The 20th NAT commission meeting will take place on Thursday 23 November 2023 at the European Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels room JDE 52.
This meeting will be fully on-site. The public can follow the meeting in the listening room JDE53.
For security reasons you need contact the NAT secretariat at the latest on the 21 November 2023 if you wish to participate in person (please indicate your email address, Id or passport number and nationality).
This meeting is also being webstreamed.
All meeting documents are available through the CoR Members' Portal.
The following opinions will be discussed:
On 5 July 2023, the European Commission adopted its proposals for a Regulation on plants obtained through new genomic techniques (NGT Regulation) and a Regulation on the reform of the rules governing the production and movement of plant reproductive material (PRM Regulation). The two legislative proposals have as their stated common objectives the development of improved plant varieties that require less fertiliser and pesticides and are better adapted to climate change.
Mieczysław STRUK (PL/EPP)
The COVID-19 pandemic, Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the climate crisis, and other societal and economic pressures, have exacerbated the already poor levels of mental health in Europe. Before 2019, one in six Europeans suffered from mental health issues. The new Eurobarometer, published for the World Mental Health Day, highlights that almost half of respondents experienced an emotional or psychosocial problem, such as feeling depressed or anxious, in the past twelve months. There is no health without mental health and the EU citizens expect more from their healthcare services, their communities and the European Health Union.
On 7 June 2023, the Commission adopted the communication on a comprehensive approach to mental health. The communication has 20 flagship initiatives, identifies €1.23 billion in funding opportunities and has a focus on addressing vulnerable groups, such as children, young people, migrants and refugees.
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