Workshop: The EU’s trade and development policies in a changing global environment
ARENA Centre for European Studies will host a workshop on justice, trade and development in Oslo on 14-15 March 2018.
The European Union operates in a changing global environment. New actors of cooperation, such as the BRICS countries, are emerging in the global development landscape, challenging longstanding North-South development relations traditionally characterised by the transfer of funds for development purposes. In the area of trade, the EU’s liberalisation strategies are contested by its partners in the global South. The EU’s role as the main trade and development partner of the ex-colonies in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific is not guaranteed.
In this workshop we will discuss the EU’s trade and development policies and the nexus between these areas, within an increasingly complex structure of global norms and rules. We put a particular focus on the EU’s relations with the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and compare the EU’s approach to that of emerging actors in the global South.