Can EU trade policy deliver on EU values?

Realising Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade (RESPECT) is a research project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 (GA 770680) for the period 2018 – 2021. A workshop aiming to present and discuss the main findings of RESPECT project research with the Brussels community.

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The EU, Japan and a fraying international order

This workshop at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre, where an EU-Asia Programme has been inaugurated in January 2021, explored the EU and Japan’s international relations in an age of great power competition, especially their position amidst US-China rivalry and the engagement with economic statecraft and strategic communications.

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Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past? – New Book

Our Global Economics team is pleased to announce the publication by the Brookings Institution Press of a co-edited volume, ‘Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past?’. The volume brings together papers by leading economists who reflect on the drivers of changes in trade and trade policy and the prospects for a return to multilateral cooperation to address trade conflicts.

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International Day for Tolerance 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, the Cultural Pluralism team is pleased to share insights on building resilience against violent extremism and radicalisation from the Horizon2020 research projects GREASE and BRaVE and on dealing with contested heritage from the Heritage Contact Zone project supported by the Creative Europe Programme.

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Project GREASE: Resilience Handbook

The GREASE project has just published an International Handbook of Good Practices for Building Resilience Against Violent Religious Radicalisation. Featuring findings from a dozen Case Studies carried out by our regional partners, this booklet offers practical guidance on how to strengthen community resilience.

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WTO Reform: Suggestions from Recent Research (Video)

This webinar, organised in partnership with Bertelsmann Stiftung on 8 July, presented findings and recommendations for WTO reform, based on a Bertelsmann Stiftung-support research project. Speakers focused on working practices; dispute settlement; managing subsidy-related spillovers and governance of plurilateral initiatives.

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COVID-19 Trade Policy Database: Food and Medical Products

Many governments are using trade policy measures to increase the availability of personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and food products during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Tracking them is important for assessing their incidence, effectiveness, and potential international spillover effects—particularly on countries that depend on imports of these critical products.

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