Are our enterprises discriminated against, or, on the contrary, do they find themselves on a sound level playing field with the rest of the entrepreneurial world in competing for public procurement? Can they avail themselves of public policies such as social or ethical clauses by which their social contribution (such as the creation of non-delocalisable jobs, the salvation of jobs in enterprises threatened by closures, the labour insertion of unemployed and disadvantaged citizens etc) is acknowledged? How can they compete for European public
tenders? How can they better organise among themselves (eg by establishing their own support institutions, networks, consortia or groups) in order to raise their competitive edge in public procurement?
Those are some of the questions which we will try to respond to during this seminar.