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January 2018

Boost for clean vehicles by public procurement

24 January 2018, 14:00 - 15:oo
Hosted by the SPICE project, this webinar, taking place the 24 January 2018 at 14:00 (CET), will provide a brief introduction to the use of public procurement to encourage the uptake of alternatively fueled vehicles in Europe.

In November 2017, the European Commission published a proposal on the Clean Vehicles Directive, aiming to boost the electrification of European mobility. This webinar will cast a light on the content of the proposal and also explore some best practices and learnings related to the procurement of cleaner vehicles and their charging systems.

This webinar is organised by SPICE project. SPICE is a Horizon 2020 supported Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project, with a focus on sharing knowledge and experiences on innovation procurement in the transport sector.

You can register to the webinar here.

February 2018

Webinar on the circular economy in ICLEI cities and regions

14:30-15:30 CET
21 February 2018, 14.30 - 15.30
In preparation for the ICLEI World Congress in Montreal (Canada), June 2018, this webinar (21 February, 14:30-15:30 CET) will investigate the role cities and regions can play in achieving the circular economy at the local level.

It will showcase experience from participants of the Procura+ Network and Global Lead Cities on Sustainable Procurement Network: Ghent (Belgium), Oslo (Norway) and Montreal. It will also feature experience from the social enterprise Circle Economy, which developed a circular economy plan based on urban metabolism studies for Amsterdam(Netherlands), Glasgow (UK) and the Flemish region.

Contributors to this webinar include:
Taking the circular economy to the city level – Roman Mendle, Smart Cities Program Manager at ICLEI World Secretariat.

Building synergies for a circular economy in Montreal – Josée Chiasson, Director of the Economic Development Branch at the City of Montreal.

Closing the loop through circular consumption and procurement in Oslo – Siri K. Bellika, Partnership on Circular Economy in the Urban Agenda for the EU and special consultant at Agency of waste management at the City of Oslo.

Co-creating circularity in Ghent: A commons-based approach – Jorn Verbeeck, Director Environment and Climate Agency, Department Sustainable Urban Development and Entrepreneurship at the City of Ghent.

The circular transition in the Americas – Kevin de Cuba, Director of the Circular Economy Platform of the Americas and Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute.

Material flow analysis for more circular cities – Annerieke Douma, Director Program and Business Development at Circle Economy.

Online registration available here.

Webinar: How to use joint procurement to encourage innovation?

22 February 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Hosted by the SPICE project, this webinar will provide a brief introduction into joint procurement and Common Buyers Groups in the context of public procurement. The webinar will also explore how joint and common procurement can be used to encourage innovation in procurement.

The webinar aims to explore the best practices in joint procurement, provide insights regarding the definition, types, benefits and challenges of common procurement, and support the work of new Common Buyers Groups.

Find more information here or register directly at

Fostering the Transition towards a Circular Economy in Europe

27 February 2018, 10:00 - 16:30
Brussels, Belgium
The event, taking place the 27th of February in Brussels, will provide an opportunity for industry experts, policy makers, academics, NGOs and other key stakeholders to review the latest European regulatory policy developments on the Circular Economy Package and discuss strategies aimed at promoting a more sustainable economy.

The symposium will allow delegates to assess the current challenges to the transition towards a more circular economy, consider ways to overcome them, set future priorities and share best practice and initiatives from across Europe. Participants will also get the chance to consider the role local authorities can play in the implementation of a better municipal waste management system. This session will include discussion on how to boost the market for secondary-raw materials through strategic procurement.

For more information on the event please visit the event's webpage.

March 2018

Challenging the sustainability of the global ICT supply chain: from mining to procurement

8 March 2018, 12:00 - 18:00
Leuven, Belgium
On the 8th of March 2018, from 12.00 – 18.00, KU Leuven, CATAPA and People and Planet are co-organising a symposium on “Challenging the sustainability of the global ICT supply chain: from mining to procurement” at the KU Leuven Campus Brussels.

The main topic is the sustainability of the electronics supply chain, including the procurement of ICT by public institutions. The symposium will give participants the chance to network with each other and find some new and interesting ways to manage the issues of sustainability within the global ICT supply chain.

CATAPA is currently involved in a joint learning initiative with other NGOs and institutions called “Make ICT Fair”, funded by the EU. The project aims to provide concrete improvements in the lives and livelihoods of workers and communities associated with ICT supply chains - particularly in the Global South.

There are limited spots available so please subscribe before the 20th of February by e-mail to (mark your email with SYMPOSIUM).

The 15th Procura+ Seminar

21 - 22 March 2018, 9:00 - 17:00
Oslo, Norway
The City of Oslo (Norway) and ICLEI are partnering to host the 15th Procura+ Seminar on 21-22 March 2018, to bring together a diverse range of practitioners, experts and policy makers from across Europe.

Procurement is evolving rapidly and changing how public authorities across Europe purchase goods and services. Purchasing authorities are expected to professionalise procurement and take into account sustainability and innovation. Join Procura+ Network participants, key organisations working in the field and European Institutions at this event to unlock the untapped potential and opportunities within your own procurement plans, and learn skills needed to make better, strategic and more sustainable procurement decisions.

Participants will get the chance to hear from the City of Oslo on their new procurement strategy, and from the SPP Regions project partners on experiences of engaging with suppliers, applying circular procurement and using life cycle costing tools.

Detailed information about the Seminar will be made available on the Procura+ website. Please do not hesitate to contact at with any questions or if you would like to collaborate.

June 2018

6th Conference on socially responsible procurement of IT products

21 - 22 June 2018, 14:30 - 15:00
Stuttgart, Germany
This conference, taking place the 21 and 22 June 2018 in Stuttgart (Germany) addresses actors in public procurement, state and local politics, non-governmental organizations, and IT companies and invites them to exchange experiences and dialogue on how public procurement can help improve working conditions in the global IT industry.

Main focus of the conference's topic will be the extraction of raw materials. The event aims to consider the difficulties of procurement managers in assessing the social aspects of supply chains and to report on the development of initiatives such as the US Dodd-Frank Act project and the new EU Regulation on conflict minerals.

The conference languages ​​are German and English. Both languages ​​will be interpreted simultaneously.

For more information visit the event's webpage.

July 2018

3rd Global Procurement Conference

2 - 3 July 2018, 9:00 - 17:00
Rome, Italy
This event, taking place the 2-3 July 2018 in Rome, Italy, aims to raise awareness about the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

The event, organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, invites experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, lawyers and public procurers to gather and discuss issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide. Some of the event topics include public private partnership, innovation in public procurement, contract amendment and e-procurement.

For more information visit the event’s website.

October 2018

10th EcoProcura Conference

Sustainable and Innovation Procurement
3 - 5 October 2018
Nijmegen, Netherlands

European Green Capital City of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to announce the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement taking place on 3-5 October 2018.

The conference will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Nijmegen to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement:

- Current best practice in implementation
- European policy developments and international initiatives
- Opportunities for collaboration between procurers in Europe
- Practical tools for implementation (circular procurement, life cycle costing, monitoring, e-Procurement)
- Market dialogue, joint procurement, social issues, professionalisation of procurement

Online registration will open in early 2018. For more information, visit the EcoProcura Conference Series website, or email: