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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.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Sune Jin Christensen, Danske Slagterier, SA (Danish Bacon and Meat Council)
  • Ms Kristina Aaltonen, Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Ms Kinga Adamaszwili, Association of the European Self-Medication Industry
  • Ms Roberta Alberti, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Christian Amblard, Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Ms Elena Antonakopoulou , Eurometaux
  • Ms Marie Audren, spiritsEUROPE
  • Ms Léa Auffret, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Ms Dilek Aydin, TUSIAD
  • Mr Daniel Azevedo, European farmers
  • Mr Andrés Barceló, Unión de Empresas Siderúrgicas (funded)
  • Ms Ksenija Barysiene, Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Ms Isabel Basto, Confederação Nacional das Cooperativas Agrícolas e do Crédito Agrícola de Portugal
  • Mr Adam Bedford, British Agriculture Bureau
  • Mr Erik Bergelin, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mr Alberto Bichi, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mr Philippe Binard, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Mr Sébastien Blanchard, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Mr Blazej Blasikiewicz, European Banking Federation
  • Dr Matthias Blum, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Karoline Blyt, Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Mr Marco Bonfante, Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Ms Diane Bonifas, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Mr Dominic Boucsein, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Ms Fanny Bour , spiritsEUROPE
  • Mrs Julie Bouveret, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Mr Sandy Boyle , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Richard Breuer, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Ms Isabelle Brose, European Panel Federation
  • Mr Sung Bruijnen, Transitiegroep Stroopwafel (funded)
  • Mr Maël Brunet, OFE Limited
  • ms Maria Teresa Buco, Fur Europe
  • Ms Segolene Bunel, Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Mr Jürgen Burggraf, ARD Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Mr Flavio Burlizzi, Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Ms Isabelle Buscke, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Mr Cédric Cabanne, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Alex Campbell, ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • Ms Iria Campos Álvarez, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Ms Amélie Canonne, Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded) NO SHOW
  • Ms Eleonora Catella, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Michel Cermak, Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Ms Sylviane Chapelle, European Patent Office
  • Mr Patrice Chazerand, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Jesus Cisneros, Insurance Europe
  • Mr Maurice Claassens, SOLIDAR FOUNDATION
  • Ms Penny Clarke, European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Mr Denny Cobianchi, The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Ms Guenaelle Collet, EBU-UER
  • Ms Marine COLLI, Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Ms Maddalena COLOMBI , European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Mr Sergi Corbalan, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Mr Barbaros Corekoglu, Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Dr Howard Davies, European University Association
  • Ms Anne-Sophie de Brancion, European Patent Office
  • Ms Cécile Despringre, Society of Audiovisual Authors
  • Ms Flora Dewar, European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Ms Françoise Dubruille, European & International Booksellers Federation
  • Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr Alexander Döring, Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés
  • Ms. Julia Eichler, EKD-Büro Brüssel / EKD-Office Brussels
  • Mr André Feldhof, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Mrs Roxane Feller, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Maryant Fernández, European Digital Rights
  • Ms Maika Foehrenbach, CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Mr Jamie Fortescue, STARCH EUROPE
  • Mr Paul Fournier, CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Mr Andreas Galanakis, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Mr Raffaello Garofalo, European Biodiesel Board
  • Mr Josh Gartland, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr Josh Gartland , COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Ms Sanne Goossens, CECED (European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Mr Stefan Gran, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Mr Bernd Gruner, European Poultry, Egg and Game Association
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Angelika Grüner, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Andreas Guth, European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Mr Jose Luis Gutiérrez-Aranda, Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Ms Laura Guérin, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Ms Servet Gören, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Jessica Göres, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Mr David Hammerstein, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Mr Daniel Hart, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mrs Corinna Hartrampf, Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Mr Joe Healy, Irish Farmers' Association
  • Mr Klaus Heeger, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • Ms Carmen Hennig, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Ingo Henning, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Christina Heschl, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Robin Hodess, Transparency International
  • Ms Louise Hoj Larsen , European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Mr Georg Huber, Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband
  • Ms Lise Andreasen Høyer, Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Ms Hannah Hüll, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Ms Daniela Iller, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Ms Clelia Imperiali, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Ms Tzonka Iotzova, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mrs Dilek Istar Ates, TUSIAD
  • Mr Todor Ivanov, Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Co-operatives
  • Ms Xenia Iwaszko, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Mr Bogdan Janicki, Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Ms Jana Janotova, European Olympic Committees EU Office
  • Ms. Agata Jaskot, European Biodiesel Board
  • Mrs Margot Jilet, Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Mr Martin Juhl Madsen , Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Máté Kander, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Diana Kanecka, European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
  • Miss Elizabeth Kennedy, European Newspaper Publishers' Association
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Dr Olga Kikou, Compassion in World Farming
  • Mr Johannes Kleis, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Ms Katharina Knoll, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Mr Jonny Koerner, Transparency International
