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April 2019

UrbanWINS Final Conference

The city as a living organism: understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption
4 April 2019
Brussels, Belgium
GreenBizz, Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre 17

After three years of work, the EU-funded UrbanWINS project, in which ICLEI Europe is a member of the project consortium, will come to an end this May.

During its life time, UrbanWINS has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucharest (Romania), and Manresa & Sabadell (Spain).

Now, it is time to share the outcomes and results of the project so that other cities, organisations and stakeholders can build upon them. Come and join us in our final conference, taking place in GreenBizz, an environmental incubator in Brussels (Belgium).

Registration and participation at this one-day event is free. Register here.

Conference programme

8.30              Registration and welcome coffee
9.00              Welcome: The UrbanWINS journey
9.30              Urban metabolism: indicators on how cities eat and digest
11.00            Coffee break
11.30            Participation: a key aspect in UrbanWINS
12.45            Lunch break
14.00            Three parallel workshops: If I were a city…
15.45            Coffee break
16.15            Looking into the future
17.00            Conclusions
17.30            Tour through GreenBizz facilities

For more information, visit the project website.

Seizing Opportunities in the Public Procurement of Tomorrow

4 April 2019, 08:30 - 16:00
Bucharest, Romania
Parliament House

The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House.

The conference is an occasion to take stock of the main work strands developed in the field of public procurement over the past five years since the adoption of the 2014 Public Procurement Directives. It will review the achievements in improving public procurement practices, including the progress made on the six priorities of the Public Procurement Package of October 2017, among which “Ensuring wider uptake of innovative, green, and social procurement”.  The conference will be opened by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodorovici, Romanian Minister of Finance.

Among the high level speakers, the Chair of the Procura+ Network Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of the City of Malmö will represent the network and reflect on its role in delivering on policy objectives such as the EU Public Procurement Package. Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre and Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe Mark Hidson will discuss how procurers across Europe are implementing procurement processes to achieve ambitious goals. In addition, the 2018 Procura+ Award winners will present their winning procurements and reflect on what winning the Award has meant for their procurement practice.


GPP Helpdesk Webinar - Green Public Procurement of Road Transport

12 April 2019

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is an important tool to achieve environmental policy goals relating to climate change, resource use and sustainable consumption and production – especially given the importance of public sector spending on goods and services in Europe.

This is the first of two Webinars that will be held in 2019, organised by ICLEI as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP.  The webinar will focus on new voluntary EU green public procurement (GPP) criteria for Road Transport (published Janurary 2019), which have been designed to help public authorities procure vehicles and mobility services with considerably reduce environmental impacts.

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.

Register by visiting:


  • Welcome, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Introduction to the EU GPP Criteria for Road Transport,  Rocío Rodriguez-Quintero, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
  • Marco Zanini, Turin Transport Group (GTT): procurement of electric buses
  • Geir Rossebø, City of Oslo: zero-emission delivery of goods and services


Meet the Buyer - City of Haarlem

15 April 2019
Haarlem, Netherlands

The focus of the unique event is to discuss how to integrate social responsiblity into the information and communication technology (ICT) supply-chain. More specifically, Gemeente Haarlem will inform suppliers in detail about an upcoming tender on workplace hardware and about the related socially responsible procurement needs and intentions. The suppliers and resellers will have an opportunity to discuss available solutions and demonstrate their capacity to meet the requirements.

The event is jointly organised by ICLEI Europe, Electronics Watch, Procura+ and Gemeente Haarlem.

Participation is free of charge, but registration necessary to secure a place. Sign up here to secure your spot until the 11th April! Feel free to forward this invitation to co-workers that are interest to join as well. A draft programme (subject to change) is attached.

For any queries please contact Josefine Hintz, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability,