The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force on 1 February 2019. After some time has lapsed, the conference will shed light on the first experiences and on outlining future-oriented perspectives for deepening the bilateral economic cooperation between Japan and the EU further. One issue for the discussion will be what impact the current COVID-19 pandemic may have.
The conference is organised by the Institute Of East Asian Studies IN-EAST at the University of Duisburg-Essen with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Düsseldorf. It is split between a more academically focused workshop on November 10 and a symposium for a wider audience on November 19.
The Research Workshop will take up a number of analytical aspects. It is divided into two sections, with contributions from renowned experts. Part 1 will deal with analytical issues of the bilateral EPA itself. Part 2 will cover future options. As the time is limited, this part will focus on one aspect in particular, namely the potential of the EU-Japan Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality signed in September 2019. Key take away-messages of the workshop will be used as input for the symposium.
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