10th meeting of the EU-Serbia Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Serbia held the 10th meeting of their Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) at the EESC in Brussels. This civil society platform between the EESC and civil society in Serbia was established within the institutional framework of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) in order to allow civil society organisations on both sides to monitor the country's accession negotiations. It is also a platform to discuss issues of common interest and to inform the public at large of the challenges ahead during the accession period. Besides the current state of play in EU-Serbia relations and the accession process, main topics of the 10th JCC meeting were: Effects of economic and industrial reforms on the quality of life of citizens, Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, civil society point of view and the overview of the civil society situation in Serbia. A common declaration of the JCC was issued after the meeting.