EU Trade Law and Policy in a Changing Global Environment: Current Issues and Issues Ahead

Course code
E39
Course fee (excl. housing)
€600.00
Level
Master
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In this summer school course the focus will be on the recent and controversial issues the EU's trade law and policy is confronted with. The issues such as the response of the EU to the globally growing protectionism, the delimitation of EU competences in the area of external trade, finding a balance between free trade and non-economic values, conclusion and enforcement of bilateral trade agreements or tackling the controversy attached to the investor – state dispute settlement (ISDS) will form the core of the summer school course. 

The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest trading power whereas the volume of global trade is greater than ever before. Since the establishment of the European communities, the external trade policy of the EU (officially called "the Common Commercial Policy") has been a major field of EU external relations and one of the Union’s most successful policies which allowed the block to speak with one voice on matters of its external trade. However, the EU trade policy faces a range of challenges in a quickly changing global environment. The international trade scene is clearly in turmoil dominated by events such as the trade conflict between the US and China or the paralization of the WTO dispute settelement system. Those events clearly weaken multilateralism that has prevailed in international trade politics over the last decades but they also require a firm and clear stance on part of the European Union. 

In this summer school course the focus will be on the recent and controversial issues the EU trade law and policy is confronted with such as its response to the growing protectionism and applying Trade Defence Instruments, finding a balance between free trade and non-economic values (such as environmental protection or human rights), conclusion and enforcement of bilateral trade agreements, or tackling the controversy attached to the investor – state dispute settlement (ISDS).

The list of confirmed speakers inlude: 

  • Dr. Urszula Jaremba, PhD in law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam,  assistant professor of EU law at Utrecht University. 
  • Dr. Thomas Verellen, PhD in law from KU Leuven, associate in an international leading law firm, assistant porfessor of EU law at Utrecht University. 
  • Dr. Katharina Meissner, PhD in political science from EUI, assistant professor at the University of Vienna. 
  • Ms. Isabella Mancini, City University of London. 

 

 

Course director

Dr. Urszula Jaremba

Lecturers

The list of confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Urszula Jaremba, PhD in law,  assistant professor of EU law . Dr. Jaremba will adress the general issues, investors protection in the framework of the the EU's judicial protection architecture and the externalization of non-economic objectives through trade 

Dr. Thomas Verellen, PhD in law, associate in an international leading law firm, assistant professor of EU law. Dr Verellen will address the recent issues in the area of TDIs.

Dr.  Katharina Meissner, PhD in political science, assistant professor at the University of Vienna. Dr. Meissner will address the issue of negotiations of free trade agreements and the role of different EU institutions in those processes. 

Ms Isabella Mancini, City University of London. Ms Mancini will address the issue of free trade agreements with developed economies and the protection of fundamental rights and non-economic values by them. 

Course aim

The course will aim at addressing various issues in EU trade law and policy.

The provisional programme of the course is as follows:

  • Day 1 : Introduction to EU trade law and policy. The legal framework and EU competences. The international position of EU as a trading and economic block.EU's response to the growing protectionism. 
  • Day 2: Trade Defence Instruments: the theory and current practice. 
  • Day 3: Negotiating and enforcing Free Trade Agreements. Non-economic values in EU trade agreements.
  • Day 4: Dispute settlement in EU trade relations. ISDS and beyond. New tools of enforcement.
  • Day 5: EU as a global trade and normative actor? The power of "Brussels effect".  

Costs

Course fee:
€600.00
Included:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
€ 200.00

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

Application

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Dr Urszula Jaremba LL.M MA 

u.jaremba@uu.nl

Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance | School of Law | Department of International and European Law

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Registration

Application deadline: 15 June 2020