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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)

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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 discussions will also be web streamed via the following weblink. The weblink will be activated just before the meeting. The civil society organizations that registered to follow the meeting via webstream will have the opportunity to comment and pose questions to the CSF participants (practical details will be provided by email).

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 is now closed


  • Introduction by the representatives of the European Commission and the Government of Canada:
  • Introduction by the representatives of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs)
  • Exchange of views:

- Trade and Sustainable Development
- Trade and labour
- Trade and environment

  • Conclusions