Support to civil society participation in the implementation of EU trade agreements

Workshop for DAG members on “The Voluntary Fair-Trade Market In the EU, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru - 1 expert

Objectifs / Objectives

The specific objectives are:

  • To present and provide a general overview of the aspects generally considered in the development and implementation of Fair-Trade certification schemes and how they are monitored;
  • To inform the DAG members about the current state of play of Fair-Trade between the EU and the Andean countries (some key figures eg.sales figures in the EU; production figures in the Andean countries, policies currently in place to promote give market access to disadvantaged producers)
  • To provide information about ongoing initiatives between the EU and Andean countries;
  • To provide the DAGs with information within the context of the Trade and Sustainable Development chapter of the EU-Col/Ecu/Peru FTA, so as to feed their ongoing work

profil / profile

Qualification et compétences / Qualification & skills

  • Fluent English or Spanish speaker (there will be both English and Spanish interpretation);
  • Excellent general knowledge of the topic,
  • Excellent communicator;
  • Very good understanding of intercultural communication challenges and practices

Expérience professionelle générale / General professional experience

  • Experience in analysis market data on sustainable consumption production in the Andean countries or the EU;
  • Experience in analysing sustainable consumption and production public policies in the Andean countries or the EU;
  • Knowledge of the EU-Col/Ecu/Peru Trade Agreement;
  • Knowledge of current EU-Col/Ecu/Peru political relations.

Expérience professionelle spécifique / Specific professional experience


Nombre total de jours travaillés / Total working days

2 working days (WD)

Période de la mission / Period of the assignment

The workshop is expected to be held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 from 09:00-11:00 (Col/Ecu/Peru)/15:00-17:00 (Brussels time)

Date de début / Starting day

November 2021

Lieu de mission / place of assignment

the meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, with EN/ES interpretation. It will take place in the context of the TSD sub-committee meeting, EU-Col/Ecu/Peru DAG-to-DAG meeting and the Trade and Sustainable Development Civil Society Forum

Langue de travail / Working language


Candidatures / Applications

Applications (EU format CV and application letter in English) need to be submitted by e-mail to:

no later than 17 November 17:00 hrs, titled: “Application for the position – technical expert DAG meeting November 2021”. References must be available on request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.. Pre-selected experts will be requested to sign Statement of Availability (SoA) in which they acknowledge and confirm the availability to accomplish this assignment within the indicated period, at the indicated starting date and within the number of working days requested. The Project is an equal opportunity employer.

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