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 Symposium shall be concerned with a stock-taking of the EU-Japan EPA and outlining future options. The core contribution will be a panel discussion with renowned representatives of stakeholders in government and business. Two eminent scholars will provide focussed input statements, and the results of the preceding research workshop will be introduced.
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