10.11.2020 - 16:39
EU-Japan EPA Conference 2020
European Union - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and beyond. Research Workshop, Nov. 10, 2020, 9–11.30 h, and Symposium, Nov. 19, 2020, 9–11 h. Digital Conference via ZOOM
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force on 1 February 2019. After some time has lapsed, the conference will shed light on the first experiences and on outlining future-oriented perspectives for deepening the bilateral economic cooperation between Japan and the EU further. One issue for the discussion will be what impact the current COVID-19 pandemic may have.
The conference is organised by the Institute of East Asian Studies IN-EAST at the University of Duisburg-Essen with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Düsseldorf and other partners. It is split between a more academically focused workshop on November 10 and a symposium for a wider audience on November 19.
The Research Workshop will take up a number of analytical aspects. It is divided into two sections, with contributions from renowned experts. Part 1 will deal with analytical issues of the bilateral EPA itself. Part 2 will cover future options. As the time is limited, this part will focus on one aspect in particular, namely the potential of the EU-Japan Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality Infrastructure signed in September 2019. Key take away-messages of the workshop will be used as input for the symposium.
The Symposium shall be concerned with a stock-taking of the EU-Japan EPA and outlining future options. The core contribution will be a panel discussion with renowned representatives of stakeholders in government and business. Two eminent scholars will provide focussed input statements, and the results of the preceding research workshop will be introduced.
Please register on the conference website: