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    On 9 May, Prof. Janssen will speak at the ECO-TALKS event ‘Shifting Towards Mandatory Sustainability Requirements in Public Procurement: Developments in the Energy Transition’ 🗓

    On 9th May 2024, EPLG member, Professor Willem Janssen will be guest speaker at a new event of the ECO-TALKS series, organised by the Grupo de Investigación Compra Pública Verde of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), Madrid, Spain. The event is entitled ‘Shifting Towards Mandatory Sustainability Requirements in Public Procurement: Developments in the Energy Transition’ and will be held in hybrid form. When: May 9, 2024 from 4:00 pm (CEST) Where: online and in-person at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) More info here. To participate, please register here.

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    On 22 and 23 April the University of Copenhagen will host an international workshop on Green Public Procurement

    On 22 and 23 April 2024, the University of Copenhagen will host the interdisciplinary workshop ‘Green Public Procurement’, addressing GPP law and public management. This Interdisciplinary green public procurement workshop aims to address current developments and issues in the field of green public procurement. The two-day workshop will bring together researchers within law and public management from the US, Europe and Scandinavia to discuss green public procurement from different perspectives. The workshop is part of the research project PROCUREGREEN funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. PROCUREGREEN is a collaboration between Roskilde University, The Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE) and the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Several…

  • Sustainable Food Procurement. Legal, Social and Organisational Challenges

    EPLG member Prof. Roberto Caranta co-edited the new book Sustainable Food Procurement. Legal, Social, and Organisational Challenges, together with experts Mark Stein, Maurizio Mariani and Yiannis Polychronakis. The anthology was published on February 23, 2024 by Routledge. The book features two contributions from EPLG  members: Roberto Caranta authored the chapter titled The impact of the “Farm to Fork” strategy on sustainable food and catering procurement and Marta Anhov co-authored the chapter Transforming food systems. The role of public procurement.  

  • Mandatory Sustainability Requirements in EU Public Procurement Law. Reflections on a Paradigm Shift

    EPLG members Willem Janssen and Roberto Caranta co-edited the anthology “Mandatory Sustainability Requirements in EU Public Procurement Law. Reflections on a Paradigm Shift”. The book, published on 5 October 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing, provides the first comprehensive appraisal of the paradigm shift towards mandatory sustainability requirements in EU public procurement law. The book includes novel sectoral studies on transport, food, clothing, and construction, discussing how change is taking place and what its major challenges are for the future. Chapters on Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, offer case studies of Member States that have already introduced mandatory requirements and highlight lessons learnt.

  • The environmentalisation of public procurement: 4th research report by the Chair of Public Contract Law

    La Chaire de droit des contrats publics (the Chair) of the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, published in September 2022 the report ‘L’environnementalisation des marchés publics’, which is the result of a research project on the environmentalization of the legal framework of public procurement that took place between January and June 2022. The research work was carried out by the researchers of the Chair, under the direction of Professor and EPLG member Francois Lichere and is available on the website. The survey aimed to understand the construction of the legal framework for green public procurement and its adoption by public procurement actors in France. Semi-structured interviews and online questionnaires…

  • Shaping Sustainable Public Procurement Laws in the European Union

    A new study by EPLG members Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta, Willem A. Janssen and Olga Martin-Ortega on SHAPING SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAWS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION – An analysis of the legislative development from ‘how to buy’ to ‘what to buy’ in current and future EU legislative initiatives was published in November 2022. The study was conducted in light of the Greens/EFA Group’s long-standing demand to make sustainability criteria mandatory in public procurement by formulating concrete proposals for how the EU public procurement framework could be adapted or complemented in order to drive such sustainability considerations in public purchasing throughout the entire EU. Access Shaping SPP Laws in the…