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Sustainability And Procurement in International, European, and National Systems

Objective

Objectives: Sustainable public procurement – SPP is about incorporating considerations pertaining to the environment or to social aspects in purchasing decisions. SPP can considerably contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. SAPIENS will develop the scientific analyses needed for enhancing SPP and provide buyers in the public sector with tools to procure sustainably, in compliance with the applicable international and EU rules.
Strategy: Unleashing the potential of SPP requires a new generation of experts capable of working across disciplines (law, economics, business sciences) and knowledgeable of the different relevant methodologies. SAPIENS will train the first generation of SPP experts sharing a common understanding of the challenges faced in achieving the SDGs. The PhD interdisciplinary research will focus on 15 innovative SPP topics articulated along three axes: (a) SPP from the international agenda to actual buying practices (actors, sustainable economics, new approaches to public buying), (b) procurement to achieve the SDGs (incl. human, workers, women rights, different environmental concerns, SMEs), and (c) sector-specific applied SPP (construction, textiles and catering).
Relevance: Target 12.7 of the SDGs specifically focuses on promoting “public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities” but SPP is relevant for and may contribute to the achievement of most SDGs. Public procurement – PP also plays “a key role in the Europe 2020 strategy […] as one of the market-based instruments to be used to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. Enabling and enhancing SPP on the lines of the SAPIENS fully answer a relevant societal need, as proposed by the H2020 program.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 784 499,04

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 229 715,28
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOGSKOLAN I GAVLE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Kungsbacksvagen 47
SE- 80176 Gavle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 439 182,72
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments