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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.

  • Participant from ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Amnesty International European Association
  • Participant from ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Both ENDS
  • Participant from BREIZ EUROPE
  • Participant from BREIZ EUROPE
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Participant from Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Participant from Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from European Biodiesel Board
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from European Policy Centre
  • Participant from European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from OCEANA
  • Participant from Quaker Council for European Affairs
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (funded)
  • Participant from World Animal Protection
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.