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EU TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY

Objective

International trade and investment are of considerable economic and political importance for Europe. The EU is negotiating trade agreements globally, involving the abolition of tariffs, the reduction of non-tariff barriers to trade, and the introduction of dispute settlement mechanisms. However, the example of the controversial TTIP has shown the challenges of EU trade policy. The objective of the EU Trade and Investment Policy ITN (EUTIP) is to foster interdisciplinary research into the evolving international trade policy of the EU with a view to create a significantly increased European knowledge base and research capacity on EU law and policy of the regulation of international trade through free trade agreements (FTAs) with third countries, thus helping Europe to safeguard the benefits of international trade (wealth, jobs, etc.) while addressing the challenges of its regulation (competence, democracy, accountability, environmental- and labour, standards, etc.). It is argued that the EU trade and investment policy pursued through FTAs will lead to the evolution of an entirely new legal sub-discipline closely related to and originating in EU law and international trade law. This new field of law will be wide-ranging, including aspects already addressed in existing FTAs and fields of trade and competition law currently regulated in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), the relevant decision-making mechanisms, the relationship between the relevant legal systems, and dispute settlement. Moreover, the ITN investigates Transatlantic agreements as precedents and possible templates for third generation trade agreements of the EU with other parts of the world. The network is an interdisciplinary, intersectoral collaboration pooling world-leading researchers and practitioners from all relevant disciplines of law - EU constitutional, internal market, and external relations law, international trade law, and international law, as well as political science, international relations, business studies, and economics. EUTIP fully integrates non-academic Beneficiaries (Ben) and Partner Organisations (PO), including think tanks, lobbyists, regulatory bodies, law firms, US academic institutions, and an international organisation. Furthermore, the network will support and enhance the process of converting research results into policy papers through partnership with high-impact policy research units at the forefront of European policy research and policy making. The work package consists of 3 substantive work packages on (1) governance, (2) regulation, and (3) multilateralism and regionalism. 15 PhD research projects will be supervised by academics of the 11 Beneficiaries with an interdisciplinary training programme covering the legal, political and economic foundations of EU trade and investment policy and an interdisciplinary and intersectoral programme of secondments involving 18 Partner Organisations.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (12)

CENTRE D'ETUDES PROSPECTIVES ET D'INFORMATIONS INTERNATIONALES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GERMAN UNIVERSITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Freiherr Vom Stein Strasse 2
67346 Speyer
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFO INSTITUT LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG AN DER UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 608,24
Address
Poschinger Strasse 5
81679 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EGMONT - INSTITUT ROYAL DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Rue Des Petits Carmes 24A
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE D'INFORMATION ET DE RECHERCHE SUR L'ECONOMIE MONDIALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 608,24
Address
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (22)

American Institute of Contemporary German Studies
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Address

Washington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Address
R J Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
2517 Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Baker & McKenzie
Germany
Address

Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUEGEL AISBL*
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Charite 33
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Business Europe
Belgium
Address

Bruselas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEN/CENELEC
Belgium
Address

Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
United States
Address
Eye Street Nw 2121
20052 Washington Dc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Netherlands
Address
Sophialaan 10
2508CP The Hague
Activity type
Other
Graf von Westphalen Rechtsanwaelte
Germany
Address

Köln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Herdem Attorneys at Law
Turkey
Address

Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICC Italy
Italy
Address

Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICC Spain
Spain
Address

Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
International Training Centre of ILO
Italy
Address

Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAUTADUTILH NV
Netherlands
Address
Weena 750
3014 DA Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAND EUROPE COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
United Kingdom
Address
Milton Road Westbrook Centre
CB4 1YG Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
Germany
Address

Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wilmer Hale
Germany
Address

Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ONDERZOEK MULTINATIONALEONDERNEMINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Sarphatistraat 30
1018 GL Amsterdam
Activity type
Other