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Trade and Sustainable Development

  • Date: 11/06/2014, 11:00 - 13:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 06/06/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 11/06/2014, 11:00 - 13:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 06/06/2014 12:00

Sustainable development is a fundamental principle underlying all EU actions. Through its trade policy, the EU ensures that its trade actions contribute to sustainable development and that there is coherence and mutual supportiveness between economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.

The EU has developed a consistent practice of including in its trade agreements provisions on aspects of sustainable development (labour, environment) of importance in a trade context. All recently concluded trade agreements include Trade and Sustainable Development chapters. An effective monitoring based on transparency, dialogue and cooperation with the involvement of civil society is also provided.

The purpose of this meeting is to further discuss and exchange views on this topic with civil society, including with regard to experiences in the implementation of Trade and Sustainable Development chapters under the EU agreements entered into force, the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh launched in July 2013, and the green goods initiative.

Lead Participants

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development and Generalised System of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Silvia Formentini, Policy Co-ordinator for Trade and Sustainable Development, Trade and Sustainable Development and Generalised System of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Urszula Stepkowska, Policy Officer for Trade and Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Development and Generalised System of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA

1. Presentation by the Commission, including: i) recent and upcoming implementation activities for the Trade and Sustainable Development chapters in the EU FTAs with Korea, Colombia/Peru and Central America; ii) Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, iii) green goods initiative.

2. Open discussion with civil society organisations.


Related documents

Link to DG Trade's webpage on Trade and Sustainable Development
Press release "EU in joint launch of WTO negotiations for green goods agreement"
Public consultation on a green goods initiative
Joint Statement "Staying engaged: A Sustainability Compact for continuous improvements in labour rights and factory safety in the Ready-Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh"


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Mr. Hideaki Asada, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Erik Bergelin, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Dr Andreas Bodemer, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Mr Dominic Boucsein, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr Sandy Boyle , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Jürgen Burggraf, ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Ms Eleonora Catella, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Michel Cermak, Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Ms Maddalena COLOMBI , European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Mr Sergi Corbalan, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Mr Benjamin Denis, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Christopher Diskin, Quaker Council for European Affairs
  • Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr André Feldhof, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Mr Maurice Fermont, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Maika Foehrenbach, CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Ms Jessica Goeres, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Stefan Gran, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Marion Guilcher, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Ms Servet Gören, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Ms Maureen Hick, GMB trade union
  • Ms Louise Hoj Larsen , European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Ms Hannah Hüll, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Mr. Burghard Ilge, Both ENDS
  • Ms Daniela Iller, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Ms Clelia Imperiali, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Ms Tzonka Iotzova, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Agata Jaskot, European Biodiesel Board
  • Mr Tom Jenkins, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Alexander Kirschall, European Express Association
  • Mr Joseph Lasavio, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Mr Joseph Maunas, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Amanda Mayhew, World Animal Protection
  • Ms Adele Naudy, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Mr Romain Pardo, European Policy Centre
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Jonathan Peel, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Ewa Perfikowska, European Cocoa Association
  • Ms Evelyne Pichenot, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mrs Alba RIDAO-BOULOUMIÉ, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Ms Pascale ROUHIER, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Mr François Saint Lager, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Ms Claudia Stowasser, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (funded)
  • Ms Cecile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Muriel Treibich, Amnesty International European Association
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mr Eckart Unger, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Deimante Valciukaite, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Ms Vanya Vulperhorst, OCEANA
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux
  • Mr David Weiss, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Herwig Wutscher, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich