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11 Feb 2016

2nd meeting of EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform

Meeting - Belgium, Brussels

The 2nd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform will take place on 11 February 2016 in EESC premises in Brussels. During the meeting, a debate will be held assessing the state of play in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and two reports, prepared by both sides, will be discussed and adopted – on energy policy and on the rule of law, with a focus on fight against corruption. A Joint Declaration will be adopted at the end of the meeting to be forwarded to the EU-Ukraine Association Council, the Association Committee, the Parliamentary Association Committee and other relevant bodies both in Ukraine as well as in the EU.

 

The EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform, established in April 2015, complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. It allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process from the point of view of civil society, and prepare its recommendations to the relevant authorities.

 

The Platform has 15 members on both sides. On the EU side, it is comprised of 9 EESC members and 6 observers from European civil society networks (Eurochambres, BusinessEurope, ETUC, Copa-Cogeca, Cooperatives Europe, EaP Civil Society Forum).

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  • Meeting - Brussels, Belgium

    The 2nd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform will take place on 11 February 2016 in EESC premises in Brussels. During the meeting, a debate will be held assessing the state of play in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and two reports, prepared by both sides, will be discussed and adopted – on energy policy and on the rule of law, with a focus on fight against corruption. A Joint Declaration will be adopted at the end of the meeting to be forwarded to the EU-Ukraine Association Council, the Association Committee, the Parliamentary Association Committee and other relevant bodies both in Ukraine as well as in the EU.

     

    The EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform, established in April 2015, complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. It allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process from the point of view of civil society, and prepare its recommendations to the relevant authorities.

     

    The Platform has 15 members on both sides. On the EU side, it is comprised of 9 EESC members and 6 observers from European civil society networks (Eurochambres, BusinessEurope, ETUC, Copa-Cogeca, Cooperatives Europe, EaP Civil Society Forum).


  • Brussels, Belgium

    EESC's public hearing on the European Citizens Initiative in the context of the ongoing review process. Questions to be tackled: policy areas covered by the ECI and the validation process; the current political limits to participatory democracy on a European level; the role of the EU institutions and Member States in the process and a better defined support.


  • Seminar - EESC, JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium

    The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee is holding a public seminar on “Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity” on Monday, 22 February 2016 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the EESC in Brussels.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    During the meeting, the EEAS representative will provide information about the EU relations with the Republic of Korea. The European Commission will update participants on the implementation of the EU-Korea FTA and its trade and sustainable development chapter. It will also present the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as the preparation of joint projects with Korea. The EU DAG will also have an opportunity to discuss with a Member of the European Parliament the work of the civil society monitoring mechanism in the framework of the EU-Korea FTA. The EU DAG will discuss moreover amendments to its rules of procedure and lessons learned from its first mandate (2012-2015) and will proceed to elect the Chair for the new term. Preparatory discussions will be held in view of the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum due to take place in Brussels, in the second semester of 2016.


  • Public Hearing - EESC, room VMA3 - Rue Van Maerlant2., Brussels, Belgium

    The European Energy Union (EEU) is one of the key priorities of the European Commission. Launched in early 2015, the EEU programme has already resulted in various initiatives. Specifically, the public hearing will – from a stakeholder and expert perspective – be examining whether the governance process underlying the Energy Union programme is inclusive enough and how a wider set of participants may improve governance quality.


  • Better regulation for consumers?
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The 18th edition of the European Consumer Day will be held in Brussels on 10 March 2016.

    We will discuss the Better Regulation initiative, what should be taken into account by the Commission and other institutions in implementing this new strategy and how to make sure that consumers do not lose out.

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    Brussels, Belgium

    From 17 to 19 March 2016, the EESC will welcome more than 130 young people and their teachers from the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) and the five candidate countries for EU accession, for the seventh edition of Your Europe, Your Say! This event will give these young people a chance to see how EESC decision-making works and debate some of the key social and political issues currently faced by Europe.

    This year, young people will debate on migrants in Europe - the topic of Your Europe, Your Say! They will have a chance to speak to policy-makers about better asylum rules and make practical suggestions regarding integration that could be taken up in their own community. 

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    Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum – the civil society dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – will meet for the second time in April 2016.

    Following on from the subject discussed at the first meeting (the management of mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean), the Forum will now focus on the long-term approach to migration and integration.

     

    Attendance at the Forum meetings is by invitation only. The plenary parts of the meeting will be streamed.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The ECI DAY serves as a meeting place and platform for the registered and future ECI organisers to meet and exchange information and experiences, and present their ECIs to the media.

    The 2016 edition will focus on the ways of dealing with the identified difficulties, also to emphasize why the simplification of the rules is indispensable. The organisers will find out more about the help available, about what instruments are out there to maximize the impact of their initiatives. Finally, a broader context of participatory democracy in the EU will be drawn with information on the existing tools.