Challenging liberalisation of public services in TTIP and beyond

Date: 
15 January, 2015 to 16 January, 2015
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
ÖGB offices, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria.
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EPSU, ETUCE, AK and ÖGB are organising a joint training seminar on trade policy. The focus of the training will be on TTIP, CETA and TiSA with the objective of understanding the problems TTIP, CETA and TiSA pose for public services, in particular in education and health / social services.

Objectives
- Challenge liberalisations in public services
- Better understand the problems of TTIP, CETA and TiSA for public services, in particular education and health / social services
- Build our campaign for the carve out / exclusion of public services, not least education and health/social services at Member State level
- Protect public health and other general interest objectives (good governance, fundamental rights, rule of law)
- Develop our proposals for protecting public services in trade agreements, based on texts and ideas put forward by Prof Markus Krajewski, AK and others

Methodology
The focus of the training will be on TTIP, CETA and TiSA and the EU’s trade policy. EPSU and ETUCE invite representatives participants from all EU / EEA plus other European TiSA countries (Turkey and Switzerland). We would welcome in particular representatives from Eastern Europe who have been under-represented so far in the trade debates. The training will mainly be focused as a workshop to engage participants actively through the three main topics listed above and to develop some ideas for local, national and European lobbying on these. Participants will receive a background document containing an update on the different negotiations and questions to be discussed during the training.

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