Friday, March 29

City hall Borgerhout

13:00
Registration

13:30
Welcome speech by Marij Preneel, Mayor Borgerhout
Messages from Barcelona and Grenoble

Session 1 – ISDS : rights to people, rules for corporations

14:00
Presentation of European ISDS Campaign ‘Rights to people, rules for corporation’ with respect to local authorities
Alex Scriever, ISDS Campaign

14:30
Investment Protection vs. Transparency
Cecila Olivet, Trans National Institute (TNI)
plenary question time

15:00
Container multinational DP-World against Belgium and Antwerp harbor: an actual case
Raf Verbeke, citizen initiative of TTIP and CETA-free zones

15:30
Coffee break

16:00
Discussion in plenary

17:00 End session 1

18:00
Dinner, musical animation and socializing

Saturday, March 30

City hall Borgerhout

Session 2: the right to regulate

09:30
Bolkestein – preparing the ground for free trade agreements
Olivier Hoedeman, CEO
plenary question time

10:00
Remunicipalisation – Do free trade agreements prevent from reclaiming public services?
Satoko Kishimoto, TNI
Dries Goedertiers, socialist public services trade union – Belgium (under reserve)
plenary question time

11:15
Local case of privatization of the aid to homeless people in Ghent
Kim Coor, citizen movement – Ghent

11:30
Discussion in plenary

12:00
Lunch

Session 3: CETA after one year of provisional application

13:00
CETA situation in general and in Belgium
Raf Verbeke, citizen initiative of TTIP and CETA-free zones
plenary question time

13:30
International appeal against importation of CETA-goods in European harbours
Jenna Vergeynst, citizen initiative of CETA and TTIP-free zones
plenary question time

14:00
CETA and democracy
Kristien Pottie, cineast of the film ‘CETA: a silent coup d’état’ and deposer of the request of a people’s vote on CETA in the Brussels Parliament

14:30
Discussion in plenary

Session 4: On the square in front of the city hall

15:30
‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ and the ‘Sermon of Borgerhout’

About 16:30
Promenade in the neighborhoods and self-organized and self-payed meals
Possibility for gatherings and side talks in the City Hall (coffee will be served)

Session 5: European meeting

More info

19:15
Opening doors
De Roma Theatre

20:00
Meeting ‘CETA-free cities, mate for faire trade and climate’

See

https://www.deroma.be/kalender/798//CETA_vrij_Borgerhout_maat_voor_fair_trade_amp_klimaat/

https://www.facebook.com/events/397046297764566/