Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy I

Submitted by: Julie Terng (NL), Manou Visser (NL), Nout Faber (NL), Riekje in ‘t Veld (NL), Senno Evers (NL), Youri van der Worp (NL), Yutaro Yamamoto (NL), Hermione Ysabelle Buensuceso (Chairperson, IT)

The European Youth Parliament,

  1. Emphasising that millions of jobs risk to be replaced as a result of the automation of 20% of EU labour,
  2. Bearing in mind that the public opinion is concerned and against the prospect of automation, which may hinder the automation process, decreasing the industrial sector’s competitiveness, 
  3. Noting the lack of national and international legal framework regulating artificial intelligence  and automation,
  4. Acknowledging that some Member States are not able to provide financial aid to implement automation,
  5. Deeply alarmed by  the lack of the specific skill sets and education required by the jobs created by automation,
  6. Noting with regret how robots and the process of automation damage workers rights, such as living wages, safety and well-being,
  1. Urges the European Commission to control the quality of AI and automation technology by implementing regulations about their maintenance;
  2. Encourages the Council of the EU to approve the AI Act by accelerating the legislative process;
  3. Suggests the EU industries assist the workers who have been displaced or fired by the effects of automation by utilising the capital from the economic growth gained from automation;
  4. Encourages Member States to reskill and educate their citizens to allow them to adapt to changing working environments, by introducing accessible online learning environments like KhanAcademy to schools and universities;
  5. Calls upon Member States to improve their database collection on robot density1 in the EU;
  6. Requests Member States to gain public support in favour of automation by raising awareness and educating the public about its positive effects
  7. Urges the European Commission to enhance working conditions, wages and safety by updating and expanding the relevant regulations on workers’ rights;
  8. Encourages the European Commission to enhance the EU’s industrial sector’s global competitiveness by further supporting innovation through Horizon Europe.
  1.  The robot density is a measurement that tracks the number of robots per 10,000 workers in an industry.