After 20 years of on-and-off negotiations, the European Union and Mercosur states - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay - reached a political agreement for a trade deal. To become effective, it needs the ratification of all countries involved (27 in the EU and 4 from Mercosur). Although the EU is implementing environmental provisions at the bilateral and regional level since the 2011 EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement, this is the first time that the Mercosur agree to such a Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapter. Experts will explain the recent developments and challenges ahead for both regions.
This event is organized by scholarship-holders of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (University Group 02 of Department Northeast) with the support of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam.
Meeting-ID: 834 4430 0121
Please register using the zoom link before the event.
Monday, February 15 - 2021, 18:00 – 19:30
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome and Moderation Karina Marzano – Organiser
Arian Aghashahi – Speaker of the University Group
18:10 – 18:20 Keynote lecture I
Carlos Rittl, PhD. – Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam. Associate founding member of Brazilian Climate Center and Climate Observatory Lab.
18:20 – 18:30 Keynote lecture II
Sophia Paulini – PhD researcher at the Department of International and European Union Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
18:30 – 18:40 Keynote lecture III
Nikolas Löbel (TBC) – politician of the CDU and Member of the German Bundestag (CDU/CSU Caucus). Serving on the Committee of Foreign Affairs.
18:40 – 18:50 Keynote lecture IV
Johannes Brak – MPP Candidate, Hertie School of Governance, and expert on South American issues of the Young German Council on Foreign Relations (Junge DGAP).
18:50 – 19:30 Q&A Session & Discussion