Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Introduction by REX section president Dimitris Dimitriadis

  • Adoption of the draft Opinion on A strong transatlantic partnership based on the common values of democracy and the rule of law, key in tackling global challenges and preserving the international order (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adoption of the draft Information report on Trade relations between the EU and its Southern Mediterranean partners and their potential impact on sustainable development (information report)

Afternoon session: 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Strengthening transatlantic cooperation ahead of the Summit for Democracy on 9‑10 December 2021

  • Uzra Zeya, United States Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
  • Benoît Lutgen, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Olivier Roy, Chair of Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence
  • Discussion

Transatlantic dialogue in the framework of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC)

  • Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur on US relations
  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director for Multilateral Affairs, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, DG TRADE
  • Garrett Workman, Senior Director for European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Monique Goyens, Director General BEUC
  • Cathy Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO’s International Department/Deputy President of the International Trade Union Confederation
  • Discussion

Concluding remarks by Christian Moos, President of the Transatlantic Relations Follow-up Committee of the EESC