Thanks to the generous financial support of the Department of Economics of the Copenhagen Business School and the Danish foundation Gangstedfonden, Dr Grith Skovgaard Ølykke (CBS) and myself (Bristol), organised a workshop to discuss the papers that a group of young procurement academics are putting together for our edited collection with Edward Elgar: Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules in 2014 (2016).
The discussion focused on the legislative process that took part during the period between 2011, when the Commission published its proposal for new Directives, and 2014, when they were finally published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Two days of intense debate and brainstorming allowed us to identify many interesting issues, such as the two-way interaction between the Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union, or the key importance of the 'blackbox' represented by the trilogue phase.
We will now finalise papers and hope that the book will be ready soon enough in 2016, roughly to coincide with the end of the transposition period for the 2014 EU public procurement Directives. Keep an eye for it!