The 39th meeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee

EU-Turkey JCC

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The EU-Turkey Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee  established in 1995 is composed of members from the EESC and members representing organised civil society in Turkey. Its objective is to contribute to the dialogue among civil society organisations in Turkey and the EU and to issue reports and recommendations to the Turkish authorities and the EU institutions.

The discussions at this JCC meeting will focus on "the state of EU-Turkey relations and the role of civil society". Members will listen to presentations from Mr Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Vice-President with responsibility for migration and protecting our European way of life, on the topic of "the EU and its neighbours after the pandemic: recovery, resilience and cooperation"; and from Mr Faruk Kaymakçı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs on "Re-energising EU-Turkey relations during and post pandemic period".