TTIP and the future of the democratic state

TTIP en de toekomst van de democratische staat

Young Erasmus, together with the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge, organises on Friday 16 October 2015 an afternoon of debate, dialogue and reflection aimed at identifying the major sources of controversy surrounding the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).  

During the last G7 Summit, in June 2015, heads of states have renewed their commitments to move forward with the negotiations on TTIP. As the transatlantic negotiators and bureaucrats seem steadfast in their goal of concluding this partnership, the TTIP discontents are on the rise, portraying the deal as an attack on democracy and as a serious threat to the realization of domestic and supranational public policy. The debate on TTIP is gaining new momentum, as on September 16, the European Commission has published the proposal for a new Investment Courts.

What are the changes that the TTIP would bring about in our legal systems and, more generally, in our society? In unpacking the legal-technical world underlying the TTIP negotiations, the participants of this Lab will look at the negotiations and assess how the interest of the public is reflected in the negotiating documents.

This first Lab of Young Erasmus consist of a mix of short presentations and a debate between the experts and the audience. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Isabel Feichtner, Associate Professor for Law and Economics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink, Professor European Union Law, Erasmus School of Law and Dr. Alessandra Arcuri, Associate Professor International Economic Law, Erasmus School of Law.

About Young Erasmus
Young Erasmus (YE) is a network of young scientists that was founded in April 2013 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). YE strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • The formation and strengthening of a network of excellent researchers at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. 
  • The strengthening of interdisciplinary partnerships and contacts among excellent young researchers.
  • Advising the EUR Executive Board on matters relating to the academic- and research policy.
  • The strengthening of the profile of the EUR within the public domain.

Young Erasmus currently has 22 members.

More information

Dr. Alessandra Arcuri (Erasmus School of Law, Young Erasmus): arcuri@law.eur.nl