Seminar in International Economics: Evaluating the implementation of the DCFTAs between the EU, Georgia and Moldova (Online event) | 24.11.2022

The Competence Centre for International Economics Research (FIW) kindly invites to participate in the Seminar in International Economics on the topic

Evaluating the implementation of the DCFTAs between the EU, Georgia and Moldova

Tinatin Akhvlediani
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Thursday, 24th November 2022, 3:00 p.m. (CET)

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This presentation is based on a paper co-authored with Steven Blockmans, Julie Bryhn, Stanislav Ghiletchi, Lali Gogoberidze, Daniel Gros, Weinian Hu, Diego Iribarren, Tamara Kovziridze, Irina Kustova, Mihai Mogildea, Liliana Palihovici, Iulian Rusu and Farzaneh Shamsfakhr.

Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has in place a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTAs) with Georgia and Moldova as part of the Association Agreement. The European Commission has commissioned a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) to undertake an evaluation of the implementation and impact of the DCFTAs. The evaluation will be carried out between February 2021 and April 2022 and will analyse the economic, social and environmental, and human rights (including labour rights) effects which the DCFTAs have had since their application. In terms of the evaluation criteria, as requested by the Terms of Reference (ToR), the study will assess the effectiveness, impact, efficiency, coherence and relevance of the DCFTAs.

The seminar series is organised by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) in co-operation with FIW, the Centre of Competence in International Economics. The seminar provides a forum for presentation and discussion of recent academic research in the field of international economics.