Observatory on European Studies _ OVERVIEW: First Jean Monnet Network ‚Äď BRIDGE Seminar unites authorities, researchers, students and law professionals

2021-03-19

On March 15, 2021, the University of Lisbon (Portugal) held the first Jean Monnet Network ‚Äď BRIDGE Seminar. Organized by Professor Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, partner of the BRIDGE Project, the online conference discussed¬†‚ÄúTrade and investment relations between the European Union and Latin America‚ÄĚ.

 

The activities of the event where divided into two distinct moments. First, a workshop for the presentation of previously selected papers. Second, a Seminar with the participation of several authorities specialized in the theme.

 

The Workshop counted with the presentation of 12 (twelve) papers previously selected through the Call for Papers launched in December 2020, and was attended by 60 (sixty) people. 

 

Participantes were welcomed by Nuno Cunha Rodrigues (Universidade de Lisboa) and  Naiara Posenato (Universitá degli Studi di Milano). Keynote speeches were made by Elizabeth Accioly (Universidade Europeia de Lisboa) and Maria João Palma (Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa).

 

The selected articles are written by researchers from nine different universities. Presentation was split into two sessions, and each author was allocated 10 minutes to present its work.

 

First Session, conducted by Manuel Becerra-Ramirez (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), counted with the following presentations:

  • Carlos Francisco Molina del Pozo - Universid de Alcal√°, Spain:

Las relaciones eurolatinoamericanas en el marco de la nueva política comercial de la Unión Europea

  • Gabriela Teresita Mastaglia - Faculdad Teresa de √Āvila (PUC), Argentina:

Sistema de solución de controversias en materia de inversiones en los tratados negociados por la unión europea con méxico y el mercosur ( 2019/2020). Un estudio comparativo

  • Giulia D'Agnone - Universit√† di Campania ‚ÄúLuigi Vanvitelli‚ÄĚ, Italy:

Environmental conditionality in EU-Latin America trade relations

  • Marcel Zernikow ‚Äď Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

A coopera√ß√£o jur√≠dica dentro da Uni√£o Europeia e do Mercosul: a agiliza√ß√£o do processo civil internacional no √Ęmbito da Regionaliza√ß√£o

  • Nancy Eunice Alas Moreno - Universidad Doshisha, Japan:

La integración centroamericana y el Acuerdo de Asociación entre esa región y la Unión Europea

  • Rafael Tamayo-√Ālvarez - Universidad del Rosario, Colombia:

El Derecho de los Tratados en el arbitraje de inversión intra-Unión Europea

  • Silvia Simonit - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina:

Unión Europea-América Latina y el Caribe: Comercio e Inversión. Acuerdo de asociación Unión Europea-Mercosur: su pilar comercial y potenciales efectos en el sector agroindustrial

 

The Second Session of the workshop was conducted by Walter Arévalo (Universidad de Rosario, Colombia), and the following articles were presented:

  • Thiago Ferreira Almeida - Universidade Federal de Minas Geral, Brazil:

A Antropofagia das Economias Emergentes: de importadores a exportadores de capital e de tomadores a formadores do Direito Internacional do Investimento

  • Godofredo Agust√≠n Ortiz - Universidad del Salvador, Argentina:

El sistema de solución de controversias del acuerdo de libre comercio Unión Europea-Mercosur: hacia um nuevo tipo de arbitraje

  • Patr√≠cia Dante - Universidad de la Rep√ļblica, Uruguay:

Hacia una transición justa a la economía circular

  • In√™s Freire dos Santos - Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal:

Ac√≥rd√£o Schrems II: um muro √†s rela√ß√Ķes comerciais entre Brasil e Portugal?

  • Anna Karoliny Alexandre Fonseca - Universidade Federal do Esp√≠rito Santo, Brazil:

Investment mediation as a feasible option to resolve disputes within the scope of the Mercosur-European Union agreement

 

The best articles will now be selected by the Organization Committee and will be published in the first edition of the Latin American Journal of European Studies. The top two articles also will receive a cash prize for their work.

Other selected papers will be published in the Seminar Annals organized by AAFDL Publisher.

 

The Seminar was attended by 120 (one hundred and twenty) people and discussed ‚ÄúTrade and investment relations between the European Union and Latin America‚ÄĚ. Opening ceremony was conducted by Eduardo Paz Ferreira (Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa), Paula Vaz Freire (Director - Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa) and¬† Ant√≥nio Cruz Serra (Dean - Universidade de Lisboa).

 

The event counted with the participation of authorities specialized in the theme: Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal; Jos√© Manuel Fernandes, Member of the European Parliament; Ignacio Yba√Īez, Ambassador of the European Union to Brazil; Carmen Moreno Toscano, Undersecretary of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; and Santiago Deluca, Former Secretary of the Mercosur Permanent Review Tribunal.

 

To mark the end of the event, organizers Nuno Cunha Rodrigues (Universidade de Lisboa / BRIDGE Project Partner) and Aline Beltrame de Moura (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina/ BRIDGE Project Coordinator) gave the final remarks.