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sessionA Greens/EFA Conference

The EU-Mercosur Agreement: A threat to the environment and livelihoods?

     Wednesday, Nov 20th 2019 starting at 15h

     European Parliament, Room ASP1G3, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels (Registriation required)



The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, due to be voted by the European Parliament during this mandate, will be discussed in detail with researchers, experts and civil society. The event is open to all and will be livestreamed on the day.

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15:00IntroductionMolly Scott Cato & Yannick Jadot

15:10: Remarks by DG Trade 

15:25: Panel I: Analysing the agreement: researchers and experts review aspects of the text 

          Chair: Anna Cavazzini + 3 speakers (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

          Luciana Ghiotto, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research University of Buenos Aires

          Mathilde Dupré, Co-Director of the Institut Veblen

          Aurélie Trouvé, AgroParisTech (tbc) 


16:15:  coffee break (15 min)  


16:30: Panel II:

Impact on the ground: dialogue with concerned parties from Mercosur countries

          Chair: Grace O’Sullivan (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

          Luciana Tellez Chavez, Researcher, Human Rights Watch

         Jimena Reyes, America's Director, FIDH (tbc) 

         Representative of the Guajajara community (videolink, tbc) 

         Natalia Carrau, Redes-AT (tbc) 


17:20: Panel III: Land, food and farming: dialogue with concerned parties in Europe

         Chair: Martin Häusling (40 min + 10 min Q&A)

         Pippa Hackett, Senator and beef farmer

         Nicole Polsterer, FERN 

         Ismail Doga Karatepe International Centre for Development and Decent Work Kassel, University of Kassel University


18:00: Closing remarks- Saskia Bricmont (5 min) 

18:30 - conference ends


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