
Eurofound 
research
shows that the capacity of social dialogue
needs  to  be  strengthened to  address
distributional  effects  and  facilitate  a  just
transition  and  evidence  shows  that  the
undesired effects of some climate policies,
especially as they affect firms and workers
in  certain  sectors  and  regions,  can  be

6 (Eurofound (2020), Women and labour market equality: Has COVID-19 rolled back recent gains?, Publications
Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.)
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addressed by social partners, and solutions
can  be  achieved  through  social  dialogue
and joint initiatives;7

Or. en
Amendment 6
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital F (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
F.
Whereas Eurofound Covid-19
survey shows that mental well-being has
reached its lowest level across all age
groups since the onset of the
pandemic over a year ago and this is
especially prominent among young people
and those who have lost their job;8

Or. en
Amendment 7
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Recital G (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
G.
Whereas the EU and Member
States have taken a wide range of actions
in order to minimise the impact of the
pandemic on businesses, workers and
people; whereas the nature of the
measures is changing and widening, and
to this end measures and instruments that
gather and structure information, like

Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch
database or the European Restructuring

7 Eurofound, 2021 - Distributional impacts of climate policies in Europe
8 Eurofound, 2021 - Living, working and Covid 19
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Monitor support instruments database,
are important to monitor developments
and provide evidence on their evaluation;9

Or. en
Amendment 8
Radan Kanev

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Stresses that the social and
employment related consequences of the
employment related challenges of the
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
economic downturn caused by the
response for people, families, workers and
COVID-19 pandemic, has had a
businesses; highlights in this regard the
disproportional impact on different
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
Member States, different regions and
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
different groups in our society with the
strengthening the social dimension of the
most severe impact on the most vulnerable
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
groups and especially affecting the labour
recovery, as well as of the European
market; highlights in this regard the crucial
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
role the European Social Fund Plus
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
Transition Fund (JTF);
strengthening the social dimension of the
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
recovery, as well as of the European
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
Transition Fund (JTF);
Or. en
Amendment 9
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

9 COVID-19 EU Policy Watch database, ERM database
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Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Stresses that the social and
employment related consequences of the
employment related consequences of the
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
response for people, families, workers and
response for people, families, workers and
businesses; highlights in this regard the
businesses; highlights in this regard the
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
crucial role of the European funds and
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
financial instruments including the
strengthening the social dimension of the
Recovery and Resilience facility, the
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), which
recovery, as well as of the European
will be the main driver for strengthening
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
the social dimension of the Union and
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
ensuring a socially sustainable recovery, as
Transition Fund (JTF);
well as of the European Globalisation
Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers
(EGF) and the Just Transition Fund (JTF);
stresses that these funds and instruments
should support activities of all relevant
stakeholders including non-governmental
and charitable organisations;

Or. en
Amendment 10
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Reiterates that the year 2022 will
employment related consequences of the
continue to be a critical year and stresses
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
that the social and employment impact of
response for people, families, workers and
the COVID-19 pandemic demands a strong
businesses; highlights in this regard the
and unprecedented response and a social
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
and sustainable budget that leaves no one
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
behind; highlights in this regard the crucial
strengthening the social dimension of the
role of the Next Generation EU in
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
addition to the European Social Fund Plus
recovery, as well as of the European
(ESF+), which is the main driver for
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
strengthening the social dimension of the
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable,
Transition Fund (JTF);
inclusive and non-discriminatory
recovery, as well as of the European
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Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
Transition Fund (JTF);
Or. en
Amendment 11
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Stresses that the social and
employment related consequences of the
employment related consequences of the
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
response for people, families, workers and
response for people, particularly young
businesses; highlights in this regard the
people, families, workers and businesses,
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
particularly SMEs; highlights in this
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
regard the crucial role of the Recovery and
strengthening the social dimension of the
Resilience Facility and the European
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
Social Fund Plus (ESF+), which will be the
recovery, as well as of the European
key driverfor strengthening the social
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
dimension of the Union and ensuring a
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
socially sustainable recovery, as well as of
Transition Fund (JTF);
the European Globalisation Adjustment
Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF) and the
Just Transition Fund (JTF);
Or. en
Amendment 12
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Stresses that the social and
employment related consequences of the
employment related consequences of the
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
response for people, families, workers and
response for all people, all families,
businesses; highlights in this regard the
including LGBTIQ families, workers and
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crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
all types of employers, including the self-
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
employed; highlights in this regard the
strengthening the social dimension of the
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
recovery, as well as of the European
strengthening the social dimension of the
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
Union and ensuring a socially and
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
environmentally sustainable and just
Transition Fund (JTF);
recovery in line with the European Pillar
of Social Rights and the Green Deal
, as
well as of the European Globalisation
Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers
(EGF) and the Just Transition Fund (JTF);
Or. en
Amendment 13
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1

Draft opinion
Amendment
1.
Stresses that the social and
1.
Stresses that the social and
employment related consequences of the
employment related consequences of the
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
COVID-19 pandemic demand a strong
response for people, families, workers and
response for people, families, workers and
businesses; highlights in this regard the
businesses; highlights the crucial role of
crucial role the European Social Fund Plus
the Cohesion Policy, including the
(ESF+), which will be the main driver for
European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the
strengthening the social dimension of the
Just Transition Fund, in mitigating the
Union and ensuring a socially sustainable
adverse effects of an integration project
recovery, as well as of the European
such the European Union for the most
Globalisation Adjustment Fund for
vulnerable, for workers and at grass-roots
Displaced Workers (EGF) and the Just
level, especially in the Member States that
Transition Fund (JTF);
have been the most weakened in economic
and social terms; urges, therefore, that
resources for these funds to be stepped
up;

