The Landmark Project


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   

Lunch buffet

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

Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00 h


Workshop 1

Introduction to the world of IT production

Key questions:

– 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?

Workshop 2

Implementation of high social standards in public procurement – legal basis and practical implementation

Key questions:

– 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

Key questions:

– 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?

18:00 h

End of the first conference day

18:30 – 19:30 h

Guided city tour

Meeting point: wardrobe in the castle

19:30 h

Joint dinner

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

Lunch buffet

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.


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