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EU Trade Governance: Assessing Prometheus?

11 January 2024 - 12 January 2024


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11 January 2024
12 January 2024
Event Category:
Academic Events

EU Trade Governance: Assessing Prometheus?

High-Level Policy Dialogue

Jointly organized by University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto, European University Institute.

Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, VVGB Law, White and Case.

In cooperation with Laurea in Giurisprudenza, Bachelor’s degree in Global Law and Transnational Legal Studies, Masters degree in European Legal Studies.

Participation is by invitation only.
For any question please write to Luca Rubini (l.rubini@unito.it)


Thursday, 11th January 2024, 2:00 – 6:30 pm

2:00-2:15 | Welcome – Paolo Ghirardato, Director of Collegio Carlo Alberto
Raffaele Caterina, Head of Law Department, Unito
Luca Rubini, Unito“The event and its concept”

2:15-3:15 | Key note – “The EU and Trade Governance”
Chair: Roberto Caranta, Università di Torino
Ms Cecilia Malmstroem, PIIE, formerly EU Trade Commissioner
Comments: Andre Sapir, Bruegel, ULB

3:15-4:45 | Panel 1 – The EU and multilateralism (WTO, OECD, G7, G20)
Chair: Annamaria Viterbo, Università di Torino
Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, DG Trade, Head of Multilateral Affairs
Mark Koulen, formerly WTO secretariat
Patrick Low, Tulip Consulting, formerly Head of Economic Division, WTO
Eric White, Herbert Smith Freehills
Petros C. Mavroidis, Columbia
Bernard Hoekman, EUI

4:45-5:00 Coffee break

5:00-6:30 | Panel 2 – The EU and bilateral, preferential and plurilateral agreements (e.g. FTAs, Trade and Technology Council, CRM clubs, Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium)
Chair: Lorenza Mola, Università di Torino
Piotr Rydzkowski, DG Trade, Trade Strategy
Meredith Crowley, Cambridge
Luca Rubini, Università di Torino
Elisa Baroncini, Università di Bologna
Reinhard Quick, Saarland University

Friday, 12th January 2024, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

8:30-9:00 | Coffee

9:00-10:30 | Panel 3 – The EU and autonomous instruments
Chair: Stefano Saluzzo, Università del Piemonte Orientale
Piotr Rydzkowski, DG Trade, Trade Strategy
Folkert Graafsma, VVGB Law
Jasper Wauters, White and Case
Isabelle Van Damme, Van Bael
Giovanna Adinolfi, Università degli Studi di Milano
Jan Wouters, Leuven

10:30-10:45 | Coffee break

10:45-12:15 | Panel 4 – Roundtable: taking stock and looking at the future
Chair: Luca Rubini, Università di Torino and Bernard Hoekman, EUI