2017 / 02 / 17

On February 17, 2017 the second meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform was held at the European Economic and Social Committee in Belgium, Brussels.

The CSP complemented the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, and it allowed civil society organizations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare recommendations to the relevant authorities both in Georgia as well as in the European Union.

The CSP is made up of nine members from both Parties, representing the EESC and large European civil society networks, on the one side, and civil society organizations from Georgia, on the other side.

The opening remarks were made by Mr. Kakha Gogolashvili, the Director of the EU Studies Center at the Rondeli Foundation, Co-Chairmen of the Platform and Mr. Andrzej Adamczyk, Member of the European Social and Economic Committee as well as Co-Chairman of the Platform.

The assessment of the state of play in the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement was made by Mr. Archil Karaulashvili, First Deputy State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.

The meeting participants also discussed the equality of opportunity and treatment of men and women in the labour market, the freedom of media / audiovisual media development etc. At the end of the meeting, the parties planned the future work of the platform and adopted the joint declaration.

For more information follow the link http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-eu-georgia-02

second meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform, Feb 17, 2017