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As relações entre a UE e os seus vizinhos meridionais constituem uma das prioridades do CESE. O trabalho realizado abrange um vasto leque de domínios, tais como a participação da sociedade civil no diálogo político e civil, a transição democrática, o emprego dos jovens, o desenvolvimento sustentável, a mobilidade e a imigração, o comércio, as energias renováveis e o desenvolvimento empresarial.

O CESE tem vindo a trabalhar nestas questões desde 1995. Na sequência de alterações ocorridas na região em 2010, os objetivos foram ajustados em conformidade, com o objetivo de:

  • Apoiar as organizações da sociedade civil nos países em fase de transição. Esse apoio visa, em particular, os sindicatos e as associações patronais, bem como as associações de mulheres, de jovens e de agricultores.
  • Manter relações bilaterais com os conselhos económicos e sociais nacionais na região e envidar esforços no sentido de criar condições para a inclusão da sociedade civil no diálogo político nos países meridionais parceiros.
  • Elaborar pareceres e relatórios conjuntos sobre os principais desafios com que a região está confrontada.
  • Realizar reuniões regulares com as instituições europeias e organizações internacionais para debater as políticas relativas à sociedade civil em toda a região.
  • Organizar anualmente uma cimeira dos conselhos económicos e sociais e instituições similares, em que são apresentadas, aos responsáveis políticos dos governos nacionais e da UE, recomendações políticas sobre os principais desafios da região.
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  • Reference number
    53/2022

    On 17 October the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a conference on the geopolitics of energy strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Jointly organised with the Italian National Council for Economics and Labour (CNEL) in Rome, the conference underlined the potential of the EU's Southern Neighbourhood countries as producers of green hydrogen, especially now in light of the war in Ukraine. The area can become a key player in the energy sector to the benefit of all involved stakeholders.

  • The benefits of digitalisation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are multiple, allowing them to boost competitiveness, expand market access and improve customer relations. In an information report adopted at its December plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) considers it necessary to support the digital transformation of SMEs with measures adapted to the specific needs of different types of companies.

  • Euromed 2018
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    60/2018

    2018 Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and similar institutions

    Members of civil society representative bodies from countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region met in Turin to discuss the situation of education and training in the area. Although the challenges faced by each of the countries are different, as access to education and training is very unbalanced in the region, the general consensus was that investing in human capital is essential for the sustainable development of the countries, but also to ensure regional stability and security.

  • Reference number
    70/2017

    More than a hundred civil society representatives from Union for the Mediterranean member countries met on 13 and 14 December in Madrid, Spain, to discuss the challenges facing the region. The 2017 Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions focused on economic, social and cultural rights, social protection and a new generation of women's rights in the Mediterranean region.   

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    64/2016

    Faced with a greater need than ever to enhance dialogue between countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region, civil society organisations answered the invitation of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Greek Economic and Social Council to discuss their role in addressing the challenges in the region. This was the main goal of the yearly Euromed summit of economic and social councils and similar institutions, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Economic and Social Council of Greece in Vravrona - Attica. Opened by the Greek Prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, it closed with the adoption of a common declaration, which underlines the conclusion of civil society representatives on ...

  • Euro-Mediterranean civil society expresses its view on key policies for the region

    Faced with a greater need than ever to enhance dialogue between countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region, civil society organisations answered the invitation of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Greek Economic and Social Council to discuss their role in addressing the challenges in the region.

  • 20 years after the pledge of Barcelona was taken to promote the peace, stability and security of the region, it is time for the states from the Euro-Mediterranean region to put this pledge into practice. The participants to the yearly Euromed summit of economic and social councils and similar institutions, organised by the EESC in Brussels adopted a common declaration ...

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