EU public procurement law is an area of law that has recently undergone extensive reform. The workshop brought together EU lawyers to discuss the newly permitted non-economic consideration under procurement rules, which may shift the balance to interests seeking to protect social, environmental, and human rights. The matter is that the new directives must be interpreted in conformity with the Treaties, the Charter and international obligations. This means that public procurement law consists of a multitude of different and seemingly conflicting legal sources, which together do not appear to shape a coherent framework. The workshop will  discuss the future direction of procurement law in the Union, as well as unpack present legal challenges, focusing on discretion and the extent to which social, green and human rights clauses are permitted.

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