Make ICT Fair project
The University is collaborating with ten partners across Europe on an EU-funded project entitled ‘Make ICT Fair – Reforming Manufacture and Minerals Supply Chains through Policy, Finance and Public Procurement’ from November 2017 to October 2020.
This project aims to improve the lives of workers and those impacted along different stages of the ICT supply chain through research, campaigning, capacity building and advocacy. It builds on the University’s affiliation to Electronics Watch, which carries out worker-based monitoring of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) factories on behalf of public sector members.
- Swedwatch (Sweden)
- Suedwind (Austria)
- CATAPA (Belgium)
- CEE Bankwatch Network (Central and Eastern Europe)
- Electronics Watch (Europe-wide)
- People & Planet (UK)
- SETEM Catalunya (Catalunya)
- Le Monde Diplomatic (Poland)
- ICLEI (Europe-wide)
- Towards Sustainability Association (Hungary)
The School of Social Political Science, in collaboration with the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, is carrying out research on labour, community, environmental and legal issues in electronics manufacturing, and collaborating with Swedwatch, CATAPA and CEE Bankwatch Network who are researching similar issues in mining. The team is working to map ICT supply chains, carry out field research in sites of mining and manufacture, and develop recommendation reports and policy briefings, as well as academic papers.
Disclaimer: This project is organised with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this web page is the sole responsibility of the University of Edinburgh and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.