Young Erasmus present:


This year TEDxErasmusUniversity will explore the topic of Building People. Through this theme we will explore how new knowledge and initiatives are creating a better world for people. Our event will showcase ideas that are building healthier & happier people. Join us at this event along and build yourself too!


Friday 4 November 2016 17.30-22.00

Erasmus Paviljoen, Woudestein Campus, Rotterdam


Watch the videos of previous TEDxErasmusUniversity 2015 event here to feel the vibe of TEDx.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.


Young Erasmus present:

Second Young Erasmus Food For Thought Lab 

Who is Afraid of European Mega-Regionals? Reflections on CETA (and the Dormant TTIP)

FRIDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2016, 13:30- 17:00


Young Erasmus organizes the 2nd Food For Thought Lab on the theme ‘Who Is Afraid of European Mega-Regionals? Reflections on CETA (And The Dormant TTIP)’.  On Friday, October 28, 2016, 13.30-17.00, a debate on the controversial questions surrounding the negotiations of so-called EU mega-regionals, such as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) will take place.  While, in September 2016, European media declared the TTIP dead, the negotiations on this Agreement have already resumed. Moreover, its sister Agreement, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA) was planned to come to life on October 27, 2016, during the EU-Canada Summit (even if only ‘provisionally’). After the vote Wallonia we still do not know what will happen. During the Lab, we will be commenting the outcome of the (still ongoing) negotiations and discuss some of the most pressing questions about potential/voiced implications for public policy and democracy of these (future) mega-regionals. There will be ample opportunity for engaging in the debate as well as to ask clarificatory questions to the Discussion Leaders, who are renowned scholars in the field.

The event is free! 


Date: October 28, 2016, 13.30-17.00


For more Information and the full Programme, click here


Young Erasmus the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge present:


TTIP and the future of the democratic state

Food for Thought Lab

Friday, 16 October 2015 13.30 – 17.00 hrs

Van der Goot M-building (room Athene), Woudestein Campus, Erasmus University


Young Erasmus, together with the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge, invites academics, students and citizens for 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.  The Lab 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 

Prof. Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink, Professor of European Union Law, Erasmus School of Law

Dr. Marija Bartl, Centre for the study of European contract law, UvA

Dr. Laurens Ankersmit, EU Trade & Environmental Lawyer, ClientEarth, Brussels

Susan Cohen Jehoram, Greenpeace

Dr. Freya Baetens, Associate Professor of Law at the Europa Institute of the Leiden Law School

Dr. Alessandra Arcuri, Associate Professor International Economic Law, Erasmus School of Law



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.



For more information about the Food for Thought Lab and about the programme:

Food for Thought Lab Young Erasmus


For inquires about the content of the Lab, please contact:

Dr. Alessandra Arcuri:


For questions relating practical matters, please contact:

Info: Simone Hendriks: