Interviews and surveys

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 GSP beneficiary countries took place durign the course of the study.

In addition, a public online consultation was undertaken by the European Commission to collect views from a wide range of stakeholders in a structured manner. The consultation was open until 15 July 2020 and aimed at collecting views in a comprehensive way, asking about the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental effects of the future GSP regulation, both in beneficiary countries and in the EU. Contributions to the consultation have been published and analysed as part of the study.