EVENTS SEARCH RESULTS ( 1 - 10 from 10 )

November 2020

All together now: mobilising public resources for integrated infrastructure solutions

4 November 2020, 09:30 - 11:00

How can finance drive a shift from project-based, champion-led approaches, towards more programmatic, long-term processes which slowly add and reinforce cross-sectoral integration?

This session is part of ICLEI Africa’s Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) virtual congress 2020 and explores the question of how changing our funding approaches can allow for the realisation of more sustained and cross-cutting sustainability solutions.

It takes place Nov 04 2020, 9:30 am - 11:00 am CET

More information and registration here.


ICLEI Africa’s LoCS4Africa virtual congress is a key forum for leaders to share strategies on climate action and financing in Africa. It is organized in partnership with the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) and co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda, City of Kigali and The Rwandan Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA).

Procura + webinar series on socially responsible ICT Procurement - 5 case studies of good practice

9 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:45

The Procura+ Webinar series will take place in the form of two consecutive 90min webinars on November 9 and December 10.  

Procurers and those interested in procurement will get the chance to learn from experts that were vital to the process and achievement of including social criteria and clauses into tenders. 

The Procura+ webinar series is connected to 5 case studies to be published from the MakeICTFair Project. 

The first session will provide you with steps towards integrating social criteria in ICT Procurement tenders. The second session will give you insights about the follow up on social criteria through contract management.

Curious? Please register here for the webinar series.


Session 1: On the way towards social criteria – steps towards integrating social criteria in ICT Procurement tenders

Monday, 09 November 20, 10 - 11:45 CET

10:00   Welcome and introduction, Paula Land, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

10:10   Facing market challenges: The City of Barcelona on how market engagement helps to include social criteria, Carla Canal, Barcelona City Council

10:40    Facing internal challenges: The City of Haarlem on how to address internal ICT procurement needs while including social criteria, Rudie de Vries, Municipality of Haarlem

11:10    Including social criteria: The City of Stavanger on criteria and market response, Elin Seveholt, City of Stavanger

11:30    Q&A and opportunity for discussion

11:45    End

Session 2: Keeping social criteria alive- How to follow up through contract management

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10 - 11:30 CET

10:00    Welcome and introduction, Paula Land, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

10:10    Set up Contract management: APUC Scotland on contract clauses &  Key Performance Indicators, Michael McLaughlin, APUC Scotland

10:40    Outcomes of contract management: Region Stockholm on lessons learnt on how to keep social criteria alive, Kathleen McCaughey, Region Stockholm

10:55    Q&A and opportunity for Discussion

11:30    End


Make ICT Fair aims at improving the lives of workers and those impacted along different stages of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supply chain through research, campaigning, capacity building and advocacy.

The webinar series is organized by Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network which is initiated and coordinated by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Procura+ is a network of European public authorities and regions that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement.

Disclaimer: These webinars have been created under the Make ICT Fair project, which has received funding from the European Union’s EuropeAid programme under grant agreement CSO-LA12017/388-226. The sole responsibility for any error or omissions lies with the editor. The content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission. The European Commission is also not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

GPP Helpdesk Webinar – Green Public Procurement of data centres, server rooms and cloud services

10 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

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 second of two Webinars that will be held in 2020, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the updated voluntary EU GPP criteria for Data centres, server rooms and cloud services, which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts, including those associated with ICT equipment, energy use, and cooling systems.

  • Welcome and Introduction from the EU GPP Helpdesk, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Introduction to the new EU GPP Criteria for data centres, server rooms and cloud services, Felice Alfieri and Nicholas Dodd, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
  • Procurement of University of Pisa’s Green Data Centre, Maurizio Davini, Chief Technology Officer, University of Pisa

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. For more information, visit the European Commission’s GPP website.

Register here.

2nd ePitching for Procurers on COVID19 relief

17 November 2020, 09:00 - 17:30

DG RTD Health and the European Innovation Council invite you to a second edition, taking place on 17 November 2020.

This session will be dedicated to connecting public and private procurers, from Europe or anywhere in the world, from the health sector with Horzion2020 health programme- and EIC-funded companies providing medical supply solutions and innovative biotechnologies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please register here.

The event is organised by DG RTD and EIC BAS in collaboration with EurA and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.




