EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


December 2023

EuroHealthNet Conference – Unlocking the Potential of the European Semester: Achieving a Wellbeing Economy through Participatory Societies

7 December 2023, 14:00 - 18:00
Brussels

EuroHealthNet and the European Economic and Social Committee will host a dedicated event to discuss ways to unlock the potential of the European Semester and achieve a ‘Wellbeing Economy’ through participatory societies. The discussion will provide a key opportunity to exchange perspectives on the potential of strengthening health, equity, and wellbeing in the European Semester.

The concept of a ‘Wellbeing Economy’ promotes an economy that benefits all people as well as the planet, and ensures human dignity and fairness. It underscores the importance of collaboration across multiple sectors and participatory approaches to build stronger and more inclusive societies, ready to withstand current and future challenges. By integrating the ‘Wellbeing Economy’ into its socio-economic policies, particularly within the framework of the European Semester, the EU could transition towards a systems thinking governance considering not just the economic, but also natural, human and social assets.

The wellbeing economy is particularly relevant in the context of the numerous challenges the EU has faced in the past few years. These challenges particularly impact on people in vulnerable situations, resulting in widening social and health inequalities. As such, they require comprehensive responses and forward-looking socio-economic policies that place people and the planet at their core.

More information about the programme can be found here. Registration for the conference is free, but mandatory, as seats in the EESC are limited. Please register by Thursday November 30th 2023. In-person (registration) participation is foreseen, though there will also be the possibility to also follow a livestream (registration) of the meeting

 


March 2024

Procura+ Conference 2024

13 - 14 March 2024
Lisbon, Portugal

Save the date! ICLEI Europe and ICLEI Member Lisbon (Portugal) are proud to announce that the 11th Procura+ Conference will be held in the Portuguese capital from 13-14 March 2024. The conference will showcase how cities and public authorities can use public procurement to implement step changes that make a big impact.

During the conference, cities, public authorities, representatives of the European Commission, business leaders, researchers and other public procurement stakeholders will be able to:

  • Perfect their procurement skills in specialist Breakout Sessions
  • Be inspired to think more strategically by Disruptors and Game Changers
  • Learn from the wisdom of experienced procurers in the Confessions session
  • Engage with peers and learn about their latest tools, actions and initiatives in the Market Lounge
  • Hear how public money is being directed towards technologies and businesses that support an innovative, net zero and just sustainable society
  • Explore the latest policy updates and the future of procurement

In the last 25 years, the Procura+ conference has become one of Europe’s key public procurement events—a conference where sustainable, circular and innovation procurement policy meets practice, and where procurement innovations have originated. It offers public procurement stakeholders a great opportunity to exchange information, build capacity, and network, aiming to accelerate and enable the implementation of high quality, cost effective, sustainable, circular and innovative procurement practices.

The conference is a great opportunity for public procurement practitioners to showcase their work to over 250 attendees from across Europe and the world. Interested? Fill in the call for contributions form here!

The call is open to procurement practitioners from local, regional and national government; public authorities; businesses, suppliers, manufacturers; policy makers; legal experts; scientific and research organisations; international and European institutions and agencies. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 September 2023 EOB.

Examples of possible contributions include:

  • Good practice examples of implementation, strategies and lessons learnt
  • How procurement addresses societal challenges faced by cities, public authorities and businesses
  • The latest projects, initiatives, research, guidance and tools designed to improve sustainable, circular and innovation procurement practices
  • Working with the private sector
  • Sustainable and innovative product or service solutions

To find out more about the conference, visit the Procura+ conference website. More information about the programme, speakers and registration will be made available soon. If you are interested in collaborating, or have any questions about the conference, contact conference@procuraplus.org.


June 2024

Procurement Summit 2024

12 - 13 June 2024
Hamburg

The Procurement Summit is the exhibition for digitalisation and innovation in the procurement sector. In 2024, it will take place for the seventh time in Hamburg. The conference will feature two thrilling days of top-class speakers, panel discussions among leading experts, and workshops with applicable expertise such as innovative providers in the exhibition area.

The Procurement Summit was organised for the first time in 2018 and has been growing since. Its main focus is on digitalisation in purchasing. It aims to bring together startups and purchasing managers with key decision makers. More information about the summit can be found here.