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Voluntary Sustainability Standards Academic Advisory Council

2021 annual meeting

Add to calendar 2021-11-04 09:45 2021-11-05 17:00 Europe/Rome Voluntary Sustainability Standards Academic Advisory Council Sala Europa Villa Schifanoia YYYY-MM-DD


Thu 04 Nov 2021 09.45 - 15.45

Fri 05 Nov 2021 10.00 - 17.00


Sala Europa

Villa Schifanoia

A meeting of the advisory council on Voluntary Sustainability Standards hosted by the EUI

The 2021 Academic Advisory Council (AAC) annual meeting brings together an international mix of academic and policy experts from various disciplines and backgrounds to consolidate the knowledge on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and contribute to a comprehensive understanding of VSS impact and effectiveness. 

Academic and policy sessions are held to foster the debate on VSS as a tool to enhance sustainable development. The sessions discuss the role of VSS in international trade, the impact of VSS on socio-economic and environmental sustainability, the role of VSS in public policy, and the future of VSS. While the meeting mainly aims to foster the knowledge on VSS, it also seeks to link researchers to policy makers in a way that assists in creating informed policies through research. In addition, it intends to provide inputs to empirical and theoretical research and develop a common foundation upon which further research can be conducted.

By invitation only.


Mia Saugman

Scientific Organiser(s):

Prof. Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)

Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba (UNFSS/UNCTAD)

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