16 Oct 2020
Sustainable Europe and its global reach

3rd Jean Monnet NOVA EU workshop (webinar)




The workshop Sustainable Europe and its global reach intends to contribute to the academic and policy debate by discussing the aspects of “Sustainable Europe” in its external dimension in an interdisciplinary setting. It aims to include speakers from law, political science and social science. We expressly encourage junior (PhD or PostDoc level) and senior researchers to apply. Given the applied nature of the NOVA-EU project, we strongly encourage participants to reflect on the problems also from a policy perspective with the view of offering policy recommendations during the workshop. The latter will form as a springboard for two policy briefs to be presented to the European Commission as one of the outputs of the project.


13.30-13.35 Introduction
Sustainable development in EU law: the normative framework Chair: Bruno De Witte (Maastricht University)
13.35-13.50 The EU-Mercosur Trade Pact under fire by Peter-Tobias Stoll (University of Göttingen)
13.50-14.05 Sustainable Europe & the UN sustainable development goals: partners of competitors? by Isabella Querci (Unicollege Mantova)
14.05-14.30 Discussion
Sustainable development in EU law: case studies Chair: Marjan Peeters (Maastricht University)
14.30-14.40 The EU's legal framework for sustainable finance and its impact on energy projects within the EU and in third countries by Catherine Banet (University of Oslo)
14.40-14.50 Risky arbitrariness in the EU's investment agreements by Iveta Alexovicová (University of Maastricht)
14.50-15.00 The EU promoting sustainable development beyond its borders through transboundary water cooperation by Tuula Honkonen (University of Eastern Finland)
15.00-15.30 Discussion
Sustainable development & private action Chair: Denise Prevost (Maastricht University)
15.30-15.40 External effects via private regimes EU regulation of global value chains via non-financial due diligence by Enrico Partiti (University of Tilburg)
15.40-15.50 Toward an international level playing field for addressing violations of human rights in the context of business activities? by Chloé Brière (Fee University of Brussels)
15.50-16.20 Discussion
Securing compliance with sustainable development provisions in EU FTA's Chair: Andrea Ott (Maastricht University)
16.20-16.30 Taking the enforcement of environmental standards in the EU's free trade agreement seriously by Marco Bronckers and Giovanni Gruni (Leiden University, Esade Business School Barcelona)
16.30-16.40 Compliance mechanisms of multilateral environmental agreements: Takeaways for the EU's managerial approach to TSD chapters by Saide Esra Akdogan (University of Groningen)
16.40-16.50 For an integrated approach towards fundamental rights protection in EU free trade agreements by Areg Navasartian (Free University of Brussels)
16.50-17.20 Discussion
17.20-17.40 Conclusions & follow-up by Merijn Chamon (Maastricht University)


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