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September 2016

PAPIRUS Final Conference

29 September 2016, 9:00 - 17:00
Bilbao, Spain

PAPIRUS project is one of the pilot projects in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation co-financed by the European Commission within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Framework Programme. It has started in October 2013 and now is reaching its final stage. PAPIRUS Partners are organizing a final project conference open and free of charge for everyone and will take place the 29th September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.

During the conference public procurers who have implemented Public Procurement of Innovation and experts in the field will present their case studies and share their experience on Innovation Procurement. The conference is open for everyone who is interested in Public Procurement of Innovation including public procurers, suppliers, experts, legal advisers, policy makers and others.

Additionally, representative of European Commission services will present upcoming Horizon 2020 funding for 2016-17 that supports procurers to undertake innovation procurements. The event will also be an opportunity for networking and will ensure broad debate and lively discussion between public procurers, policy markets and other stakeholders.

For further information and to register click here.

Innovation procurement of food & catering services for the healthcare sector

29 September 2016, 15:00 - 16:00

This free hour-long webinar, organised by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe for the EcoQUIP project, will examine innovation procurement of food and catering services for the European healthcare sector.

EcoQUIP is a project aiming to improve the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through innovation procurement. The project will entail the creation of an ‘Innovation Procurement Leaders Group’ of hospitals that have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement.

The webinar will be focusing on innovation procurement and on the EcoQUIP project itself. It will be discussing procurement of food in the healthcare sector, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for food and catering services, currently being developed by DG Env and the JRC.

The webinar will both introduce EcoQUIP’s Joint Statement of Demand on sustainable and healthy food for the healthcare sector, which will be launched shortly and also launch HCWH Europe's report 'Fresh, sustainable & healthy food - Best practices in European healthcare'.

Finally, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will showcase a recent procurement project at Rotherham Hospital, whereby the hospital reviewed its catering service to make cuts to its energy use and CO2 emissions and to improve patients' and staff experience.

To register to the webinar visit

October 2016

European Public Procurement Conference 2016

12 - 13 October 2016, 9:00 - 5:30
London, United Kingdom

The European Public Procurement Conference 2016 will take place in London the 12 – 13 of October 2016. This annual conference aims to keep up to date with the latest changes, including analysis on New Models for Procurement Law in light of the unprecedented landscape post Brexit.

The Conference aims to share and learn from the implementation experiences, as well as the successes and challenges of key European jurisdictions. Throughout workshop sessions, case studies and discussion groups, case law at a national and ECJ level as well as gaining practical advice and critical insights from leading experts on major issues will be analysed, such as; evaluating tenders, remedies, exclusions, light-touch regime and others.

During the event, different topics will be discussed and a deep approach to procurement obligations and the future perspectives of the current legislation will be explored. If you would like to attend the Conference you can register here.

For further information visit the Conference website.

Procura+ Seminar 2016

Connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement
13 - 14 October 2016, 9:00 - 4:30p
Rome, Italy

ICLEI in cooperation with the Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen conference have announced the 2016 Procura+ Seminar, which will take place 14 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The full-day seminar is organised together with the SPP Regions and GPPbest project consortia.

The Procura+ series of seminars provide an opportunity for face-to-face exchange amongst purchasers from all levels of government and procurement stakeholders. The 2016 Seminar will explore how working together in networks – from regional to European level – can increase capacity and support implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement. The programme will include keynote presentations, workshops and interactive sessions aimed at building and strengthening existing networks.

The Procura+ Participants and Strategic Partners meeting will take place on the afternoon of 13 October, the day before the Procura+ Seminar. All are welcome to attend, get involved and receive a flavour of the activities the Procura+ Network has to offer.

Detailed information about the events will be made available on the Procura+ website. You can contact ICLEI with any questions or queries at

CleanMed Creating Healthy Environment

19 - 21 October 2016, 9:00 - 13:00
Copenhagen, Denmark

CleanMed Europe is the only European conference on sustainability within the healthcare sector. The conference addresses the environmental impact of the healthcare sector on a local, regional and global level. This is organised by Health Care Without Harm Europe and will be held at UN City, Copenhagen from 19th-21st of October.

This conference will look at the processes of creating health through sustainable development. CleanMed Europe is Europe’s leading conference on sustainable healthcare. It will also provide the platform to hear about the latest industry trends, discuss diverse topics, and network with international thought-leaders.

CleanMed Europe will showcase cutting-edge sustainable practices in healthcare through a programme based on workshops and presentations, but also with tours through the UN City and visits to local hospitals before the conference.

For further information and to register, visit the conference website.

Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement Webinar

19 October 2016, 14:00 - 15:30

The "Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement: Emerging good practices and lessons learned" webinar, taking place on the 19 October at 2:00 – 3:30pm CEST, will be hosted by the United Nations Environment Economy Division and co-organized with ICLEI and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The webinar takes place in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.

The 10YFP SPP programme is a global platform that supports the implementation of SPP around the world. It brings together a variety of stakeholders, building synergies & leveraging resources to progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Highlight human rights as material risks affecting public supply chains
  • for goods such as electronics, apparel, food, and services such as healthcare and security

  • Introduce participants to new standards, guidance, and tools on human rights and public procurement

  • Identify emerging good practices and lessons learned from recent practitioner experiences of integrating human rights safeguards
  • To register to the event vist

    European Forum on Eco innovation

    Financing SME Eco-innovation
    26 - 28 October 2016, 9:00 - 18:00
    Tallin, Estonia
    The 20th European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 26-28 October 2016.The Forum will examine financing opportunities for eco-innovative SMEs and will showcase successful companies who have succeeded in attracting investors and growing their business. It will explore the enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular business model and will address these through the lens of business, finance and public sector. The Forum will also provide an opportunity for participants from across Europe to:
    • participate in a business-to-business matchmaking session
    • learn about the innovative technologies with performance claims verified by the [url=""]Environmental Technology Verification[/url] (ETV)
    • find out about successful eco-innovative projects funded under different EU funding programmes and financial instruments
    • take part in site visits to eco-innovative companies who have successfully turned investments into circular business models
    This event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia. The Forum will be accompanied by a special event: the Ceremony of the [url=""]European Business Awards for the Environment[/url]. The event languages are English and Estonian. For further information and to register, visit the [url=""]website[/url].

    November 2016

    naBe-Aktionstag 2016

    7 November 2016, 9:30 - 16:30
    St. Pölten, Austria

    NaBe will be organizing the event “naBe-Aktionstag 2016: Ansätze. Erfolge. Visionen“ in St. Pölten for German-speaking only. The event will gather employees from the public administration and companies presenting their approaches, successes and visions in the field of sustainable procurement.

    The event will focus, through specific topics' groups, on Circular Procurement within Textiles and Printing Systems, Demand planning and market research, Supporting structures for sustainable procurement, Sustainability and resource efficiency in buildings.

    To learn more about the event and to register visit:

    Procurement for innovation in the EU water sector

    9 - 10 November 2016, 9:00 - 17:00
    Zaragoza, Spain

    Are you a water practitioner in a public authority looking for new solutions to manage your water services more effectively and efficiently? Are you a public procurer investigating ways and means to take innovative solutions on board? Or are you working in a water business interested in learning more about the demand for your products in the public domain?

    The partners of the Water PiPP project - led by the International Office for Water and funded by the European Commission – are pleased to invite you to their final conference ‘Empowering public procurement for innovation in the EU water sector’ taking place in Zaragoza (Spain) on 9 and 10 November 2016. The event will bring together some 80 participants from the public and private water sector to explore innovation procurement from the angle of procurement practices, sector policies and opportunities for businesses.

    Registration will be free of charge and open from mid September 2016 on. Also consider joining the project’s virtual meeting place for public water professionals at

    For more information on the project visit or write an email to


    23 November 2016, 9:00 - 18:00
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) will be held in the [url=""]Europahuset[/url] in Stockholm, Sweden on the 23rd November 2016. The aim of the event will be to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the [url=""]Pre-Commercial Procurement[/url] (PCP) and [url=""]Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions[/url] (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. The workshop will feature:
    • Presentation / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls).
    • Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
    • Presentation / networking discussion on the [url=""]eafip Toolkit[/url] (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).
    The workshop is open to public contracting authorities who have a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers have an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions. This event is free of charge and it will be held in English. Registration via this [url=""]website[/url] is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.