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Canada Brussels, 12 September 2018

EU-Canada Civil Society Forum: Trade and Sustainable Development under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Civil society representatives from inter alia employers, unions, labour and business organisations, environmental groups, and other relevant civil society organisations are invited to a meeting of the Civil Society Forum established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Officials from the European Commission and from the Government of Canada will exchange views with the participants on the sustainable development aspects of the Agreement, including on the implementation of Chapter 22 (Trade and Sustainable Development), Chapter 23 (Trade and labour) and Chapter 24 (Trade and environment).

CETA was signed in Brussels on 30 October 2016 and has been provisionally applied since 21 September 2017. Find here the text of the agreement as well as more information on CETA.

Participation in the Civil Society Forum requires prior registration through the below link under "Practical details".

Please note that the discussion will also be web streamed. The weblink will be published shortly (together with practical details on how to register and gain access via the weblink). The weblink will be activated just before the meeting. For information purposes, we would encourage the civil society organisations that intend to follow the Civil Society Forum via the webstream to register as well.

We would be grateful if the registered participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order to receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card or passport.

Practical details

  • Date/Time: 12 September 2018 16.00-18.30
  • Place: Centre Borschette, room 0A (groundfloor), Rue Froissart, Brussels
  • Registration: register here. Prior registration is essential and will close on the 7th September.