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  • 5 May 2015
    Towards a new European neighbourhood policy Ongoing References: REX/447 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Gintaras Morkis (Employers - GR I / Lithuania) Co-rapporteur: Mr Cristian Pîrvulescu (Various interests - GR III / Romania)

    The Neighbourhood policy is high on the agenda of the EESC's external relations priorities. This opinion will provide the contribution of the Committee to this consultation process as a first step, to be followed by a reaction to the Commission document that will be issued in the 2nd semester of 2015.

     

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Towards an ILO convention against gender-based violence at work Ongoing References: REX/445 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Béatrice OUIN (Workers - GR II / France)

    The workers' group at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for a proposal for the new ILO standard (convention accompanied by a recommendation) on gender-based violence at work. The ILO Governing Body at its session in November 2015 will take a decision on whether to place this item on the agenda of the International Labour Conference (ILO supreme decision making and standard setting body) for the years 2017-2018. In this context, the EESC Opinion would represent a contribution of the European civil society, including workers' representatives, to the ILO discussion on the need for a new labour standard. In the past, the EESC contributed with its Opinions to the ILO discussions on new standards on domestic workers and prohibition of forced labour.

  • 10 Apr 2015
    Energy - a factor for development and a deeper accession process in the Western Balkans Ongoing References: REX/440 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Pierre Jean Coulon (Workers - GR II / France)
  • 10 Apr 2015
    Energy - a factor for development and a deeper accession process in the Western Balkans (clone) Ongoing References: REX/440 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Pierre Jean Coulon (Workers - GR II / France)
  • 20 Mar 2015
    Revision of the EU-Mexico Association Agreement Ongoing References: REX/412 Own-initiative Rapporteur: José Isaías Rodríguez García-Caro (Employers - GR I / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Juan Moreno Preciado (Workers - GR II / Spain)

    The EESC wishes to draw up an opinion on the revision of the agreement with Mexico, paying special attention to civil society participation in the process, i.e. consultations during the negotiations and monitoring implementation of the new agreement following its entry into force.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    Protection against the effects of the extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country Adopted References: REX/444 Referral -

    Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council protecting against the effects of the extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom (recast)

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  • 17 Feb 2015
    Financing for development – the position of civil society Ongoing References: REX/441 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ivan Voleš (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic)

    2015 is marked as the European Year for Development (when the process of discussion for the post-Cotonou arrangements will begin to gain momentum), but also as the year where the Millenium Development Goals (defined until 2015) will give way to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To combine development and sustainability, all available resources of financing must be explored. The magnitude of this challenge is so large that all players including governments, private sector, banks, civil society organisations and development agencies must contribute to the implementation of these goals.

     

    This opinion should present the position, proposals and recommendations from the civil society represented in the EESC in order to bring improvements into the financing to development, including the role played by the private sector. It could also represent the EESC position vis-à-vis the Commission Communication "A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015" (published on 05/02/15) as regards the financing to development.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    The role of the EIDHR in democratic transition – Tunisia, a case study Ongoing References: REX/442 Rapporteur: Ms Madi Sharma (Employers - GR I / United Kingdom)

    The Information report will explore the model and its success factors, and will provide recommendations for promoting its use in EU financial instruments supporting democracy and Human Rights, as well as for the EESC's structural relations with organised civil society in other countries in the region.

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  • 22 Jan 2015
    Corporate social and societal responsibility Ongoing References: REX/443 Rapporteur: Ms Evelyne Pichenot (Various interests - GR III / France)

    The Information Report can serve as a tool to promote and share the rich experience of the EU and its Member States in the area of CSR with partner countries and their civil society. It can provide a basis for discussion in EESC dialogues with partner countries, as well as the Committee's contribution to the work of the monitoring mechanisms established by the recently negotiated EU trade agreements.

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  • 22 Jan 2015
    Situation of civil society organisations in Turkey Adopted References: REX/397 EESC-2015-1568 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Mr Arno METZLER (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Plenary Session: 504 - 21 Jan 2015 - 22 Jan 2015

    The recommendations of the opinion will provide guidelines to the other EU institutions, especially to the Commission, on how to better support Turkish civil society organisations and improve their working conditions.

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    6 pages
    The EESC and Latin America

    The EESC’s activities in Latin America takes place in the framework of European Union (EU) policy on the region and, more specifically, through the strategic partnership between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), negotiations on association agreements with Central America, Mexico, Chile and Mercosur, the free trade agreement with Peru and Colombia and the EU-Brazil strategic partnership.

  • Published In: 2015
    12 pages
    REX - External Relations Section

    The principal areas of activity of the Section for External Relations (REX) include monitoring relations between the European Union and the countries and regions with which the EU has formal relations, and developing relations with civil society in these countries and regions, particularly in the candidate countries.

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