Date(s) - 06/03/2020 - 08/03/2020
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
US President Donald Trump has shaken the foundations of global trade, slapping steep tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods from the EU and putting into question liberal international economic order. While on the other side China pivots ahead with aggressive international trade regime in Africa promoting alternative models of governance and values. As one of the EU’s overarching objectives in international trade is to promote human rights and universal values the proposed project aims to explore current international trade developments and how the core values of the EU are reflected in (free)trade agreements and investments with third countries.
The idea is to gather the thoughts of young liberals on international trade and condense them into a policy book that will be distributed and communicated to European decision-makers including the liberal Members of the European Parliament.
The participants are asked to write essays on the topic that will later be compiled to a publication. To explore those topics, the European Liberal Forum is organizing a seminar with the support of LYMEC and Stichting Internationaal Democratisch Initiatief (Stichting IDI) in Luxembourg in March.