The Social Dimension of the EU Association Agreements with Eastern Partnership Countries

18. - 21.06.2018, closed dialogue programme

CC BY SA, International Crisis Group,

Well-functioning and fair labor markets and social systems, better working and living conditions, access to social protection and adequate working time – these are goals that the EU wants to achieve in co-operation with its neighborhood countries. This portrays why the Association Agreements of the EU commit potential candidates such as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to an ambitious reform agenda. What are the ways for countries to comply with the set standards? Which factors are lacking to achieve success and how important is the social dimension of the Agreements in reality?  These and other questions will be discussed in the framework of a closed dialogue programme in Brussels between 18-21th of June. Participants from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova will meet stakeholders from EU Institutions and NGO representatives to exchange their perspectives on the potential for enforcing a positive change.






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