8:55 -9:05 Registration & Ice-breaking session

9:05 - 9:15 Welcoming Words

EIC Director, Jean David Malo

DG RTD, Acting Director, People Directorate, Irene Norstedt

9:15 - 9:20 EIC online events in times of COVID-19 & Family Photo

9:20 - 9:45 Challenge-based procurement #1

2 minutes challenge presentation per procurer with 4 minutes max Q&A

9:45 - 11:00 Procurement Pitch Competition #1

5 minutes per company with 2 minutes max Q&A

11:10 - 11:35 Challenge-based procurement #2

2 minutes challenge presentation per procurer with 4 minutes max Q&A

11:35 - 12:50 Procurement Pitch Competition #2

5 minutes per company with 2 minutes max Q&A

12:50 - 12:55 New EIC actions supporting “innovation procurement”

12:55 - 13:00 How EIC coaches can support you further following this ePitching?

Noelia Hernández Sánchez, EIC Coach

13:00 - 13:10 Winner Ceremony & Closing Words

14:00 - 17:30 One-to-one Investors meetings (optional*)

*Public and private procurers wanting to have a one-to-one meeting with on eor more of the presenting companies please contact:

Global Forum 2020: Sustainable Production in the Health Sector

18 - 19 November 2020, 11:30 - 16:15

The 3rd Saving Lives Sustainably: Sustainable Production in the Health Sector Global Forum 2020 is taking place on 18-19 November 2020.

The virtual event is a part of International Conferences Program, honoring G20 Saudi Presidency Year 2020, and organised by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), G20 Saudi Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Secretariat of the UN informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), with the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The Forum is an opportunity for suppliers, manufacturers, policymakers, technical experts, academia, civil society organizations and others active in the global health sector to explore the front-running sustainable and ethical consumption and production patterns and the latest public and private innovations on the sustainable procurement and manufacturing of health commodities.

More information here & registration here



StratKIT Baltic Sea Region Online Conference

24 November 2020, 12:00 - 15:10

Sustainability in Public Procurement and Catering Services

Challenges and solutions for rethinking organics, green public procurement (GPP) and food waste

Baltic Sea Region countries' professionals, public authorities and researchers meet virtually to discuss about current policy challenges for sustainability in the public procurement and catering service provision. 

The talks deal with systemic issues and local solutions for sustainability, as well as the dynamics for sustainability. So who is responsible for 

  • providing sustainable diet? 
  • looking after Green Public Procurement?
  • getting rid of food waste? 
  • introducing organic food into public institutions?

More details? You can find the the agenda attached.


Registered participants will be sent the link to the online conference by e-mail the day before.



StratKIT is an INTERREG BSR project (2019-2021) dealing with sustainable public procurement and catering services.

It aims at accelerating sustainability measures throughout the Baltic Sea Region and building a network of professional caterers and procurers to share relevant questions from the ‘insider perspective’.  

More about the project can be found at

Nordic Forum for Market Dialogue - towards circular, fair smartphones

25 November 2020, 09:00 - 16:30


As a group of Nordic Buyers, the City of Malmö, City of Oslo, City of Helsinki, Region Stockholm, City of Aalborg and City of Copenhagen, join forces to create a dialogue towards circular, fair smartphones.

Where & when: Online - 25 November 2020, 9:00 - 16:30 CET

The goal is to meet with resellers, suppliers and relevant stakeholders from all over Europe to discuss procurement needs and solutions towards circular, fair smartphones. It is time to exchange on how to increase transparency, collaboration and market readiness including progress on verification.

To take part, please register here by 18th November.


9:00 – 9:45

Welcome speech, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor City of Malmö & Chair of Procura+ Network

Keynote speech “Why circular and fair?”, Pauline Göthberg, National Secretariat for Sustainable Public Procurement Stockholm 

9:45 – 10:45

BASELINE: representatives from buyers, suppliers, Electronics Watch and TCO will present current possibilities for the procurement of fair, circular smartphones, and the challenges which remain.

11:00 – 11:15

FUTURE VISION: joint Nordic vision of fair and circular smartphones will be presented to market.

11:15 – 12:30

BACKCASTING: facilitated breakout sessions with mixed groups of stakeholders to brainstorm solutions which will take us from the current situation to the desired future vision.

12:30 – 13:00

SUMMING-UP: results from the brainstorm will be shared, and buyers will reflect on results. 

14:00 – 16.00

ONE- ON- ONE Meetings with buyers group:  *15 minute slots available on application for suppliers/resellers only*


The event is hosted (virtually) by the City of Malmö and is part of the Meet the Market series within the Make ICT Fair Project, jointly organised by ICLEI -Local Governments for Sustainability, Electronics Watch and Procura+ European Network for Sustainable Procurement.

