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08/11/2017

During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Commission the preparation for the meetings with Korea under the trade and sustainable development chapter, as well as about the current business environment in Korea and presentation of the white paper of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Preparations of the 6th meeting of the EU-Korea Civil Society Forum in Seoul will be also discussed.

20/06/2017

During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Commission the outcome and follow-up of the last CTSD meeting, held on March 24th, as well as the Commission's annual report on the EU-Korea FTA to be presented in June. Presentations of the recent developments in the Republic of Korea will also be made by representatives of the correspondent country desk oin the European Commission and the EEAS.

20/02/2017 21/02/2017

During the 5th EU-Korea Civil Society Forum (CSF), participants will discuss labour standards with the ILO representative, including progress achieved by both Parties to the Agreement as well as the next steps in the ratification and effective implementation of the ILO fundamental and other up-to-date conventions. Both DAGs also will exchange information about the role of civil society in the EU and the Republic of Korea in the development and implementation of the climate change policy at national, EU and international level. They then will adopt final conclusions.

08/02/2017

The discussion will focus on the preparation (topics, stakeholders, organizational aspects) of the Civil Society Forum with Korea and the Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to be held In February in Brussels (20-21 February 2017).

13/12/2016

During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Parliament the progress in work on its report on implementation of the EU-Korea FTA. The European Commission will update participants on the state of play and the next steps in the implementation of the EU-Korea joint project related to the ILO Convention No. 111. The EU DAG will discuss moreover preparations for the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum.

05/10/2016

During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Parliament the progress in work on its report on implementation of the EU-Korea FTA. The Group may also inquire about the outcomes of the EP's mission to the Republic of Korea, which took place in May 2016. The European Commission will update participants on the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as implementation of the EU-Korea joint project related to the ILO Convention No. 111. The Commission will also inform the Group about the preparations for the meetings with Korea under the trade and sustainable development chapter, which will be held in Brussels by the end of 2016. The EU DAG will discuss moreover preparations for the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum.

24/02/2016

During the meeting, the EEAS representative presented information about the EU relations with the Republic of Korea. The European Commission updated participants on the implementation of the EU-Korea FTA and its trade and sustainable development chapter. It also presented the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as the preparation of joint projects with Korea. The EU DAG also had the opportunity to discuss with a Member of the European Parliament the work of the civil society monitoring mechanism in the framework of the EU-Korea FTA. The EU DAG discussed moreover amendments to its rules of procedure and lessons learned from its first mandate (2012-2015) and proceeded to elect the Chair for the new term. Preparatory discussions were held in view of the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum due to take place in Brussels, in the second semester of 2016.

22/05/2012

During the meeting, Mr Thomas Jenkins, senior advisor to the General Secretary of the ETUC was elected Chair of the EU DAG. The Group discussed also its mandate, working methods, reporting procedures and cooperation with other civil society organisations, as well as exchanged views on its rules of procedure. Moreover, the EU DAG discussed with representatives of the EC matters related to implementation of the EU-Korea FTA under three pillars of sustainable development. These included economic aspects (state of play regarding establishment and operation of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea); social aspects (ILO conventions on prohibition of forced labour and promotion of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining not ratified yet by Korea) and environmental matters (implementation of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements). Finally, the EU DAG discussed preparations for the first EU-Korea Civil Society Forum planned for June 2012 in Brussels.

09/09/2015 10/09/2015

The 4th EU-Korea Civil Society Forum (CSF) followed a workshop on labour-related aspects held on 9 September during which members of the EU and Korea DAGs had discussed the situation on the labour markets in the EU and the Republic of Korea, including rules concerning fixed-term contracts and minimum wages. At the CSF, participants discussed labour standards with the ILO representative, including progress achieved by both Parties to the Agreement as well as the next steps in the ratification and effective implementation of the ILO fundamental and other up-to-date conventions. Both DAGs also exchanged information about the role of civil society in the EU and the Republic of Korea in the development and implementation of the climate change policy at national, EU and international level. Moreover, participants discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), policy of the Parties in this respect, as well as proposals for future cooperation.

15/07/2015

During the meeting, the EU Domestic Advisory Group (EU DAG) prepared for the meetings with Korea: the workshop on labour-related aspects and the EU-Korea Civil Society Forum, which will take place on 9-10 September 2015 in Seoul. The EU DAG discussed in particular its contributions to a debate with Korea on labour standards, as well as on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and civil society participation in development and implementation of climate change policy.

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