The opinion will look at the issues related to economic, social, environmental and human dimensions of the growing use of the Arctic wealth, potential role of the civil society in voicing the interests of the groups involved as well as in supporting the position of the EU in the dialogue with international partners concerned.
Dejavnosti EESO v zvezi z vzhodnoevropskimi sosedami vključuje Armenijo, Azerbajdžan, Belorusijo, Gruzijo, Moldavijo in Ukrajino. Glavni cilj EESO glede vzhodnoevropskih sosed je okrepiti odnose z organizacijami civilne družbe v regiji in jih vključiti v dialog z njihovimi nacionalnimi oblikovalci politike in organizirano civilno družbo EU.
Glavni mehanizmi sodelovanja z Gruzijo, Moldavijo in Ukrajino so platforme civilne družbe: te dopolnjujejo politična telesa, ki obstajajo v okviru pridružitvenih sporazumov med EU in temi državami. Platforme organizacijam civilne družbe iz EU in partnerskih držav omogočajo, da spremljajo proces izvajanja in pripravijo svoja priporočila za ustrezne organe.
S strani EU v platformah sodelujejo člani EESO in predstavniki večjih evropskih mrež civilne družbe. Člani platform s strani partnerskih držav zastopajo široko paleto organizacij civilne družbe. Sestava platform temelji na uravnoteženem zastopanju vseh interesnih skupin (organizacije delodajalcev, sindikati in skupine raznih dejavnosti).
Spremljevalni odbor za vzhodnoevropske sosede EU je bil ustanovljen leta 2004 kot posebno telo v okviru EESO za odnose s civilno družbo v državah vzhodnega sosedstva. Običajno se sestane štirikrat na leto, njegovi člani pa dejavno sodelujejo v dejavnostih vzhodnega partnerstva, kot so njegove večstranske platforme in forum civilne družbe.
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 ...
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 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 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 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 3rd meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place on 6 April 2018 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
Article 376 of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement foresees that each Party would establish a domestic advisory group (DAG) on sustainable development, which would advise on issues relating to the Chapter of trade and sustainable development. A joint meeting is held annually. The first meeting was held in July 2015.
Representatives of the two Domestic Advisory Groups (DAG) from the EU and Moldova, established under Chapter 13 on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union, held a joint meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, on 17 October 2017.