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The Transparency register

The Transparency register lists all the organisations willing to promote integrity and legitimacy in their relations with the European institutions. All civil society organisations and interest representatives that engage in influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions are invited to register.

In signing up, organisations are asked to accept a Code of Conduct and to provide information about their activities: what is their mission, who do they represent, and how they are funded. This ensures that both policymakers and the public can assess the strength of the interests promoting a particular policy.

Enroll your organisation in the Transparency register

The Consultation Mechanism

The Commission approach to consultation with stakeholders was established by the 'Minimum Standards for Consultation' adopted in 2002 ( COM (2002)704). Building on these standards, 'Better Regulation for Better Results - An EU Agenda' (COM (2015) 215) adopted in 2015 strengthens the commitment to consult citizens and stakeholders, and be open to their feedback, at every stage of the process.

Position Papers

In order to enhance dialogue with Civil Society and to improve transparency on EU's Trade website, this page welcomes position papers from civil society stakeholders on trade issues.

By position papers, we mean reports that explain, justify or recommend a course of action on a policy or on a particular trade related issue. Documents such as newsletters, brochures and announcements are not considered position papers.

To send a position paper, please click here.