Or. en
Amendment 14
Radan Kanev

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Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help adapting to the imminent labour
poverty and increase upward social
market changes, create quality
convergence in a time of unprecedented
employment, reduce poverty and increase
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
upward social convergence in a time of
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
unprecedented crisis following the
existing social and economic inequalities
economic downturn caused by the
and has worsened the living and working
COVID-19 pandemic; stresses that the
conditions of many workers and their
crisis has shed light on many existing
families; insists on the need to tackle
imbalances and accelerated dangerous
territorial and regional disparities;
social trends , such as the precariousness
of 
the living and working conditions of
some groups of, workers and small
business owners 
and their families; insists
on the need to tackle territorial and
regional disparities;
Or. en
Amendment 15
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help create quality employment, reduce
poverty and increase upward social
poverty and increase resilience  and
convergence in a time of unprecedented
improve stability of the social systems in a
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
time of unprecedented crisis following the
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
COVID-19 pandemic; stresses that the
existing social and economic inequalities
crisis has exacerbated existing social and
and has worsened the living and working
economic inequalities and created new
conditions of many workers and their
ones; points out that the pandemic has
families; insists on the need to tackle
moreover worsened the living and working
territorial and regional disparities;
conditions of many workers and their
families; insists on the need to tackle
territorial and regional disparities;
Or. en
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Amendment 16
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget with a
help create quality employment, reduce
strong social dimension should help create
poverty and increase upward social
quality and sustainable employment and
convergence in a time of unprecedented
safeguard existing jobs and decent
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
employment and working conditions,
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
boost sustainable growth, eradicate
existing social and economic inequalities
poverty including child poverty, address
and has worsened the living and working
social exclusion and social inequalities
conditions of many workers and their
and youth unemployment and increase
families; insists on the need to tackle
upward social convergence , even more in
territorial and regional disparities;
a time of unprecedented crisis following
the COVID-19 pandemic; stresses that the
crisis has exacerbated existing social and
economic inequalities, has revealed new
forms of discrimination 
and has worsened
the living and working conditions of many
people, including workers and their
families; insists on the need to tackle
economic, social, territorial, regional and
generational disparities and inequalities;
Or. en
Amendment 17
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help create quality employment, reduce
poverty and increase upward social
poverty and social exclusion, in particular
convergence in a time of unprecedented
affecting children and increase upward
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
social convergence in a time of
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
unprecedented crisis following the
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existing social and economic inequalities
COVID-19 pandemic; stresses that the
and has worsened the living and working
crisis has exacerbated existing social and
conditions of many workers and their
economic inequalities and has worsened
families; insists on the need to tackle
the living and working conditions of many
territorial and regional disparities;
workers and their families; insists on the
need to tackle economic, social,
intersectional, 
territorial, generational and
regional disparities;
Or. en
Amendment 18
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help preserving and creating quality
poverty and increase upward social
employment, eradicate poverty and
convergence in a time of unprecedented
inequality, ensure inclusive equality and
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
increase upward social convergence in a
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
time of unprecedented crisis following the
existing social and economic inequalities
COVID-19 pandemic; stresses that the
and has worsened the living and working
crisis has exacerbated existing social and
conditions of many workers and their
economic inequalities and has worsened
families; insists on the need to tackle
the living and working conditions of many
territorial and regional disparities;
workers and their families, particularly
vulnerable groups of workers and those
working under precarious employment
contracts and arrangements; 
insists on the
need to tackle territorial and regional
disparities;
Or. en
Amendment 19
Beata Szydło
on behalf of the ECR Group
Elżbieta Rafalska, Margarita de la Pisa Carrión
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

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Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help create quality employment, reduce
poverty and increase upward social
poverty and increase upward social
convergence in a time of unprecedented
convergence in a time of unprecedented
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
existing social and economic inequalities
existing social and economic inequalities
and has worsened the living and working
and has worsened the living and working
conditions of many workers and their
conditions of many workers and their
families; insists on the need to tackle
families; insists on the need to tackle
territorial and regional disparities;
territorial and regional disparities, as the
Cohesion Policy must remain one of the
priorities in the post-COVID recovery;

Or. en
Amendment 20
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2

Draft opinion
Amendment
2.
Highlights that the budget should
2.
Highlights that the budget should
help create quality employment, reduce
help create quality employment, with fully
poverty and increase upward social
respect of labour rights and the highest
convergence in a time of unprecedented
standards of working conditions, poverty
crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic;
eradication, fight against social exclusion
stresses that the crisis has exacerbated
and discrimination, and increase upward
existing social and economic inequalities
social, economic and territorial
and has worsened the living and working
convergence and cohesion; recalls that
conditions of many workers and their
this is even more crucial in a time of
families; insists on the need to tackle
unprecedented crisis following the
territorial and regional disparities;
containment measures of the COVID-19
pandemic; stresses that the crisis has
exacerbated existing social and economic
inequalities and has worsened the living
and working conditions of many workers
and their families; insists on the need to
tackle territorial and regional disparities;
Stresses, in this regard, the urgent need
for EU programmes, funds and
instruments with sufficient budgetary

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means and with objectives fully aligned
with this
;
Or. en
Amendment 21
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
2a.
Agrees with the European leaders
that, with unemployment and inequalities
increasing due to the pandemic, it is
important to channel resources where
they are most needed to strengthen our
economies and to focus our policy efforts
on equal access to quality services in
order to improve equal opportunities,
quality job creation, entrepreneurship,
up- and reskilling and reducing poverty
and exclusion; stresses that the
extraordinary resources made available to

support Europe’s recovery are a chance
that cannot be missed;

Or. en
Amendment 22
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
2a.
Warns, however, that this is
insufficient without a new strategy
focusing on social progress and social
justice and geared to economic, social and
territorial cohesion, breaking away from
right-wing policies and the restrictions

imposed by the EU on Member States’
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economic, social and labour policies;
Or. en
Amendment 23
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
2b.
Stresses, however, that many of the
activities and measures supported by the
funds and programmes aiming at
addressing social and labour problems are
being compromised by the restrictions
resulting from the European economic
governance framework
;
Or. en
Amendment 24
Radan Kanev

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition progress in technologies and
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
innovation, and to strengthen the
up- and reskilling policies to address the
competitiveness of our economies by
challenges posed by demographic change
making sure everyone in our societies has
as well as the green and digital transition;
the right skills to find a job and bring
recalls that the integration into the labour
their talents to fruition, especially in the
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
context of the-COVID-19 crisis; insists on
as people in poverty, people with
the need for up- and reskilling policies to
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
address the challenges posed by
the unemployed, is paramount;
demographic change as well as the green
and digital transition; highlights in this
context the importance of strengthening
EU education programs at the same time

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as aligning training and education with
the needs of the economy and the society
of the future, supporting employees and
teachers to train the right skills as well as
investments in digital infrastructure are
necessary; 
recalls that the integration into
the labour market of the most vulnerable
groups, such as people in poverty, people
with disabilities, young and elderly people,
and the unemployed, is paramount;
underlines that inclusive education and
training systems must be reformed and
updated to adapt the qualifications of
workers to the requirements of the labour
market;

Or. en
Amendment 25
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis and long-standing
up- and reskilling policies to address the
trends; insists on the need to adopt up-
challenges posed by demographic change
and reskilling policies and to recognize
as well as the green and digital transition;
skills gained through informal and non-
recalls that the integration into the labour
formal learning in order to address the
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
challenges posed by demographic change
as people in poverty, people with
as well as the green and digital transition
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
including the increased use of AI; recalls
the unemployed, is paramount;
that the improvement of the position in the
labour market 
of the most vulnerable
groups, such as people in poverty, persons
with disabilities, young and elderly people,
single parents and the unemployed, that
allows dignified life
, is paramount;
Or. en
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Amendment 26
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
up- and reskilling policies to address the
ambitious policies to address the
challenges posed by demographic change
challenges posed by demographic change
as well as the green and digital transition;
as well as socially fair green and digital
recalls that the integration into the labour
transition, including policies for up and
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
reskilling and improving the life prospects
as people in poverty, people with
of the young generation, fighting poverty
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
and social exclusion, including child
the unemployed, is paramount;
poverty, and ensuring decent working
conditions and their effective
enforcement, long-term security, adequate
social protection, gender-balanced
opportunities, and a working environment
adjusted to people with disabilities and
fostering a safe and prosperous
environment for all in the EU
; recalls that
the integration into the labour market of
the people in the most vulnerable
situations is paramount as the crisis hits
the most vulnerable the most hard, in
particular 
people experiencing or at risk
of 
poverty and social exclusion,
especially, persons 
with disabilities, the
Roma and other disadvantaged ethnic
minorities
, young and elderly people, and
the unemployed, in particular the long-
term unemployed, as well as self-
employed workers and workers in
precarious employment;

Or. en
Amendment 27
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
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Paragraph 3
Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
up- and reskilling policies to address the
lifelong learning and up- and reskilling
challenges posed by demographic change
policies to address the challenges posed by
as well as the green and digital transition;
demographic change as well as the green
recalls that the integration into the labour
and digital transition; recalls that the
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
integration into the labour market of the
as people in poverty, people with
vulnerable groups, in particular the most
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
deprived, such as people in poverty, people
the unemployed, is paramount;
with disabilities, young and elderly people,
and the unemployed, is paramount;
Or. en
Amendment 28
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
up- and reskilling policies to address the
up- and reskilling policies to address the
challenges posed by demographic change
challenges posed by demographic change
as well as the green and digital transition;
as well as the green and digital transition;
recalls that the integration into the labour
recalls that the integration into the labour
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
market of women and the most vulnerable
as people in poverty, people with
groups, such as people in poverty, people
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
with disabilities, young and elderly people,
the unemployed, is paramount;
and the unemployed, is paramount to
create a fair and socially just and
inclusive society;

Or. en
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Amendment 29
Beata Szydło
on behalf of the ECR Group
Elżbieta Rafalska, Margarita de la Pisa Carrión
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
up- and reskilling policies to address the
up- and reskilling policies to address the
challenges posed by demographic change
challenges posed by demographic change
as well as the green and digital transition;
as well as the green and digital transition;
recalls that the integration into the labour
recalls that the post-COVID recovery of
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
the economy and the labour market must
as people in poverty, people with
remain a priority; recalls that the
disabilities, young and elderly people, and
integration into the labour market of the
the unemployed, is paramount;
most vulnerable groups, such as people in
poverty, people with disabilities, young
and elderly people, and the unemployed, is
paramount; emphasises the importance of
lifelong learning in this regard;

Or. en
Amendment 30
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3

Draft opinion
Amendment
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
3.
Stresses the importance of policies
and measures to support labour market
and measures to support labour market
transition, especially in the context of the
transition, especially in the context of the
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
COVID-19 crisis; insists on the need for
up- and reskilling policies to address the
up- and reskilling policies to address the
challenges posed by demographic change
challenges posed by demographic change
as well as the green and digital transition;
as well as the green and digital transition;
recalls that the integration into the labour
recalls that the integration, with rights and
market of the most vulnerable groups, such
on equal footing, into the labour market of
as people in poverty, people with
the most vulnerable groups, such as people
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disabilities, young and elderly people, and
in poverty, people with disabilities, young
the unemployed, is paramount;
and elderly people, and the unemployed, is
paramount;
Or. en
Amendment 31
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
3a.
Calls on the Commission to
guarantee that EU funds do not support
any projects, investments and
programmes that contribute to
segregation, discrimination or social
exclusion; urges the Commission to
prevent potential or current private
beneficiaries, practising social and labour
dumping, with ongoing collective
dismissal processes and/or relocation
processes, to access EU funding;

Or. en
Amendment 32
Sandra Pereira, Marc Botenga, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
3b.
Highlights that subcontracting
services often put workers, mainly women,
in an extremely vulnerable position;
urgently calls for the revision of the
working conditions and status of workers
providing services at the European
institutions and to explore alternative
solutions like the internalisation to

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improve their working conditions;
Or. en
Amendment 33
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4

Draft opinion
Amendment
4.
Welcomes the Commission
4.
Welcomes the Commission
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
the Member States to achieve high
the Member States to achieve high
employment levels, adequate social
employment levels, non-discriminatory
protection and a skilled and resilient
and inclusive labour markets, working
workforce ready for the transition to a
conditions that allow work-life balance
green and digital economy; welcomes the
for parents and carersadequate and fair
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
social protection and a skilled and resilient
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
workforce ready for the transition to a
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
green and digital economy; welcomes the
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
Or. en
Amendment 34
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4

Draft opinion
Amendment
4.
Welcomes the Commission
4.
Notes the Commission proposal to
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion  in 2022 to
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
the ESF+; highlights that the ESF+ must
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
play a key role in supporting the Member
the Member States to achieve high
States to achieve high employment levels
employment levels, adequate social
for all, especially for those farthest from
protection and a skilled and resilient
the labour market, adequate social
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workforce ready for the transition to a
protection and a skilled and resilient
green and digital economy; welcomes the
workforce ready for the transition to a
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
green and digital economy and ensuring
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
gender equality and non-discrimination;
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
welcomes the transfer from REACT-EU of
an additional EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion
in 2022, of which 30 % will be allocated to
the ESF +; recalls that the REACT-EU
resources shall support job creation and
quality employment, in particular for
people in vulnerable situations, as well as
support social systems contributing to
social inclusion, anti-discrimination and
poverty eradication measures, with a
particular focus on child poverty and
enhance equal access to social services of
general interest, including for children,
the elderly, persons with disabilities,
ethnic minorities and the homeless;

Or. en
Amendment 35
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4

Draft opinion
Amendment
4.
Welcomes the Commission
4.
Welcomes the Commission
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
the Member States to achieve high
the Member States to achieve high
employment levels, adequate social
employment levels, particularly creating
protection and a skilled and resilient
better opportunities for young people,
workforce ready for the transition to a
adequate social protection and a skilled and
green and digital economy; welcomes the
resilient workforce ready for the transition
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
to a green and digital economy; welcomes
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
the transfer from REACT-EU of an
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
additional EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in
2022, of which 30 % will be allocated to
the ESF +; urges the Member States to
quickly deploy these resources to mitigate
the social impacts of the crisis;

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Or. en
Amendment 36
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4

Draft opinion
Amendment
4.
Welcomes the Commission
4.
Welcomes the Commission
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
the Member States to achieve high
the Member States to foster social
employment levels, adequate social
inclusion, fight against poverty, achieve
protection and a skilled and resilient
high levels of quality employment,
workforce ready for the transition to a
adequate social protection and a skilled and
green and digital economy; welcomes the
resilient workforce ready for the transition
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
to a green and digital economy; welcomes
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
the transfer from REACT-EU of an
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
additional EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in
2022, of which 30 % will be allocated to
the ESF +;
Or. en
Amendment 37
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4

