Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Mon
2021
Realising Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade (RESPECT): research outcomes @ ULB Brussels and online
Sep 27 @ 9:15 am – 3:45 pm
Realising Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade (RESPECT): research outcomes @ ULB Brussels and online

The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the main findings of RESPECT research with the Brussels community.

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. Implemented by a consortium of 10 academic institutions and research institutes, a key focus is to investigate factors that support or inhibit attainment of EU trade and non-trade policy objectives and to draw out policy recommendations for the design of external trade and investment policies. The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the main findings of RESPECT research with the Brussels community.
Oct
14
Thu
2021
World Trade Forum 2021: Digital, green and open? Global trade policy at a crossroads @ Refectory, Badia Fiesolana - and Online/Zoom*
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 5:45 pm
World Trade Forum 2021: Digital, green and open? Global trade policy at a crossroads @ Refectory, Badia Fiesolana - and Online/Zoom*

The 2021 World Trade Forum, co-organsied with the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern, brings together leading trade practitioners and scholars, government officials, and representatives of international and nongovernmental organisations. Sessions will address lessons and implications of trade policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, research on digital and trade dimensions of programs to green the economy, EU external policies and prospects for plurilateral cooperation under the umbrella of the WTO. The forum in 2021 will comprise plenary sessions only – due to COVID-19 related space constraints, it will not have the usual structure with several parallel sessions at the same time. All sessions will be hybrid, with speakers that are on site or on-line. All sessions will be live-streamed.

Every year, a book related to the World Trade Forum is published with Cambridge University Press. For 2021, the book project is managed by Henry Gao (Singapore Management University), Damian Raess (WTI) and Ka Zeng (University of Arkansas). The book project this year will organize parallel sessions in November on the topic ‘China and the WTO’.

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