EULawSD Webinars

The EULawSD module organises yearly series of webinars to complement teaching activities, engage with practitioners, and foster debate with the general public.

Webinars are set up through YouTube Live and uploaded to this website for permanent use. These 1-hour events are set up during both the duration of the course and the other months of each year, in order to continue the discussion with students and other stakeholders. The webinars’ outputs also provide the basis for further dissemination activities (e.g. blog posts, policy papers) undertaken by the teaching staff.

The topics of the webinars are calibrated according to the themes touched upon during the course, while also building upon them to analyse case studies and recent developments in the larger context of international and EU law on sustainable development. Invitees include experts on EU law and sustainable development, policy-makers and practitioners, relying upon the networks of the teaching staff as well as on the opportunities arising from the collaboration with SDSN.

To join the webinars on EULawSD’s YouTube Channel, click here.

▶️ To read more about the webinars of the 2018 edition, click here.


Webinars of the 2019 edition

4 April 2019, 3.00PM – 4.00PM CEST

Marianne Kettunen (Principal Policy Analyst and Head of Global Challenges and SDGs Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy), An Assessment of the European Commission’s Reflection Paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’

originalMarianne Ketunnen is leading IEEP’s global portfolio of work. She has over ten years of expertise in issues related to the EU and international biodiversity policy with special focus on assessing the socio-economic importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services and supporting the integration of these aspects into policies and decision-making processes, in the aid of green economy and sustainable development.

Since joining IEEP in 2005 Marianne has contributed to a range of EU and international policy developments, leading a range of projects linked to natural capital and the green economy, socio-economic benefits of nature conservation, biodiversity financing and external dimensions of the EU biodiversity policy. She has also authored numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters, including a book on the socio-economic value of protected areas.


26 April 2019, 12.00PM – 13.00PM CEST

Gabriela A. Oanta (Associate Professor of Public International Law), The European Union and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements

P9iOw0uK_400x400Gabriela A. Oanta is an Associate Professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of A Coruña (Spain). She currently holds the position of Director of ‘Salvador de Madariaga’ University Institute of European Studies within the same university.

Gabriela is in charge with the coordination of the Jean Monnet Module on “European Union’s Integrated Maritime Policy”. She has been a member of Working Group I of MARSAFENET ( since 2012 as well as a member of different research groups and projects financed by various international and Spanish research institutions. Since 2008, her research has been focused on international law of the sea, the EU Common Fisheries Policy and international development law.



7 October 2019, 12.00PM – 13.00PM CEST

Brenda King MBE (Chair of African and Caribbean Diversity, Former President of the Sustainable Development Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee), Civil Society Engagement in the EU Sustainable Development Agenda


Brenda King is the Chair of the nonprofit African & Caribbean Diversity and a UK representative on the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) since 2002. She served as the President of the EESC’s Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) until 2018, and remains one of its leading members. She is rapporteur of an EESC report putting forward recommendations for civil society involvement in the implementation, monitoring and review of the sustainable development agenda in the EU. She was also part of the core team of three members who undertook an impact study in six member states on the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

From 2010 to 2013, Brenda chaired the EU-African Caribbean Pacific subcommittee where she successfully campaigned for 2015 to be the European Year for Development and Cooperation. Between 2006 and 2008, she was President of the EESC’s specialized section in employment focusing on job growth and quality employment. For over 10 years, Brenda has overseen the successful delivery of a youth development programme that has been recognised and awarded in the UK.