Academic Workshop: Switzerland and the European Union - A Strong Bilateral Partnership with Continental and Global Reach

mardi, 19.11.2019 – mardi, 19.11.2019

Politique européenne de la Suisse; Accords bilatéraux Suisse-UE; Autres dossiers Suisse-UE

Drapeaux de la Suisse et de l‘UE
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The aim of this academic workshop is to discuss the relations between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) from various angles: the legal framework of such relations, with focus on the effects of the bilateral sectoral agreements; the prospects of a new institutional framework agreement as an instrument to cement and develop this bilateral approach and, finally, a broader view of the relations Switzerland-EU, which the Swiss State Secretary for European Affairs, H.E. Roberto Balzaretti will touch upon in his keynote address.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required: Registration

 

Programme

11:30-11:40 Introduction by Prof. Inge Govaere (Ghent University)
 

11:40-12:35 Panel 1: The law and practice of sectoral bilateralism

 Speakers:

  • Prof. Christa Tobler (University of Basel and University of Leiden)
  • Prof. Peter Van Elsuwege (Ghent University)

Discussant:

  • Prof. Sieglinde Gstöhl (College of Europe)
     

 12:35-13:30 Panel 2: Towards a new institutional framework agreement?

 Speakers:

  • Prof. Marc Maresceau (Ghent University)
  • Prof. Christine Kaddous (Université de Genève)

Discussant:

  • Prof. Andrea Ott (Maastricht University)
     

 13:30 – 14:30 Sandwich lunch

Chair: Professor dr. Michel Tison – Dean of the Law Faculty (Ghent University)

14:30 Keynote Speech by H.E. Roberto Balzaretti (State Secretary for European Affairs, Switzerland)

 16:00 Reception

Lieu: Ghent University, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, Gent