FICIL work group leaders and members who are involved in the position paper writing stage are continuously working on formulating the recommendations and are almost ready to present the first drafts of the position papers, which will be discussed during the work group meetings in July to prepare for upcoming High Council in September. Feel free to comment on the content of the position papers and participate in the work group discussions during July!
Digitalisation work group is planning to hold a meeting on 1 of July to discuss the first draft of the upcoming FICIL position paper on Data, the position paper aims to propose recommendations such as introduction of role of CIO office to ensure centralised policy over data, Centres of Excellence to foster data analysis within public sector and better governance over data policy in the country.
Labour Force and Requalification work group will hold a meeting on 8 of July to discuss the first draft of the FICIL position paper on Labour Force Challenges, the position paper aims to shine light on necessary recommendations and amendments to Labour Law, necessity to centralise governance over requalification policy and need to address issues related to attracting workforce from other countries.
Green Economy Development work group will meet on 5 and 13 July to discuss three different upcoming position paper drafts, on the 5 of July the work group will discuss the new position paper on Circular Economy, that aims to recommend better policy for storing, calculating and re-usage CO2, while also recommending the need to ensure good waste management policy. On 13 of July, work group members will discuss the new position paper on Energy Security and Independence and a position paper on EU’s Green Deal and Latvia’s Green Strategy, both position papers will seek to find solutions to address and propose guidance on the currently pressing issues such as achieving energy independence and Latvia’s green strategy.
Since the last FICIL newsletter sent on May, Tax Policy and Administration work group has met two times – on 31 of May and 7 of June. During the May meeting members discussed ways to increase efficiency of tax administration, while in the June meeting members focused on continuing the discussion about tax aspects in combatting shadow economy.