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Final Conference

What challenges do procurers face when purchasing socially responsible products? How can social procurement be successfully implemented by public authorities? Are there any forward-looking models and proofs for the verification of supply chains? And, what are the risks and opportunities associated to on-site audits?

These and other questions will be marking the closure of the EU-wide LANDMARK project and will be treated within workshops, discussions and expert-contributions.

The outcomes of the "Cotton on to Fairtrade procurement" project will be presented at this conference. There will be special focus on the procurement of Fair Trade cotton during the whole conference: in the plenary discussion around “Challenges and solutions ahead towards socially responsible public procurement” Fair Trade cotton producers will participate. In the afternoon session, there will be a workshop held in English and French on the topic “Fair trade cotton and supply chain justice in public procurement: why and how?”. Partners of the “Cotton on to Fairtrade procurement project” will give testimonials on Fair Trade cotton procurement from France, UK and Ireland. The Conference will host the European Fair Cotton Procurement Awards ceremony.

See below the full conference programme (also available here)

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The conference will take place on March 27th 2014 from 09:00 to 18:00 at Haus der Wissenschaft (House of Science) in Bremen.

The evening before the conference - 26th March from 18:00 to 19:30 – we invite you to a welcoming event at EuropaPunktBremen in the Bremen Parliament to visit the LANDMARK-exhibition.


The registration for the Final Conference is now open until the 7th of March. Participation is free of charge, but it is necessary to register in order to ensure a place.  


Please register here


This conference is co-financed by the European Commission. The views expressed therein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union.


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