Project Launch in Brussels

The SMART project welcomes you to our Project Launch Friday 27 May from 1 – 4.30 pm

The project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) will do research that promotes sustainable development within the planetary boundaries. SMART responds to questions such as: How can we achieve global development goals, without destroying the very basis of our existence? What are the possibilities and barriers for responsible trade and investment? The SMART Project will run for four years from 1 March 2016.



Friday 27 May



12.30 – 13.00

Registration and refreshments


13.00 – 13.15


Project Coordinator Beate Sjåfjell welcomes partners, commission representatives and stakeholders

13.15 – 14.00

Keynote speakers

Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and President of GLOBE EU and Michael Townsend Founder and CEO of Earthshine Solutions and driving force behind the Sustainable Economy Project.

14.00 – 14.30

Regulatory dynamics for sustainability – how we can achieve policy coherence for development?


Overarching presentation by Project Coordinator Beate Sjåfjell and Jukka Mahönen

14.30 – 14.45


Brief Q&A session


14.45 – 15.00


Short break


15.00 – 16.00

Presentation of the work packages on textiles, mobiles, on sustainability assessment guidelines – and on how to get involved in the project

Presentation by Work Package Leaders: Tineke Lambooy, Maja van der Velden, Maria Jesus Munoz Torres and Tiina Ruohonen

16.00 – 16.30


Questions and discussion


16.30 –


Drinks reception




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