During the 5th EU-Korea Civil Society Forum (CSF), participants will discuss labour standards with the ILO representative, including progress achieved by both Parties to the Agreement as well as the next steps in the ratification and effective implementation of the ILO fundamental and other up-to-date conventions. Both DAGs also will exchange information about the role of civil society in the EU and the Republic of Korea in the development and implementation of the climate change policy at national, EU and international level. They then will adopt final conclusions.
V Aziji EESO sodeluje z organizacijami civilne družbe na Kitajskem, Japonskem in v Južni Koreji. Leta 2007 po devetem srečanju na vrhu med EU in Kitajsko je bila vzpostavljena uradna okrogla miza civilne družbe s Kitajsko, ki se sestane vsaj enkrat na leto. V zadnjih letih je Odbor v skladu s sporazumom o prosti trgovini med EU in Japonsko, ki civilni družbi dodeljuje spremljevalno in svetovalno vlogo, vlagal v razvoj tesnejših odnosov z organizirano civilno družbo na Japonskem.
Sporazum o prosti trgovini med EU in Republiko Korejo, ki je začel veljati leta 2011, je bil prvi v t. i. novi generaciji trgovinskih sporazumov EU. Za te sporazume je značilno, da vključujejo poglavje o trgovini in trajnostnem razvoju, EESO in organizacijam civilne družbe v Koreji pa dajejo formalno vlogo pri spremljanju izvajanja teh sporazumov in svetovanju ustreznim političnim organom na področju okoljskih, socialnih in delovnih standardov ter o drugih vprašanjih, ki so neposredno pomembna za civilno družbo. Notranja svetovalna skupina EU se vsako leto sestane trikrat; skupna seja poteka enkrat na leto.
Poleg tega EESO sodeluje s civilno družbo v drugih azijskih državah in pri ustreznih mednarodnih ad hoc dogodkih, kot je forum državljanov Azije in Evrope, organiziran dvakrat na leto, tj. medregionalna platforma civilne družbe, ki je del azijsko-evropskega srečanja.
The discussion focussed on the preparation (topics, stakeholders, organizational aspects) of the Civil Society Forum with Korea and the Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), held In February in Brussels (20-21 February 2017).
During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Parliament the progress in work on its report on implementation of the EU-Korea FTA. The European Commission will update participants on the state of play and the next steps in the implementation of the EU-Korea joint project related to the ILO Convention No. 111. The EU DAG will discuss moreover preparations for the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum.
The EESC Employers' Group is organising a seminar on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" taking place on 26 October in Helsinki and jointly organized with the Confederation of Finnish Industries and the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Finland.
Trade and Investment are hugely important for the EU: 1 in 7 EU jobs depend on exports. The EU cannot risk falling behind in the global race to build a wide and ambitious network of free trade agreements. The signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement (involving 12 countries and 40% of world GDP) is a timely reminder of this. This seminar, which will be attended by many of our Members together with Finnish employers and entrepreneurs, politicians and academics aims to examine how to best contribute positively to the debate as trade agreements (TTIP - TISA - CETA - EU-JAPAN) increasingly become a top political issue.
During the meeting, the EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Parliament the progress in work on its report on implementation of the EU-Korea FTA. The Group may also inquire about the outcomes of the EP's mission to the Republic of Korea, which took place in May 2016. The European Commission will update participants on the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as implementation of the EU-Korea joint project related to the ILO Convention No. 111. The Commission will also inform the Group about the preparations for the meetings with Korea under the trade and sustainable development chapter, which will be held in Brussels by the end of 2016. The EU DAG will discuss moreover preparations for the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum.
The 14th EU-China Civil Society Round Table took place in Brussels on 18 and 19 May 2016. Topics set up for discussion during this meeting of the Round Table were Innovation and economic development in rural areas, and Infrastucture and investment, in the framework of the One Belt One Road initiative and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The aim of the discussions was to find common ground and exchange ideas and best practices.
During the meeting, the EEAS representative presented information about the EU relations with the Republic of Korea. The European Commission updated participants on the implementation of the EU-Korea FTA and its trade and sustainable development chapter. It also presented the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as the preparation of joint projects with Korea. The EU DAG also had the opportunity to discuss with a Member of the European Parliament the work of the civil society monitoring mechanism in the framework of the EU-Korea FTA. The EU DAG discussed moreover amendments to its rules of procedure and lessons learned from its first mandate (2012-2015) and proceeded to elect the Chair for the new term. Preparatory discussions were held in view of the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum due to take place in Brussels, in the second semester of 2016.
"Pendant la réunion, les deux délégations ont mené des discussions approfondies
sur "Le développement durable et l'eau" et "Les droits de l'enfant"..."