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June 2024

Open Market Consultation: Home-based care and remote monitoring

26 June 2024, 10:00 - 11:30


The third Open Market Consultation of the EU-funded Procure4Health project aims to challenge the market to develop innovative solutions for advancing home-based care and remote monitoring, leveraging technological advancements and fostering patient empowerment to enable more active participation in their personalised care plans across various medical specialities.

4% of the population leaving with multiple chronic conditions is responsible for up to 30% consumption of health care resources (primary and hospital health care). A rise in the number of those complex patients is expected in the coming years highly impacting health care system stress and sustainability. In addition, the role of patients is becoming more active in their own care in the home and community based care model.

The combination of new advanced technologies in specialties such as oncology, cardiology, neurology or other, can be used to enhance the possibilities of home-based healthcare relieving some of the hospital-based care. AI-powered alerting systems or virtual assistants help patients take increasing ownership of their care.

To register, and find more information on the event, click here.

For more information on the other Procure4Health challenges, click here.

Workshop on regional policies to promote the adoption of innovation by public administrations

27 June 2024, 09:00 - 12:30

The EU project Prepare, an European Innovation Ecosystem (EIE) project running till December 2024, brings together 4 regions in Spain, Finland, Sweden and Romania that are interacting with the local ecosystems to design novel policies that promote demand-driven co-creation for the benefit of local public services, SMEs and citizens.

The project's first round of insights, resources and best practices will be shared in the public workshop. "Regional Policies to Promote the Adoption of Innovation by Public Administrations”. Regional stakeholders related to innovation policies and their counterpart offices in Brussels are invited to:

  • Understand the benefits of the collaboration between public organizations and local innovators.
  • Learn the feedback acquired from the local stakeholders of the Prepare regions.
  • Share their own experiences and interests.
  • Make proposals to design policies adapted to the regional realities.
  • Access to a database of 300+ knowledge resources.

Prepare responds to the need to explore new models, adapted to the needs of EU's regions, that tap into the promise of incorporating innovation in the public sector while increasing business competitiveness. Some ideas on how demand-driven innovation can increase the impact of regional policies are presented in this article.

More information about the workshop can be found here. To register, click here.


October 2024

10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

1 - 3 October 2024

The 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (ESCT) will take place on 1-3 October in Aalborg, Denmark. All cities, partners and experts seeking to contribute to the sustainable transformation of our cities and regions are cordially invited to attend the 2024 edition of European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, which also marks the 30th Anniversary of the Aalborg Charter (1994) and the 20th Anniversary of the Aalborg Commitments (2004).

Across Europe, cities and towns of all sizes are developing Local Green Deals, as a response to the European Green Deal. The European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns - also called Aalborg2024 - will take a closer look at the ongoing trends, challenges and opportunities that define these Local Green Deals, and ask how we can become powerful enablers of sustainable, local change.

Participants can expect a fertile environment for tackling the most pressing questions, leading to discussions, knowledge-sharing and problem-solving. The Conference aims to inspire and motivate participants to further develop connections made at all levels at the conference, and to put plans into practice, to realise an integrated response to the climate crisis. Together, let’s make the EU Green Deal a reality on the local level!

The city of Aalborg and Aalborg 2024 both boast a legacy of positive impact; a three-time host to the conference, Aalborg continues to inspire change and innovation across Europe. In past years, governance tools such as Local Green Deals and Climate City Contracts have been developed to help local and regional governments bring stakeholders together and integrate their ambitions. Aalborg 2024 will look at local experiences with these tools so far and will explore what support is needed from EU decision makers in 2024.

Aalborg 2024 will maintain its characteristic informative, open, and interactive ambiance, upholding its 'PowerPoint free' format. Participants are enthusiastically invited to share their experiences and perspectives on an array of topics that delve into the challenges inherent in innovating to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.

More information on Aalborg 2024, including on the programme and how to register, can be found at the Conference website

November 2024

Electronics Watch Annual Conference

Public Procurement and the Evolving Due Diligence Landscape
6 - 7 November 2024, 09:00 - 16:30

The 2024 Electronics Watch Annual Conference, "Public Procurement and the Evolving Due Diligence Landscape", will take place from 6-7 November in Brussels, Belgium. It is co-hosted by the Flemish Agency for Facility Operations (Het Facilitair Bedrijf), with support from the Flemish Government.

The Annual Conference facilitates learning and exchange at the intersection of socially responsible public procurement and labour rights, and provides a unique opportunity for Electronics Watch affiliates and monitoring partners to meet face-to-face. It will raise awareness about the issues workers are facing, and how they can be addressed through the public procurement process.


Wednesday, 6 November 2024

(The morning sessions are open to external, invited guests.)
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 11:00 The evolving regulatory landscape: a revolution or a missed opportunity?
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Accountability for business harms: stories from workers' rights defenders from the mines to the factories
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
(The remainder of the agenda is restricted to affiliates and monitoring partners)
14:00 – 15:30 Expectations, realities, and trade-offs: conversations with monitoring partners and public buyers
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Collective leverage in action
17:30 – 18:00 Closing remarks

Thursday, 7 November 2024

9:00 – 10:30 Public procurement innovation: updates from affiliates
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Simulation game
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Obtaining credible evidence with limited access: updates from monitoring partners
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:30 Wrap-up and thanks

For more information, and to register click here