9th meeting of the EU-Korea Civil Society Forum under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement and Workshop

The 9th EU-Korea Civil Society Forum (CSF) took place on 4-5 September 2023 in Brussels. The event started with a workshop discussing cooperation in international fora on environment and climate and the state of play of CSR in the EU and Korea.

During the CSF, the members of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) discussed digital economy and its connections to sustainability, circular economy and environmental policy developments, as well as labour relations in the light of the rise of platform work and other non-standard forms of work. They in particular assessed the implementation progress of the 2021 Panel of Experts’ report and recommendations in the presence of a representative from the ILO. In addition to that, the members discussed a review of the rules of procedure for the CSF.

Joint conclusions, prepared by both sides, were discussed and adopted.