EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


February 2020

Mobile Social Congress

24 - 26 February 2020
Barcelona, Spain

The Congress, organized every year by SETEM Catalunya with the collaboration of various other organisations, will consist of debates and activities concerning the social and environmental impact of the electronics industry.

The MSC2020 will focus on the human rights violations and the environmental impacts generated by the production and consumption model of the electronic industry in the Global South and North.

The second day of the MSC will debut with the power of socially responsible public purchasing to influence gender inequalities in the supply chain of the electronics industry, and share good practices from different administrations in the field. In addition, it will focus on the social and environmental impacts generated by the extractive industry in the global environment, analyzing the labor conditions in the mines of Bolivia.

 


March 2020

Labour Conditions in Battery Factories

10 March 2020

Li-ion batteries? These are the batteries we use massively for our smartphones, laptops, tablets and electric cars. 
Au Lap Hang of the "Labour Education and Service Network (LESN)" in Hong Kong talks about the precarious working conditions and the challenges within the factories where these batteries are produced. 


LESN, is a monitoring partner of Electronics Watch and works mainly in China. The organisation is committed to raising awareness among migrant workers, cultivating solidarity among workers and improving long-term labour rights.


Björn Claeson of Electronics Watch will talk about what you can do as a (public) buyer of ICT products.  He considers what the workers-based monitoring system of Electronics Watch can contribute to solving these problems. 


The webinar will be held in English. 


Date: 10 March, 11:00 (CET) - duration: 1h


You can register for the webinar via this link: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/ register/v5cudO-uqzovv05a_ GPSpdZQTKpIPRUnKg


After registration you will receive a confirmation email from Gertrude Klaffenböck of SuedWind.
If you have questions: please contact Kim Claes (kim.claes@catapa.be).


April 2020

Urban Future

1 - 3 April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world – passionate people who drive change towards more sustainable cities.

Focussed on Mobility, Water, Leadership and Districts.
Explore more here.


May 2020

Nordic StrategyForum Supply Chain and Procurement

13 - 14 May 2020
Stockholm, Sweden

Digital Strategy, Culture and Technology for the next chapter in Supply Chain & Procurement Management

Join us at the Nordic StrategyForum Supply Chain and Procurement for an intensive session on the latest trends, issues and future of supply chain and procurement in the Nordic countries. This networking event highlights applications of advanced technologies, innovative solutions and best business strategies for a thriving ecosystem of suppliers, collaborators and customers. Grab this opportunity to expand your business network and connect face-to-face with top-level executives, leaders and decision makers from the largest companies in the Nordics.


Baltic Circular Procurement Congress

A Step Towards Circular Europe
27 - 29 May 2020
Warsaw, Poland

On 27-29 May 2020 experts, researchers and key opinion leaders from all over the world will meet in Warsaw to share their experiences and best practices of using circular procurement as an effective tool for transition towards circular economy. The purpose of the Congress is to raise awareness of circular concepts, procurement in particular, highlight good practices, share experiences and pave the road ahead for circular procurement to enter the mainstream.

The Congress is a three day event, full of intensive networking and knowledge sharing activities such as workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, world café sessions and study visits. Purchasers within governmental entities and companies will discover the advantages of circular procurement and explore tools that can facilitate and optimize its implementation. The societal challenge of resource efficiency will be discussed by considering innovative solutions from a multidimensional perspective. This concerns products, processes and new business models as well as exploiting the synergies between public authorities, research institutions, SMEs and non-profit organisations active in this field.

The Congress is organized under Circular PP project supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.

DRAFT AGENDA:

27th – NETWORKING RECEPTION DINNER

28TH – ALL DAY CONGRESS AT POLISH  MINISTRY OF ECONCOMIC DEVELOPMENT

29TH – STUDY VISTIS
THREE TRACKS – CONSTRUCTION, WASTE HANDLING, WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

Detailed programme will be available soon.

If you would like to:

deepen your knowledge and encourage implementation of circular solutions,
discuss the role of circular procurement in innovation development,
discover new ways to meet sustainable policy goals,
take part in networking among circular economy practitioners,
you can’t miss the BALTIC CIRCULAR PROCUREMENT CONGRESS!

Register at: https://circularpp.konfeo.com


June 2020

EU Green Week 2020

1 - 5 June 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Attracting attention around the globe, EU Green Week is the biggest annual event on the European environment policy calendar. It's a forum for stakeholder debate at the European, national and local levels, generating input that feeds back into policymaking and implementation. And it is a truly European event – in addition to a high-level conference in Brussels, numerous events are organised by partner organisations across the whole of Europe. 

EU Green Week 2020 will focus on nature and biodiversity. All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth, with devastating consequences for human well-being and prosperity. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.


July 2020

5th Global Procurement Conference

7 - 9 July 2020
Rome, Italy

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

Thanks to a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the University of Rome Tor Vergata has the pleasure of presenting the conference speakers, experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, lawyers, public procurers that will engage in a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide.

 


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