Draft opinion
Amendment
4.
Welcomes the Commission
4.
Takes note of the Commission
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
proposal to allocate EUR 13 ,173 5 billion
in 2022 to the ESF+; highlights that the
in 2022 to the ESF+, and regrets the lack
ESF+ must play a key role in supporting
of ambition; states that the growing
the Member States to achieve high
precarisation, the alarming poverty
employment levels, adequate social
figures, including in-work and child
protection and a skilled and resilient
poverty, the worrying unemployment
workforce ready for the transition to a
level, including the young one, and social
green and digital economy; welcomes the
exclusion, and the persistent
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
discrimination problems need a more
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
ambitious budgetary answer; highlights
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
that the ESF+ can play a key role in
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supporting the Member States to tackle the
mentioned problems
; welcomes the
transfer from REACT-EU of an additional
EUR 10,8 billion to cohesion in 2022, of
which 30 % will be allocated to the ESF +;
Or. en
Amendment 38
Alex Agius Saliba, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
4a.
Recalls that implementation of the
European Pillar of Social Rights and the
Action Plan to implement the 20
principles of the EPSR will help to
address the challenges facing Europe
such as digitalisation, green transition
and demographic change and will help
alleviate the negative effects of the
COVID-19 pandemic on health,
employment, social and economic aspects;
stresses that adequate resources should be
allocated to fund the implementation of
the Action Plan and until the economic
effects of the pandemic are visible be
complemented by the General Escape
Clause supported by coherent ECB
policies, as well as Stability and Growth
pact that aim at an overall well-being of
people, labour market inclusiveness, and

worker’s protection;
Or. en
Amendment 39
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)

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Draft opinion
Amendment
4a.
Expresses its concern at the low
take-up of EU funds and programmes;
considers that it can be significantly
leveraged if support is stepped up for
public structures providing technical
assistance, and if co-funding rates were
increased and if public investment
financed by EU funds and programmes
was excluded from budget deficit criteria;

Or. en
Amendment 40
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
4b.
Reiterates  that the  Recovery  and
Resilience Facility (RRF) must contribute
to implementation of the European Pillar
of  Social  Rights,  in  order  to  create  stable
quality jobs, social cohesion and inclusion
and  stresses  that  social  objectives  should
be mainstreamed in all relevant legislation
and  regulations  and  implementing  plans
linked  to  Next  Generation  EU; stresses
that  the  reforms  from  the  national  plans
should be in line with the Porto objectives
and  with  the  European  Pillar  of  Social
Rights and that the Member States should
increase investments in area of the social
dimension in line with their social reforms
in the labour market, education and skills,
social  protection  and  social  housing,  in
particular  in  those MS  where  there  is  an
increased need for social measures within
the CSRs;

Or. en
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Amendment 41
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
4c.
Recalls that social dialogue and
social partners must be a cornerstone of
the Recovery Plan and contribute to the
implementation of the EPSR, both at
national and EU level, and be
systematically involved in the design,
implementation and monitoring of
national and European Recovery and
Resilient Plans; Calls on all the Member
States to invest at least 0.25% of ESF+
resources under shared management in
each programme for the capacity building
of social partners and civil society
organisations, including in the form of
training, networking measures, and
strengthening of the social dialogue, and
to activities jointly undertaken by the
social partners in the delivery of
employment, education and social
inclusion policies;

Or. en
Amendment 42
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5

Draft opinion
Amendment
5.
Recalls the obligation by Member
5.
Calls on Member States and the
States with a higher share than the average
Commission to make combating youth
Union rate of young people not in
unemployment a priority, in particular as
employment, education or training to
part of the European recovery effort and
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
to make full use of financial instruments
resources to implement the Youth
such as the Youth Guarantee (YG); recalls
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Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
the obligation by Member States with a
make the best use of the directly managed
higher share than the average Union rate of
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
young people not in employment,
Social Innovation strand for investment in
education or training to allocate at least
social innovation and for stimulating
12,5 % of their ESF+ resources to
labour mobility;
implement the Youth Guarantee;
encourages all Member States, not only
those that are most affected by youth
unemployment, to continue to invest
sufficient ESF+ resources in measures to
support youth employment and allocate at
least 12,5 % of their ESF+ resources
under shared management to targeted
actions and structural reforms to support
quality youth employment; 
calls on the
Members States to make the best use of the
directly managed strand of the ESF+, the
Employment and Social Innovation strand
for investment in social innovation and for
stimulating labour mobility;
Or. en
Amendment 43
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5

Draft opinion
Amendment
5.
Recalls the obligation by Member
5.
Recalls the obligation by Member
States with a higher share than the average
States with a higher share than the average
Union rate of young people not in
Union rate of young people not in
employment, education or training to
employment, education or training to
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
resources to implement the Youth
resources to implement the Youth
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
make the best use of the directly managed
make the best use of the directly managed
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
Social Innovation strand for investment in
Social Innovation strand for investment in
social innovation and for stimulating
social innovation and for supporting labour
labour mobility;
mobility but also preventing brain drain
from certain Member States, remote or
rural areas;

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Or. en
Amendment 44
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5

Draft opinion
Amendment
5.
Recalls the obligation by Member
5.
Welcomes the Youth Employment
States with a higher share than the average
Support Package, particularly the
Union rate of young people not in
reinforced Youth Guarantee and stresses
employment, education or training to
the need for Member States to implement
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
this by investing relevant EU funds
resources to implement the Youth
available for their education, training,
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
upskilling and employment; Recalls the
make the best use of the directly managed
obligation for all Member States to
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
allocate an appropriate amount of their
Social Innovation strand for investment in
ESF + resources to targeted actions to
social innovation and for stimulating
implement the Youth Guarantee and for
labour mobility;
Member States with a higher share than the
average Union rate of young people not in
employment, education or training to
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
resources to implement the Youth
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
make the best use of the directly managed
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
Social Innovation strand for investment in
social innovation and for stimulating
labour mobility;
Or. en
Amendment 45
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5

Draft opinion
Amendment
5.
Recalls the obligation by Member
5.
Recalls the obligation by all
States with a higher share than the average
Member States to use the Youth
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Union rate of young people not in
Guarantee, especially those with a higher
employment, education or training to
share than the average Union rate of young
allocate at least 12,5 % of their ESF+
people not in employment, education or
resources to implement the Youth
training to allocate at least 12,5 % of their
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
ESF+ resources to implement the Youth
make the best use of the directly managed
Guarantee; calls on the Members States to
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
make the best use of the directly managed
Social Innovation strand for investment in
strand of the ESF+, the Employment and
social innovation and for stimulating
Social Innovation strand for investment in
labour mobility;
social innovation and for stimulating
labour mobility;
Or. en
Amendment 46
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6

