Marija Risteska

Executive Director at Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM), North Macedonia

Marija Risteska holds a PhD in political science; is co-chair of the working group for chapter 19 of the National convention for the EU integration. She is the founder and Executive Director of the leading Skopje based think tank Centre for Research and Policy Making – CRPM. Marija in the past 15 years worked as researcher, analyst, trainer, mentor and consultant on mainstreaming gender in policies and budgets. Currently Risteska is acting as Regional Director of the Gender Budget Watchdog Network of CSOs from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Moldova; and Policy coordinator for EBRD Western Balkans Women in Business Prorgam.

All Sessions by Marija Risteska

09:30 - 10:45
Grand Hall

Value for (Public) Money: Green and Socially - Responsible Procurement

Budget spending via public procurement has enormous potential for positive impact on environment protection, climate change and social inclusion, as well as a potential to encourage companies to introduce sustainable and socially responsible policies and practice. Panel will focus on trends and practices in introducing green and social elements as criteria to award contracts, showcasing good examples, examining the challenges and learning from the EU Member States- with the goal of making public money greener and more socially responsible.

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