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12 November 2014

Sustainable development in the TTIP:how to enhance labour rights and civil society participation

Round table with policy makers and stakeholders
12 November 2014 – CESE – Van Maerlant Building (Room VM1) – 2, rue Van Maerlant

PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 10:00

Opening

Mr Jacek Krawcszyk,EESC rapporteur for the TTIP

Mr David Martin,Member of the INTA Committee, European Parliament (tbc)

Mr Hiddo Houben, Head of Unit for the US and Canada, DG Trade

Keynote speech: The EU and US approaches to sustainable development and labour

provisions in FTAs and lessons learnt

Mr Raymond Torres,  Director, ILO Research department

Discussion

10:00 – 13:00

11.30–11.45

 

 

Coffee break

SESSION 1:

 

 

Sustainable development and labour provisions in TTIP

Chair:

 

Mr Sandy Boyle, President of the EESC Follow-up Committee on Trade

Sub-session 1: Scope and content

Panel debate

 

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of Unit for Trade and Sustainable Development, DG Trade

Ms Elena Bryan, Senior trade representative, US mission to the EU (tbc)

Mr Rudi Delarue, Deputy Head of Unit, External relations, DG Employment

Ms Celeste Drake, Representative of AFL-CIO

Ms Luisa Santos, Businesseurope 

Mr Tom Jenkins, ETUC

Discussion

Sub-session 2: Conflict resolution

Chair: Mrs Evelyne Pichenot,

Vice-president of the EESC External Relations Section

Panel debate

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of Unit for Trade and Sustainable Development, DG Trade

Mr Michele Faioli, Law School, Tor Vergata University of Rome

Mrs Jude Kirton-Darling, Member of the INTA Committee, European Parliament (tbc)

Mr Jeffrey Vogt, Legal Advisor, ITUC, Department of Human and Trade Union Rights

(HTUR)

Mr Andreas Galanakis, Policy Director, AmCham EU (tbc)

Discussion

13:00 – 14:30

 Lunch offered by the EESC (La Brasserie Restaurant, Van Maerlant building)

14:30 – 15:00

Discussion with Mr Ignacio Garcia Bercero, EU chief negotiator for TTIP

15:00 – 17:00 SESSION 2

: The role of civil society: participative mechanisms in TTIP

Chair:

Mr Jonathan Peel, Vice-President of the External Relations Section, EESC

Panel debate

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of Unit for Trade and Sustainable Development, DG Trade

Mr Sandy Boyle, President of the EESC Follow-up Committee on Trade

Mrs Hendrike Kuehl, Transatlantic Business Council

Mr Maurice Claassens, Senior Coordinator, Solidar

ETUC representative

Mr Jos Dings, Transport and Environment

Discussion

17:00 – 17:30

Concluding remarks – Ms Benedicte Federspiel, Member of the EESC

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