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May 2018

EU Green Week: Greener cities through smart public procurement

22 May 2018, 16:30 - 18:30

The European Green Week will be taking place between the 21 - 25 May 2018 in Brussels, Belgium exploring ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Within the programme a session will be dedicated to sustainable public procurement in cities and hosted on the 22 May 2018, 16:30 - 18:30 (CET).

During the session, representatives from two European cities will share their practical experience of integrating sustainable public procurement into their overall procurement strategies. This will be followed by an intervention by the Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, who will give useful information on existing public procurement networks and partnerships. The European Commission will also present the different policies and tools developed at EU level to facilitate the uptake of sustainable public procurement. Lastly, a Q & A session will be open to the participants.

For more information visit the event webpage.

The Missing Link: Suicide & Employment Conditions in the Chinese Electronics Sector

29 May 2018, 11:00 - 00:00

The webinar will take place the 29 May 2018 at 11:00 - 12:00 and will be based on a forthcoming report by the Economic Rights Institute and Electronics Watc on employment conditions in the Chinese Electronics Sector. 

Webinar participants will be guided through the impacts on human health of particular employment conditions, including income, shift work, the speed and intensity of work, overtime, time-off, respect, discipline and violence, and will provide recommendations on what industry, the Chinese government, and public buyers can and should do to mitigate these risk.

To find out more about the webinar and to register, please click visit the Electronics Watch webpage.

June 2018

Cities as big public buyers

6 June - 7 July 2018
Brussels, Belgium

The workshop, organized by the European Commission, will be held on 6-7 June 2018 in Brussels.

The workshop is meant to support cities' in joint cross-border procurement, procurement of innovation and strategic public procurement.

More information and the agenda of the workshop will be published as soon as possible the workshop webpage.

Sustainable Food Summit

7 - 8 June 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Sustainable Food Summit will be taking place on the 7 - 8 June 2018, and will explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

The event will be addressing the following questions:

  • How do organic, fairtrade and other eco-labeling schemes further sustainability?
  • With growing proliferation in labels, what are the prospects for a single sustainability standard for food products?
  • What are the practical application of sustainability metrics? What advances are occurring in sustainable ingredients?
  • What developments are happening in formulation, production and marketing of sustainable food and beverages

To find out more about the Summit webpage.

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.

GPP webinar on sustainable events

28 June 2018, 14:20 - 16:00

This webinar will take place on the 28 June 28 at 14.30-16.00 (CET).

This is the first of two webinars that will be organised during 2018. The webinars form part of the service provided through the European Commission’s Helpdesk on GPP. They provide a forum to inform stakeholders working in the field of public sector procurement about important new developments in the resources available and legislative context for GPP, and provide an opportunity for discussion.

The programme will be soon be available.

You can register to the webinar via WebEx.

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: