Thursday, May 26th
Transatlantic Partnership on Trade and Investment TTIP
KNOW IT TO DECIDE
In collaboration with Genoa Municipality, Europa direct Information Centre Genoa and Centro in Europa
Sala delle Compere , 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Conference is open to all participants. The Conference language will be Italian.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade and investment agreement, which the European Union (with its 28 member countries) is negotiating with the United States – our biggest export market.
TTIP would remove tariffs, cut red tape and reduce restrictions on investment. This would make it easier for EU firms – large and small – to export goods and services to the US. It would also make it easier for them to invest on the other side of the Atlantic. And the same would apply to US companies wanting to export to or invest in Europe.
According to a large number of organisations – particularly in the EU but also in the US –, this agreement must be stopped because it poses a threat to democracy, the rule of law, the environment, health, public services as well as consumer and labour rights.
The conference, organised by Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) Genoa in cooperation with Centro in Europa, aims at enabling a balanced exchange of views on this much-debated issue.
Chairman: Gianluca Saba, International Relations Office Manager, Genoa Municipality
Projection of some video-interviews “What is TTIP?”
Anna Maria Saiano, Consular Agent of the United States of America in Genoa
TTIP: know it to decide
Report by Luca De Carli, UE TTIP negotiator for small and medium companies, European Commission
Discussion by (in alphabetic order):
Paolo Castiglieri, General Secretary, Genova Smart City Association
Chiara Cellerino, Professor, University of Genoa
Piero Gai, Executive Vice President of Small Industry Group, Confindustria Genova
Alberto Zoratti, President, Fairwatch