TTIP: beneficial to our economy or a threat to our democracy?

TTIP: beneficial to our economy or a threat to our democracy?


When: February 27, 2015

Join us at the TTIP Summit to discuss the biggest free trade negotiations in history and their implications for the future of people in Cambridge and the wider Eastern Region.

Hansard Society and the European Parliament UK Office. Friday, 27 February 2015 from 09:30 to 11:30, Cambridge

We will be:

  • Exploring what citizens think about TTIP: through new research into public attitudes to the principles underpinning the negotiations;
  • Separating fact from fiction: critics of TTIP say it will open the door to privatisation of the NHS and reduce regulatory standards in areas such as food and banking. But what’s myth and what’s reality?
  • Considering future democratic engagement: including the timetable for the next stage negotiations and opportunities for civil society contributions; and what role our Parliaments play in the process.


  • David Henig – Assistant Director, TTIP Team, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Richard Howitt MEP(East of England) – S&D Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Rapporteur in the European Parliament
  • Allie Renison – Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors
  • Guy Taylor – Trade Campaigner, Global Justice Now

This event is supported by the UK Office of the European Parliament and organised by the Hansard Society.