Under the auspices of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)-European Union relations, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises regular consultation meetings with ACP and EU economic and social stakeholders, including representatives of civil society originating from the 79 ACP countries.
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The 29th meeting of the European Economic Area Consultative Committee took place in Brussels on 14 December 2021. The members of the Committee heard a presentation on the EU's Arctic Strategy by Ambassador Michael Mann, EU Special Envoy for Arctic Matters. They also discussed the latest developments in the EEA and topical EU/EFTA issues. The EEA CC adopted resolutions on the following topics: "Global Agreement on Minimum Effective Taxation and its Implementation in the EEA " and "The Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights".
The 6th meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Japan EPA took place on 14 December 2021. It was a working meeting, to follow up on the discussions of the previous meeting (19 October) and to prepare the upcoming joint meetings with the Japanese counterparts. In addition to updates and exchanges with the European Commission and the EU Delegation in Tokyo, the EU DAG members also had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on "Civil Society in Japan" by Professor Akihiro Ogawa at this meeting.
The 18th meeting of the EU-China Civil Society Round Table took place in Brussels on 14 December 2021 in a hybrid format that allows for both physical presence and remote participation.
On this occasion, delegations from the EESC and its Chinese counterpart, CESC, focused on post-Covid economic recovery and possible EU-China cooperation.
The 8th meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP) was convened on 13 December 2021 via a videoconference.
The EESC will hold its conference on the "Geopolitics of the Green Deal" in Brussels on 6 December 2021. This hybrid meeting, co-organised with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will look into the effects of the Green Deal on the position of the EU in the world.
Representatives of the European and Georgian Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), set up under the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia, held their 6th joint meeting virtually on 2 December 2021.
The Euromed Summit has been regrettably postponed to 2022 due to new Covid19 variant & suspension of all international flights to Morocco.
We thank ALL participants/speakers/support teams for their efforts & understanding. New date will be announced once set!
A DAG-to-DAG is a joint civil society body between the partner countries of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), bringing together the separate DAGs of each party. This is the 2nd joint meeting of the EU and Singapore DAGs under the EU-Singapore FTA.
It is a platform established within the institutional framework of the EU‑Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA), enabling representatives of both the EU and the Serbian civil society to monitor the country's accession negotiations, discuss issues of common interest and point out concerns to be tackled on the Serbian path towards the European Union.