Draft opinion
Amendment
6.
Recalls that Member States with a
6.
Deplores the fact that more than a
level of child poverty above the Union
quarter of all children in the EU are at
average should use at least 5 % of their
risk of poverty or social exclusion;
ESF+ resources to address this issue,
stresses that, in the context of recovery
whereas all other Member States must
from the COVID-19 outbreak, tackling
allocate an appropriate amount of their
child poverty will become even more
ESF+ resources to targeted actions to
important in the coming years; recalls that
combat child poverty in view of supporting
Member States with a level of child
the implementation of the Child Guarantee;
poverty above the Union average should
use at least 5 % of their ESF+ resources to
address this issue, whereas all other
Member States must allocate an
appropriate amount of their ESF+
resources to targeted actions to combat
child poverty in view of supporting the
implementation of the Child Guarantee;
recalls its call on the Commission to
allocate EUR 20 billion of fresh money to
European Child Guarantee in the period
2021-2027 out of which at least 3 billion
must be made available in the year 2022;

Or. en
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Amendment 47
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6

Draft opinion
Amendment
6.
Recalls that Member States with a
6.
Recalls that Member States should
level of child poverty above the Union
use the ESF+ resources to efficiently tackle
average should use at least 5 % of their
child poverty and support targeted actions
ESF+ resources to address this issue,
to combat child poverty in view of
whereas all other Member States must
supporting the implementation of the Child
allocate an appropriate amount of their
Guarantee;
ESF+ resources to targeted actions to
combat child poverty in view of supporting
the implementation of the Child Guarantee;
Or. en
Amendment 48
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6

Draft opinion
Amendment
6.
Recalls that Member States with a
6.
Welcomes the adopted European
level of child poverty above the Union
Child Guarantee aimed at ensuring that
average should use at least 5 % of their
every child in Europe at risk of poverty or
ESF+ resources to address this issue,
social exclusion has access to free
whereas all other Member States must
healthcare, education, early childhood
allocate an appropriate amount of their
education and care as well as decent
ESF+ resources to targeted actions to
housing and adequate nutrition; Recalls
combat child poverty in view of supporting
that Member States with a level of child
the implementation of the Child Guarantee;
poverty above the Union average should
use at least 5 % of their ESF+ resources to
address this issue, whereas all other
Member States must allocate an
appropriate amount of their ESF+
resources to targeted actions to combat
child poverty in view of supporting the
implementation of the Child Guarantee;
highlights, in this regard, the importance
of Member States’ investment of EU
funds in combatting child poverty  and

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social exclusion;
Or. en
Amendment 49
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6

Draft opinion
Amendment
6.
Recalls that Member States with a
6.
Recalls that Member States with a
level of child poverty above the Union
level of child poverty above the Union
average should use at least 5 % of their
average should use at least 5 % of their
ESF+ resources to address this issue,
ESF+ resources to address this issue,
whereas all other Member States must
whereas all other Member States must
allocate an appropriate amount of their
allocate an appropriate amount of their
ESF+ resources to targeted actions to
ESF+ resources to targeted actions to
combat child poverty in view of supporting
combat child poverty in view of supporting
the implementation of the Child Guarantee;
the implementation of the Child Guarantee;
strongly encourages Member States to go
beyond the minimum requirements of the
ESF+, in view of the persistently high
levels of child poverty and social
exclusion throughout the Union;

Or. en
Amendment 50
Radan Kanev

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
temporary, one-off support to displaced
another job as rapidly as possible in major
workers and self-employed persons to
restructuring events, in particular those
adapt to structural change and return to
caused by important changes in trade
employment as rapidly as possible in major
relations of the Union or the composition
restructuring events, in particular those
of the internal market, the transition to a
caused by significant changes in the trade
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
relations of the Union or the composition
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of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of the internal market and financial or
the importance of the revised application
economic crisis, the transition to a low-
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
carbon economy or as a consequence of
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
digitisation or automation; Underlines the
threshold of workers made redundant or
importance of the revised application
of self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
threshold of job displacement from 500 to
200;
Or. en
Amendment 51
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
another job as rapidly as possible in major
another job as rapidly as possible in major
restructuring events, in particular those
restructuring events, in particular those
caused by important changes in trade
caused by important changes in trade
relations of the Union or the composition
relations of the Union or the composition
of the internal market, the transition to a
of the internal market, the transition to a
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
the importance of the revised application
the importance of the revised application
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
threshold of workers made redundant or of
threshold of workers made redundant or of
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
recalls that the support from EGF should
be gradually accessible to all companies
including SMEs;

Or. en
Amendment 52
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

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Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF offers ex-post
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
one-off assistance to dismissed workers to
another job as rapidly as possible in major
find another job as rapidly as possible in
restructuring events, in particular those
major restructuring events, in particular
caused by important changes in trade
those caused by important changes in trade
relations of the Union or the composition
relations of the Union or the composition
of the internal market, the transition to a
of the internal market, the transition to a
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
the importance of the revised application
the importance of the simplified
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
application requirements and revised
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
eligibility criteria in the EGF Regulation,
threshold of workers made redundant or of
lowering the minimum threshold of
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
workers made redundant or of self-
employed persons from 500 to 200; calls
on Member States to make use of the
opportunities provided by EGF in case of
major restructuring events;

Or. en
Amendment 53
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
off assistance to displaced workers to find
another job as rapidly as possible in major
another job as rapidly as possible in major
restructuring events, in particular those
restructuring events, in particular those
caused by important changes in trade
caused by important changes in trade
relations of the Union or the composition
relations of the Union or the composition
of the internal market, the transition to a
of the internal market, the transition to a
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
the importance of the revised application
the importance of the revised application
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
threshold of workers made redundant or of
threshold of workers made redundant or of
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
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Or. en
Amendment 54
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
direct one-off assistance to workers who
another job as rapidly as possible in major
have been made redundant to find another
restructuring events, in particular those
job in a sustainable and future-oriented
caused by important changes in trade
sector as rapidly as possible in major
relations of the Union or the composition
restructuring events, in particular those
of the internal market, the transition to a
caused by important changes in trade
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
relations of the Union or the composition
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of the internal market, the transition to a
the importance of the revised application
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
of digitisation or automation; Highlights
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
that the EGF will provide training
threshold of workers made redundant or of
packages to include skills required in the
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
digital industrial age as well as in a
resource-efficient economy; 
Underlines
the importance of the revised application
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
threshold of workers made redundant or of
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
Or. en
Amendment 55
Margarita de la Pisa Carrión

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7

Draft opinion
Amendment
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
7.
Recalls that the EGF will offer one-
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
off assistance to dismissed workers to find
another job as rapidly as possible in major
another job as rapidly as possible in major
restructuring events, in particular those
restructuring events, in particular those
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caused by important changes in trade
caused by important changes in trade
relations of the Union or the composition
relations of the Union or the composition
of the internal market, the transition to a
of the internal market, the transition to a
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
low-carbon economy or as a consequence
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
of digitisation or automation; Underlines
the importance of the revised application
the importance of the revised application
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
requirements and eligibility criteria in the
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
EGF Regulation, lowering the minimum
threshold of workers made redundant or of
threshold of workers made redundant or of
self-employed persons from 500 to 200;
self-employed persons from 500 to 50;
Or. en
Amendment 56
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
7a.
Recalls the important role the
revised European Globalisation
Adjustment Fund for displaced workers
(EGF) can play in supporting and
reskilling workers made redundant as a
result of the economic impacts of the
COVID-19 crisis; believes Member States
should make use of the Fund and widely
disseminate information on the
possibilities for support to workers and
their representatives;

Or. en
Amendment 57
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8

Draft opinion
Amendment
8.
Takes note that the level of EGF
8.
Takes note that the level of EGF
commitment appropriations in reserve for
commitment appropriations in reserve for
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2022 is set at EUR 201,3 million (+2%
2022 is set at EUR 201,3 million (+2%
compared to 2021), corresponding to the
compared to 2021), corresponding to the
maximum annual amount envelope of EUR
maximum annual amount envelope of EUR
186 million (2018 prices) available in
186 million (2018 prices) available in
accordance with Article 8 of the MFF
accordance with Article 8 of the MFF
Regulation;
Regulation; Welcomes the alignment of
the co-financing rate with the ESF+.

