Workshop

CETA IMPLEMENTATION: THE NEXT STEPS
at Dalhousie University, Halifax, May 18, 2018

Call for papers clip

 The CETA Implementation and Implications Project (CIIP) at the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada is holding a one-day workshop on May 18. It is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.  We are seeking proposals from scholars, officials and stakeholders in Europe and Canada who are analyzing the programmatic and legislative changes required to bring CETA to fruition in Canada, at the EU level and in member states. We also encourage papers evaluating early or expected effects of CETA provisions on various economic sectors or stakeholder constituencies. The areas to be covered include many elements of this comprehensive agreement including investment, intellectual property, agricultural and other goods trade, environmental and labour elements and other social impacts.

Workshop participants will present their original research and engage in discussions with colleagues, with the view of shaping a better understanding of the Canada-EU CETA agreement as it takes shape in its conditional implementation while ratifications proceed in member states. We hope to encourage broad participation to permit the dissemination of the analysis and spread information on CETA implementation from multiple scholarly and analytical perspectives.  All papers will be considered for publication as working papers via the Erasmus+ Project Result Platform.

This workshop will be the first step in constructing a possible network of scholars interested in CETA’s implication for EU-Canada relations and economic collaborations going forward. In mid-2019, a Conference on CETA Implications will solicit more developed research on CETA implementation and the early implications of the agreement for legislation, regulation and public policy on both sides of the Atlantic.

The CIIP project will be able to pay for economy air fare and accommodation costs for a limited number of participants from the European Union, Canada and potentially EU scholars from elsewhere. Interested scholars should send proposal abstracts addressed to Professor Robert Finbow, Project Coordinator at  ciip@dal.ca by April 1st 2018.