Linking trade and non-commercial interests: the EU as a global role model?

09 - 09 November 2012
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam (Centre for European Legal Studies)
  • Address: The Hague
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CLEER Workshop on
‘Linking trade and non-commercial interests: the EU as a global role model?’

9 November 2012, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague

The workshop invites academics, legal and policy experts, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss the modalities of the EU employing trade instruments so as to promote the respect for human rights, internationally recognized labour standards and economic development. Particular attention will be given to emerging issues such as the quest for consistency in the conduct of EU external policy and institutional coordination within the EU as well as the ongoing drafting of the EU investment policy. Linkages between Internal market objectives and external actions and the EU’s experience of balancing societal interest with liberalisation will be analysed.
The workshop is the first event of CLEER’s ‘Commercial power Europe: advancing societal and environmental goals through trade relations’ project, implemented with the support of the LLP programme of the European Union.
Keynote address by Mr. Francisco Perez-Canado (DG Trade, European Commission)
Confirmed speakers: Prof. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (EUI), Fabienne Zwagemakers (LUISS, Rome), Fabienne Bossuyt (Ghent University), Yorgos Altintzis (International Trade Union Confederation, Brussels), Angelos Dimopoulos (University of Tilburg/CLEER), Aurore Voiculescu (University of Westminster), Anna de Luca (Universita Bocconi), Gareth Davies (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Lawrence Gormley (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Ferdi De Ville (Ghent University)