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April 2020

GPP Helpdesk Webinar – Green Public Procurement of food, catering services and vending machines

23 April 2020, 14:30 - 16:00


  • Welcome and Introduction to the EU GPP Criteria for food, catering services and vending machines, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • The sustainable school meal procurement initiative of Torres Vedras, Paula Rodrigues, City of Torres Vedras 
  • Low-carbon and sustainable food procurement in Helsinki, Satu Turula and Reetta Huomo, City of Helsinki

Purpose and Framework

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 2020, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the updated voluntary EU green public procurement (GPP) criteriafor food, catering services and vending machines, which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts associated with the growing, preparing, and selling food.

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.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is organising this webinar on behalf of the European Commission (DG Environment).

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e-pitching of innovative solutions to support European public & private procurers against COVID19

30 April 2020

In response to the current sanitary crisis, EIC Accelerator and ICLEI Europe will organize an online market engagement event. 

The e-pitching aims to connect public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC companies providing medical supply, such as personal protective garments, medication, test kits, respiratory machinery as well as innovative technologies, for example tele-medicine, remote solutions, artificial intelligence for date analysis and prediction. 

The overall idea is to have a first e-pitching and co-creation event for the fourth week of April with at least 10 European procurers and 20 to 40 EIC companies. Non EIC companies may be accepted in case they provide complementary solutions. The exact date and time is still to be determined.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please get in touch with Rafael Hirt -  

The European Innovation Council (EIC) can connect public buyers with innovation needs with the community of more than 5000 top innovative SMEs and start-ups. All suppliers go through a demanding selection procedure and received EIC funding.

ICLEI Europe supports partnership building between the EIC Community members and public procurers interested in working with EIC SME’s; and manages the on-boarding of private and public procurers interested in working with innovators on the EIC Community Platform and motivate their active participation in the EIC Community.