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20 October 2016

The Citizens' CETA Summit

A transatlantic gathering of local & public representatives in the European Parliament, Brussels. Registration now open.

The Citizens’ CETA Summit

October 20 2016

on the occasion of the official EU-Canada Summit, Brussels

A transatlantic gathering of local & public representatives

The European Parliament, Brussels

Invitation on behalf of MEPs Yannick Jadot (Greens/EFA), Marie Arena (S&D),

Helmut Scholz (GUE) Tiziana Beghin (Five Star/EFDD) and the TTIP Free Zones European Network

For registration please visit the Green/EFA website

Public Event (Marquee on the Esplanade Esplanade Solidarność 1980)

10:00Registration opens / Press interviews with mayors/MEPs/NGOs

11:00Press Event

Joint Welcoming Statement by Ska Keller (Greens/EFA MEP), Gerardo Pisarello, (vice mayor Barcelona), Amir Khadir (Quebec Solidaire, National Assembly of Quebec, Canada) & Alexandra Strickner (TTIP/CETA European Free zone network Representative, Attac Austria)

11:30: Public Signing of Statement against CETA, TTIP by mayors/councillors, MEPs, Canadian Representatives & Civil Society Representatives

11:45: Group photo with MEPs, mayors/councillors, MEPs, Canadian Representatives & Civil Society Representatives

12:00: Closing Statement by Yannick Jadot MEP and welcome invitation to Grenoble by Eric Piolle (Mayor of Grenoble)

12:15Launch of new study on CETA presented by Scott Sinclair (Centre for Policy Alternatives Canada) & Peter Fuchs (PowerShift e.V)/ Lucile Falgueyrac (Seattle to Brussels Network)

12:30CETA-free lunch opened by Marta Messa (Slow Food)/ : Press interview time with mayors/MEPs/NGOs

Lunch organised by Slow Food, presenting Slow Food Presidia products and PDO products, focusing on challenges CETA poses for sustainable agriculture.

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Afternoon Conference, European Parliament (JAN 2Q2)

13:15 – 13:45registration and access for guests, at EP Luxembourg Entrance.

“Raising our voices against CETA”

14:00: Opening welcome by MEPs Ska Keller (Greens/EFA) Maria Arena (S&D) Helmut Scholz (GUE) Tiziana Beghin (EFDD)

14:15New economic assessments, Pierre Kohler, Tufts University

14:30: Roundtable debate with representatives from European cities and regions

15:15coffee break / Mayors interviews with press

15:30Panel I: Exclusive Investor Rights & the Impact on Local Democracy

Professor Angus Van Harten, Laurens Ankersmit (ClientEarth) Scott Sinclair (Center for Policy Alternatives Canada)

16:15: Q&A

16:30: Panel II: CETA: the Impact of Services Liberalisation on Local Authorities

Penny Clarke, EPSU, Stuart Trew, Centre for Policy Alternatives (Canada)

17:15: Q&A

17:30: Closing of the Summit: next steps-

Yannick Jadot (Greens/EFA MEP), Representatives of Mayors (tbc) Amir Khadir (Quebec Solidaire, National Assembly of Quebec, Canada) & Elena Mazzoni (Stop TTIP Italy, tbc)

The event will be livestreamed

For registration please visit the Green/EFA website

For further information, please contact simon.mckeagney@europarl.europa.eu

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