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Trade and Human Rights New date and address

  • Date: 08/02/2012, 14:30 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Berlaymont building, room Robert Schuman, 200 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 03/02/2012 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 08/02/2012, 14:30 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Berlaymont building, room Robert Schuman, 200 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 03/02/2012 12:00

The EU is committed to putting human rights and democracy at the heart of its external action, including in trade policy. The EU's trade policy is one of the most visible manifestations of the EU’s external action and its trade and human rights agenda needs to be coherent, transparent, predictable, feasible and effective. The challenge is to make trade work in a way that helps rather than hinders human rights concerns.

At the request of civil society, the European Commission is organising an information session in order to brief participants on the interlinkages between trade and human rights. The purpose of the meeting is to inform about the EU's current approach and is not intended to discuss individual country cases. If there are particular issues that you wish to see addressed at this session, please send your questions in advance to trade.humanrights@ec.europa.eu so that the lead participants are aware of your interests.
 

Lead Participants
Ms Gosia Gorska, Policy Desk Officer, Division Human Rights - Policy Instruments and Bilateral Cooperation, European External Action Service
Ms Anya Oram, Human Rights Coordinator, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator
Ms Ramona Samson, Coordinator Relations with Civil Society, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA
1. The promotion of human rights in the EU's external relations by Ms Gorska
2. Presentation of the EU's current approach on trade and human rights by Ms Oram
3. Discussion

Background Document
Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Human Rights and Democracy at the heart of EU External Action - Towards a more Effective Approach.
Commission Staff Working Paper - Operational Guidance on taking account of fundamental rights in Commission Impact Assessments

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • CAOBISCO
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • EBU-UER
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European farmers
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation
  • European Peacebuilding Liaison Office
  • IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH
  • IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • International Cocoa Initiative
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Latin American Association of Development Organizations
  • Oxfam-Wereldwinkels vzw
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • World Cocoa Foundation