Contact point: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability -

Disclaimer: This event is organised under the Make ICT Fair project, which has received funding from the European Union’s EuropeAid programme under grant agreement CSO-LA12017/388- 226. The sole responsibility for any error or omissions lies with the editor. The content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission. The European Commission is also not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

Occupational Health and Safety Summit 2020

30 November - 4 December 2020

ReWORKing Health and Safety is a timely four-day online event organized by electronics watch.

It will make the case that workers’ occupational health and safety is fundamental to resilient supply chains. Presenters will focus on workers’ own perspectives and explore the role of public buyers in ensuring resiliency by protecting workers’ health, safety, and other rights.

With eight sessions to choose from, and 26 expert speakers already confirmed from the fields of public procurement, occupational health and safety, labour rights, medicine, toxics, mining and more, ReWORKing Health and Safety will deepen participants' understanding of why workers’ health and safety is fundamental for resilient supply chains, and how these rights can be upheld in practice. 

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and Baskut Tuncak, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics, will ​​​​​deliver keynote speeches at the inaugural session, which can be folllowed in French and Spanish, as well as English. 

You will have the chance to participate in discussions, ask questions, and follow up with speakers in interactive networking sessions following the main webinars. 

Please find more information here and don't forget to register.

This event is produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Electronics Watch and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The Electronics Watch Summit ReWORKing Health and Safety is part of the project "Make ICT Fair - Reforming Manufacture & Minerals Supply Chains through Policy, Finance & Public Procurement", co-funded by European Union.

For better Procurement ‐ Explore your region & meet innovative suppliers

30 November 2020

The BME (German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics) is organizing an event series on cross border public procurement. 

The first Online Plenary will take place on November 30th.

Anne Schröder from the European Commission (DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) will give the opening speech of the Workshop.

Wolfgang Pointner from the Federal Procurement Agency Austria will hold a keynote speech on "The what, when and why of cross‐border procurement" and Christian von Deimling from the University of the Armed Forces Munich in Germany will follow on advantages of local and regional cross‐border procurement networks.

Register online:

For more details as well as more information on the following workshops on December 7th, you can find the agenda attached.

The event is organized within the "Public Procurement 4 Europe" project on behalf of the EU Commission. The aim of this project is to promote cross-border procurement.

Public food procurement as a key implementation tool for sustainable food systems: the example of sustainable school meals

30 November 2020

Public food procurement is one of the most powerful tools governments have at their disposal to help transform and build sustainable food systems. But there is one key condition that needs to be clearly prioritized in procurement purchases for this to happen: socio-culturally acceptable nutritious foods produced with sustainable practices.

This session will bring together concepts and showcase initiatives in Sustainable Public Procurement of Food, promoting sustainable school meals with a call for action. The session will showcase concrete examples of school food procurement practices that build food systems sustainability while generating health and nutrition benefits. The session will highlight the many synergistic benefits that can result from well-planned, multi-sectoral public procurement initiatives.

Emphasis will be placed on school food procurement initiatives which are proving to be an effective implementation tool for achieving many Sustainable Development Goals including ending malnutrition, improving education outcomes, alleviating poverty, achieving gender equality, strengthening local agriculture and proving a tangible example of sustainable food system transformation.



Erika Bozzay, Senior Adviser, Public Procurement, OECD

Florence Tartanac, ESN Senior Officer, FAO

Doris Yawa Gab

Peter Defranceschi, Global Food Program Coordinator, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

Anne-Marie Saulnier, Executive Director, ECPAR


The session takes place in the context of the 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the One Planet Network. Register here



Public food procurement holds huge potential for nurturing people and the planet by promoting sustainable and healthy dietary patterns. Public food procurement can ensure sustainable healthy diets are available and economically accessible to populations while supporting the livelihoods of producers adopting sustainable practices, especially small holders. Promoting the purchase of the right foods by public food procurement will decisively contribute to the achievement of several SDGs.

One expected outcome of the session is a series of key recommendations for policy makers and all food systems stakeholders to promote and use public food procurement as a transformative food systems tool. More specifically, the aim is to call for urgent action on sustainable school meals.  This call to action proposes that the 2021 UN Food System Summit includes among its key recommendations to the UN Secretary General, the development of a framework for action and its accompanying implementation plan to ensure sustainable and healthy school meals for all school age children, leaving no child behind.