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Η Αριστερά στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο (The Left) διοργανώνει διαδικτυακή διημερίδα στις 2 και 3 Μαρτίου 2021, με θέμα «Εμβόλια: ένα δημόσιο αγαθό για την ανθρωπότητα»

Η πανδημία του covd19 ανάδειξε το μέγεθος του προβλήματος με τα φαρμακευτικά προϊόντα, όταν αυτά αντιμετωπίζονται ως καταναλωτικά αντί δημόσια αγαθά, στη βάση των κλειστών πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων και της συνακόλουθης περιορισμένης παραγωγής. Στη διημερίδα της Αριστεράς, ακαδημαϊκοί, νομοθέτες και κοινωνία των πολιτών θα συζητήσουν το ισχύον διεθνές νομικό ρυθμιστικό πλαίσιο που διέπει τη διάθεση κρίσιμων για τη ζωή φαρμάκων και εμβολίων.



DAY 1 - Tuesday 02/03/2021  

Patent protection of medicines and vaccines outside the EU in times of health crises – Everyone deserves protection from COVID 19 

9:00 - 10:30

9:00 Opening of the 2-days event by Kateřina Konečná - The LEFT health expert

PANEL I. - TRIPS & WTO and EU role in making vaccines/medicine a global public good available to all

  • 9:05 Opening of the panel by Helmut Scholz/Emmanuel Maurel 5’/5’
  • 9:15 Expert I.: Professor Carlos Correa - Executive Director of the South Centre
  • 9:30 Expert II.: Dimitri Eynikel - Policy Team Co-Coordinator & EU Advisor Médecins Sans Frontières - Access Campaign
  • 9:45 Expert III.: Sangeeta Shashikan - TWN Legal Adviser to the Third World Network, the Coordinator of the TWN office in Geneva
  • 10:00 Q&A
  • 10:20 Closing by: Claire Daly/Helmut Scholz 5’/5’

11:00 - 12:30

PANEL II. – Beyond COVAX, for a fair and equitable global access to vaccines         

  • 11:00 Opening of the panel by Miguel Urban - The LEFT coordinator in the DEVE Committee
  • 11:10 Expert I.: Lebogang Mulaisi - the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions
  • 11:25 Expert II.: Benny Kuruvilla - Focus on the Global South -South Asia Coordinator
  • 11:40 Expert III.: Fernanda Melchionna e Silva - PSOL (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade) - member of the Brazilian Federal Parliament
  • 11:55 Q&A
  • 12:20 Closing by: Manon Aubry - Co Chair of The Left

DAY 2 - Wednesday 03/03/2021    

European unity and solidarity in the time of the pandemic: Vaccines, treatments and other challenges

14:00 - 15:30

PANEL I. – The impact of EU’s IPR framework on accessibility of COVID 19 vaccines and treatments: Thinking out of box

  • 14:00 Opening of the second day and of the panel by Marc Botenga
  • 14:10 Expert I.: Julie Steendam-Campaign coordinator of the European Citizens' Initiative Right to Cure-No Profit on pandemics
  • 14:30 Expert II.: Penny Clarke - Deputy General Secretary, Head of EU Policy, Trade, Human Resources
  • 14:50 Expert III.: David Hammerstein - consumer advocate and former MEP (Greens/EFA)
  • 15:10 Q&A
  • 15:20 Closing by: Petros Kokkalis

16:00 - 17:30 

PANEL II. – Transparency and accountability on EU’s advance purchase agreements (APAs) on vaccine and their negotiation  

  • 16:00 Opening by: Petros Kokkalis
  • 16:10 Expert I.: Yannis Natsis - Policy Advisor EPHA / Board Member EMA
  • 16:30 Expert II.: Olivier Hoedeman - Research and campaign coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
  • 16:50 Expert III.: Andreas Xanthos - Member of the Greek Parliament, former Minister of Health
  • 17:10 Q&A
  • 17:20 Closing by: Marc Botenga