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    UNEP Webinar: Presenting the main findings and conclusions of the Sustainable Public Procurement Global Review (2022) 🗓

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will host the webinar ‘Presenting the main findings and conclusions of the Sustainable Public Procurement Global Review (2022)’ on Thursday 26 January at 14:00-16:00 Paris time (CET). The event will provide important insight into the current state of sustainable procurement at the global level, highlighting progress in implementation, as well as key drivers, challenges and emerging trends, all based on findings published in the 2022 Sustainable Public Procurement Global Review. Professor Roberto Caranta will be among the speakers, addressing the Role of Supporting Entities and Academia in the Dissemination of Sustainable Procurement. For further information, please see the Agenda SPP Global Review webinar.…

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    Conference ‘Into the northern light – In memory of Steen Treumer’ will be held on 2 December 2022 at the University of Copenhagen

    On December 2, 2022, Professor Steen Treumer could have celebrated his 57th birthday. However, after fighting illness for many years, Steen Treumer passed away on August 16, 2021. On this date, the Conference ‘Into the northern light – In memory of Steen Treumer’ will be held at the University of Copenhagen, organized by CEPRI – Centre for Private Governance & WELMA – Legal Studies in Welfare and Market. Steen Treumer is a well-known name for most people working with public procurement law in Denmark and internationally and was a member of the EPLG group. For public procurement, as a research field, Steen Treumer was a frontrunner in many aspects. This conference…

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    5th Conference on Socially Responsible Public Procurement to be held on 16-17 November in Barcelona and online

    The 5th Conference on Socially Responsible Public Procurement will be held on 16-17 November in Barcelona and online. The topic of this edition will be “The promotion of a public procurement model based on the protection of human rights”. The presentations will cover the sectors of electric vehicles, electronics, health, textile and food, as well as national and local experiences in Spain, France, UK, Sweden, Norway. SAPIENS Network Lead Researcher Prof. Olga Martin-Ortega will give a presentation on the UN Framework, the EU Due Diligence Directive and the UK experience during Table 1. More info and registration here.

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    SAPIENS NETWORK 5TH ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE WILL BE HELD IN LODZ, POLAND, ON 19-22 OCTOBER 2022

    The fifth SAPIENS Advanced Training Course (ATC) will be held on 19-22 October at the University of Lodz, Faculty of Organisation and Management, in the city of Lodz, Poland. The ATC includes lectures by distinguished professors and sustainability and procurement experts and will focus on tools for sustainable supply chain management, including standards, life cycle analyses, and eco-labeling as well as the role of product design and its impact on a sustainable supply chain.  Social aspects, including human rights, in supply chain management will also be discussed. The ATC will be relevant for early-stage researchers, practitioners interested in procurement and sustainability such as representatives of contracting authorities, central purchasing…

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    On 22 June FAO launches its publication on Public food procurement for sustainable food systems and healthy diets

    On June 2022 the FAO’s Food and Nutrition Division will host a webinar to launch its book Public food procurement for sustainable food systems and healthy diets, and share key analyses and lessons learned. The study was recently published together with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Building on the increasing recognition of PFP initiatives and gathering contributions from 100 authors from multiple fields, covering experiences from 32 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America, the publication represents one of the most comprehensive contributions on the topic to date. During the webinar, EPLG member Roberto…

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    EPLG Meeting 2022 was held on 19-20 May in Vienna

    The Annual Meeting of the European Procurement Law Group was held on 19-20 May 2022 at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, hosted by Professor and EPLG member Christoph Krönke. During the event, EPLG books were presented. You can watch the recording of the Book Slam session on youtube. In addition, the theme of the forthcoming EPLG book “Public Procurement and Digital Technologies” was thoroughly addressed, with presentations by EPLG Members Christoph Krönke, Roberto Caranta, Albert Sanchez-Graells and Patricia Valcárcel Fernández, among others. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss internal EPLG matters and present other EPLG projects.

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    SAPIENS NETWORK 4th ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE WILL BE HELD IN Gävle, SWEDEN, ON 15-17 JUNE 2022

    The forth SAPIENS Advanced Training Course (ATC) will be held on 15-17 June at the University of Gävle (Högskolan i Gävle), in the city of Gävle, Sweden. The event includes lectures by distinguished professors and procurement experts and will focus on sustainability assessment and benchmarking, reporting, and collaboration for sustainable public procurement. The ATC will be relevant for early-stage researchers, practitioners interested in procurement and sustainability such as representatives of contracting authorities, central purchasing bodies, procurement agencies, governmental procurement departments, and other procurement professionals. More information, agenda and registration for the event here.

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    On 15 March Member Albert Sánchez Graells spoke at the 2nd Expert Seminar on Administrative Law and Technological Innovation

    On 15 March Member Albert Sánchez Graells spoke at the 2nd Expert Seminar on Administrative Law and Technological Innovation, organized by the Centre for European Studies “Luis Ortega Álvarez” of the University of Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM), the Sustainable and Responsible Public Procurement Class and the Administrative Law Area of the UCLM, under the direction of Javier Miranzo Díaz. Professor Sanchez-Graells gave the introductory lecture “Digital technologies and public procurement: a double interaction”. You can find more information about the Seminar here 

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    On 7 March Members François Lichère and Roberto Caranta spoke at the workshop “Public Procurement : An Accelerator for the European Green Deal”, during the Climate Chance Summit Europe 2022 in Nantes

    On March 7th, 2022, Members François Lichère and Roberto Caranta spoke at the workshop “Public Procurement : An Accelerator for the European Green Deal”, during the Climate Chance Summit Europe 2022 in Nantes, held in synergy with the European climate conference organised by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFEU). Find out more about the workshop and the full event here   

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    SAPIENS NETWORK 3rd Advanced Training Course will be held in Rome on 6-8 April 2022

    The third Advanced Training Course (ATC) organized by SAPIENS Network and University of Rome “Tor Vergata” will take place in Rome from 6 to 8 April. The event includes lectures by distinguished professors and procurement experts and will focus on the role and the perspectives of actors involved in developing Sustainable Public Procurement rules and best practices across the globe. The ATC will be relevant for early-stage researchers such as PhDs and postdocs, practitioners interested in procurement and sustainability such as representatives of contracting authorities, central purchasing bodies, procurement agencies, governmental procurement departments, other procurement professionals. More information, agenda and registration for the event here.