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Committees & Issues - MEP Wels 2022

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

The question of reducing gender bias and modernizing the workspace:

Professionals for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are in great demand. The number of men working in traditionally male-dominated fields like STEM still greatly surpasses the number of women. As these scientific fields become increasingly more important with regards to digitalization, development, healthcare etc.

What measures should be taken to simultaneously promote gender equality in male dominated fields and modernize the workspace? How can gender bias be reduced in the job market?

Preparation: EMPL prep module, EMPL fact file

2 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

The question of online radicalization:

Aiming at increasing engagement and interactions, recommender algorithms on social media platforms such as YouTube are pushing user towards increasingly radical content and unilateral sources of (mis)information (filter bubbles). As a result, conspiracy theories and fake news have increased in popularity. How can the EU counteract this development and promote media pluralism protecting its democracy and political institutions? What measurements should be taken to prevent

Preparation: LIBE prep module, LIBE fact file

3 Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)

The question of sustainable tourism in the light of COVID19 pandemic:

Travel has been restricted and nearly put to a standstill because of the pandemic. Many companies, most notably airlines, have required bail outs and people’s job security has been compromised. Despite having detrimental effects on the entire world, the pandemic reduced the negative effects on the environment created by tourism.

What steps need to be taken to guarantee job security for those employed in the tourism sector? How can the EU ensure sustainable tourism?

Preparation: TRAN prep module, TRAN fact file

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

The question of rising rates of mental illness especially among digital natives:

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on people’s mental health. Rates of mental illnesses such as Depression and Anxiety are at an all-time high, which is not only due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, lockdowns, and social isolation but also due to people ́s fast paced and often overwhelming lifestyles and social media.

How should the EU address the mental health crisis partially caused by the COVID pandemic? How does the social media usage of digital natives factor into the rising mental health issues? What steps should the EU take?

Preparation: ENVI prep module, ENVI fact file