Core Labour Standards (CLS+) is a three-year regional project in Asia advocating for strong social clauses in trade agreements to protect the rights of workers and together with other measures to push for decent work. At the roundtable in Brussels organized as part of the project, policy experts, European Parliament representatives, trade unions and academics will discuss the use of targeted sanctions as mechanism to make trade agreements more effective in protecting labour standards.
Clara Portela, professor at the University of Valencia will present her paper Enforcing Respect for Labour Standards with Targeted Sanctions. In the paper, she argues that introducing a mechanism for targeted sanctions in the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences and the TSD chapters would act as a deterrent of violations. In a next step, Joachim Schuster, Member of the European Parliament from the leading central-left political group (S&D), will make comments and this will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Time: Thursday, 18.10.2018 11:00-12:30h CET (followed by light lunch)
Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office, Rue du Taciturne 38, Brussels.
Registration for this event is mandatory and closes on 16 October 2018.
Daniela Iller, Policy Officer, FES EU Office.
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