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EU-Korea trade agreement implementation: Project on ILO Convention on employment discrimination

  • Date: 06/07/2016, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/07/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 06/07/2016, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/07/2016 12:00

On 28 April 2016, the European Commission launched a project aimed at drawing a comparative study looking into the implementation of ILO Fundamental Convention 111 on the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation in Member States of the European Union (EU) and in the Republic of Korea. The project aims to identify lessons learned and good practices and, on this basis, provide a set of policy implications and suggestions to the EU and its Member States and to the Korean government.

The project is carried out in close cooperation with the Korean government in the context of the implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapter under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). It is financed under the EU's Partnership Instrument (PI), which promotes policy cooperation with countries of strategic interest to the EU.

The PI project is consistent with the approach underpinning the TSD Chapter, which promotes transparency and involvement of stakeholders from civil society representing the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development.

The present meeting aims at informing representatives from European civil society about the project and discussing it. Their views will be taken into consideration by the consultant in charge of the project, Development Solutions Europe Ltd. The study's draft Inception Report will be shared with interested stakeholders before the meeting.

A meeting with Korean stakeholders from civil society will take place in Seoul shortly after the meeting in Brussels. Information about the project will be posted on the project's web site.

Lead Participants

Mr Denis Baresch, Project Coordinator, Trade and Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Anthony Michell, Team Leader, Development Solutions Europe Ltd

Mr Cristian Raileanu, EU Expert, Development Solutions Europe Ltd


Mr Didier Bloch, Communication Officer, Directorate-General for Trade


1. Update on the implementation of the TSD Chapter under the EU-Korea FTA.
2. Presentation of the PI project on the implementation of ILO Convention 111.
3. Open discussion with participants.

Related documents

Website of the Domestic Advisory group for the EU-Korea FTA

4th meeting of the Trade and Sustainable Development Committee, 09/09/2015

4th EU-Korea civil society Forum, 10/09/2015

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. You will receive an identification badge at the entrance of the meeting room.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 23/06/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

About travel expense.

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Eurometaux
  • Fairwatch
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich