A space for leading big public buyers to exchange, take stock, discuss and identify actions towards a next-generation ethical procurement of IT
8 February 2021
  • Sustainable Public Procurement

The Belgian Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FISD) works together with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability to support public buyers to help create better working conditions and protect the rights of workers and communities through ethical purchasing practices. From previous efforts, we know that a single procuring authority will not be able to shift the market on its own. However, by working together, big buyers of IT committed to ethical procurement, can raise awareness, maximise market power and impact across the entire supply chain.

Over the course of 2021, we want to bring together public procurers and policymakers to draw from existing practices, to share ideas on how others can start and to identify gaps of knowledge, guidance and effective criteria or clauses. We invite you to become a member of the working group, which will bring together 10 to 20 procurers and policymakers from across Europe over the course of 2021. Being a member means the opportunity to:

  • Share the latest practice, tools, approaches and lessons learned
  • Support the development of joint action statements and roadmaps
  • Engage with peers across Europe in regular, interactive online workshops.

The preliminary plan of engagement with the group will involve a kick-off meeting followed by a series of regular workshops and engagements with the group. 

If you are interested and would like to find out how you and your organisation can participate in this new working group, and ask any other questions to the organisers, feel free to schedule a call with Josefine Hintz (josefine.hintz@iclei.org). 

If you are interested in joining directly, please reach out to Jo Versteven (Jo.Versteven@fido.fed.be) and Josefine Hintz (josefine.hintz@iclei.org) in order to confirm your participation. 

  • Sustainable Public Procurement
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