23 Nov 2017

Workshop on Trade – "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access: Lessons for Brexit"

Room A-B

Dijver, Bruges campus
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

Dijver, Bruges campus

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of European Economic Studies, in collaboration and with the support of the Swiss Mission to the EU, organized a one-day workshop on "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access: Lessons for Brexit".

The objective of this workshop was to illustrate the options available to the UK and the EU for a deep post-Brexit economic relationship, on the basis of the experience with the EU-Switzerland agreements. Topics discussed included migration, the effect of changes in trade policy on employment, and the factors determining the formation of trade agreements.

Contact person: Tony O'CONNOR



09.45: Modern trade patterns and trade agreements

12.00: Lunch (by invitation only)

    13.30: Free movement of workers between Switzerland and the EU

    15.30: Lessons for Brexit from the Swiss Experience

    17.30: End

    Related events:

    21 November 2017: Panel debate "Voluntary Return Policy as a Tool for Migration Management: Exchange of Best Practices"
    25 January 2018: Conference "The EU’s ‘Privileged Partnerships’ with its Neighbours: An Institutional Perspective
    March 2018 (tbc): Roundtable "Foresight on Differentiated Integration: Academic and Think Tank Practitioners’ Debate"

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