The EU-Türkiye Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) was established in 1995 and its mandate comes from the EU-Türkiye Association Agreement. It is composed of members from the EESC and members representing civil society organisations (social partners and other civil society organisations) in Türkiye .
The main purpose of the JCC is to monitor Türkiye 's path towards the EU, and to adopt recommendations for the attention of Türkiye 's government and the EU institutions. The role of the JCC is also to enable representatives of Turkish civil society organisations to become acquainted with the consultation process in the EU, as well as allowing EU representatives to familiarise themselves with the social structures and the economic and social impact of the reforms in Türkiye.
The JCC discusses a wide range of topics, including cooperation between Türkiye and the EU in different areas such as migration, energy, small and medium-sized enterprises and vocational training. Recent topics of JCC meetings have included the enhancement and modernisation of the EU-Türkiye customs union, regional disparities in Türkiye, the integration of people with disabilities in society, and women and employment, as well as trade union rights.