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November 2019

A Taste of Sustainability – Mobilizing Public Procurement and Catering Services in the Baltic Sea Region

12 - 13 November 2019
Tallinn, Estonia

StratKIT Baltic Sea Region Conference

Today, there are lots of pressures for more sustainable food systems as a result of dietary changes, growing
environmental awareness and an overall demand for healthier food. Public procurement and catering services
can serve as trailblazers to respond to these pressures. These issues are addressed in a Baltic Sea Region project
StratKIT (2019-2021) which is aiming to pool public actors’ co-learning and co-innovation resources for
intensified policy implementation in terms of circular economy and climate neutrality in Finland, Estonia,
Poland, Germany, Denmark and Russia. The project aims at developing the BSR dynamic sustainability model to
signify the efforts by public procurement and catering services towards increased sustainability. The project
discusses the relative merits and challenges of the practices, developments and initiatives in terms of the
sustainability conditions for nutrition on the one hand, and environment and economy of the food system, on
the other.

The two-day StratKIT Baltic Sea Region Stakeholder Round Table Event is a first international event in the
StratKIT project that aims to bring together public procurers, catering service providers, public authorities,
suppliers, customers and other stakeholders from different countries to co-learn about the current situation
and to co-develop innovative strategies for the future! You are welcome to join and learn about new
developments and to offer input shaping Public Catering Services towards sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region.

International Public Procurement Initiative's final event: Towards an evidence-based policy-making

13 November 2019
Brussels, Belgium
Charlemagne Building (CHAR)

The Directorate General for Trade and the European Service for Foreign Policy Instruments host this multi-stakeholder event that will conclude the ambitious four-year initiative.

It will hold an in-depth discussion on trends and challenges in procurement data collection and analysis and on the identification and assessment of barriers to international public procurement. This opportunity brings together over 100 participants from different countries, including public officials, representatives from international organisations and trade delegations, public procurement practitioners, businesses and experts.  Please click here for the draft programme.

If you already wish to register for the event, please click here.

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NOHRCON - Nordic Public Procurement Forum

19 - 22 November 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

The scope of NPP 2019 is to give you thorough insight on the implications of the EU Public Procurement Directives, access to the latest research, knowledge and inspiration through relevant case experiences and an update on recent developments in case law of the Court of Justice in the field of PP.



  • Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Steen Treumer, Professor of Public Procurement Law and Privatization Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sustainable Procurement Training

21 November 2019
Hongkong, Hong Kong SAR

Seminar on fostering innovation and measuring its impact in public procurement

28 November 2019
Helsinki, Finland

The European Commission together with the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Finnish Competence Center for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement KEINO - one of the Procure2Innovate associate countries - is organising an interactive seminar on ‘Fostering innovation and measuring its impact in public procurement’.

The seminar will provide an insight into how to measure innovative procurement and its impact, on both national and organisational levels. Ongoing initiatives as well as new ideas and concepts to enhance the impact of public procurement and its contribution to a more competitive and innovative economy, and the transition towards carbon-neutrality will be discussed. The seminar will be a great opportunity to share insights on practical experiences and next steps.

After the opening addresses by a representative of the Ministry of Economy and Employment, Finland, and Marzena Rogalska, Director of the Directorate for Single Market for Public Administrations, DG GROW, European Commission, there will be two panel discussions. First one, on measuring and justifying the choice for sustainable and innovative procurement. The second one, on promoting sustainable innovations and societal impact in public procurement, and the importance of practical support.