Or. en
Amendment 58
Sandra Pereira, Leila Chaibi

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
8a.
Regrets the fact the annual
budgetary answer is financial constrained
by a Multiannual Financial Framework
that is far from being the adequate
financial answer to the population and

workers’ needs;
Or. en
Amendment 59
Radan Kanev

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9

Draft opinion
Amendment
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
9.
Recalls  that  the  JTF  provides
support for territories and people facing
support to  the  people,  economies  and
socio-economic and employment
environment  of territories  facing serious
challenges deriving from the transition
socio-economic 
and 
employment
process towards a climate neutral economy
challenges  deriving  from  the  transition
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
process  towards the  Union’s  2030  targets
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
for  energy  and  climate  and a  climate-
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
neutral  economy  of  the  Union  by  2050;
broadening of its scope to address the
takes 
note 
of 
the 
Commission
social aspects of the transition, in particular
appropriations  in  2022  of  EUR  1  159,749
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support to jobseekers, including job search
million;  Highlights  the  broadening  of  its
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
scope  to  address  the  social  aspects  of  the
their active inclusion into the labour
transition, 
in 
particular 
support 
to
market as well as investments in smart and
jobseekers, including job search assistance,
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
upskilling  and  reskilling  and  their  active
areas of education and social inclusion,
inclusion into the labour market as well as
including investments in infrastructure for
investments  in  smart  and  sustainable
the purposes of training centres, child- and
mobility,  other  activities  in  the  areas  of
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
education, training  and  labour  market
support investments in large enterprises in
adaptation with a specific accent on green
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
and  digital  employment
and  social
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
inclusion, 
including 
investments 
in
for job creation in the identified territory;
infrastructure  for  the  purposes  of  training
centres, child- and elderly-care facilities and
the  possibility  to  support  investments  in
large enterprises in ’assisted areas’ pursuant
to  regional  State  aid  guidelines,  if  such
support is necessary for job creation in the
identified territory;
Or. en
Amendment 60
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9

Draft opinion
Amendment
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
support for territories and people facing
support for territories and people facing
socio-economic and employment
socio-economic and employment
challenges deriving from the transition
challenges deriving from the transition
process towards a climate neutral economy
process towards a climate neutral economy
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
broadening of its scope to address the
broadening of its scope to address the
social aspects of the transition, in particular
social aspects of the transition, in particular
support to jobseekers, including job search
support to jobseekers, including job search
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
their active inclusion into the labour
their active inclusion into the labour
market as well as investments in smart and
market as well as investments in smart and
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
areas of education and social inclusion,
areas of education and social inclusion,
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including investments in infrastructure for
including investments in infrastructure for
the purposes of training centres, child- and
the purposes of training centres, child-,
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
elderly- and disabilitycare facilities and
support investments in large enterprises in
the possibility to support investments in
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
large enterprises in ’assisted areas’
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
pursuant to regional State aid guidelines, if
for job creation in the identified territory;
such support is necessary for job creation
in the identified territory;
Or. en
Amendment 61
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9

Draft opinion
Amendment
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
support for territories and people facing
support for territories and people facing
socio-economic and employment
socio-economic and employment
challenges deriving from the transition
challenges deriving from the transition
process towards a climate neutral economy
process towards a climate neutral economy
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
of the Union by 2050; highlights that the
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
JTF must focus on the needs of
EUR 1 159,749; Highlights the broadening
individuals and social well-being and lead
of its scope to address the social aspects of
to social sustainability by supporting the
the transition, in particular support to
creation of quality and sustainable jobs,
jobseekers, including job search assistance,
reskilling of workers, and creating social
upskilling and reskilling and their active
infrastructure so no one is left behind;
inclusion into the labour market as well as
takes note of the Commission
investments in smart and sustainable
appropriations in 2022 of EUR 1 159,749
mobility, other activities in the areas of
million; Highlights the broadening of its
education and social inclusion, including
scope to address the social aspects of the
investments in infrastructure for the
transition, in particular support to
purposes of training centres, child- and
jobseekers, including job search assistance,
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
upskilling and reskilling and their active
support investments in large enterprises in
inclusion into the labour market as well as
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
investments in smart and sustainable
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
mobility, other activities in the areas of
for job creation in the identified territory;
education and social inclusion, including
investments in social infrastructure for the
purposes of training centres, in training
and retraining social service providers,
child- and elderly-care facilities and the
possibility to support investments in large
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enterprises in ’assisted areas’ pursuant to
regional State aid guidelines, if such
support is necessary for quality and
sustainable 
job creation in the identified
territory;
Or. en
Amendment 62
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9

Draft opinion
Amendment
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
support for territories and people facing
support for territories and people facing
socio-economic and employment
socio-economic and employment
challenges deriving from the transition
challenges deriving from the transition
process towards a climate neutral economy
process towards a climate neutral economy
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
broadening of its scope to address the
broadening of its scope to address the
social aspects of the transition, in particular
social aspects of the transition, in particular
support to jobseekers, including job search
support to jobseekers with and without
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
disabilities, and irrespectively of their
their active inclusion into the labour
gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion or
market as well as investments in smart and
belief, sexual orientation, migration status
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
or socioeconomic background, including
areas of education and social inclusion,
job search assistance, upskilling and
including investments in infrastructure for
reskilling and their active inclusion into
the purposes of training centres, child- and
decent and sustainable jobs as well as
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
investments in smart and sustainable
support investments in large enterprises in
mobility, other activities in the areas of
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
inclusive education and social inclusion,
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
including investments in infrastructure for
for job creation in the identified territory;
the purposes of training centres, child- and
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
support sustainable investments pursuant
to regional State aid guidelines, if such
support is necessary for job creation in the
identified territory;
Or. en
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Amendment 63
Beata Szydło
on behalf of the ECR Group
Elżbieta Rafalska, Margarita de la Pisa Carrión
Draft opinion
Paragraph 9

