EESK darbība attiecībā uz Austrumu kaimiņvalstīm ir saistīta ar Armēniju, Azerbaidžānu, Baltkrieviju, Gruziju, Moldovu un Ukrainu. EESK galvenais mērķis attiecībā uz Eiropas austrumu kaimiņvalstīm ir stiprināt attiecības ar pilsoniskās sabiedrības organizācijām šajā reģionā un iesaistīt tās dialogā gan ar savu valstu politikas veidotājiem, gan ar ES organizētu pilsonisko sabiedrību.
Galvenie mehānismi sadarbībai ar Gruziju, Moldovu un Ukrainu ir Pilsoniskās sabiedrības platformas (tag to all three), kas papildina politiskās struktūras, kuras pastāv, pateicoties ES asociācijas nolīgumiem ar šīm valstīm. Platformas dod iespēju pilsoniskās sabiedrības organizācijām no ES un partnervalstīm uzraudzīt īstenošanas procesu un sagatavot ieteikumus attiecīgajām iestādēm.
No ES puses šajās platformās iesaistās EESK locekļi, kā arī plašu Eiropas pilsoniskās sabiedrības tīklu pārstāvji. No partnervalstu puses tajās ir pārstāvēts plašs pilsoniskās sabiedrības organizāciju spektrs. Dalība platformās ir balstīta uz visu interešu grupu (darba devēju organizāciju, arodbiedrību un dažādu interešu grupu) līdzsvarotu pārstāvību.
EESK ietvaros Austrumu kaimiņvalstu koordinācijas komiteja tika izveidota 2004. gadā kā īpaša struktūra, kas atbild par attiecībām ar pilsonisko sabiedrību austrumu kaimiņreģiona valstīs. Koordinācijas komitejas sanāksmes parasti notiek četras reizes gadā, un tās locekļi aktīvi piedalās Austrumu partnerības darbībās, piemēram, AP daudzpusējās platformās un AP Pilsoniskās sabiedrības forumā.
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 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 ...
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 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 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 6th meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform took place place on 26 February 2020 Brussels. During the meeting, a debate was held assessing the state of play of the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Constitutional reform in Georgia and occupational safety and health at workplace were also discussed.
The 6th meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform took place on 13 February 2020 in Chisinau in Moldova. During the meeting, a debate was held assessing the state of play of the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. Social aspects of the implementation of the Association Agreement and Moldovan initiatives in justice sector and fighting corruption were discussed. Platform members also took stock of the Association Agenda EU-Moldova 2017-2019.
The 8th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place via a video conference on 6 May 2020. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
CANCELLED / The 6th meeting of the EU-Georgia Domestic Advisory Group will take place on 30 March 2020 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.