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A fresh start: EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström meets civil society to discuss EU trade policy

  • Date: 04/12/2014, 15.00-16.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/12/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 04/12/2014, 15.00-16.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/12/2014 12:00

On 4 December 2014, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met a broad range of EU civil society organisations. Together they discussed current EU trade issues and Ms Malmström's priorities as EU Trade Commissioner.

The meeting is part of an ongoing process of Civil Society Dialogue (CSD) on EU trade policy. This brings together in the same room Commission officials and representatives of:
• business
• consumer bodies
• trade unions and
• environmental and other interest groups.

It followed Commissioner Malmström’s announcement at her European Parliament hearing that she would step up the Commission's engagement with the widest possible range of non-governmental organisations and interest groups.

Participants had the chance to share their views in three areas:

• trade governance – how the EU develops trade policies and puts them into practice;

• transparency – what steps the Commissioner intends to take to give civil society the access necessary to scrutinise EU trade policy initiatives and hold policy-makers to account;

• stakeholder engagement – ensuring EU trade negotiators take into account the widest possible range of views

Commissioner Malmström welcomed thoughts, questions and suggestions from participants, which will be essential in helping her develop a successful trade agenda for the coming years.

"I look forward to discussing with civil society actors about trade issues and hearing everyone's suggestions and concerns. Engaging more with civil society is a high priority for me as Trade Commissioner."

The meeting was chaired by Mr Peter Sandler, Director for Resources, Information and Policy Coordination at the Directorate-General for Trade.

Watch the video of the meeting.
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Access Now
  • Access Now
  • ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • amfori
  • amfori
  • amfori
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association des régions européennes des produits d'origine
  • Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded) NO SHOW
  • Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Association of the European Self-Medication Industry
  • Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • BREIZ EUROPE
  • British Agriculture Bureau
  • British Medical Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Cerame-Unie
  • CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Comité européen interprofessionnel du thon tropical
  • Compassion in World Farming
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
  • Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederação Nacional das Cooperativas Agrícolas e do Crédito Agrícola de Portugal
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Danish Shipping
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Danske Slagterier, SA (Danish Bacon and Meat Council)
  • Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EBU-UER
  • EKD-Büro Brüssel / EKD-Office Brussels
  • EUnited European Engineering Industries Association
  • Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Co-operatives
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCINEMA, Association de producteurs de cinéma et de télévision
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurometaux
  • Eurometaux
  • European & International Booksellers Federation
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • European Banking Federation
  • European Biodiesel Board
  • European Biodiesel Board
  • European Biodiesel Board
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • European Coordination of Independent Producers
  • European Coordination of Independent Producers
  • European Dairy Association aisbl
  • European Dairy Association aisbl
  • European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European farmers
  • European farmers
  • European farmers
  • European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • European Federation of Origin Wines
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Fertiliser Import Association
  • European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • European Internet Services Providers Association
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • European Magazine Media Association
  • European Milk Board
  • European Newspaper Publishers' Association
  • European Olympic Committees EU Office
  • European Panel Federation
  • European Patent Office
  • European Patent Office
  • European Patent Office
  • European Policy Centre
  • European Poultry, Egg and Game Association
  • European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • European University Association
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Fertilizers Europe
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • FoodServiceEurope
  • FoodServiceEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Friends of the Earth Europe
  • FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Fur Europe
  • Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés
  • Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Global Witness
  • GMB trade union
  • Handelsverband Deutschland
  • Humane Society International/Europe
  • ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH
  • IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Insurance Europe
  • International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
  • International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Federation of Actors
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Irish Farmers' Association
  • Irish Farmers' Association
  • Irish Farmers' Association
  • Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • OFE Limited
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Society of Audiovisual Authors
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • SOLIDAR FOUNDATION
  • spiritsEUROPE
  • spiritsEUROPE
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • Stichting Bits of Freedom (Bof)
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (funded)
  • Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Transitiegroep Stroopwafel (funded)
  • Transparency International
  • Transparency International
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • TUSIAD
  • TUSIAD
  • Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Unión de Empresas Siderúrgicas (funded)
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag
  • Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag