European Civil Society to Discuss the Future of Open Trade in Prague on October 31, 2022

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Civil Society Organisations from across Europe will discuss EU trade policy in the context of an increasingly uncertain economic and geopolitical context. What are the challenges, what are the priorities and what is the role of an open rules-based trade agenda in such circumstances?

What will be discussed

On 31 October 2022, Executive-Vice President Dombrovskis and Trade Minister Síkela will discuss with civil society these questions, share their views about ongoing developments in EU trade policy and listen to the different positions of participants.

The event hosted at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague, will be moderated by Ondřej Houska, a journalist for the Czech newspaper Hospodářské noviny.

The agenda is as follows

  • 14:45-15:00 Welcome coffee
  • 15:00-15:40 Introduction and opening remarks
  • 15:40-16:40 Moderated discussion with the participants
  • 16:40-16:45 Closing remarks

[Delegates will be offered live audio translation into English, Czech, German, and French.]

Journalists who wish to follow the discussion can connect and listen online.

Further information can be found on the following page. On the day of the event you will also find here the link for the webstreaming.