From blood diamonds to child labour and endangered species, the EU Common Trade Policy has a direct or indirect bearing on a range of highly sensitive topics.
EUKIT is keen to explore these complex realities through a wide spectrum of perspectives, from academic analyses to critical visions by filmmakers and other creators.
With this in mind, EUKIT has teamed up with ESCIUPFilms, ESCI-UPF’s monthly film forum, to widen the project's potential target audience and boost its impact.
Ever since the school was set up, ESCI-UPF has sought to combine robust theoretical education and training with a range of academic activities outside the classroom to give students an all-round, holistic education.
In particular, EUKIT takes a small group of third- and fourth-year students on a study trip to Brussels to learn about the day-to-day business of the EU Common Trade Policy in the making.
These three-day trips combine visits to the main EU decision-making institutions involved in the Common Trade Policy with opportunities to hear from other actors (international corporations, BIAs, NGOs) with organisational interests in this sector of public policy.