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October 2021

Circular procurement as a strong instrument to support green transition of European territories

12 October 2021, 14:30 - 16:00

As a part of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021 and supported by the Interreg NSR ProCirc project, this workshop will dive into the world of circular procurement and will focus on sharing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned. This event will help procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders to address the following questions:

  • What is the contribution of circular procurement to local and regional transition to circular economy?
  • What circular procurement examples and tools can support this transition?
  • How can we improve the current procurement framework (from legal, policy and practice perspectives) to foster circular economy in cities and regions?

The event will be a joint activity of ProCirc partners (in particular ACR+, Rijkswaterstaat, Circular Flanders and Malmö), CEMR and UBC.


14:30 - Introductive words on circular procurement and presentation of ProCirc  (ACR+, tbc)
14:40 - Cities and regions taking the lead for the transition to circular economy  (Tjisse Stelpstra, European Committee of the Regions and CEMR spokesperson, tbc)
14:50 - Inspiration talk: the practical experience of Malmö on circular procurement  (Malmö municipality, tbc)
15:00 - ProCirc tools to help procurers in their transition towards circular practices
(Circular Flanders, tbc)
15:10 - C-PRONE: a long-term framework for the circular procurement community (Rijkswaterstaat, tbc)
15:20 - Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for circular procurement, including a Q&A session with the audience (tbc)
15:55 - Conclusions & key messages to take home (ACR+, tbc)