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  • Published In: 2014
    6 pages
    The EESC and the Mediterranean

    In November 1995, at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona, foreign affairs ministers of the EU and Mediterranean partner countries concluded a regional partnership, the aim of which was to establish a common area of peace and stability, create an area of shared prosperity, develop human resources, promote understanding between cultures and foster exchanges between civil societies. The Barcelona process was born and provided the foundation for broader cooperation across the Mediterranean. This process was complemented by the EU's introduction, in 2004, of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This policy, which has been revised since the "Arab Spring", facilitates the EU's bilateral relations with its partners, based on the EU's Association Agreements with individual southern partner countries, and allows the EU to take into account the specific situation of each country.

    The EESC's mission both in the past and the present has been to involve socio-economic players and other civil society representatives in policy-making in the region. The EESC firmly believes that this is vital for the overall success of policies and is fully committed to developing the civil society dimension of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, even more so now that many countries in the region are undergoing a transition to democracy.

     

     

  • Published In: 2014
    2 pages
    The EESC and the Western Balkans

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed a dual approach, regional and bilateral, for its relations with civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Western Balkans.

  • Published In: 2013
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2012 - Compendium
    Compendium of studies carried out in 2012 on the initiative of the EESC
  • Published In: 2013
    17 pages
    The EESC and the EU's Eastern Neighbours
    The main messages of the 6 EESC opinions on Eastern Partnership.
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    The EESC and the Western Balkans
    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed a dual approach, regional and bilateral, for its relations with civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Western Balkans. Both are linked by common global objectives, which are: ° to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and the future accession to the EU; ° to foster both civil and social dialogue: - by the development of a culture of dialogue between the authorities and the CSOs and among the CSOs themselves; - by the creation of transparent and efficient institutional frameworks for civil and social dialogue; - by promoting the setting-up of adequate legal environments for the activities of the CSOs; ° to strengthen civil society networks; ° to increase exchange of experiences and best practices
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    The EESC and Turkey
    The role of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) created by the EESC in 1995 is to promote interaction between the economic and social actors of organised civil society in the EU and Turkey.
  • Published In: 2013
    35 pages
    Civil Society Media Seminar - Freedom of media in the Euro-Mediterranean region
    Civil society has everything to win from free and vibrant media.Not only does the latter support and foster civil society but it can also help to hold the authorities to account, to put civil society’s ideas and principles into action and influence the social change.
  • Published In: 2012
    2 pages
    Croatia - EESC Position paper
    On 1 July 2013, Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. The country's accession comes 10 years after it first applied for EU membership in 2003.
  • Published In: 2012
    2 pages
    Civil society in the southern Mediterranean - EESC Position Paper
    «In the Euro-Mediterranean region, 2012 and beyond will be about dealing with realities on the ground and turning the political will for transition into positive results for the people. We need to help them with measures that are directly relevant to the challenges they are facing. This has led the EESC to explore new avenues to ensure that local civil society can make its voice heard and respected in decision-making at national level and in the countries’ relations with the EU.» Dimitris Dimitriadis, president of the EESC Euromed Follow-Up Committee
  • Published In: 2012
    6 pages
    The EESC and the EU’s Eastern Neighbours
    The EU’s policy towards its eastern neighbours consists of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)complemented by the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the Black Sea Synergy initiatives. This policy has both multilateral and bilateral dimensions and its main objective is to increase political stability and economic prosperity in the region through reforms, while also enhancing regional security and conflict resolution through increased regional cooperation.

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  • Published In: 2014
    6 pages
    The EESC and the Mediterranean

    In November 1995, at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona, foreign affairs ministers of the EU and Mediterranean partner countries concluded a regional partnership, the aim of which was to establish a common area of peace and stability, create an area of shared prosperity, develop human resources, promote understanding between cultures and foster exchanges between civil societies. The Barcelona process was born and provided the foundation for broader cooperation across the Mediterranean. This process was complemented by the EU's introduction, in 2004, of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This policy, which has been revised since the "Arab Spring", facilitates the EU's bilateral relations with its partners, based on the EU's Association Agreements with individual southern partner countries, and allows the EU to take into account the specific situation of each country.

    The EESC's mission both in the past and the present has been to involve socio-economic players and other civil society representatives in policy-making in the region. The EESC firmly believes that this is vital for the overall success of policies and is fully committed to developing the civil society dimension of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, even more so now that many countries in the region are undergoing a transition to democracy.

     

     

  • Published In: 2014
    2 pages
    The EESC and the Western Balkans

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed a dual approach, regional and bilateral, for its relations with civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Western Balkans.

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