Latinska Amerika i karipske zemlje

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EGSO surađuje s ekvivalentnim latinoameričkim i karipskim organizacijama od 1990-ih godina. Nekoliko mišljenja EGSO-a bilo je usmjereno na odnose s tom regijom na regionalnoj, podregionalnoj i nacionalnoj razini. Neki od prioriteta EGSO-a su razvoj organizacija civilnog društva, gospodarski i socijalni razvoj, regionalna integracija i suradnja na multilateralnoj razini.

Na razini regije EGSO organizira sastanke između predstavnika organizacija civilnog društva u Europi, Latinskoj Americi i Karibima koji se održavaju svake dvije godine i jedno su od pripremnih događanja za sastanak na vrhu između EU-a i CELAC-a.

Na podregionalnoj i nacionalnoj razini osnovano je nekoliko trajnih tijela: godine 2009. EGSO je zajedno s brazilskim Vijećem za gospodarski i socijalni razvoj osnovao Okrugli stol civilnog društva kako bi se predstavnicima brazilskog i europskog civilnog društva omogućio forum za dijalog i trajnu suradnju. EGSO je Sporazumom o pridruživanju između EU-a i Čilea dobio mandat da sa svojim kolegama iz čileanskog civilnog društva osnuje Zajednički savjetodavni odbor koji će pratiti Sporazum, a koji je u konačnici uspostavljen 2016. godine. Kad je riječ o andskim zemljama, EGSO sudjeluje u radu Unutarnje savjetodavne skupine koja prati Sporazum o slobodnoj trgovini između EU-a i Kolumbije/Perua/Ekvadora. Sudjeluje i u radu Savjetodavnog odbora CARIFORUM-a i EU-a koji nadzire Sporazum o gospodarskom partnerstvu između država CARIFORUM-a i EU-a. Uspostavljeni su stalni odnosi EGSO-a s institucijskim ekvivalentima zemalja Mercosura (Gospodarski i socijalni savjetodavni forum) i Srednje Amerike (Savjetodavni odbor integracijskog sustava Srednje Amerike).

  • During the meeting, the EU DAG had an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament, implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Title and work of the civil society monitoring mechanism in the framework of the EU-Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement. Moreover, the representatives of the European External Action Service (EEAS) presented information about the EU relations and cooperation with Colombia and Peru. Based on the Second Annual Report, the Commission representative provided information about the implementation of the Trade Agreement, changes in trade flows and work of joint bodies. He also informed about the procedures and timeline related to Ecuador's accession to the Agreement. The EU DAG discussed also with the Commission preparations for the next meeting with Colombia and Peru under the Trade and Sustainable Development Title, as well as the ways to better communicate its activities to the partners and other relevant stakeholders.

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    The Consultative Committee (CC) is one of the 5 institutions foreseen in the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement. The CC is composed of 40 (25 from the CARIFORM side and 15 from  the EU side)  standing representatives of organisations of the civil society  representing employers' organisations, trade unions, other economic, social and non-governmental organisations, including development and environmental organisations; and the academic community.

  • During the meeting, the representative of the European External Action Service (EEAS) presented information about the EU relations and cooperation with Central America. Based on the Second Annual Report, the Commission representative provided information about the implementation of the trade pillar of the Association Agreement, changes in trade flows and work of joint bodies established by the Agreement. The EU Advisory Group discussed also preparations for the next meeting with Central America under the Trade and Sustainable Development Title, as well as the ways to better communicate its activities to the Central American partners and other relevant stakeholders.