Today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in a paradigm shift in employment patterns. Developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, computerized algorithms, digital technologies and emerging technologies are shaping the future of work.
Digital data systems are enabling intelligent processes to be replicated to an ever greater degree. This development means that the use of robots in social environments has also increased rapidly in Europe over recent years.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the resistance against what is commonly known as “antibiotics” is a increasingly worldwide problem, causing approx. 25,000 deaths annually in the EU and about 700,000 deaths globally. COMECE is involved in efforts to address this problem.
Despite the existence of greater social awareness of this criminal activity and the build-up of expertise in the Member States, two major challenges remain: obtaining better data and fighting new forms of trafficking.