Continuous and wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders both in Australia and the EU ensure a high degree of the SIA’s transparency, as well as enrich the analysis with information “from the ground”, and provide feedback on draft results. The main channels for communication and consultation – apart from this website – are:

  • Interviews and surveys, including online surveys, with key stakeholders; and
  • Civil society dialogue meetings in the EU.

We will hold a range of interviews and one-to-one meetings with private sector and civil society organisations and other key stakeholders, both in the EU and Australia.

In addition, two online surveys targeting different groups of respondents are currently open:

Both surveys aim at collecting your views in a comprehensive way, asking about the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental effects of the FTA, including those for consumers. The business survey furthermore addresses the potential effects of the agreement on companies, in particular SMEs.

Please participate and let us know what you think of the FTA - the online surveys will remain open until 15 July 2019.

Civil society dialogue (CSD) meetings organised by DG Trade are regular meetings where civil society and the Commission discuss about the EU’s trade policy. It is planned that two such meetings will be held:

For further details in particular regarding conditions of participation and registration, please consult DG Trade’s CSD website.