Europe: Elena Kountoura- a Member of the European Parliament, presented a report on the Data Act in the European Parliament. She stated that the proposals were incorporated in the report on the Data Act that was voted for in the European Parliament.
MEP Elena Kountoura added, “Industrial data can be key to growth, innovation and transformation of all sectors of the European economy, but today their full value remains untapped or concentrated in the hands of a few large companies.”
She added that sufficient answers to the long-standing issues of data access, justice, interoperability and data reuse must be provided to change this.
Elena Kountoura shared that her goal is sustainable mobility to leave no one behind. The transportation system that has developed in recent decades and relies almost entirely on fossil fuels, needs to be redesigned based on the congenital dimension so that it stops ignoring the needs of women who play multifaceted roles in the economy, society and of course, in the family.
“Therefore, in order to ensure high-quality, accessible and affordable public transport for all, a gender-equal approach to transport policy is needed, “said the MEP.
Elena Kountoura presented her speech at the related event, “Overcoming Gender-Based Barriers in Transport and Mobility”, organized at the European Parliament by our Left political group.
MEP Kountoura added that industrial data can be a key factor in the growth, innovation and transformation of all sectors of the European economy, but today its full value remains untapped or concentrated in the hands of a few large companies.
Elena Kountoura added that she change this the long-standing issues of data access, fairness, interoperability and data re-use will need to be adequately addressed. The strong will to empower women and for zero tolerance towards domestic violence should be reflected primarily in institutional decisions, European and national.
She added that the transport system that has developed in recent decades must be redesigned based on the gender dimension, so that it stops ignoring the needs of women who have multifaceted roles in the economy, society and of course in the family.
“In my event at the European Parliament we highlighted the critical issues faced by female breast cancer survivors trying to return to a normal life, but also the need for a European “Right to be Forgotten” that would prevent discrimination and promote equal treatment their, “said the MEP.