The opinion will look at the issues related to economic, social, environmental and human dimensions of the growing use of the Arctic wealth, potential role of the civil society in voicing the interests of the groups involved as well as in supporting the position of the EU in the dialogue with international partners concerned.
Comharsana ón Oirthear
Baineann gníomhaíochtaí CESE i leith a chomharsan ón Oirthear leis na tíortha seo a leanas: an Airméin, an Asarbaiseáin, an Bhealarúis, an Mholdóiv, an tSeoirsia agus an Úcráin. Is é an príomhchuspóir atá ag CESE i dtaca lena chomharsana ón Oirthear ná feabhas a chur ar an gcaidreamh le heagraíochtaí na sochaí sibhialta sa réigiún agus páirt a thabhairt dóibh san idirphlé le lucht ceaptha a mbeartas náisiúnta agus le sochaí shibhialta eagraithe an Aontais araon.
Is iad na príomhshásraí comhair leis an tSeoirsia, an Moldóiv agus an Úcráin atá ann ná Ardáin na Sochaí Sibhialta (clib chuig na trí cinn díobh) a chomhlánaíonn na comhlachtaí polaitiúla atá ann cheana faoi chuimsiú na gComhaontuithe Comhlachais atá ag an Aontas Eorpach leis na tíortha sin. A bhuí leis na hArdáin sin is féidir le heagraíochtaí de chuid na sochaí sibhialta san Aontas Eorpach agus sa tír chomhpháirtíochta monatóireacht a dhéanamh ar an bpróiseas cur chun feidhme agus a moltaí a ullmhú do na húdaráis ábhartha.
Ó thaobh an Aontais de, is éard atá ar na hArdáin seo comhaltaí ó CESE agus ionadaithe ó líonraí móra na sochaí sibhialta san Eoraip. Ó thaobh na tíre comhpháirtíochta de, speictream leathan d'eagraíochtaí na sochaí sibhialta atá iontu. Tá ballraíocht na nArdán bunaithe ar ionadaíocht chothrom ar na grúpaí sainleasa uile (eagraíochtaí fostóirí, ceardchumainn agus grúpaí de ghníomhaíochtaí éagsúla).
Laistigh de CESE, bunaíodh Coiste Leantach na gComharsan ón Oirthear in 2004 mar chomhlacht tiomnaithe atá freagrach as an gcaidreamh leis an tsochaí shibhialta i dtíortha i gcomharsanacht an Oirthir. Is iondúil go dtagann an Coiste Leantach i gceann a chéile ceithre huaire in aghaidh na bliana agus glacann a chuid ball páirt ghníomhach i ngníomhaíochtaí i gComhpháirtíocht an Oirthir, e.g. ardáin iltaobhacha na Comhpháirtíochta agus Fóram na Sochaí Sibhialta a ghabhann léi.
The 3rd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (CSP) held in Kyiv on 8-9 November focused on labour market regulation and antidiscrimination legislation and practices in Ukraine, as well as reviewed the progress of the reforms undertaken within the Association Agreement process. The civil society organisations of the EU and Ukraine strongly called for the EU Member States to push, with all necessary political and economic means, for the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, establishing peace and solving the humanitarian problems of the residents of these and adjoining territories. Opening the meeting, Alfredas Jonuška ...
On 26 September, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) approved an own-initiative opinion to mark the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). In this opinion, the EESC acknowledges the important achievements of this initiative, but also calls for further reforms in the areas of democratisation and fundamental freedoms. The opinion insists on the need to strengthen the role of civil society and to provide credible EU membership prospects to EaP states.
The 1st and inaugural meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held on 16th June 2016 in Tbilisi and was co-chaired by Andrzej Adamczyk, member of the EESC, and Kakha Gogolashvili, chairman of the Georgian National Platform at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The participants in the first CSP meeting adopted a joint declaration, assessing the state of play of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement's implementation and acknowledging the considerable progress achieved by Georgia since the beginning of the Association process. Nevertheless, they called ...
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a high-level conference on 5 September to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership.
Georgia has the best track record in freedom of media among the Eastern Partnership countries, but nevertheless sustained efforts are called for in order to raise the standard of journalistic quality, objectivity and ethics, as well as secure their independence and sources of financing. This was one of the main messages of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP)'s second meeting held on 16th February at the EESC. The Platform also made recommendations for the Georgian government to ...
The 4th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place on 27 June 2018 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
The Civil Society Platform complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, and it allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare their recommendations to the relevant authorities both in Georgia as well as in the European Union.
The 3rd meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place on 6 April 2018 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
Article 376 of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement foresees that each Party would establish a domestic advisory group (DAG) on sustainable development, which would advise on issues relating to the Chapter of trade and sustainable development. A joint meeting is held annually. The first meeting was held in July 2015.