  • Mr Franz Kraus, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Mr. Tilmann Kupfer, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Elisabeth Lacoste, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Mr Paul Laffin, British Medical Association
  • Ms Elena Lai, European Coordination of Independent Producers
  • Mr Paul-Henri Lava, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mrs Virginie Le Jeune, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Mr Gaël Le Roux, Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Ms Freya Lemcke, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Pierre-Olivier Lesburgueres, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Mr Jukka Likitalo, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Mr Malte Lindenthal, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Mr Jesper Lissmark, Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Mr Thomas Lividini, FoodServiceEurope
  • Ms Andrea Lode, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Mrs Fanny Lossy, Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • Mr Clément LUZEAU, Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Mr Liam MacHale, Irish Farmers' Association
  • Mr Sean Mackle, Fertilizers Europe
  • Mr Ewan Macphee, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Mr Edouard Manenc, European Patent Office
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, European Public Health Alliance
  • Ms Estelle Masse, Access Now
  • Ms Estelle Masse, Access Now
  • Mrs Benedicte Masure, European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Mr Iagatti Matteo, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Mr Damian McDONALD, Irish Farmers' Association
  • Mr Giorgio Mercuri, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Maike Metzen, Comité européen interprofessionnel du thon tropical
  • Ms Diane Mievis, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Maike Moellers, FoodServiceEurope
  • Mr CAROLINE MORGAN, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Mr Conor Mulvihill, Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Ms Dearbhal Murphy, International Federation of Actors
  • Ms Amandine Muskus, European Biodiesel Board
  • Mr Jean-Luc Mériaux, Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Mr Sergio Napolitano, MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Mr Alexandre Navarre, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Luciana Neagoe, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (funded)
  • Mr Stuart Newman, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mrs Dorte Gram Nybroe, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Ms Alice O' Donovan, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Mr Shinichiro Oka, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Mr Romain Pardo, European Policy Centre
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Alessandra Pavia, Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Mr Jonathan Peel, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Stéphanie Pelet-Serra, Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Mrs Lena Perenius, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Ewa Perfikowska, European Cocoa Association
  • Mr Inger Persson, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Pekka PESONEN, European farmers
  • Mr Arnaud Petit, European farmers
  • Ms Concha Picon Munoz, ORGALIME
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Lionel Platteuw , European Engineering Industries Association
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mrs Alina Popescu, European Magazine Media Association
  • Mr. Ian Pritchard, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr Jakub Przyborowicz, Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mr Andres Felipe Rasmussen, Danish Shipowners Association
  • Ms Nina Renshaw, European Public Health Alliance
  • Mrs Marie-Christine Ribera, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mrs Alba RIDAO-BOULOUMIÉ, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Ms Pascale Rouhier, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Ms Giulia Scaglioni, Association des régions européennes des produits d'origine
  • Mr Adriaan Scheiris, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Ms Mute Schimpf, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Ms Marina Schmidt, European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Ms Ulrike Schmülling, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Christian Schwarck, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
  • Mr Ton Siedsma, Stichting Bits of Freedom (Bof)
  • Mr Satyen Sinha, IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH
  • Ms Birthe Steenberg , Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Katarin Steinbrecher, Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag
  • Ms Katarin Steinbrecher , Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag
  • Ms Magda Stoczkiewicz, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Ms Kirsten Holm Svendsen, Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Dr Joanna Swabe, Humane Society International/Europe
  • Ms Ana Rocio Tancrez , Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Ms Barbara Tasch-Ronner, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Yvon THIEC, EUROCINEMA, Association de producteurs de cinéma et de télévision
  • Mr William Todts, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Cecile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Mayuko Tsuruoka, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mr Eckart Unger, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Simona Vackeova, Cerame-Unie
  • Ms Liv Vaisberg, Federation of European Publishers
  • Ms Wieke van der Kroef, European Internet Services Providers Association
  • Mr Vincent van Dijk, European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Mrs Sieta van Keimpema, European Milk Board
  • Ms Inès VAN LIERDE, EUROALLIAGES
  • Mr Koen Vandenweyer, European Coordination of Independent Producers
  • Mr Dirk Vantyghem, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Ms. Fabienne VERMEEREN, European Fertiliser Import Association
  • Mrs Aurora Vicente, European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • Mr Massimo Vittori, Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Mr Lars Vogt, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux
  • Mr Alwin Wagner, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Tobias Waldner, Handelsverband Deutschland
  • Mrs Kathleen Walker Shaw, GMB trade union
  • Ms Katrina Walsh, Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Mr David Weiss, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Marie Wilke, Global Witness
  • Ms Sophie Windisch, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mrs Sonja Witte, Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Ms Kristina Wittkopp, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Mr. Hanno Woelm, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Katinka Clausdatter Worsøe, Confederation of Danish Enterprise
  • Ms Ilka Wölfle, European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Mr Tetsuya Yokota, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Seiji Yoshino, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Ms Daniela Ida Zandonà, European Federation of Origin Wines
  • Ms Lucia Zivec, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe