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March 2023

Public procurement of green and circular skills

10 March 2023, 10:00 - 12:30


The first European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP webinar of 2023 will address the public procurement of green and circular skills. This webinar will analyse how public procurement can be used as a strategic tool that can support the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce and help to futureproof the European Economy.


- Welcome and Introduction from the EU GPP Helpdesk, Ivan Azevedo, Unit B.1, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

- Presentation of the European Skills Agenda, Felix Rohn, Unit B.2., Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

- Procuring refurbished IT Products: The ReBOOT project, Manuel António Ferrinho Semedo, Porto Municipality (Portugal)

- Procuring refurbished furniture: Lessons learned from the ProCirc project, Christian Tangene, The Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management

The workshop will be facilitated by Helena O'Rourke-Potocki, ICLEI

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Repairing, a world of difference

What's in it for cities?
10 March 2023, 10:15 - 11:45


Cities are important actors in the circular economy and essential facilitators to promote and support local repair. However, how to start?

Join the webinar and learn how the city repair toolkit, developed in the context of the Interreg project Sharepair, can guide you towards becoming a repair city in Europe.

The webinar will focus on the following topics:

  • toolkit for cities to encourage repair
  • how to strengthen repair communities
  • campaigns for changes at individual, societal and political level
  • digital tools to make DIY, repair café or professional repair solutions more accessible
  • long-term vision on repair as part of a more circular economy

Register here for the event

The toolkit can be downloaded here

Construction, infrastructure security & energy innovations in ICT related projects

17 March 2023, 12:45 - 14:45


This 2-hour workshop will showcase procurement cases on construction, infrastructure security & energy innovations in ICT related projects. The cases will address relevant innovations implementing ICT solutions, sustainable aspects and security measures to safeguard infrastructure. This workshop is hosted by the iProcureNet 2023 Advanced Security Procurement Conference. The workshop is hybrid and can be attended both online as well as physically in Bratislava.

The workshop will focus on questions such as How to embed good practices in your procurement to obtain innovative and sustainable solutions, and jow to formulate functional requirements to implement ICT innovations in construction, infrastructure security & energy projects

Among the presented case studies will be:

  • The Sustainable Reconstruction of the Motorway A6 presented by Jeroen van Alphen from Rijkswaterstaat – Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands
  • The joint-cross border Pre-Commercial Procurement of breakthrough solutions for 100% renewable energy supply in buildings presented by ProcuRE.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the webinar. To find out more about the webinar, and to register, click here.

World Sustainable Procurement Day

21 March - 21 February 2023


On March 21, 2023, the second World Sustainable Procurement Day will take place, covering the full range of important and current sustainable procurement challenges, ranging from Child Labor & Forced Labor, to Supplier Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Living Wages, Human Rights, Conflict Minerals & Mining, Human Trafficking, Scope 3 GHG Emissions, SME suppliers, Supply Chain Transparency & Traceability, Social Procurement, and many more.

The event will provide a multitude of different online sessions, presented by the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) Team, SPP Chapters & Champions, partners, and friends with only one goal – to empower and equip Procurement Practitioners with knowledge, best practice approaches, and practical solutions to sustainability challenges.

More information about the event, the organisers and World Sustainable Procurement Day 2022, can be found here

Smart Cities Marketplace Online Matchmaking

Are you looking to make your smart city project reality?
21 March 2023, 10:00 - 17:00


Do you want to accelerate your project idea? Are you exploring options to make your city or town climate-neutral and truly smart?

Join the Smart Cities Marketplace on March 21 for this year's spring online matchmaking event, where the programme will cover a variety of investment and financing topics for Smart City projects.

ICLEI is hosting a session on accelerating city-business cooperation through public procurement in smart and sustainable investment projects.

Cities are facing the new energy market reality and remain crucial to speed up the deployment of renewable energies and improve energy efficiency. However, they often lack the right technical and financial capacity to take advantage of all opportunities available.

The Smart Cities Marketplace (SCM) provides essential assistance and is an ideal platform to accelerate the implementation of the REPowerEU plan and support cities and small and medium-sized municipalities on their journey towards a clean energy transition.

The SCM matchmaking process facilitates and supports the development, financing, uptake, and upscaling of proven solutions in the areas of clean energy, sustainable mobility and ICT to help communities, towns and cities accelerate the transition towards climate neutrality.

The SCM matchmaking focuses on knowledge sharing, capacity building, providing guidance and practical advice with the support of its community and its expanding Investor Network. The matchmaking includes several ICLEI supported activities such as 1-to-1-consultancy deployed locally by the Consortium's legal, financial, technical and governance experts, peer-to-peer exchanges, “Deal” meetings with investors, Financing Masterclasses, Matchmaking webinars and Matchmaking online info days, as well as Matchmaking events.

Please register here.