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March 2017

Webinar: Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and the Circular Economy

13 March 2017, 14:30 - 16:00
The webinar will take place the 13 March at 2:30 - 4:00 p.m and will be organized by REBus with ECAP, and hosted by ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability.

The objectives of the webinar are to introduce the concept of Circular Procurement through best practice examples selected from the project REBus, report on the work of the European Commission in this area and the priorities for the next years, and to present activities of the 10YFP on SPP Working Group 4c "Promoting Resource Efficient Business Models and Circular Economy".

Finally, Barbara van Offenbeek of Rijkswaterstaat will be reporting on the cases studies in the textile sector from project REBus and ECAP.

You can register to the webinar via

European Commission EASME PPI webinars

22 March 2017, 13:30 - 17:00
EASME is organising 3 webinars on procurement of energy efficient solutions on Wednesday 22 March 2017. €20 million of funding is available

Horizon 2020 supports the procurement of energy efficient solutions and the realisation of energy efficiency projects by funding Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (including parts of purchasing costs), Project Development Assistance, development and roll-out of innovative financing schemes and making the energy efficiency market investible. Applications for funding are open until 7 June 2017.

13:30 – 15:00 PPI solutions for energy efficiency
15:00 – 16:00 Project Development Assistance
16:00 – 17:00 Innovative financing for energy efficiency

For more information and to register, visit the EASME website.

PPI4Waste Workshop for innovative procurement in waste management

29 March 2017, 10:00
Frankfurt, Germany
The PPI4Waste workshop for Innovative Procurement (PPI) in Waste management for innovative procurement, organised by ICLEI and KOINNO, will take place in Frankfurt on 29 March 2017 from 10:00 until 15:00.

The PPI4Waste project aims to achieve resource efficiency, sustainable waste management and sustainable consumption throughout Europe by increasing innovative public procurement through networking, capacity building, and dissemination.

The workshop aims to discuss the latest PPI tools, present innovative examples related to innovation in public procurement and discuss the new proposed related legal framework. The language will be german.

Further details on the training workshop are available on PPI4Waste project website.

Annual Conference on European Public Procurement Law 2017

30 - 31 March 2017, 9:00 - 17:00
Trier, Germany
The Annual Conference on European Public Procurement Law 2017 will take place the 30-31 of March 2017 in Trier, Germany. The event will bring together legal practitioners to discuss the latest legislative and jurisprudential developments.

Conference key topics will include the implementation of the new Directives and sectoral approach in the Member States, and the anticipated impact of TTIP, CETA and Brexit on EU public procurement.

The conference will also include a section focusing on the legal challenges and best practices in key sectors by Marc Gabriel, Chair of the European Public Procurement Group, Patricia Anna Eyckmans, Legal Advisor for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Philipp Tepper, Coordinator, Sustainable Economy and Procurement, ICLEI.

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June 2017

World Circular Economy Forum 2017

5 - 7 June 2017
Helsinki, Finland
The World Circular Economy Forum will take place in Helsinki on the 5 - 7 June 2017 and will be focusing on different circular economy topics, including its relation to the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

The Forum consists of 17 plenary and paralles sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance. These will include a session on "Supporting Growth of Circular SMEs", which will be exploring tools for supporting SMEs such as investment support, innovative and green public procurement and matchmaking services.

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Global Sustainability Standards Conference

27 - 29 June 2017, 9:00 - 17:00
The next Global Sustainability Standards Conference, organized by ISEAL Alliance, will be taking place in Zürich, 27 - 29 June 2017. The event will bring together more than 300 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia to discuss the future of standards and certification in delivering greater impact at scale.

The event will consist of a full day of sessions, an evening cocktail reception, and a ISEAL Community Day that will be entirely focused on driving innovations in standards systems. The event will also be holding the ISEAL AGM as well as a number of other associated meetings and workshops, including the Sustainability Standards Essentials Training.

Registration will open in January.

July 2017

2nd Global Procurement Conference

4 - 5 July 2017
Rome, Italy
The 2nd Global Procurement Conference, launched by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, will take place in Rome from the 4 - 5 July 2017 and will address issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement worldwide.

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

The conference will present 16 speakers for 6 different topics, including Mark Hidson from ICLEI Europe, and Farid Yaker United from the Nations Environment Programme, for a session on the topic of “Sustainable Development Goals and Public Procurement”.

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October 2017

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.

Registration will open in May. For any questions please contact:
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.