Realising Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade – RESPECT project (2018-2021)


From 2018 to 2021, ECDPM took part in the RESPECT project on Europe’s soft power in external cooperation and trade.


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    About the project

    The three-year RESPECT project aims at identifying options and opportunities to realise the potential of the EU’s soft power in achieving the external policy goals set by the Lisbon Treaty and the EU’s trade and development strategy. It does so by looking at the effects of trade and trade policy on non-trade policy objectives – such as labour standards, political and civil rights, and environmental protection. The goal of the project is to inform a more coherent external policy for the European Union and its member states.

    The RESPECT project involves ten institutions and a group of project associates. For more information, please visit the project’s official website.

    For more information, get in touch with San Bilal or Kathleen Van Hove.

    All work

    Our work for the RESPECT project includes the following papers and magazines.

    External publications

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