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The European Commission aims to have a transparent and accountable trade policy based on consultations with all parts of European civil society. More information on the European Commission framework for dialogue with civil society is available on the Transparency Register website.

Objectives of the dialogue

Study on the European Commission trade department’s Civil Society Dialogue

The European Commission’s trade department (DG Trade) is reviewing its Civil Society Dialogue process.

The study aims to:

  • Assess whether the Civil Society Dialogue (CSD) strategy and purposes remain adequate.
  • Analyse how the CSD in its current format feeds into debates in Member States and vice-versa. The study will comprehensively map consultation mechanisms per Member State. It will identify gaps where Commission action could add value and contribute to national dialogues on international trade in a more structured manner. The study will identify priority countries and intervention areas, recommending how to improve DG Trade's outreach in the EU.

Full details on the study are available here.