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Monday 3 December 2007



10.00 Registration and coffee

11.00 Opening Plenary

Chair: Gino Van Begin, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability


Danielle Poliautre, Deputy Mayor for Quality of Life and Sustainable Development, City of Lille, France

Introduction to the RESPIRO conference and project (EN)

Gino Van Begin, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

The potential of the ILO core conventions in public procurement (EN)

George Jadoun, Head of the Regional Programmes and Management Development Group, International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation

Socially responsible procurement in the European Construction sector (EN)

Niels van Amstel, Senior Advisor, Bouwend Nederland and the European Construction Industry Federation

Socially responsible procurement in the European Textiles and Clothing sector (FR)

Patrick Itschert, Secretary General, European Trade Union Federation of Textiles, Clothing and Leather

12.45 Lunch break

14.15 Socially responsible procurement in practice - Parallel sessions A
(sessions will be repeated on Day Two)

A1 - Textiles & clothing

Introduction to SRP for textiles and clothing (EN)
Silke Moschitz, EUROCITIES

Legal framework for SRP: the do’s and don’ts (FR)
Legal adviser: Françoise Navez, University of Liége

Buying clean clothes - the example of Nantes (FR)
Nathalie Debec, City of Nantes, France

Facilitator (EN):
A2 - Tips on using standards and labels

Introduction to key topics covered by RESPIRO criteria (EN)

Simon Clement, ICLEI

Belgian Social Label (FR)

Sébastien Péreau, Social Economy, Belgian Federal Administration

Code of Conduct (EN)
Bart Slob, SOMO. The Netherlands

Facilitator: Didier Bergeret, Auxilia
A3 - Building Construction works

Introduction to SRP for building
construction works (EN)

Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI

Legal framework for SRP: the do’s
and don’ts

Legal advisor: Thomas Maibaum,
German Chamber of Architects (was
not present)

SRP in practice - experiences from
the Build for All (EN)

Francesc Aragall, Build for All, Spain
Facilitator: Mark Hidson, ICLE

15.45 Coffee break


16.15 European Exchange Forum

The goal of this plenary session was to highlight several interesting examples of how representatives from local governments and companies have carried out initiatives related to socially responsible procurement. For example, policies and codes of conduct.

The interventions from the speakers were discussed at length, highlighting how these cities and companies managed the obstacles encountered along the way.


Nicole Azzaro, City Councillor, City of Paris, France

Tibault Daudigeos, Chargé de mission “Sustainable Development”, Vinci PLC, France

Cornelia Petzold-Schick, Mayor of the City of Ettlingen, Germany

Jean-François Gribomont, President of The European Federation for the Promotion of Procurement Contracts in Textiles and Leather (PROMPTEX)


Facilitator: Mark Hidson, Director for Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

18.00 End of Day One


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