Switzerland and the European Union: A Strong Bilateral Partnership with Continental and Global Reach - 19 November 2019

(30-10-2019) Academic workshop to discuss the relations between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) from various angles.

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 via https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/SwitzerlandandtheEU

 

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