Sustainability and Procurement: The SAPIENS Network Conference

Thursday 20 June 2024 (09:00-18:00)

This final conference of the EU Horizon 2020 funded SAPIENS (Sustainability in International, European, and National Systems) Network will address a multitude of the legal, economic, political, and management issues around procurement and sustainability, from the protection of the environment to labour rights, fair trade, and women empowerment. 

Topics include: 

  • Sustainability and procurement solutions at Global level
  • Industry 4.0 for sustainable procurement
  • Sustainability in the procurement chapters of third generation trade agreements
  • Delivering sustainable procurement through collaboration
  • Sustainability, procurement, and the circular economy
  • Measuring lifecycle costing in public procurement
  • Enforcing sustainable procurement in contract performance
  • Gender-smart procurement systems
  • Empowering SMEs through public procurement
  • Measuring the impact of sustainable award criteria in public procurement
  • Sustainable procurement tools to fight climate change
  • Fostering sustainable procurement in construction
  • Sustainable procurement tools for circular textiles  
  • Buying sustainability for the collective table

Speakers include: 

  • Steve Schooner and Chris Yukins (George Washington University)
  • Lucien Cernat inv. (European Commission)
  • Nicole Darnall (Arizona State University)
  • Martin Burgi (LM University of Munich)
  • Eliza Niewiadomska (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • Marta Andov (University of Copenhagen)
  • Albert Sanchez-Graells (University of Bristol)
  • Anna Maria La Chimia (University of Nottingham)
  • Dacian Dragos and Bogdana Neamtu (Babes Bolyai University of Cluj)

Details and registration:

The SAPIENS Network Conference | SAPIENS Network


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956696.