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Die Beziehungen zwischen der EU und ihren südlichen Nachbarstaaten zählen zu den Prioritäten des EWSA. Dessen Arbeit umfasst ein breites Spektrum von Bereichen, wie die Beteiligung der Zivilgesellschaft am politischen und zivilen Dialog, den demokratischen Übergang, Jugendarbeitslosigkeit, nachhaltige Entwicklung, Mobilität und Zuwanderung, Handel, erneuerbare Energien und Unternehmensentwicklung.

Der EWSA setzt sich seit 1995 mit diesen Themen auseinander. Nach den Veränderungen in der Region im Jahr 2010 wurde eine Anpassung der Zielsetzungen vorgenommen:

  • Unterstützung der organisierten Zivilgesellschaft in den Ländern, die sich im Übergangsprozess befinden, wobei sich diese Unterstützung insbesondere an Gewerkschaften und Arbeitgeberorganisationen sowie Frauen-, Jugend- und Landwirtschaftsverbände richtet;
  • Pflege bilateraler Beziehungen mit den nationalen Wirtschafts- und Sozialräten in der Region sowie Schaffung der erforderlichen Voraussetzungen für die Einbindung der Zivilgesellschaft in den politischen Dialog in den südlichen Partnerländern;
  • Erarbeitung von Stellungnahmen und gemeinsamen Berichten zu den zentralen politischen Herausforderungen in der Region;
  • Veranstaltung regelmäßiger Treffen mit EU-Institutionen und internationalen Organisationen, um die Politik in Bezug auf die Zivilgesellschaft in der Region zu erörtern;
  • Organisation eines jährlichen Gipfels der Wirtschafts- und Sozialräte und vergleichbaren Institutionen, auf dem Empfehlungen für wichtige Maßnahmen im Zusammenhang mit den größten Herausforderungen der Region an die politischen Entscheidungsträger der nationalen Regierungen und der EU ausgesprochen werden.
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verabschiedet on 21/09/2011
Referenz: 
REX/329-EESC-2011-1394
Plenartagung: 
474 -
Sep 21, 2011 Sep 22, 2011

The central message of this exploratory opinion is the need for a coordinated approach on renewable energies in the region, one that is based on co-development.

verabschiedet on 09/07/2014
Referenz: 
REX/398-EESC-2014-873
Plenartagung: 
500 -
Jul 09, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

The exploratory opinion is being drawn up at the request of the Greek Presidency of the European Union. Immigration-related issues remain a key challenge for the European Union and its Member States with a comprehensive and common strategy at EU level remaining elusive, in spite of the continued pressures that are being felt on the EU's borders.

European Immigration policy and relationship with third countries

verabschiedet on 21/09/2011
Referenz: 
REX/330-EESC-2011-425
Plenartagung: 
474 -
Sep 21, 2011 Sep 22, 2011

The opinion examines what has become a key sector in the Euromed region. The uprisings in the Euromed region, besides putting the spotlight on the abuses of autocratic dictators, have also drawn attention to the urgent need for economic and social development, especially in rural areas. Food insecurity and high food prices are set to remain a problem in the region.

Rural development and employment in the Euromed region

verabschiedet on 21/09/2011
Referenz: 
REX/341-EESC-2011-1395
Plenartagung: 
474 -
Sep 21, 2011 Sep 22, 2011

This opinion is the EESC's key response to the events in the Euromed region. It provides a thorough analysis of the EU's past failings and the lessons which need to be drawn from them, the most urgent needs facing civil society in the current transition phase, and the longer term perspectives for civil society in the region. The opinion also responds to the two joint communications issued by the European Commission and EEAS on the EU's new Euromed policy, calling for close cooperation between the EU institutions in the region

Civil society in the Euromed region

verabschiedet on 11/09/2014
Referenz: 
REX/414-EESC-0000

The aim of the opinion is to call on the representatives of the European Community institutions and national government to take account of the key role of the social partners and organised civil society in providing European immigration policies with a social dimension and added value.

 

verabschiedet on 09/10/2014
Referenz: 
REX/399-EESC

The information report will seek to take a holistic approach to situation of young people in the north and south of the region, looking not just at the employment market but at wider trends amongst young people also outside of work, their self-perception, their political and social outlook on the future, their living arrangements, their view of their parents' generation and other older generations, as well as their view of the region and its role in a globalised world.

The Economic and Social Situation of young people in the Euromed region

verabschiedet on 18/10/2017
Referenz: 
REX/490-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-02357-00-02-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
529 - Oct 18, 2017

The situation concerning economic, social and cultural rights is quite patchy in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Although some countries, in the wake of what has been called the Arab spring, drew up new constitutions enshrining some of these rights in legislation for the very first time, the rights have not always been respected. In certain other countries, these rights have been weakened since 2011.The aim of this information report would be to give an overview of the current situation as regards economic, social and cultural rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as well as pinpointing new avenues for work in the future. This report would be submitted at the Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and would enable us to work together with our counterparts from the Mediterranean countries.

EESC opinion: Economic, social and cultural rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region

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