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2015 - The implementation and application of the European Public Procurement Directive

Below please find a short interim report on the project entitled “The implementation and application of the European Public Procurement Directive”, which is carried out with the financial support of the European Commission.

Just before the 2015 summer holidays, the first phase of the project was completed and the following activities were concluded:
An implementation guide targeting EFBWW affiliates was published.
The guide offers a wealth of practical tips, suggestions and examples showing how the social provisions of the European Directive can be transposed into national legislation. The deadline for national implementation of the Directive is 17 April 2016.
The guide is available in: English (original), French, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Serbian.

The guide’s content was discussed at an interactive EFBWW seminar in Frankfurt on 28 and 29 May. Around 60 colleagues attended the seminar.

The following activities are planned for the second phase of the project (2016):
* Publication of a practical handbook offering information and tips on how managerial staff/trade union representatives can use the public procurement rules at company level. The practical handbook is mainly aimed at works council members from the road-building sector.
* Organisation of four regional seminars, to be held in Belgium (Houffalize), France (Paris), Serbia (Belgrade) and Spain (Madrid). Each seminar will last 1.5 days, with travel and accommodation costs being covered for up to 20 participants. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in three languages at each seminar.