Bővítési országok

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Az EGSZB aktívan részt vesz az EU bővítési folyamatában, és kettős – regionális és kétoldalú – megközelítést dolgozott ki a bővítési országok civil társadalmi szervezeteivel fenntartott kapcsolataira vonatkozóan.

A regionális megközelítést illetően a Nyugat-Balkán nyomonkövetési bizottság – az EGSZB állandó belső testülete – az EGSZB erre a régióra irányuló tevékenységeinek legfőbb koordinációs eszköze. A kétévente megrendezett nyugat-balkáni civil társadalmi fórum a nyomonkövetési bizottság tevékenységének részét képezi.

Az EGSZB kétoldalú együttműködést is folytat a Nyugat-Balkán országaival és Törökországgal. Az ezen országok és az EU között létrejött társulási megállapodások alapján a civil társadalmi szervezetek előcsatlakozási és csatlakozási folyamatokba történő bevonása érdekében az EGSZB három vegyes testületet hozott létre a törökországi, a montenegrói, illetve a szerbiai civil társadalom képviselőivel. Mindegyik testület az EGSZB és a partnerország egyenlő számú tagjából áll, és évente két alkalommal ül össze.

Az EGSZB rendszeres kapcsolatot tart fenn, és közös tevékenységeket szervez azon bővítési országok civil társadalmi szervezeteivel, amelyekkel eddig még nem hozott létre a civil társadalom képviselőivel közös testületet.

A vegyes testületek munkájához kapcsolódik az egyes országok előcsatlakozási és csatlakozási folyamatairól, valamint a regionális érdekű ügyekről szóló EGSZB-vélemények előkészítése.

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