BUYDIS – Equality and Diversity in Employment through Public Procurement
Identify and experiment anti-discrimination clauses in public contracts of local authorities.
Public procurement, particularly the purchasing power that public entities exert on their suppliers of goods and services, can serve as an important tool to foster social change. "Social clauses" are used by many public entities, mostly in the context of social inclusion, obliging contractors to employ persons who are in a disadvantaged position on the labour market, for example disabled persons. But what if, instead of using procurement to facilitate labour market insertion, procurement is used to combat what is perceived as a major obstacle to employment for vulnerable groups, namely discrimination?
This 12-month project, supported financially and politically by the French Ministry of the Interior, seeks to identify and experiment anti-discrimination clauses in public contracts passed by local authorities.
The project includes the following activities: