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Since the 1970s, the EESC has been organising regular meetings with economic and social interest groups from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). These meetings provide an opportunity to draft recommendations on issues relevant to ACP-EU relations.

The Cotonou Agreement will govern relations between the EU and 78 ACP countries until 2020; it recognises the essential role played by non-state operators in the development process. This Agreement allows the EESC to organise meetings and consultation with ACP-EU economic and social interest groups.

The EESC maintains regular contacts with the representatives of civil society in the ACP countries at different levels through:

  • Regular meetings of the ACP-EU Follow-Up Committee, composed of EESC members and representatives of ACP economic and social interest groups,
  • Regional Seminars in ACP countries, providing a forum for discussing topics of common interest with civil society representatives in alternating regions,
  • Triennial General Meetings of ACP-EU economic and social interest groups in Brussels.

The EESC also maintains regular contacts with the African Union's Economic, Social and Cultural Council.

The EESC has for many years kept up regular contacts with the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly by presenting a report on its activities at the Assembly's sessions.

The EESC is likewise in close contact with international employers', workers', farmers' and consumers' organisations. These organisations nominate the ACP representatives invited to the meetings held by the EESC, including the ACP-EU Follow-up Committee.

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21/06/2012
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EPA - state of play

How the EU is putting the EPA into practice - factsheet

Proposed Formulation of the CARIFORUM side of the CARIFORUM-EC Consultative Committee

Report on Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Pacific perspective by Mr Anthony

Report on Sustainable Agriculture and Green Growth: The African Perspective by Mr Chibonga

Lulju 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:   EU Border Guard: right to intervene and need to prioritise the protection of fundamental rights; CIVIL SOCIETY DAYS 2016: Dialogue and solidarity at EU level are key to a prosperous and peaceful Europe; Socio-economic actors to play a key role in post-Cotonou; Migration, a story of two worlds.

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EESC info July 2016 MT

10/07/2019
Speaker
Maria Joaquina Veiga de Almeida
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UNTC-CS

PROJETOS DA UNTC-CS

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PROJETOS DA UNTC-CS

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