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Updated Terms of Reference of the Civil Society Dialogue Contact Group

The Civil Society Dialogue Contact Group is formed by representatives of the different groups that participate in the dialogue, such as industry, business and professional associations, consumer bodies, trade unions and environmental and other interest groups. It functions as a facilitator and sounding board. Its members provide suggestions from their groups for the planning of the rolling agenda of meetings and on the organisational aspects of the CSD process.

The CSD Contact Group contributes to transparency in both directions. Its members ensure, on one hand, the circulation and dissemination of information to the wider group of their constituencies, and on the other, transmit their suggestions and remarks on the planning and functioning of the process. Registered civil society organisations can choose one contact group member as their contact point.

There are two to four meetings of the CSD Contact Group per year. Contact Group members are required to participate actively and provide input into the CSD process. DG Trade assures the Secretariat of the group.

The composition of the CSD Contact Group should reasonably reflect the major interests of civil society stakeholders. Within the same constituency, civil society organisations may decide which organisation is member of the contact group.

List of members
ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union - ACT Alliance EU

Boulevard Charlemagne, 28
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 22345660
http://www.actalliance.eu

Contact Person
Ms Karin Ulmer
Senior Policy Officer, Trade, Food Security

BUSINESSEUROPE

Avenue Cortenbergh, 168
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 2 2376511
http://www.businesseurope.eu

Contact Person
Ms Eleonora Catella
Adviser

Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs - BEUC

Rue d'Arlon, 80
B-1040 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (322) 7431590
http://www.beuc.eu

Contact Person
Ms Léa Auffret
Trade Team Leader

EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry - eurochambres

avenue des arts, 19AD
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 2 282 08 50
http://www.eurochambres.eu

Contact Person
Mr Dirk Vantyghem
Director, International Affairs

EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM - ESF

Avenue de Cortenbergh, 168
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (322) 2307514
http://www.esf.be

Contact Person
Mr Pascal KERNEIS
Managing Director

EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION - ETUC

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
B-1210 BRUXELLES
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 2 224 04 11
http://www.etuc.org/

Contact Person
Mr Daniele Basso
Adviser

EuroCommerce

Avenue des Nerviens, 85
1040 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 02 737 05 98
http://www.eurocommerce.eu

Contact Person
Mr Ralph Kamphöner
Director of Policy, Trade & Non-Food

Eurogroup for Animals

rue Ducale, 29
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 2 740 08 20
http://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/

Contact Person
Mr Iyan Offor
Policy Officer on International Trade

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - EESC

Rue Belliard 99
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 546 8169
http://www.eesc.europa.eu

Contact Person
Ms Tzonka Iotzova
Administrator

European farmers - COPA

Rue de Trèves, 61
1040 Bruxelles
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 02 287 27 11
http://copa-cogeca.eu

Contact Person
Mr Arnaud Petit
Director of Commodities & trade

Foreign Trade Association - FTA

Avenue de Cortenbergh, 172
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 27416400
http://www.fta-intl.org

Contact Person
Dr Pierre Gröning
Director, Policy and Advocacy

International Federation for Human Rights - FIDH

Passage de la Main d'Or, 17
75011 Paris
FRANCE
Tel: (33) 1 43552518
http://www.fidh.org/-english-

Contact Person
Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre
EU Liaison Officer

Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment) - T&E

Square de Meeus, 18
1050 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: (32) 8510202
http://www.transportenvironment.org

Contact Person
Ms Cecile Toubeau
Policy Officer

Contact group meetings - 2017 Reports

CSD Contact Group meeting summary report - 17/02/2017

Civil Society Dialogue Contact Group meeting summary report

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