Continuous and wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders both in Chile 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 and social media – are:

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

We held 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 Chile.

In addition, three online surveys, aiming at different target groups and focussing on different sustainability aspects of the modernised Agreement, were carried out.

General survey on the modernised EU-Chile trade agreement

Survey for businesses/SMES

Survey on consumer issues

Survey about the potential impact of the modernised agreement on human rights

In addition, a survey about the potential impact of the modernised agreement on human rights was carried out, using separate questionnaires for different groups of stakeholders:

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. Three such meetings were devoted to a discussion of the SIA:

A number of workshops in Chile were held during the course of the SIA:

  • A first workshop took place in Santiago on 31 July 2018 and served to present and discuss the study methodology and initial findings as included in the inception report.
  • The main stakeholder workshop in Chile took place on 27 September 2018. It served to present and discuss the analysis conducted to date and collect additional information from Chilean interest groups:
  • In addition, three regional workshops were held to ensure widespread and ongoing consultation with Chilean stakeholders and to expand geographical outreach: