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Registration opens for the final LANDMARK conference

17 January 2014

The Senator for Finances of the State of Bremen (Germany) will host the final LANDMARK Conference on 27 March 2014. The conference will address challenges surrounding verifying social responsibility, particularly in light of the recently adopted EU Procurement Directives, which strengthen the use of social criteria in public tenders. Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary to ensure a place.

Places will be allocated on a 'first come first serve' basis and registration is open until 7 March 2014. Registration for the event is available online, as well further information about the programme and practical information. The event will be attended by key speakers in the field of sustainable public procurement, and will see a high-level roundtable discussion, as well as four workshops.

The workshops will examine: monitoring of the supply chain in Public Procurement in Scandinavia – what other European countries can learn; public procurers: how public procurers can gain competences in applying social criteria; labels, auditing systems and other schemes for reliable verification; and the why and how of fair trade cotton and supply chain justice in public procurement. The conference is held in cooperation with the ICLEI European Secretariat, the Network of Development Politics of Bremen (BeN), the Fair Cotton Procurement Project and the LANDMARK project. The event will also include the Fair Cotton Procurement Awards.

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