II LAwTTIP Joint Conference - Call for Papers


The International Research Centre on European Law of the University of Bologna, together with IODE - Institut de l'Ouest: Droit et Europe of the University of Rennes 1 and the Centre of European Law at King's College London is hosting the II LAwTTIP Joint Conference, which will be held at the Law School of the University of Bologna on 12-13 April 2018, in Bologna.

The Conference on "Rights, Values and Trade: Is an Agreement between EU and US Still Possible?" will put the political and social debate on the substantive implications of TTIP and other EU trade agreements of new generation for the EU's system of protection of its values and fundamental rights into a legal perspective. Particular emphasis will be given in this respect to the possible developments related to the finalization of the TTIP, the negotiation of which has been provisionally "frozen" by Trump's Administration.

In particular, the Conference aims at:

  • offering a comprehensive assessment of EU general principles and legal tools governing the relations between EU trade agreements and the European constitutional identity;
  • striking a provisional balance between (European) risks and (international) benefits stemming from the bilateral partnerships;
  • overcoming the information asymmetries between decision-makers and economic actors on the material scope of EU agreements' negative "interferences" with EU values and fundamental rights.

Scientific committee: Lucia Serena Rossi (President), Andrea Biondi, Isabelle Bosse-Platière, Federico Casolari, Cécile Rapoport.

Deadline for submission: 8 March 2018.


II LAwTTIP Joint Conference - C4P