C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung
Public Opening Event: EU Trade Policy at the Crossroads: between Economic Liberalism and Democratic Challenges
Key Note Speaker: Stephen Gill, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto
Panelists: Penny Clarke, Deputy General Secretary of European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), Brussels, John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want, London and Ferdi De Ville, Associate Professor at the Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University
Moderator: Petra Pinzler, Journalist
With negotiations on TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – intensifying, EU trade policy has become a hotly contested issue. While supporters praise its economic benefits, critics denounce it as a threat to democracy. The conference will discuss pivotal issues such as: What is the new EU trade politics really about? What are its political, economic and social impacts upon citizens and societies? What will be its international implications, in particular for the developing world?
Videos available soon!
The conference is organized by ÖFSE – Austrian Foundation for Development Research, in cooperation with the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy and the EuroMemorandum Group.
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