AKT a Afrika

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Od prvého dohovoru z Lomé (1975) po dohodu z Cotonou (2000 – 2021) vzťahy medzi EÚ a skupinou 79 afrických, karibských a tichomorských štátov (krajiny AKT), ktoré sa nedávno stali Organizáciou afrických, karibských a tichomorských štátov (OAKTŠ), upravovalo partnerstvo EÚ – AKT. 

Počas tohto obdobia sa EHSV spolu s občianskou spoločnosťou krajín AKT zasadzoval za uznanie kľúčovej úlohy, ktorú v rozvoji zohrávajú neštátne subjekty, až kým sa to nedosiahlo v dohode z Cotonou, ktorou bol EHSV poverený organizovaním rôznych aktivít a konzultácií s „hospodárskymi a sociálnymi záujmovými skupinami krajín AKT a EÚ“ s cieľom zhromažďovať názory organizovanej občianskej spoločnosti a umožniť jej vyjadriť sa. Cieľom bolo podporovať výmeny a poskytovať odporúčania k otázkam a politikám týkajúcim sa vzťahov krajín AKT a EÚ, ktoré boli neskôr oficiálne adresované vedúcim predstaviteľom EÚ a krajín AKT.

Z praktického hľadiska činnosti EHSV týkajúce sa vzťahov medzi EÚ a OAKTŠ prebiehajú najmä pod vedením inkluzívneho monitorovacieho výboru AKT – EÚ zloženého z členov EHSV a delegátov zastupujúcich hospodárske a sociálne záujmové skupiny z krajín AKT

Monitorovací výbor AKT – EÚ udržiava pravidelné kontakty so zástupcami občianskej spoločnosti v krajinách AKT na rôznych úrovniach prostredníctvom:

  • pravidelných zasadnutí monitorovacieho výboru EÚ – AKT,
  • regionálnych seminárov v krajinách AKT, čím poskytuje fórum na diskusiu o témach spoločného záujmu so zástupcami občianskej spoločnosti vždy v inom regióne,
  • trojročných valných zasadnutí hospodárskych a sociálnych záujmových skupín krajín AKT a EÚ v Bruseli.

EHSV udržiava aj pravidelné kontakty so zástupcami hospodárskych a sociálnych záujmových skupín Africkej únie v rámci spoločnej stratégie EÚ a Afriky. EHSV organizuje najmä výročné stretnutia so sieťou hospodárskych a sociálnych zainteresovaných strán Afriky a EÚ. 

EHSV už mnoho rokov udržiava pravidelné kontakty so Spoločným parlamentným zhromaždením AKT – EÚ tým, že predkladá správu o svojej činnosti na zasadnutiach plenárneho zhromaždenia.

EHSV je taktiež v úzkom kontakte s medzinárodnými organizáciami zamestnávateľov, zamestnancov, poľnohospodárov, družstiev a spotrebiteľov. Tieto organizácie vymenúvajú zástupcov AKT pozývaných na schôdze, ktoré usporadúva EHSV vrátane monitorovacieho výboru AKT – EÚ.

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INTERACTIO-7th Meeting of the representatives of African and EU economic and social stakeholders

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Seventh meeting of the EU-Africa Economic and Social Stakeholders' Network originally scheduled in 2020 had been postponed to 2021.

The EESC proposes holding the Seventh meeting of the EU-Africa Economic and Social Stakeholders' Network at the EESC building in Brussels, on 2 March 2021, from 2.30 to 6.15 pm

The meeting will be held virtually from the EESC building in Brussels. The system INTERACTIO will used as it allows simulations interpretation in EN, ES FR and PT, which is the linguistic regime applied to EESC regular activities with Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). 

 

02/03/2021
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The Meeting of the Follow-up Committee ACP-EU will virtually take place on 14 December 2020, 5-7 p.m. Brussels time, which is 4-6 p.m. G.M.T., 12 a.m.-5 p.m. in Trinidad and Tobago, 7-9 p.m. in Nairobi or 4-6 a.m. in Suva (Fiji).

This meeting will be the opportunity to properly say good-bye and thank our delegates for the good cooperation during the 2018-2020 period, before the EESC launches call for the nomination of new delegates.

14/12/2020
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The EESC  organised a regional seminar in Eastern and Southern Africa, which comprises the Indian Ocean islands (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles), countries from the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan) and some countries of Southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

The regional seminar took place in Mauritius, on 21-22 November 2019.

 


 

 

21/11/2019 22/11/2019
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The sixth meeting of the EU-Africa Economic and Social Stakeholders' Network took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 3 and 4 July 2019. A political declaration was adopted by the network to be addressed to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the African Union.

03/07/2019 04/07/2019
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Hotel Safari - Windhoek (Namibia), 8-9 November 2018

On the basis of the Cotonou agreement, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is mandated to organise consultation sessions and meetings of ACP-EU economic and social interest groups in order to voice these actors' views on the ACP-EU partnership and foster cooperation between civil society organisations.

Within this framework, the EESC organises regional seminars every year in one of the ACP regions.

This year, the EESC is organising a regional seminar in Windhoek (Namibia) on 8-9 November 2018.

08/11/2018 09/11/2018
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The Consultative Committee (CC) is one of the 5 institutions foreseen in the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement. The CC is composed of 40 (25 from the CARIFORM side and 15 from  the EU side)  standing representatives of organisations of the civil society  representing employers' organisations, trade unions, other economic, social and non-governmental organisations, including development and environmental organisations; and the academic community.

06/11/2017 07/11/2017
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The Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) has been the main framework for relations between the continents of Europe and Africa since 2007. Its goal is to develop a shared vision of the main global issues whilst simultaneously strengthening cooperation in a broad range of areas such as development, governance, human rights, trade, regional integration, food security and migration. To this end, meetings of EU-African economic and social stakeholders are held on a regular basis.

16/11/2017 17/11/2017
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Under the auspices of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises meetings with ACP and EU economic and social interest groups. This role has been confirmed by the Cotonou Agreement, which mandates the EESC to organise consultation sessions and meetings of ACP and EU economic and social interest groups (Protocol 1).

Within this framework, the EESC organises general meetings in Brussels every three years, with delegates from the 78 ACP countries, together with representatives of the EU institutions, national economic and social councils, the secretariat of the ACP Group of States, EU and ACP states' diplomatic missions, NGOs and other interested parties. These general meetings are in addition to the regional seminars, which take place in the ACP regions once a year.

15/05/2017 16/05/2017
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The social economy is prominent in everyday life and in the productive activity of large regions of the world and makes a decisive contribution to improving the living and working conditions of millions of people. However, the social economy is not specifically recognised as a sector in the EU development cooperation programmes.One of the principal aims of the opinion is that the external dimension of the EU’s programmes and initiatives should establish support measures specifically targeted at boosting businesses and organisations in the social economy.

14/03/2017

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