IEL hosts ELPG Network Seminar
In July 2015 the IEL hosted the 8th European Procurement Law Group (EPLG) Network Meeting. The EPLG consist of academics specialising in EU public procurement law from the Universities of Aix-en-Provence-Marseille, Birmingham, Bristol, Cluj Napoca, Copenhagen, Krakow, Leicester, Munich, Swansea, Turin and Turku who have been meeting each year since 2008.
The main activity of the network is to add edited collections on EU and comparative procurement law to their European Procurement Law Series published by Djoef Publishing in Copenhagen. Previous works include collections on in-house contracts (2010), green and social procurement (2010), enforcement and remedies (2011), contracts below the thresholds (2012), award criteria (2013), and the new 2015 Directives (2014). The book discussed in Birmingham addresses qualification and shortlisting, is edited by Martin Burgi (Munich), Steen Treumer (Copenhagen) and IEL Director Martin Trybus, and is due to be published in early 2016. The IEL and the EPLG thank the College of Arts and Law and the Birmingham Law School for funding this event. The next EPLG Network meeting is scheduled for September 2016 in Turin.
Pictured: participants of the 8th EPLG meeting in Birmingham, from left to right: Albert Sanchez-Graells (Leicester), Kirsi Halonen (Turku), Luke Butler (Bristol), Sara Richetto (Turin), Mario Comba (Turin), Martin Trybus (Birmingham), Martin Burgi (Munich), Pedro Telles (Swansea), Roberto Caranta (Turin), Laura Wittschurky (Munich), and Dacian Dragos (Cluj Napoca). Participating via Skype: Steen Treumer (Copenhagen).