During the meeting, the Chair and the Vice-chairs of the EU DAG under the new mandate will be elected. The Group will also discuss its mandate, working methods, reporting procedures and cooperation with other civil society organisations, as well as exchange views on its rules of procedure and assess possible amendments . Moreover, the EU DAG will discuss with representatives of the EC matters related to the implementation of the EU-Korea FTA under three pillars of sustainable development.
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The presentation concerns "The value of human capital and the policies for vocational education and training in the context of emerging disruptive technologies".
The Gender Pay Gap is often reflected by a simple number, but is in fact a very complex issue. The theoretical background, the complexity of the problem in EU and other developed countries, and the main causes and benefits of closing the gender pay gap will be touched upon in the presentation.
The circular economy involves structural and technological changes needed for the sustainability of the economy. Circular economy means above all societal engagement, collaborative regulations and common standards.
During the 6th 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.
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.