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April 2019

UrbanWINS Final Conference

The city as a living organism, understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption
4 April 2019
Brussels, Belgium
GreenBizz, Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre 17

After three years of work, the EU-funded UrbanWINS project will come to an end this May.

During its life time, UrbanWINS has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucharest (Romania), and Manresa & Sabadell (Spain).

Now, it is time to share the outcomes and results of the project so that other cities, organisations and stakeholders can build upon them. Come and join us in our final conference, taking place in GreenBizz, an environmental incubator in Brussels (Belgium).

Registration and participation at this one-day event is free. Register here.

Conference programme

8.30              Registration and welcome coffee
9.00              Welcome: The UrbanWINS journey
9.30              Urban metabolism: indicators on how cities eat and digest
11.00            Coffee break
11.30            Participation: a key aspect in UrbanWINS
12.45            Lunch break
14.00            Three parallel workshops: If I were a city…
15.45            Coffee break
16.15            Looking into the future
17.00            Conclusions
17.30            Tour through GreenBizz facilities

For more information, visit the project website.

Seizing Opportunities in the Public Procurement of Tomorrow

4 April 2019, 08:30 - 16:00
Parliament House

The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House.

The conference is an occasion to take stock of the main work strands developed in the field of public procurement over the past five years since the adoption of the 2014 Public Procurement Directives. It will review the achievements in improving public procurement practices, including the progress made on the six priorities of the Public Procurement Package of October 2017, among which “Ensuring wider uptake of innovative, green, and social procurement”.  The conference will be opened by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodorovici, Romanian Minister of Finance.

Among the high level speakers, the Chair of the Procura+ Network Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of the City of Malmö will represent the network and reflect on its role in delivering on policy objectives such as the EU Public Procurement Package. Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre and Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe Mark Hidson will discuss how procurers across Europe are implementing procurement processes to achieve ambitious goals. In addition, the 2018 Procura+ Award winners will present their winning procurements and reflect on what winning the Award has meant for their procurement practice.


Meet the Buyer - Gemeente Haarlem

15 April 2019

The focus of the unique event is to discuss how to integrate social responsiblity into the information and communication technology (ICT) supply-chain. More specifically, Gemeente Haarlem will inform suppliers in detail about an upcoming tender on workplace hardware and about the related socially responsible procurement needs and intentions. The suppliers and resellers will have an opportunity to discuss available solutions and demonstrate their capacity to meet the requirements.

The event is jointly organised by ICLEI Europe, Electronics Watch, Procura+ and Gemeente Haarlem.

Participation is free of charge, but registration necessary to secure a place. Sign up here to secure your spot until the 11th April! Feel free to forward this invitation to co-workers that are interest to join as well. A draft programme (subject to change) is attached.

For any queries please contact Josefine Hintz, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability,