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The social impact of public procurement


The aim of this study, carried out by request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL Committee) of the European Parliament, is to present the possibilities offered by Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement for the achievement of social goals and to analyse how these possibilities have been transposed into national law and implemented by contracting authorities across the EU. Another aim is to identify obstacles to the use of existing provisions and make recommendations with regards to possible future EU action.