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Social Clauses in Public Procurement: Webinars
October 19th, 2020

As part of our Community Benefits work, CAN has led two webinars exploring the use of social clauses in public procurement. These clauses have proven a successful way to reach groups far from the labour market in large public projects like the new children’s hospital. The first webinar SOCIAL CLAUSES, THE WHAT THE WHY AND THE HOW features Peter Dorman from CAN in conversation with renowned social clauses expert Richard MacFarlane. You can see the conversation here:


The second webinar SOCIAL CLAUSES AND HUMAN RIGHTS is a conversation with Deirdre Halloran, author of CAN research Social Clauses in Public Procurement – The Irish Experience and Jacqueline Healy of Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on social clauses as an instrument of protecting respecting and fulfilling human rights. See the webinar here:


In our third online event, SOCIAL CLAUSES THE IRISH EXPERIENCE Minister with responsibility for Public Procurement Ossian Smyth, launched the landmark research Social Clauses in Public Procurement – The Irish experience. The conference, attended by over 60 people, heard about the research by its author Dr Deirdre Halloran, and from members of the CAN Community Benefit Forum who lead social clause projects in Grangegorman, new children’s hospital, National Development Finance Agency bundles and the Dublin 8 Regenerations. View the conference here:

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