After the provisional entry in force of the CETA in 2017, and while the EU Member States ratify progressively the agreement, transatlantic cooperation between Canada, the EU and its member States is being expanded to new dimensions. The coronavirus Covid-19 crisis demonstrates once again the importance of a global response to transversal issues, while highlighting the need to promote further transparency and communication.

Following a first event “Évaluer le CETA : acquis, problèmes et contexte international (Evaluating CETA: achievements, problems and international context) organized on June 5th, 2020, the Institute for European Studies of the ULB and the Embassy of Canada in Belgium and Luxembourg have the pleasure to invite you to a new web-conference on Transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA, which will take place on 29 March 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brussels time (CET).

This conference offers an opportunity to initiate a discussion between European, Belgian and Canadian academics and practitioners on the future of transatlantic cooperation beyond trade. It would address new dimensions of this cooperation through three panels focusing respectively on the necessity to take into account democratic requirements, the redefinition of trade priorities in light of the pandemic and the launch of common diplomatic action in multilateral fora.

The full programme of the event, as well as its technical modalities, will be communicated shortly.