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A Trade Policy to Serve the People
February 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
IPS Project Director and Associate Fellow, Manuel Pérez-Rocha has been invited by United Left in the European Parliament to speak at the conference, “A Trade Policy to Serve the People; Our alternatives to free trade deals.”
9:00 – 13:00: Morning session Room 1G2
Introductory speech: “Why and how to build alternatives to FTAs such as TTIP and CETA”, by Jeronim Capaldo (UNCTAD)
Roundtable with people working on concrete alternatives and open debate:
Building together a systemic alternative to the FTAs :
Moderated by: Ethan Earle & Mónica Di Sisto (Fair Watch-Italy)
Roundtable with people working on concrete alternatives and open debate; Paul de Clerck, FoEE; Wawa Wang, Sustainable Energy- China; Tom Bauler, European Society for Ecological Economics; Petra Völkerer, AK Europa-Austria, Martin Burgos, CCC-Argentina; Manuel Pérez-Rocha, IPS-Washington; Africa Kiiza, SEATINI; Scott Sinclair, PA-Canada; Benny Kuruvilla, TNI-India; Petra Völkerer, Lea Auffret, BEUC, Tom Troonbeeckx, CSA Belgium; Carles Casajuana, Solidar; Claude Girod, Via Campesina; Brid Brenan, Binding Treaty campaign-Ireland; S2B, DGB, Tunisian farmer, Foodwatch and MEPs Helmut Scholz, Anne-Marie Mineur, Eleonora Forenza, Emmanuel Maurel, Kouloglou, Patrick Le Hyaric among others.
14:00 -16:00: Afternoon session (in English)
Workshop 1: Sovereignty, global values and international trade
introduced by Manuel Pérez-Rocha, IPS – Washington and Petra Völkerer, AK-Austria (tbc), moderated by MEP Helmut Scholz