Silke Trommer

University Lecturer, University of Helsinki

Silke Trommer is a political economist working on the global trading system, with a background and research interest in development studies, social movement studies/transnational studies and international law.

She received her academic training from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland (BA in European Studies), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, France (Diploma in International Relations), Europa-Institut der Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany (LLM in European Law) and the University of Helsinki, Finland (Doctor of Social Sciences).

She has practically engaged with her fields of research during temporary work experience with DG Trade of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, the International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland and the trade campaign of the INGO ENDA Third World in Dakar, Senegal.

Her special fields of interest are: International Trade, Non-State Actors, Trade and Development.

Silke Trommer has also worked on Research venture 1. Global Political Economy and the Regulation and Reform of the WTO and Research venture 6. Normative pluralism. Her research concerns civil society involvement with trade policy formation. She focuses on the negotiations of the EU-West African Economic Partnership Agreement as a practical example of civil society participation in trade decision-making and its implications for trade governance.

Her current project is on The World Trade Organisation and the Future of the Multilateral Trade System

She is a member of the Commission on the Future of the Mutilateral Trading System, she is also an associate expert with the African Agency for Trade and Sustainable Development and she is affiliated with the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights and a member of the Network Institute for Global Democratisation.

Bridges news

15 June 2016
As funções de governança da OMC podem ser afetadas negativamente pela proliferação de acordos preferenciais de comércio. Caso isso ocorra, a mudança afetará desproporcionalmente os países de menor porte comercial.
28 April 2016
Les fonctions de gouvernance de l’OMC pourraient être affectées de manière négative par la prolifération d’accords commerciaux préférentiels. Si ceci devait se produire, ce changement affecterait les petites nations commerciales de manière disproportionnée. En revenant du Forum économique mondial...
18 April 2016
The WTO’s governance functions might be negatively affected by the proliferation of preferential trade agreements. Should this happen, the shift would disproportionately affect small trading nations. Returning from this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Director-General of the World Trade...
25 March 2016
Увеличение количества форумов, вырабатывающих торговые правила, несет в себе ряд рисков для управленческой функции Всемирной торговой организации. Вернувшись с Всемирного экономического форума в Давосе, Генеральный директор Всемирной торговой организации (ВТО) Роберто Азеведу сообщил о царящем...
20 December 2012
While the WTO prepares for its ninth Ministerial Conference in Bali in December 2013, the Doha Development Agenda remains stuck on agriculture and market access for manufactured products. Negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and African countries seem doomed to...
20 December 2012
Cet article dresse le bilan des négociations commerciales en cours et analyse les défis et opportunités de l'Afrique dans ce contexte actuel de crise combinée du multilatéralisme et de leadership mondial en donnant l'exemple du modèle de gouvernance participative que la Communauté Économique des...
19 December 2010
En novembre 2010, l'ambassadeur du Canada au Sénégal promit d'« accroître les relations commerciales et d'investissement avec le Sénégal et la région ouest-africaine » et identifia le domaine de l'énergie comme un axe clé du partenariat.2 La démarche repose sur la présomption que le commerce mène...
5 August 2009
La décision prise par l'UE de remplacer les préférences unilatérales de Lomé par des accords réciproques conformes à l'article XXIV reste un sujet de débat permanent dans les milieux du commerce. Le principal problème observé a trait au déséquilibre de ces négociations bilatérales entre le plus...
5 August 2009
The EU's decision to replace unilateral Lomé preferences with Article XXIV-compliant reciprocal agreements remains a subject of ongoing debate in trade circles. The major issue stems from the inequality of bilateral negotiations between the world's largest bloc of industrial countries and the...