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May 2021

Towards a circular European infrastructure

11 May 2021, 03:00 - 04:30

This #EUCircularTalk will shed light on the critical role infrastructure plays in achieving a circular, climate-neutral economy while exploring possibilities for collaboration and joint action in Europe. The event will also broaden the discussion to consider the role of circular infrastructure at different levels.

On 11 May from 3 to 4.30 p.m. CEST, Rijkswaterstaat together with Holland Circular Hotspot will be holding interactive workshops in cooperation with a wide range of circular construction leaders and connoisseurs among with Madaster, Restado/Concular and Institut National de l’Economie Circulaire. The workshops will be an opportunity to showcase success stories and identify challenges and opportunities in areas such as public procurement, digital logbooks and circular design for infrastructure works.

More information here.


Boosting economic recovery through innovation procurement: what European assistance can do for you

18 May 2021, 09:30 - 13:30

This four-hours workshop webinar offers practical insights into how innovation procurement can play a key role in tackling the significant challenges the European public sector is facing  nowadays – especially in the context of economic recovery following the COVID crisis, the Green Deal objectives, cybersecurity and other societal challenges.

The webinar tackles how to use innovation procurement to boost a digital-green economic recovery. The webinar puts the spotlight on success cases that were supported in the past by EAFIP and that will share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. They will present the benefits and lessons learned of the strategic use of pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions, and you will be able to ask them your questions.

For public buyers that are interested to start new innovation procurements, EAFIP will also explain how to apply for free of charge assistance as well as what types of assistance EAFIP can provide.

Register here for the workshop.


Circular procurement as a way to address pollution: experiences from ProCirc

18 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

On the 18 May 2021 (14:00 - 15:30 CET) this partner event of the EU Green Week 2021, will dive into the world of circular procurement and will focus on sharing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned.

After joining this ProCirc seminar, procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders will have answers to the following questions:

  • How does the current framework support the development of circular procurement (from legal, policy and practice perspectives)?
  • What are the environmental and financial benefits of circular procurement?
  • How do you measure circular procurement?
  • How do you convince your organization to start with it?


Find the agenda and register on the ProCirc website.


How to procure e-Mobility solutions

19 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

To present the White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions and to further explain it, a series of webinars will take place on the 6th and 19th of May. The goal of these events is to dive into the concepts described in the e-Mobility paper and to have small interactive meetings.

The webinars will be held in groups of 15 people.
The interactive webinar is organized by Corvers and costs € 275,- incl. 21% VAT. After payment you will receive your own personal link to the webinar. More information here.


Agenda


10.00-10.10    Why a growing number of European public authorities are purchasing e-Mobility solutions?

10.10-10.40     The Eafip Methodology

10.40-11.00    Enhancing the competitiveness of european companies by guarantying a level playing field

11.00-11.20    How to incorporate social and environmental considerations into the procurement process?

11.20-11.40    Conclusions and recommendations

 

11.40-12.00    Q&A session


Strength2Food Final Conference

20 May 2021, 09:00 - 12:45

The H2020 Strength2Food project organizes this final conference give insights on how to improve current policies and practices on EU Food Quality Schemes, Public Sector Food Procurement and Short Food Supply Chains.

At the conference, you will:  

  • Discover key results and recommendations from the 5-year research and innovation project
  • Learn outcomes and best practices from the different demonstration pilot actions
  • Discover some of the tools and resources developed as part of the project
  • Join sessions around thematic areas, methodology insights and H2020 knowledge-exchange
  • Get insights into future policy agenda and research directions
  • And network with a variety of like-minded stakeholders


Please find the programme including the registration link here.


CLEVER Exchange: Innovation on procurement for NBS implementation (part II)

25 May 2021, 14:30 - 16:00

This session will be hosted by the Municipality of Milan with the support of Ambiente Italia and ICLEI.

The meeting will provide an overview of the challenges commonly faced by cities looking to procure Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). The City of Milan will share some insights on opportunities for addressing those barriers, building on its recent experience going through a public procurement process supporting the implementation of co-created green roofs and walls solutions in over five public and private buildings in the city.

