SAPIENS - Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems
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The SAPIENS Network is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, the European Union’s flagship programme for doctoral education. The goal of the Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems (SAPIENS) Network is to contribute to the uptake of sustainable public procurement (SPP), as well as using SPP as a tool to address the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The Horizon2020 project is building capacity to enhance sustainable public procurement across the EU. SAPIENS' interdisciplinary research is designed to increase the European knowledge base and research capacity in law, economics, and the business sciences relevant to SPP.
SAPIENS comprises 10 universities across eight countries and is spearheaded by the University of Turin. Additionally, the network integrates non-academic partners including international organisations, central purchasing bodies and contracting authorities, research & development centres, public and independent expertise centres, and a US university. At the heart of the network there are 15 PhD projects examining various multidisciplinary aspects of SPP linked to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 15 PhD students (Early-Stage Researchers aka ESRs) are enrolled in a common training programme. They take part in public engagement, dissemination and impact activities, and benefit from sector-specific placements with our different partners.