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October 2019

Conference on Responsible Public Procurement

3 - 4 October 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

An international expert conference organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture.

The conference will focus on the strategic approach and social aspects in public purchasing. The aim of the conference is to show this topic within the international context, to present national strategies for promoting responsible procurement, to get inspired by experience of individual contracting authorities, to focus more on selected topical issues, including experience of audit institutions and matters related to measurement, and to provide an outlook of expected trends and visions in responsible procurement. At the conference, contributions to socially responsible public procurement in the Czech Republic will be awarded.

Watch the 2018 Video

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European Week of Regions and Cities

7 - 10 October 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

Strategic Public Procurement as a driver of change and growth in cities and regions

8 October 2019
Brussels, Belgium

To be an effective driver of change and growth, public procurement needs to shift towards a more strategic approach. Doing so requires both defining strategies and goals and ensuring that they translate into practice. The session will discuss existing initiatives across Europe such as the Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement or efforts carried out to foster the use of public procurement to promote a more circular economy. The session will also present concrete case studies to support and encourage discussions, from the “Pilot Action on Strategic Public Procurement” commissioned by DG REGIO. The objective is to demonstrate that, used strategically, public procurement can bring public services closer to citizens’ needs. It will identify practices on how to use strategic public procurements to get real benefits beyond the purchased products or services. Discussions will concentrate on experiences and tools to make your city or region greener, smarter and more inclusive.

Code: 08WS303
Speakers: Matthieu Cahen, Else Kingma, Paulo Magina, Marcos Nogueira, Teresa Pratas Jorge, Valentina Schippers, Susanna Suomalainen, Rudie de Vries, Marco di Ciano, Sanne van Kamp

Theme: The Future of the EU and the roles of the Regions and Cities

Partner/s: CCDR Alentejo, CMS IrRADIARE, Kouvola Innovation Ltd, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Regional Government of Andalusia, OECD, Piemonte Region, Region of East Macedonia and Thrace, Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative Public Procurement


30th Breakfast at Sustainability's

How School Meals Can Drive Local and Regional Change
9 October 2019, 11:15 - 13:00
Brussels, Belgium
European Committee of the Regions (CoR) - Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 99, 1000 Brussels, Room JDE 62

Case studies show that investing €1 in sustainable school meals can bring up to €6 in social return on investment. Given this fact, imagine the impact of sustainable school meals all across Europe!

Discussing school meals enables an exploration of sustainable food procurement, and questions such as: How can sustainable food procurement be linked with strategic policies or climate change actions? And, how can public procurement issues related to purchasing "local & regional food" be overcome?

Join the interactive 30th edition of B@S on 9 October 2019 to engage further on these issues. The session will showcase good practices and discuss stronger support within EU policies such as EU procurement legislation and the CAP reform (food procurement for regional value capturing).

The event will include inspiring speakers from South Tyrol (Italy), Paris (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), the Organic Cities Network Europe, and EU Institutions. It will take place during the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019.

Register now by clicking here. To view the agenda, click here.

Market Dialogue – City Industry Dialogue for Clean & Healthy Construction

9 October 2019
København, Denmark
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, 2300 København

The session will be a range of panels to discuss clean construction focusing on zero emission building materials and zero emission non-road mobile machineries. The panels will be followed up with structured networking to facilitate a dialogue among the participants.

The expected growth of urban population will drastically exacerbate the need for buildings and infrastructure, already contributing close to 40% of global emissions. The built environment value chain has a vital role to play in responding to the climate urgency we are facing. We need to learn new ways of working and apply a variety of methods and innovation – and we need to do it together, at the right pace and scale.

The market dialogue will provide an opportunity for buyers and suppliers to understand and directly discuss their respective procurement plans for clean construction (materials and machineries) in the short- and long term, maintaining the scope presented in the master class on materials and machinery. There will be time to network and set up 1:1 meetings to discuss specific urban development plans.

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GPP Helpdesk Webinar – Green Public Procurement of Road Lighting and Traffic Signals

10 October 2019

This is the second of two Webinars that will be held in 2019, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the updated voluntary EU green public procurement (GPP) criteria for Road Lighting and Traffic Signals (published December 2018), which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts associated with the design, installation and operation of these systems.

The programme is as follows:

  • Welcome, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Introduction to the EU GPP Criteria for Road Transport, Shane Donatello, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
  • An Energy Performance Framework Contract for Italian public authorities, Cristina Gironi, Consip
  • EPC for street lighting renovation in small municipalities, Pablo Quero Garcia, Diputacion de Cadiz

The GPP Helpdesk Webinars provide a forum to inform stakeholders working in the field of public sector procurement about important new developments in the resources available and legislative context for GPP, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Participation is free of charge.

Prior registration is essential, however.

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European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

14 - 18 October 2019
Barcelona, Spain

The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.

Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen

17 - 18 October 2019

A renewal of the positive evolution of the Forum which remains one of the most important occasions in Italy to network and think about innovative solutions to accelerate policies, projects and initiatives, both public and private, dedicated to green and sustainable purchases.

Contract Management in Public Procurement

17 - 18 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

During the public procurement process a contracting authority puts a lot of time and effort into identifying reliable business partners and ensuring a strong basis for the award decision. Yet, changing existing contracts may require a new contract award procedure. Hence, for an authority to ensure that contractual terms are realised in the execution phase, contract management is key.

Facing 2020: Latest Developments in EU Public Procurement

24 October 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference will provide a comprehensive insight and update on the changes in public procurement field. Participants will get expert guidance on how to interpret and meet new challenges.


Keynote: Recent Case-Law from the EU Courts

Session I: Procurement in Practice

Session II: Emerging Technologies in Procurement

Session III: Innovative and Sustainable Procurement


  • Receive detailed information on developments in public procurement field

• Get practical information on sustainable procurement and e-procurement

• Discuss your own cases and various case studies in small working groups

• Network and exchange with colleagues from all over the Europe