Perspectives croisées sur la coopération transatlantique :
Analyse à partir des politiques canadiennes et européennes’
On 5 December 2022, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the Institut d’études européennes of the ULB is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the collective book ‘Perspectives croisées sur la coopération transatlantique : Analyse à partir des politiques canadiennes et européennes’, edited by Prof. Chloé Brière, Dr. Louise Fromont and Areg Navasartian, affiliated researchers to the IEE.
This book launch will bring together His Excellency Alain Gendron, Canadian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, the editors (Prof. Chloé Brière, Dr. Louise Fromont and Areg Navasartian), Prof. Serge Jaumain (ULB, President of the AmericaS Centre) and Dr. Laurence Marquis (University of Sherbrooke, lawyer at the Quebec Bar)
This book is a follow-up to the two conferences organised in June 2020 and March 2021 on the subject of the cooperation between Canada, the European Union and its Member States, in the framework of CETA and beyond. With the participation of renowned experts on these issues, the present event aims to take stock of the state of this transatlantic cooperation and to evoke future avenues for discussion and research.
This event is co-organised by the Institut d’études européennes of the ULB, the AmericaS Centre and the European Law Centre of the Université libre de Bruxelles.
In September 2022, the European Union and Canada celebrated the fifth anniversary of the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This free trade agreement goes beyond mere trade relations, further solidifying a close relationship between two longstanding strategic partners. CETA and, more broadly, transatlantic cooperation between Canada, the European Union and its Member States are of particular interest to researchers, both in terms of the bilateral relations developed and because of their international implications.
The IEE has contributed to multidisciplinary academic debates on these topics through the organisation of two events, with the support of the Canadian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg. The first, in June 2020, focused on the assessment of CETA, its achievements, its problems and the international context in which its implementation takes place. The second event, in March 2021, focused on transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA, as the Covid-19 crisis demonstrated the necessity of extending this cooperation. On both occasions, Canadian and European experts, practitioners and researchers exchanged views on the different facets of cooperation between Canada, the EU and its Member States.
These discussions resulted in the collective work ‘Perspectives croisées sur la coopération transatlantique: Analyse à partir des politiques canadiennes et européennes’, published in August 2022 in the European Studies collection of Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles. It is also available in open access. The multidisciplinary book contains a dozen contributions by Canadian and European researchers grouped around three cross-cutting themes: the exploration of the bilateral relationship between Canada and the EU; CETA as a model for European external action at the bilateral and multilateral levels; and transatlantic cooperation as a starting point for joint action and reflection on the international scene.