2. Project title as used in publicity and others materialsMake ICT Fair
3. Project number388-226
4. Year of Call2016
5. Project start month and year11/2017
6. Project finish month and year01/2021
7. Name and location of lead CSO or LA
cso: Swedwatch

Sweden
8. EU Member States where the project is being implemented
Austria

Belgium

Czech

Germany

Hungary

Netherlands

Poland

Spain

Sweden

UK

9. EU Member States where sub-granting will be providedN/A
10. Total project budget (in Euro):3,885,249.00
11. EC contribution to total project budget (percent):90
12. Main approach of the projectCampaigning-Advocacy
13.Main project on-line information channels used by the project: Website: https://swedwatch.org/en/?s=make+ict+fair
Facebook: -
Twitter: -
Youtube: -
14. Why is the project taking place?The production of ICT products, such as smartphones and laptops, is tainted by severe human rights and environmental risks and impacts on workers and local communities in the Global South. This action 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.
15. Overall objective of the projectBy raising issues around the interdependencies and ethics of ICT industry, the action aims to: i. increase EU citizen knowledge of EU development cooperation within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); ii. raise awareness & understanding of EU citizens/decision makers about the interdependencies between the Global South and Europe, iii. mobilise EU citizens/decision makers & ICT purchasers/procurers working in the EU Public Sector to improve workers'/communities’ rights and conditions in the ICT industry.
16. Specific objective(s) of the project• Obj 1. Raise awareness of EU citizens on the developmental impacts of ICT supply chains and effects of citizens' actions, laws and institutions on communities in the Global South, thus promoting active citizenship to influence relevant procurement, investment & EU legislation. • Obj 2. Advocate for public institutions to use their procurement spending to collectively reverse the negative human rights impacts of their ICT manufacturing supply chains & protect the rights of workers & communities from the mining sector to the assembly sector. • Obj 3. Develop policy dialogue and technical cooperation with political decision makers and key influencers on consumer, procurement, investment and trade policy within EU public organisations, the EU Parliament and EU governments to reform regulatory frameworks relating to the impact of mineral extraction and manufacturing in ICT supply chains, and ensure sustainability and transparency of policies and practices relating to trade, manufacture, procurement and investment in ICT. • Obj 4. Positively increase the investment influence of MDBs over the developmental outcomes of the mineral extraction stage of the electronics supply chain to ensure their due diligence procedures for investment are coherent with public sector procurement human rights criteria. • Obj 5. Influence ICT companies through public pressure, dialogue and market incentives to improve their po¬licies and practices on social responsibility issues in supply chains, including mining and manufacturing
17. What will have changed as a result of the project? (Summarise the intended outcome)• 60 million citizens in 18 EU States reached via awareness raising activities, with 400,000 European citizens undertaking active citizenship activities calling on their public sector bodies, MDBs & governments to take action. • The total amount of public sector contracts that include Electronics Watch (EW) contract conditions on labour standards, increases from €1bn to €5bn. • New investments by MDBs apply human rights due diligence criteria consistent with standards in updated EW contract conditions. • EU regulation over the minerals/electronics sector becomes more coherent & incorporates stronger human rights, labour & conflict dimensions. • 10 large ITC companies improve policy and practice on labour standards, conflict & human rights.
18. Main themes and geographical areas covered by the projectconsumption
ecology, biodiversity, natural environment
human rights, justice
livelihoods, employment, decent work
manufacturing, industry
mining
Africa: sub-Sahara
Asia: South, South-East adn East
Europe: EU and EEA
Latin America and Caribbean
19. Project target groups, audiences and/or participantsa. Teachers, teacher educators, HE lecturers/ academics
b. Student/pupils from primary, secondary and tertiary levels
c. Non-formal educators (e.g. youth leaders, community, adult, trade union educators)
d. Children (<16 years)
e. Young people (16 to 35 years)
h. Local Authority policy decision makers
k. Other groups of individuals (please name these in the following question)
m. Non-formal education institutions (e.g. youth clubs, community centres, adult education centres)
n. Media institutions (print, broadcast, internet)
o. Employees (incl. trade union members)
p. Formal education institutions (schools, universities, etc.)
q. Businesses and business organisations
r. Employee organisations/ trade unions
u. Governments
20. Other target groups, audiences or participants not listed aboveWorkers and local communities along the ICT supply chains
21. Main activities implemented by the projectseries of workshops/courses (involving the same individuals over several, not necessarily consecutive, days)
exhibitions and fairs
public demonstrations/events
petitions
lobbying actions
other activities not listed above (please specify in the following question)
22. Other major activities not listed aboveResearch
23. Main achievement of the project to-dateThe project has achieved high media outreach thorugh media and press but also social media, sensitizing EU citizens to the unsustainable production of ICT products, working conditions, environmental and human rights impacts on local communties.