Further reading

FTAO Press Releases:

4 European public authorities rewarded for their Fair Trade cotton commitments (March 2014)

Toast to Fair Trade in Public Procurement (January 2014) 

European Parliament Hosts Fair Trade Breakfast on Public Procurement (October 2012)

European Court confirms possibility to demand Fair Trade criteria in public procurement (May 2012)

FTAO Newsletter Articles: 

Countdown for Public Procurement Directive (January 2013)

French government Moves Forward on Fair Trade Public Procurement (October 2012)

Lessons learnt for the reform of the public procurement Directives: European Court of Justice decision on the North-Holland case (June 2012)

Official EU Documents: 

On 28 January 2011, the European Commission launched the EC guideBuying social: a guide to take into account of social considerations in public procurement”. While the guide deals with social issues (not specific on Fair Trade) it does include a section on ethical trade (pages 31 and 32).

Interesting Documents and Articles: 

The European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) Public Affairs project produced a model of Fair Trade Public Procurement that explains, in a didactic way, the various possibilities to support Fair Trade via public procurement.

Analysis & Best practice in Fair Trade Public Procurement

The European Observatory on Fair Trade Public Procurement collects and analyses examples of the introduction of Fair Trade criteria in public purchases across Europe. The Observatory does this by: highlighting best practice examples of calls for tenders, collecting resources from EU countries on FTPP, analysing the existing legislation and case law, and sharing experiences of public authorities that procure Fair Trade products. 



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