The third Civil Society Dialogue meeting was held on Thursday, 24 June 2021
The European Commission held the third Civil Society Dialogue meeting for the negotiations on the deeper EPA on Thursday, 24 June 2021. The meeting discussed the following draft reports prepared for the sustainability impact assessment:
- Trade and intellectual property rights
- Trade and public procurement and competition
- Institutional structure and dispute resolution mechanisms
And the following draft case studies:
The draft summary of stakeholder consultations was also to be discussed.
For more information, please see the Commission’s web page.
Previous Consultation Activities
On 11 September 2020, the European Commission (DG TRADE) held a Civil Society Dialogue on the state of play of negotiations and on the draft Inception Report for this study (please see the reports page to download a copy of the final Inception report). For more information on the Civil Society Dialogue please see DG TRADE’s web page.
On 23 March 2021, 11.00-13.30 CET, the European Commission (DG TRADE) held a Civil Society Dialogue on the state of play of negotiations and on the progress of this study. For more information on the Civil Society Dialogue please see DG TRADE’s web page.
Our approach to consultation
Stakeholder consultation was an integral part of the study and included a series of activities to gather input from stakeholders – including online interviews in the five countries of Eastern and Southern Africa and dialogues with civil society organisations in Brussels.