City representatives and one of the design studios selected through a public call, will be joining to share their experience of working together through the process, including recommendations for using public procurement procedures effectively to deliver co-created NBS solutions.

You can join the session via this link (GotoMeeting).


Tapping the potential of the social economy to make socially responsible public procurement work

27 May 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

The ‘European Social Economy Summit’ #EUSES is a jointly organised digital conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim. The conference aims to strengthen the #SocialEconomy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion, and green and digital transitions.

The #EUSES will offer a forum for numerous exchanges on the role of social economy in Europe as a vector for economic development and social inclusion. The summit will be an opportunity to discuss how social economy can help reshape the economy post-COVID by promoting inclusive sustainable economic models for the green and digital transition within Europe.

The session “Tapping the potential of the social economy to make socially responsible public procurement work” will take place on 27 May 2021 from 11.30 am to 1pm. It is organised by AEIDL, Caritas Europa, Diakonie, DIESIS, ENSIE, European Commission DG GROW, REVES and Social Economy Europe. It builds on the work carried out in the projects Buying for Social Impact and #WeBuySocialEU.

Public procurement is an important instrument for public authorities to achieve policy objectives. Drawing on their social aim, the social economy can maximize the impact of public procurement policies and procedures. This workshop will encourage dialogue between contracting authorities and the social economy to share experiences, mainstream support structures and explore innovative approaches to make SRPP work.

The session has three thematic focuses:

  • Delivering quality social services through an increased collaboration with the social economy within public procurement rules;
  • Promoting the integration of disadvantaged persons through reserved contracts and employment clauses;
  • Innovation in public procurement to fully bring out its social potential.

You can register here for free for the #EUSES on 26 - 27 May and then register for the workshops which interest you directly on the open social network platform. After registration, on 26 May you will receive a link to connect to the whole event and you will have to select the sessions you want to join.


June 2021

Launch webinar: LCC Tool on indoor lighting

1 June 2021, 09:30 - 12:00

This webinar presents the new ‘Office Indoor Lighting LCC-Tool’ which helps to evaluate the life-cycle costing of indoor lighting projects and to make the most cost-effective decision. You want to learn more about the tool and how to use it? Take the opportunity and sign up for one of the free webinars:

  • 1 June 2021 in English
  • 3 June 2021 in Dutch

You can register here. Registration is possible up to 2 days before the event. The link to participate will be send shortly before the webinar.

You can't participate but you’re truly interested? After the webinars you’ll find the LCC-tool and more information here.


Circular supply chains: Reducing pollution and waste through cooperation

10 June 2021, 15:00 - 16:15

Solar energy is one of the most promising forms of renewable energy sources contributing to CO2 reduction targets. There has been an ever-growing deployment of solar photovoltaic panels. However, as the PV market grows, so will its demand for raw materials, as well as its waste output and related pollution. Lifetime extension of products, components and materials, realised via reuse and repair is one of the cornerstones of a circular economy – a concept with vast potential for pollution mitigation.

How to reduce the environmental impact of solar PV modules and how to develop a circular value chain in the solar PV sector? The solution lies in a better collaboration of all actors in the supply chain.

CIRCUSOL organized a session to openly discuss environmental and economic challenges regarding circularity in the solar PV sector. The speakers will shed light on good practices which can inspire also other sectors. 

The event is organised under the umbrella of the EU Green Week 2021.

You can register here.


Launch of Circular and Fair ICT Pact

14 June 2021, 16:00 - 17:00

On June 14th 2021, 4-5 pm CET, a group of countries and regions is launching the Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT). Participants of this new international partnership will use their collective procurement power to accelerate the ICT sector towards becoming more circular and fair. Actions will be taken in good dialogue with the ICT industry and other relevant actors. The pact is an initiative under the UN One Planet Network SPP Programme.

You can register here and more information can be found on the website or mail to cfit@rws.nl