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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

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

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