Workshop INTA on ACTA

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Event in the past

This workshop is now in the past, and this page only serves as an archive.

On March 1st, 2012, the European Parliament's "INTA" committee holds a public workshop on ACTA.
This page give all the information on this meeting. We invite you to come, in order to ask the members of the European Parliament and of the European Commission about the many points making ACTA an illegitimate agreement, that must be rejected.

Practical information[edit]


European Parliament

WARNING ! Room has changed: Room JAN 4Q2


Thursday, 1 March 2012
From 15.00 to 18.30

Be there at least an hour before, as it seems a lot of persons will attend the workshop. First arrived, first served ! You will also have to register your name in order to ask questions during the debate.

Online Video Stream[edit]

Workshop is announced to be live broadcasted and translated on the EU Website![1].

Video streaming will be available on the page for events about ACTA (see the Programme)

How to attend[edit]

Download and fill the registration form, then send it to
You'll be given a badge at your arrival at the European Parliament
Don't forget your ID !

WARNING : the registration deadline is on Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Download the registration form


Programme of the 28 February 2012 (not the workshop)[edit]

28 February :

  • And 29 February - 15:00 : Committee on International Trade meeting (INTA)

Programme of the workshop[edit]

  • 15:00 : Welcome and introduction to the workshop by INTA Chairman Prof. Vital MOREIRA
  • 15:15: A comprehensive assessment of the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA) and the EU IPR protection and enforcement-related trade policies.

Speakers: Mr Karel DE GUCHT (EU Commissioner for Trade), Dr Michael GEIST (University of Ottawa), Prof. Christophe GEIGER (University of Strasbourg)

  • 16.15: Presentation of the European Parliament’s External Study entitled “The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (Policy Department, 2011)

Speakers: Prof. Anselm Kamperman SANDERS (Maastricht University) Prof. Dalindyebo SHABALALA (Maastricht University)
The presentation will be followed by comments from the European Commission represented by Mr Pedro VELASCO MARTINS

  • 17.15: Specific aspects of ACTA

The EU acquis and ACTA: Are civil liberties under threat? - What will be the likely impact of ACTA on EU Member States’ national legislation on IPR enforcement?
Speakers: Dr Olivier VRINS (ALTIUS Lawyers), Mr Rupert SCHLEGELMILCH (Director, European Commission, DG Trade) or Mr Anders JESSEN (Head of Unit, European Commission DG TRADE)
Is ACTA likely to restrict access to medicines in developing countries? Is ACTA a potential danger for trade in generic drugs?
Speakers: Dr Meir PUGATCH (University of Haifa), Mr Rupert SCHLEGELMILCH (Director, European Commission, DG Trade) or Mr Anders JESSEN (Head of Unit, European Commission DG TRADE)

  • 18.15 Concluding remarks by INTA rapporteur
  • 18.25 Closure of the workshop by INTA Chairman Prof. Vital MOREIRA


  1. Here is the answer of Mister Vital Cabinet: "Following your below mentioned e-mail, please be kindly informed that the workshop on ACTA will be web streamed on the European Parliament's site and you will be able to follow it on one of the languages available for interpretation. You just have to access the European Parliament's official website at the hour of the workshop (from 3:00 pm until 6:30 pm)."
  2. Source (PDF)