Esmaspäev, 26 Märts 2018 19:00
Eesti Elu / Estonian Life Online
Ottawa – European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen will represent the European Union at the 2018 G7 Employment and Innovation Ministerial Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Montreal, Canada on 27 and 28 March, will be an occasion to discuss how G7 economies prepare for the jobs of the future. G7 Employment Ministers will discuss key topics such as the importance of partnerships with private sector, inclusive growth and supporting workers through transitions.
Vice-President Ansip is co-chairing on Tuesday the session on artificial intelligence. He will give a speech on the importance of creating the right conditions for the development and use of AI. The Vice-President and Commissioner Thyssen will both speak on Wednesday in the joint session of Innovation and Employment Ministers focussing on the impact of transformative technologies on the labour market, the role of industry in supporting workers and policies and programmes for the jobs of the future. Commissioner Thyssen will formally present the European perspective on inclusive growth, stressing the importance of investing in people, a principle that is at the heart of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Representatives of social partners, engagement groups (Women7 and Youth7) and heads of International Labour Organization (ILO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will also contribute to the working sessions of the meeting.
On the sidelines of the event, Vice-President Ansip will meet Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Masaki Ogushi and Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination Masahiko Tominaga as well as Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Commissioner Thyssen will hold bilateral meetings with French Minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud, German Minister of Labour Hubertus Heil and Canadian Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos. Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Thyssen will in addition visit HEC Montréal business school to meet local startups on innovation, skills and youth employment.
"It is good to come to Montreal, a leading hub for artificial intelligence, to discuss how new technologies are transforming our society. G7 countries should play a key role to encourage the use artificial intelligence for good, to improve our daily lives, from treating chronic diseases to reducing fatality rates in traffic accidents. This can only succeed with trust: we need to reaffirm the importance of privacy, transparency and accountability," said Vice-President Ansip.
"EU actions are complemented and reinforced by the work of the G7. Together we are stronger to deal both with opportunities and challenges of the future of work. This is the key to succeed in making our workplaces innovative, competitive but also a safe setting for everyone," said Commissioner Thyssen.
26 March 2018
Pre-G7 Ministerial Meeting: Site visit of Institut d'Entrepreneuriat-HEC Montreal
Location: HEC Montréal, 3000 Chemin Cote-Ste-Catherine
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28-27 March 2018
Event: G7 Ministerial Meeting
Location: Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal
900 Rue de la Gauchetière W.
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