Effective February 2014
The conference languages are German and English. Between the two languages will be translated simultaneously.
Thursday, 20th February 2014
11:00 – 12:00 h
Registration and welcome coffee
12:00 – 13:15 h
Welcome by the organizers
Alexis Schwartz, One-world network Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Kai-Oliver Farr, Service Agency Communities in One World
Greetings from the patron of the conference
Regine Lück, Vice-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament
Thematic inputs I
The situation of workers in the IT production
Kevin Slaten, China Labor Watch
Tasks and goals of the competence center for sustainable procurement with a focus on socially acceptable IT procurement
Sabine Poell, Competence centre for sustainable procurement in the Procurement Office of the BMI
13:15 – 14.15 h
14:15 – 15:45 h
Thematic inputs II
Social criteria in production of IT-hardware in TCO Certified standard and what we have achieved so far
Niclas Rydell, TCO Development, Sweden
Experiences with social criteria in the northern German IT tendering
Martin Hagen, Bremen, Senator for Finance
Dirk Damerow, Dataport
The social dimension of disposal of IT waste
Cornelia Heydenreich, Germanwatch
Queries about the inputs
15:45 – 16:15 h
16:15 – 18:00 h
Introduction to the world of IT production
– What is the social and environmental impact of the massive increase in the world-selling IT hardware?
– Under which conditions are the people working in global commodity and hardware production?
– What is the approach to improve this situation?
Implementation of high social standards in public procurement – legal basis and practical implementation
– What are the legal bases for a socially responsible public procurement?
– What opportunities do these rules offer? Where are the limits in terms of socially responsible procurement?
– What are good practice examples in the IT sector that already exist?
– What control options are there? How can social criteria are implemented effectively?
Workshop 3 (one-day)
Disposal of electronic products
– What global problems result from the rise of the emerging electronic waste quantities?
– How can the social and environmental problems be stemmed?
– What role does the procurement play?
End of the first conference day
18:30 – 19:30 h
Guided city tour
Meeting point: wardrobe in the castle
in the Restaurant Friedrich’s, Friedrichstraße 2, 19055 Schwerin
(not included in the conference fee)
Friday, 21st February 2014
9:00 – 9:30 h
9:30 – 11:00 h
Thematic inputs III
Improvement of working conditions in the global IT industry from the perspective of the manufacturers
Felix Elschner, EPSON Germany GmbH/BITKOM
Diana Lantzen, Nager-IT
Social criteria in public IT procurement – current situation, actors and perspectives
Annelie Evermann, WEED
Queries about the inputs
11:00 – 13:00 h
Workshops 1 and 2 (continuation)
13:00 – 14:00 h
14:00 – 15:00 h
Presentation of workshop results / final discussion
The speakers are solely responsible for the content of this event. The content cannot be viewed in any way as the position of the European Union.