The trade union centres of Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria will be visiting Brussels to meet with the European Commission and discuss the EU-West Africa EPA.
9.00 Introductory speeches by ITUC and ETUC
9.10 Negotiating the Future of Africa: Discussion on all EPAs
Tom Jenkins, Senior Advisor, ETUC, (TBC)
Kingsley Ofei-Nkansah, General Secretary General Agricultural Workers Union GAWU of Ghana TUC
Marc Maes, Coordinator, 11.11.11
Embassy of Mauritania, (TBC)
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Structural Transformation and the West Africa EPA
Yorgos Altintzis, Policy Officer, ITUC
Kwabena Nyarko Otoo – Universität Kassel and Ghana TUC
Civil society representative, (TBD)
Embassy from WA (TBD)
12.30 Sandwiches lunch – networking event
13.00 End of the meeting
ECDPM’s San Bilal will make a presentation at this event.