EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


November 2019

NOHRCON - Nordic Public Procurement Forum

19 - 22 November 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

The scope of NPP 2019 is to give you thorough insight on the implications of the EU Public Procurement Directives, access to the latest research, knowledge and inspiration through relevant case experiences and an update on recent developments in case law of the Court of Justice in the field of PP.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS WHO ALREADY CONFIRMED THEIR PARTICIPATION:

  • Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Steen Treumer, Professor of Public Procurement Law and Privatization Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sustainable Procurement Training

21 November 2019
Hongkong, Hong Kong SAR

December 2019

Electronics Watch Annual Conference

4 December 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Electronics Watch holds an annual conference in December each year. This is the only conference in Europe that focuses on connecting leading practioners of socially responsible public procurement with labour rights monitoring partners from electronics production regions globally. Public buyers hear directly from these monitors about workers' experiences and conditions in their own supply chains. This immediate connection to the reality on the ground is vital to improving social responsibility in supply chains and to making a difference for workers and their communities.

The Electronics Watch Annual Conference 2019, a sustainable conference, organized in collaboration with Ajuntament de Barcelona, will take place on December 4 at the Centre Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), a landmark in the historical Raval neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Once an almshouse built in 1802, the CCCB was conceived in 1989 as an arts centre to generate debate, thinking and reflection on themes such as the city and public space,  ecological models and the concept of sustainable development. An exciting location indeed for the Electronics Watch Annual Conference!

A detailed programme and registration will be available on their website in September.


Environmental Protection, Internal Market, Economic Instruments: Joining the Dots

5 - 6 December 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The aim of this seminar is to unpack the linkages between environmental law and policy and other areas of EU law, such as internal market rules, competition law, the market-based mechanisms for environmental protection as well as the public procurement and EU trade rules. It will offer an overview of the latest developments regarding legislation, case law and best practices in these crosscutting areas facilitating the exchange of experiences among legal practitioners, judges and regulators.

Key topics

  • EU environmental law and internal market rules (focus on renewables and plastics)
  • Green public procurement
  • EU State aid law and environmental protection
  • Eco-taxation (fiscal mechanisms) and charge systems
  • EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
  • Competition law (Art. 101 and 102 TFEU) and the environment
  • EU trade law and environmental policy
  • Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Who should attend?
In-house counsel and lawyers in private practice, judges, regulatory authorities and civil servants working on environmental matters.


Conference on Fair and Circular ICT

9 December 2019
Ghent, Belgium

The production of ICT devices such as smartphones, computers and laptops has a huge impact on environment, climate change and working conditions in Europe and in the Global South. Electronics have long and complex supply chains, involving multiple risks from raw materials extraction, manufacture, transport, use and e-waste.
Despite the complexity, a conscious procurement and use policy can be an important lever for a fairer ICT chain and a more circular lifecycle of ICT hardware. In this conference we will consider the possibilities for procurers, IT professionals to take tangible steps to develop sustainable ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders. European pioneers will present their good examples. This is the moment to get inspired!

The congress is an initiative of the project Fair ICT Flanders. This project aims at improving the sustainability of ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders.

See the programme and how to register here.


Sustainable Procurement Seminar

13 December 2019
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Green Council is going to hold a seminar to explore the emerging trends and sound practices in ensuring sustainability along supply chain. Nowadays, every organization cannot ignore sustainability but pursing it along supply network is challenging under globalization and multi-layered supply chain. The theme for this seminar is Supply Chain Sustainability 2020+ : What’s IN? What’s OUT? 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKp96xJM_cRQEgey4G--kcNWQddbBMH3c9t0htFFI3ZKgMEQ/viewform

 


September 2020

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

30 September - 2 October 2020
Mannheim, Germany
Rosengarten

Hosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of the previous conferences in Aalborg, Denmark (1994 and 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (1996), Hannover, Germany (2000), Seville, Spain (2007), Dunkirk, France (2010), Geneva, Switzerland (2013), and the Basque Country, Spain (2016).

Become part of a transformational movement.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

For more information visit: esct2020.eu