The European Union’s negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreements with the South- Western- and Eastern-African countries were closed in 2014. The agreements do not contain sufficient provisions concerning the monitoring processes of their implementation. Additionally, they disregard the necessity of involving the impacted civil societies in the processes.
This workshop will focus on the question how to involve civil society in monitoring structures, how to extend the enforceability of the results of monitoring processes and how to make the processes more compatible with sustainable development.
The workshop is co-hosted by the social democratic Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.