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October 2017

Workshop "Biodiversity aspects of Public Procurement"

10 October 2017, 10:00 - 17:00

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) is holding a one-day workshop in Berlin entitled "Biodiversity aspects of Public Procurement" on 10 October 2017 from 09.30 - 17.30.

The event will focus on 5 public procurement product categories, specifically food and catering, textiles, paper products, and quarry products.

The programme includes contributions from Öko-Institut, Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung and the German Ministry of the Environment. There will also be group discussions focusing on the five product categories.

Participation is free of charge and some budget is available for travel. The event will be held in German and participants can register by 15 September at at the BfN website.

Circular Procurement Congress

19 October 2017, 9:30 - 17:00
Tallinn, Estonia

On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.

The objectives of this congress are to:

- deepen knowledge and encourage implementation of circular procurement showcase good practices, latest research and tools

- stimulate unexperienced organisations to start with circular procurement

- discuss the role of circular procurement for innovation and meeting other policy goals

- encourage networking on circular procurement.

The congress targets:

- Policy makers for national and local governments and public bodies

- Public procurers and budget holders

- Companies involved in circular procurement.

The event is directly preceded by the Conference on Innovation Procurement, co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (EC) on 17 and 18 October 2017.

For more information and to register visit the event's webpage.

Live broadcast: Key findings from the hazardous substance screening in the Baltic Sea region

19 October 2017, 10:00 - 11:00


This live broadcast of the INTERREG NonHazCity project’s press conference will present the “fresh” findings from the substance screening at pilot municipalities around the Baltic Sea.

The project contributes to evidence collection of substance occurrence in the municipal sewage system and urban areas. It will help to develop strategies to reduce emissions from small scale urban sources: by influencing public procurement of the municipalities itself, by working with SMEs to substitute the substances in their working processes and sites and by an info campaign to the inhabitants on where the substances occur in every day’s live and how they can be avoided.

To follow the broadcast you can visit the project's website.