América Latina y el Caribe

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El CESE ha trabajado con organizaciones equivalentes de América Latina y el Caribe desde los años noventa del siglo pasado. Varios dictámenes del CESE han tratado sobre las relaciones con esta región a nivel regional, subregional y nacional. Entre las prioridades del CESE se incluyen el desarrollo de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, el desarrollo económico y social, la integración regional y la cooperación en la esfera multilateral.

A nivel regional, el CESE organiza reuniones bienales entre representantes de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Europa, América Latina y el Caribe, como uno de los actos preparatorios previos a la Cumbre UE-CELAC.

A nivel subregional y nacional se han creado varias estructuras. En 2009, el CESE creó una Mesa Redonda de la Sociedad Civil con el Consejo de Desarrollo Económico y Social (CDES) de Brasil, con el fin de proporcionar un foro para el diálogo y la cooperación continua entre representantes de la sociedad civil europea y brasileña. El Acuerdo de Asociación UE-Chile otorgó al CESE el mandato de crear un Comité Consultivo Conjunto UE-Chile, establecido finalmente en 2016, junto a la sociedad civil chilena con el objetivo de supervisar el acuerdo. En lo que respecta a los países de la Comunidad Andina, el CESE participa en el Grupo Consultivo Interno que supervisa el Acuerdo de Libre Comercio entre la UE y Colombia, Perú y Ecuador. También participa en el Comité Consultivo Cariforum-UE que supervisa el Acuerdo de Asociación EconómicaCariforum-UE. Se han establecido relaciones permanentes con los equivalentes institucionales del CESE en el Mercosur (el Foro Consultivo Económico-Social) y en Centroamérica (el Comité Consultivo del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana).

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04/03/2020
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Report
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04/03/2020

Ex-post evaluation of the EPA between the EU and its Member States and the CARIFORUM Member States

January 2020

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Ex-post evaluation CARIFORUM-EU EPA January 2020

13/10/2017
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Final declaration
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13/10/2017
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Declaración Final del 9º Encuentro de la Sociedad Civil Organizada de la Unión Europea, América Latina, y el Caribe

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The EESC’s activities in Latin America takes place in the framework of European Union (EU) policy on the region and, more specifically, through the strategic partnership between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), negotiations on association agreements with Central America, Mexico, Chile and Mercosur, the free trade agreement with Peru and Colombia and the EU-Brazil strategic partnership.

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27/01/2013
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Staffan Nilsson
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"I am also here as a spokesperson for Latin American civil society organisations, who have given me the honourable task of bringing our joint recommendations - civil society recommendations - to our heads of state or government. We produced these recommendations at the 7th EU-Latin America meeting of organised civil society that we held here, in Santiago, in December last year.
We are convinced of the importance for civil society to be at the centre of EULatin America relations. Participation is crucial in order to secure more transparent relations and increased ownership of political and trade exchanges, and also to ensure the more efficient implementation of policies."

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Staffan Nilsson's speech for the EU and Latin American organised civil society at the EU-CELAC Summit in Santiago de Chile

05/12/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

Civil society must be at the centre of the EU-Latin America relations. Participation of civil society is crucial in order to have more transparent relations and an increased ownership of political and trade exchanges, and also to have a more efficient implementation of policies. This can be better achieved through the existence of consultative bodies, which is why the EESC has always worked on the creation and strengthening of Latin American consultative institutions.

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EESC President`s opening sppech at the 7th meeting of civil society organisations of the EU and Latin America

10/05/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

The purpose of today's meeting is two-fold.
We thought it would be good if we, representatives from European organised civil society, would meet to exchange information about planned activities in Rio and to see how we could further foster our common values and positions throughout these diverse activities.
The second reason for today's meeting turns out to be very timely. Originally we had invited Timo Makela, Director of DG Environment, to give us a de-briefing on ongoing Rio negotiations in New York.

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Staffan Nilsson speech at BRICS meeting

Staffan Nilsson speech at BRICS meeting- afternoon session

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