From the 14th to the 15th of March, 2016, the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU) is hosting an interdisciplinary conference on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US that is currently under negotiation. Here is the summary:
This conference aims at enabling a dialogue between research and policy on pertinent issues for a Swedish, European and international community. One ambition of the conference is to gather scholars from the fields of economics, law, and politics to exchange views and provide different perspectives on common issues. However, the event also engages policy-makers, practitioners and business representatives from multinational corporations and SMEs. The panels are going to cover topics reaching from the broader effects of TTIP, its political and economic dimension to particular policy fields such as issues of regulatory cooperation and investment protection, including the proposed investor-state dispute settlement. Moreover, addressing issues related to global governance and inviting third-country perspectives on TTIP, this event attempts to takes a global perspective beyond the EU-US policy domain.
We are happy to announce that EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will be present during the conference and deliver a keynote address and a subsequent panel debate in the afternoon of the 15th of March.
Attendance at the conference is free of charge but requires registration. Coffee and lunch will be provided during the breaks. Kindly indicate any allergies or preferences.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the event, if not earlier. Please feel free to spread this information to anyone you think might be interested.