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2024 Canada-EU CETA Civil Society Forum

EU-Canada Civil Society Forum under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

We are pleased to announce that the next CETA Civil Society Forum will take place March 18th and 19th, 2024 in at 111 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. The Civil Society Forum will be adopting a hybrid conference format with both virtual and in-person participation. A call for participation containing instructions on how to register for the event will follow.

Representatives from employers, unions, labour and business organizations, environmental groups, Indigenous organizations, and other interested civil society organizations are welcome to attend the Civil Society Forum on Trade and Sustainable Development established under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Participants will have the chance to exchange with one another, and with officials of the Government of Canada and the European Commission, on matters related to the implementation of CETA’s Chapter 22 (Trade and Sustainable Development), Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) and Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment), as well as the CETA recommendations on Trade and Gender, SMEs and Trade, Climate Action and the Paris Agreement.

Canada and the European Union remain committed to this dialogue, acknowledging the important opportunity for civil society to better understand what Canada and the EU are doing to implement the labour, environment and sustainable development provisions of CETA, and to provide their perspectives on these issues.

Practical details

  • Date/time: 18 and 19 March 2024, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT (15:00 – 18:00 CEST)
  • Place: In-person (111 Sussex Dr., Ottawa) and Virtual, via WebEx
  • Programme
  • Registration here.
  • international trade | trade agreement
  • Monday 18 March 2024, 15:00 - Tuesday 19 March 2024, 18:00 (CET)
  • Live streaming available
Country or region
  • Canada
Trade topics
  • Negotiations and agreements
Event type
  • Stakeholder meeting

Practical information

Monday 18 March 2024, 15:00 - Tuesday 19 March 2024, 18:00 (CET)
Who should attend
Civil society stakeholders