Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet
The EOSC Symposium 2019 will take place in the charming Hungarian capital at the stunning Danubius Hotel Helia. The conference is one of the largest, yearly EOSC events and will see two deep days for all stakeholders to contribute to the discussion on the implementation of the EOSC. The EOSC Symposium represents a fundamental milestone towards the achievement of the vision and objectives of EOSC.
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Conference: Tuesday 10th December 2019. 9:00am
Location: The Palace Hotel, High Street, Sliema, Malta
Target Audience: Procurement officials & regional bodies active on green public procurement
To confirm your attendance please register via https://forms.gle/VtMajLVRZkzPx4oP6 by not later than the 1st December 2019
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GPP4Growth brings together 9 partners from 9 countries, involving...
ICLEI is working with the European Commission to help procurers and SMEs from across Europe to engage and discuss opportunities for collaboration.
Please share with us your experiences and challenges for improving access to SMEs in your procurement.
Your responses will allow us to arrange relevant supplier dialogue events, webinars and other activities that could support you in increasing the innovation potential of your procurement.
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TCO Development answers the question:
What are the keys to solving sustainability problems in the IT industry?
During the seminar, the most exciting results are presented in the Impacts and Insights 2019 report, which measures the sustainability development among brand owners with products certified according to TCO Certified.
Ask questions to the expert panel with Parul Sharma, Head of Greenpeace Sweden, and Stephen Fuller, TCO Development's expert in socially sustainable manufacturing...
we are happy share an article that Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, and I have published in the European Files Magazine.
It argues that procurement has an important role to play in financing the sustainability transition, but that the political and economic playing field needs to be level for procurement to be used strategically and at the necessary scale.
Read the article and download the full magazine here: https://www.europeanfiles....
Naast onze eigen ambities willen wij als Radboudumc de markt stimuleren in het ontwikkelen van (meer) duurzame producten en bedrijfsvoering. Ook brengen we graag in kaart hoe ver de markt is met duurzaamheid & innovaties en willen we ideeën opdoen.
Daarom organiseren wij op vrijdag 1 november van 12:30 - 17:30 het Seminar Duurzaamheid & Innovatie.
Wie heeft duurzaamheid hoog in het vaandel staan? Wie beweegt doelbewust en structureel richting een circulaire economie? Wie heeft duurzame en...
The European Commission has published new voluntary EU GPP criteria for food, catering services and vending machines. The use of these criteria has the potential to considerably reduce environmental impacts from this purchase area. Some of the key objectives of this EU GPP criteria-set are the following:
Are you introducing social responsibility requirements into your procurements or policies? Do you want to be featured for your good practices? This is your opportunity!
The European Commission (EC) will produce a report that collects good practices on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), and ICLEI and AEIDL are supporting the EC to identify these outstanding examples from local, regional, national and European buyers.
You are buying social when:
The European Secretariat of ICLEI seeks to fill the position of Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been at the forefront of the sustainable, circular, strategic and innovation procurement topic globally for 23 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topics of sustainable/circular local economies and financing. Our work supports public authorities in imp...
Next week, on the 16th October, ENSIE, Hétfa Research Institute and Galileo Progetti Non-profit Ltd and the Hungarian Public Procurement Authority are organising a conference in the framework of the Buying for Social Impact project in Budapest, Hungary.
Join us to talk about the about “Using social considerations in Hungarian public procurement”
If you wish to participate, you should also fill this template.
And you’ll find the Draft Agenda here...
The report Impacts and Insights 2019 measures sustainability progress among brand owners with IT products certified according to TCO Certified, 2015-2018.
Download report https://tcocertified.com/2019-impact-and-insights/#download
After selecting three new projects from the second call-round of 2019 the eafip-initiative has opened a 3rd call for eafip assistance.
The selected projects so far are:
CIVILnEXt is a Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project aiming to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) for supporting EU civilian external policies in the long term. The underlying scope focuses on enhancing communications, knowledge-sharing, information access, situational awareness and preparedness towards improving efficiency, visibility and impact of missions with multinational demand and CSDP characteristics. This procu...
Next Thursday, 10th October (14.00 - 15.30 CET) the European Commission and ICLEI will host a webinar on the updated EU GPP criteria for Road Lighting and Traffic Signals (published December 2018), which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts associated with the design, installation and operation of outdoor lighting.
The programme is as follows:
The Procura+ Awards Ceremony saw three cities and a European research organisation going up on the stage to get their recognition for their biggest successes in public procurement: Zurich won in the category ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’, the City of Ghent in the ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’ one, the Municipality of Frederiksberg in the ‘Innovation Procurement of the Year’ category and the European Organization for Nuclear Research won the ‘Outstanding Innovation in...
How to link sustainable food procurement with strategic policies or climate change actions? How to overcome public procurement issues related to purchasing "local & regional food"? If 1€ invested in sustainable school meals brings up to 6€ in social return in investment imagine the impact of sustainable school meals all across Europe!
Join our interactive 30th Breakfast@Sustainabiliy's discussion with inspiring speakers from South Tyrol, Paris, Copenhagen, the Organic Cities Network Europe an...
If you are interested in developing your career as a Public Procurement Professional, you may be interested in King's College London's Public Procurement Distance Learning Postgraduate Diploma.
Taught by leading industry experts and academic professionals from a university ranked 1st for research and top 10 for Law in the UK.
You will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the likes of course director, Michael Bowsher QC, studying tender evaluation, selection & exclusion...
The SHUTTLE consortium - six forensics laboratories from France, Greece, Netherlands, Lithuania, Portugal and Israel - has now launched the call for tender for its pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The PCP focuses on the development of a traces analysis toolkit that will support the execution of forensic laboratories' missions. Deadline for submission of offers is 20 November 2019.
The final countdown for the Procura+ Awards ceremony, taking place next September 24 at the Nordic Edge Expo, has started. The eight finalists of this edition are getting ready to find out if their candidacies are selected by the jury as the winners of the different categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT, Sustainable Procurement of the Year and Procurement Initiative of the Year.
The Municipality of Frederiksberg (Denmark) and the City of H...
To all those attending Nordic Edge next week in Stavanger, you are warmly invited to the Innovation Procurement Exchange on Wedensday 25th 9.00-12.00. This is a chance to learn from experts in the field, mingle with Procura+ Award winners, and get feedback on your own innovation procurement challenges and ambitions.
Learn the latest from initiatives such as LEA, InnoBrokers, Big Buyers, and Procure2Innovate. Open slots are also be available for anyone interested in pitching their innov...
CIVILnEXt is a Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project aiming to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) for supporting EU civilian external policies in the long term. The underlying scope focuses on enhancing communications, knowledge-sharing, information access, situational awareness and preparedness towards improving efficiency, visibility and impact of missions with multinational demand and CSDP characteristics. This procur...
SHUTTLE, acronym for ‘Scientific High-throughput and Unified Toolkit for Trace analysis by forensic Laboratories in Europe’, is a H2020 project financed by the European Commission (EC), aiming to develop a toolkit, which will facilitate the microtraces analysis collected in crime scenes.
The development of the SHUTTLE toolkit will be realised through a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) action, which is coordinated and jointly carried out among forensic institutes across Europe.
More precisely, th...
This is the title of two sessions which I have organised within the Royal Geographical Society annual international conference at Imperial College, London on the afternoon of Friday 30th August 2019.
There are ten speakers giving presentations about public food procurement from UK (4) Brazil (2), USA, Kenya, France, Sweden
For the session programmes see the attached files or the links below
To register f...