Thursday, 18.10.18 to Thursday, 18.10.18 - Brussels, Belgium

Supporting Labour Standards through Targeted Sanctions in Trade

At a roundtable discussion in Brussels, experts, politicians and workers' representatives will discuss how to make Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in EU free trade agreements more effective in protecting labour standards.

Design: FES / Kawin Tadtiam

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. 

 Register for the event by clicking here!

Registration for this event is mandatory and closes on 16 October 2018.

The event is jointly organized by the FES EU Office in Brussels and the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia.

Contact details:

Daniela Iller, Policy Officer, FES EU Office.

For more details on the regional project Core Labour Standards Plus visit the dedicated page on this website

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
#12-320/321/322
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760
info(at)fes.asia

Contact

News

  • 15.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

    Targeted sanctions can help the EU promote labour standards beyond its borders

    The use of targeted sanction solves the main problem with blanket sanctions—the indiscriminate impact—while preserving the most advantageous feature:...

    more information

  • 11.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

    Enforcing labour standards in trade agreements through a targeted approach to sanctions

    Applying targeted sanctions to enforce labour standards in trade agreements and trade preferences can improve the incentive for compliance.

    more information

  • Tuesday, 16.10.18 to Wednesday, 17.10.18 - Jakarta, Indonesia | Economy of tomorrow | Event, News

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Digitalization & Work 4.0 – A Right to Training

    How can we skill and empower the workforce in the throes of ongoing changes in the labour market? This question will be the leitmotif of an upcoming...

    more information

back to top