Draft opinion
Amendment
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
9.
Recalls that the JTF provides
support for territories and people facing
support for territories and people facing
socio-economic and employment
socio-economic and employment
challenges deriving from the transition
challenges deriving from the transition
process towards a climate neutral economy
process towards a climate neutral economy
of the Union by 2050; takes note of the
of the Union by 2050; highlights that JTF
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
is a key tool for supporting territories
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
most affected by this transition and plays
broadening of its scope to address the
a key role in preventing an increase in
social aspects of the transition, in particular
regional disparities; takes note of the
support to jobseekers, including job search
Commission appropriations in 2022 of
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
EUR 1 159,749 million; Highlights the
their active inclusion into the labour
broadening of its scope to address the
market as well as investments in smart and
social aspects of the transition, in particular
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
support to jobseekers, including job search
areas of education and social inclusion,
assistance, upskilling and reskilling and
including investments in infrastructure for
their active inclusion into the labour
the purposes of training centres, child- and
market as well as investments in smart and
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
sustainable mobility, other activities in the
support investments in large enterprises in
areas of education and social inclusion,
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
including investments in infrastructure for
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
the purposes of training centres, child- and
for job creation in the identified territory;
elderly-care facilities and the possibility to
support investments in large enterprises in
’assisted areas’ pursuant to regional State
aid guidelines, if such support is necessary
for job creation in the identified territory;
Or. en
Amendment 64
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10

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Draft opinion
Amendment
10.
Recalls that the Fund for European
10.
Recalls that the Fund for European
Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has
Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has
been integrated in ESF+ and that, in 2022,
been integrated in ESF+ and welcomes
at least 3 % of the ESF+ budget shall be
that, in 2022, at least 3 % of the ESF+
spent on food aid and basic material
budget shall be spent on food aid and basic
assistance for the most deprived persons,
material assistance, together with
with a co-financing rate of 90%;
accompanying measures for the most
deprived persons, with a co-financing rate
of 90% since the current crisis hits the
most deprived the hardest;

Or. en
Amendment 65
Alex Agius Saliba, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10a.
Acknowledges that the EU
Member States are projected to reach
their pre-crisis level of quarterly output by
the end of 2022; warns that for the
recovery to be sustainable, it is essential
that quality jobs are created also for the
medium and low skilled workers and
especially for women, as it has been
shown that they are essential for the
resilience of our societies and economies,
that the wealth distribution is fairer and
more equal and that increases of income
and consumer spending
capacity/purchase power for the lower
earners are also consolidated;

Or. en
Amendment 66
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

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Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 b (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10b.
Recalls that women are more
widely affected by the pandemic in terms
of health risks, pre-existing employment
inequalities and care responsibilities and
strongly promotes gender responsive
budgeting and increased funding to
support measures for the promotion of
equality and equal access to the labour
and to have comprehensive systems to
monitor and measure gender budget
allocations; acknowledges that most of the
sectors which have been hardest hit by the
COVID-19 crisis were feminised and
essential sectors, many of which have
precarious working conditions, and that
special efforts should be made during the
recovery period to improve employment
conditions in those sectors;

Or. en
Amendment 67
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 c (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10c.
Calls  on  the  Commission  and the
Member  States  to  agree  on  a  quality  job
creation  target  with  a  tracker  system  on
public investments at all levels, including a
dedicated  section  on  green  jobs,  digital
jobs  and  gender  perspective  and  on  a
systems  of  quality  and  green  job  creation
conditionalities  for  companies  accessing
public funds; stresses that if the EU wants
to  lead  global  sustainable  recovery,
millions  of  well-paying  jobs  must  be
created,  including  for  medium  and  low
skilled  workers,  so  that  everyone  has  the

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opportunity  to  contribute  to  the  common
project;  insists  that  more  investment  is
needed  in  research  and  innovation,  zero-
carbon technologies;

Or. en
Amendment 68
Alex Agius Saliba, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 d (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10d.
Highlights that addressing the
socio-economic dimension of
environmental policy and climate action
not only constitutes basic fairness, but
also creates opportunities to realise
broader wellbeing gains for all and create
virtuous circles rather than negative
feedback loops; believes that, if well
designed, green and digital investments
have a great potential for quality job
creation and reduction of inequalities and
that the transition to a new distribution of
care needs to be added; demands that, in
order to achieve this potential, social
conditionalities are attached to companies
accessing RRF funds for green and
digital investments, in the form of quality
job creation targets and collective
agreement coverage;

Or. en
Amendment 69
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 e (new)

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Draft opinion
Amendment
10e.
Demands the Commission and the
Member States to ensure a fair distribution
of the benefits and profits of the green and
digital investments, and that this aspect is
also monitored in the scoreboard, in order
to  ensure  that  they  benefit  the  most
vulnerable  communities  and  regions  and
the most affected by climate change as well
as  the  gender  impact;  stresses  that  the
expected social return of green and digital
investments  should  be  defined  ex  ante  in
the  NRRPs  in  order  to  ensure  the
maximum impact;

Or. en
Amendment 70
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 f (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10f.
Calls on the Member States for the
greater  mobilisation of  ESF+  and  Just
Transition  Fund  (JTF)  resources  and  to
combine  them  with  national  and  local
investment  in  order  to  tackle  social
exclusion,  energy  poverty,  and  material
deprivation,  to  effectively  counter  the
digital gap and digital exclusion, especially
in  rural  areas  and  among  the  young,  the
elderly and persons with disabilities, and to
secure  access  to  digital  tools  and
programmes 

and 
to 
affordable
communication infrastructures;
Or. en
Amendment 71
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

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Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 g (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
10g.
Recalls  that COVID-19  pandemic
has once again exposed the lack of policy
responses  to  the  impact  of  demographic
change  in  the  EU,  such  as  the  lack  of
adequate  and  affordable  housing,  quality
care  facilities  and  sufficient  care  and
support  services;  stresses  that  the  budget
2022  should  underline  the  importance  of
safeguarding and promoting the dignity of
the elderly and their fundamental rights in
the  EU;  calls,  furthermore,  for  sufficient
funding to support investment in housing
in  order  to  tackle  effectively  the  growing
problems of a lack of affordable housing,
poor 

housing 
conditions, 
housing
exclusion and homelessness;
Or. en
Amendment 72
Miriam Lexmann

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11

Draft opinion
Amendment
11.
Insists on the importance of
11.
Insists on the importance of
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
welcomes in this regard the Commission
welcomes in this regard the Commission
Communication on the performance
Communication on the performance
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF;
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF;
stresses that in order to deliver true value
stresses that in order to deliver true value
for money for EU citizens, the focus
for money for EU citizens, the focus
should be put on evidence-based
should be put on evidence-based and
policymaking;
future-proof policymaking;
Or. en
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Amendment 73
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11

Draft opinion
Amendment
11.
Insists  on  the  importance  of
11.
Insists on the importance of
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
welcomes  in  this  regard  the  Commission
welcomes in this regard the Commission
Communication 
on 
the 
performance
Communication on the performance
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF; stresses
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF;
that in order to deliver true value for money
stresses that in order to deliver true value
for EU citizens, the focus should be put on
for money for the people in the EU, the
evidence-based policymaking;
focus should be put on evidence-based
policymaking; to this end, considers it
important to involve social partners and
civil society organisations into the
monitoring and evaluation of
programmes;

Or. en
Amendment 74
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11

Draft opinion
Amendment
11.
Insists on the importance of
11.
Insists on the importance of
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
budgetary accountability and prioritisation;
welcomes in this regard the Commission
welcomes in this regard the Commission
Communication on the performance
Communication on the performance
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF;
framework for the 2021-2027 MFF;
stresses that in order to deliver true value
stresses that in order to deliver true value
for money for EU citizens, the focus
for money for EU citizens, the focus
should be put on evidence-based
should be put on evidence-based
policymaking;
policymaking; recalls that gender
budgeting is key to ensure a sustainable,
just and inclusive economy.

Or. en
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Amendment 75
Samira Rafaela

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
11a.
Strongly believes that gender and
disability inclusive budgeting must be
mainstreamed in the 2022 general budget
to better align policies and activities that
promote the equal participation of women
and people with disabilities in the labour
market and to have comprehensive
systems to monitor and measure such
budgetary allocations in line with the

EU’s commitments under the European
Gender Equality and Disability Rights
Strategies and the UNCRPD;

Or. en
Amendment 76
Margarita de la Pisa Carrión

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
11a.
Recalls that it is important that
local administrations are able to receive
and manage a significant part of EU
funds, as they are the public entities
closest to European citizens;

Or. en
Amendment 77
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12

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Draft opinion
Amendment
12.
Stresses that pilot projects (PPs)
12.
Stresses that pilot projects (PPs)
and preparatory actions (PAs) are
and preparatory actions (PAs) are
important tools to test new policy
important tools to test new policy
initiatives in the fields of employment and
initiatives in the fields of employment and
social inclusion, including through data
social inclusion, including through data
collection; recalls that the assessment of
collection that has already translated into
their implementability is formally anchored
a number of successful initiatives; recalls
in the Interinstitutional agreement of 2
that the assessment of their
December 2013 and in practice, is meant to
implementability is formally anchored in
ensure that Parliament adopts PPs/PAs that
the Interinstitutional agreement of 2
are legally and technically implementable;
December 2013 and in practice, is meant to
highlights, therefore, that the evaluation
ensure that Parliament adopts PPs/PAs that
must be thorough and detailed and that the
are legally and technically implementable;
grade given must reflect only the merit of
highlights, therefore, that the evaluation
the proposal; also points out that the
must be thoroughdetailed and objective
implementation of an adopted PP/PA must
and that the grade given must reflect only
remain faithful to the proposal;
the merit of the proposal; also points out
that the implementation of an adopted
PP/PA must remain transparent and in
line with their adopted objectives and
recommendations of 
the proposal;
Or. en
Amendment 78
Katrin Langensiepen

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12

Draft opinion
Amendment
12.
Stresses that pilot projects (PPs)
12.
Stresses that pilot projects (PPs)
and preparatory actions (PAs) are
and preparatory actions (PAs) are
important tools to test new policy
important tools to test new policy
initiatives in the fields of employment and
initiatives in the fields of employment,
social inclusion, including through data
social inclusion and inclusive equality,
collection; recalls that the assessment of
including through data collection; recalls
their implementability is formally anchored
that the assessment of their
in the Interinstitutional agreement of 2
implementability is formally anchored in
December 2013 and in practice, is meant to
the Interinstitutional agreement of 2
ensure that Parliament adopts PPs/PAs that
December 2013 and in practice, is meant to
are legally and technically implementable;
ensure that Parliament adopts PPs/PAs that
highlights, therefore, that the evaluation
are legally and technically implementable;
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must be thorough and detailed and that the
highlights, therefore, that the evaluation
grade given must reflect only the merit of
must be thorough and detailed, as well as
the proposal; also points out that the
transparent and objective and that the
implementation of an adopted PP/PA must
grade given must reflect only the merit of
remain faithful to the proposal;
the proposal; also points out that the
implementation of an adopted PP/PA must
remain faithful to the proposal; Calls on
the European Commission to establish
direct communication and exchanges with
the European Parliament in order to
ensure reasonable evaluations of the
PP/PA;

Or. en
Amendment 79
Radan Kanev

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13

Draft opinion
Amendment
13.
Recalls that the agencies play an
13.
Recalls  that  the  agencies
and
important role in providing Union
especially the ELA play an important role in
institutions and countries with specialised
providing  Union  institutions  and  countries
knowledge notably on employment and
with  specialised  knowledge  notably  on
social issues; stresses that they must be
employment 
and 
social 
issues
and
given the necessary resources to fulfil their
facilitating  fair  labour  mobility;  stresses
tasks which are evolving.
that  they  must  be  given  the  necessary
resources  to  fulfil  their  tasks  which  are
evolving.
Or. en
Amendment 80
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13

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Draft opinion
Amendment
13.
Recalls that the agencies play an
13.
Recalls that the agencies play an
important role in providing Union
important role in providing Union
institutions and countries with specialised
institutions and the Member States with
knowledge notably on employment and
specialised knowledge and expertise
social issues; stresses that they must be
notably on employment and social issues;
given the necessary resources to fulfil their
stresses that they must be given the
tasks which are evolving.
necessary resources to fulfil their tasks
which are constantly evolving; insists, in
particular, on a proper staffing and
financing of the new European Labour
Authority in accordance with the
financial statement;

Or. en
Amendment 81
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13 a (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
13a.
Stresses that adequate financial
means should be made available to ensure
the correct and ambitious application and
enforcement of occupational safety and
health strategic framework; to this end
calls for an increased funding for EU-
OSHA to cope with the new challenges
and to fulfil the new tasks; reiterates that
labour inspectorates should be strongly
involved, both in enforcement of OSH
measures aimed at preventing Covid-19
infection as well as in developing
guidance and assistance to employers and
workers and that particular attention
should be given to high-risk sectors, such
as healthcare, services, education and
transport;

Or. en
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Amendment 82
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13 b (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
13b.
Stresses that during the pandemic
there is a significant risk of suffering
mental health problems and poor mental
well-being that would be exacerbated by
both job loss and job insecurity and is of
the opinion that people will need extra
support in getting back to normal and in
coping with the issues brought on by the
pandemic and calls on the Member States
to pay attention to ways of mitigating
mental health risks in the case of further
waves of the Covid-19;

Or. en
Amendment 83
Alex Agius Saliba, Aurore Lalucq, Milan Brglez, Alicia Homs Ginel

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13 c (new)

Draft opinion
Amendment
13c.
Recalls that the transition to a
digital economy, which delivers for decent
working conditions and fully respect
labour rights, will require investments to
adapt industrial production facilities,
improve related infrastructures,
connectivity, network security, and the
future organisation of work, as well as
investment in new ways to deliver social
and organisational support to workers;
calls in this regard for adequate resources
to ensure the right to disconnect for all
workers in the EU as well as adequate
teleworking conditions including psycho-
social and ergonomic rules;

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Or. en
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