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    Prof. Martin Trybus will speak at the World Bank event on Invigorating SMEs and Startups through Public Procurement Market

    On 8 November 2022, Prof. and EPLG member Martin Trybus, will speak in the webinar ‘Invigorating SMEs and startups through public procurement market’, organised by the World Bank’s Sustainable Procurement for Development (SP4D) CoP. Among the speakers will be Arturo Herrera, Global Director, Governance GP, The World Bank; Manjola Malo, Senior Procurement Specialist, ELCRU Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank; Tania Ghossein, Senior Private Sector Specialist, Investment Climate Unit, The World Bank and Nazaneen Ali, Lead Procurement Specialist, MNA Governance GP, The World Bank.  The event will mainly discuss the barriers to SMEs’ access to the Public Procurement Market, how to increase the number of SMEs winning…

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    Prof. Roberto Caranta spoke at the International Exchange Forum on Sustainable Public Food Procurement 2022

    On 25, 26 and 27 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) held online the ‘International Exchange Forum on Sustainable Public Food Procurement 2022. Overcoming challenges and learning lessons from lessons from local governments.’ Central to their joint project on implementing sustainable public food procurement practices to catalyse a shift towards sustainable urban food systems, the forum brought together experts from Africa, Europe, and Latin America for cross-border exchange. With technical and regional discussion sessions, the event facilitated exchanges on key topics in relation to Sustainable Public Food Procurement, such as the role and responsibility of local…

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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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    EPLG Members Mario Comba and Gabriella Racca spoke at the 1st Pan European Hospital & Healthcare Procurement Summit

    The 1st Pan European Hospital & Healthcare Procurement Summit, jointly hosted by EHPPA – European Health Public Procurement Alliance – and Health Proc Europe Association, was held on 20-21 September 2022 at the Brussels Square Conference Centre. Over 400 hospital and healthcare procurement professionals and solution providers from around the world gathered to hear and discuss the latest developments and innovations related to procurement in the healthcare sector, as well as to share best practices and exchange ideas about transparency and the future challenges for the industry, including sustainability, supply chain issues and digitalization. EPLG member Mario Comba moderated Track 1 on ‘Public Procurement & Legal Aspects’, with three…

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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.