RESPECT Surveys

The RESPECT project conducts periodic consultations with experts and practitioners in the field of EU external and trade policy.

As part of this exercise, the first RESPECT survey collected opinions of almost 500 respondents, on the important theme of EU trade policy and its capacity to serve as a tool to attain EU external policy objectives such as promotion of human right and environmental sustainability.

Results show that almost 60% of the respondents agree or strongly agree that the EU should make access to its markets by other countries conditional on non-trade outcomes (such as human rights, labour, environmental protection and anti-corruption). Unpacking the aggregate figure, national business associations, academia and think tanks, non-EU government officials and SMEs reveal a more lukewarm position.

Survey 2: Collecting Feedback until 1 March

The second RESPECT survey is now online!

We are keen to obtain feedback on research findings and policy recommendations from practitioners and stakeholders that are, or have been, engaged with European trade policy initiatives. The survey will take approximately twenty minutes. Your responses will be completely anonymous.

Follow this link to the survey.

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://eui.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CzQhBhYhiMNHQV.

We would appreciate if you could complete the survey. Feel free to send this survey to colleagues who may be interested in the subject.

Survey 1: Completed

Working paper with a descriptive analysis of the survey results

Question: ‘The EU should make access to its markets by other countries conditional on non-trade outcomes (such as human rights, labour, environmental protection and anti-corruption)’
 Question: ‘The EU should make access to its markets by other countries conditional on non-trade outcomes (such as human rights, labor, environmental protection and anti-corruption).’