This lecture formally opens the Jean Monnet Module SUSTAEN: Sustainability and Trade: A European Narrative, which will bring European policy-makers to the campus in order to discuss the current challenges and opportunities to link two important concepts: trade and sustainability from a European perspective. Ample attention is devoted to both the internal and external dimension of the EU in integrating both these policy perspectives. This opening lecture will discuss both concepts and how they have come to be so closely linked in policy.
- Karel De Gucht is the President of the Brussels School of Governance. Previously, Mr. De Gucht was the European Commissioner for Trade during President Barroso’s second Commission (2010- 2014). From 2009 until 2010 he was also European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid. Prior to this, Mr. De Gucht held numerous senior political positions in the European, Flemish, and Belgian Parliaments. He was a member of the Belgian House of Representatives from 2003 until 2009, during which time he held the portfolios of Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs (2004-2009) and Minister for International Trade (2007-2009). From 2008 until 2009 he was Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium.
Please click here if you'd like to attend, the lecture will take at the Brussels School of Governance, Lisbon & Rome meeting room, -1 floor.