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May 2020

European Urban Resilience Forum - Leveraging public procurement for more resilient cities

27 May 2020

For the first time in the history of the European Urban Resilience Forum, organised by ICLEI Europe, we will explore the connection between procurement and resilience. The following session will run as 2C, 1-2.15pm. Register here.

Across Europe, on average, public authorities spend about 20% of the EU Gross Domestic Product (GDP) purchasing goods, works and services. Sustainable and circular procurement is used by cities to ensure that their purchasing reflects broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience, for example.

This session explores how public procurement can be used to build resilience as a strategic preparedness and response mechanism in European cities. 

It gives opportunity to dive into the world of procurement, its role to prepare for future stresses and mechanisms for crisis response. For example, the session delves into how public procurers can foster the uptake of nature-based solutions, support sustainable small-medium enterprises, local supply-chains or how to secure urgently needed products. Discover the potential behind connecting procurement to resilience and learn from practical stories first-hand. The session will also cater to an open discussion reflecting on the current situation under COVID-19. 

confirmed speakers:

Alessandra Aires, Architect, City of Turin, Italy

Paula Rodrigues, City of Torres Vedras, Portugal

Birte Detjen, City of Bremen, Germany

Kenza Khachani, Policy Analyst, OECD Cities

Sanne van Camp, Strategic Procurement Officer & Rudie de Vries, Senior Sustainability Policy Advisor, Municipality Haarlem, the Netherlands


Registration is mandatory in advance.


AI4Cities Open Market Consultation webinar

28 May 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

AI4Cities is looking for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of mobility and energy to accelerate our path to carbon neutrality.

The project's first Open Market Consultation webinar is open to suppliers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, startups and other experts, who are able to consult in the following domains: climate change, AI software and hardware development, public traffic management and planning, energy efficiency and infrastructure, and building maintenance.

The AI4Cities Buyers Group will present the project's goals, its pre-commercial procurement tool, and its phases. This is the first AI4Cities global event in which the demand and the supply side will meet.


  • 10:00 Introduction to the AI4Cities project – Kaisa Sibelius, Coordinator AI4Cities, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • 10:15 Mobility – City of Stavanger, Nils Henrik Haaland
  • 10:25 Energy – City of Amsterdam, Anja Reimann and Mimi Eelman
  • 10:40 Open AI for agile cities – Timo Ruohomäki, Programme Director, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • 10:55 What is a Pre-Commercial Procurement process? – Hugo Gonçalves, PCP Specialist, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • 11:10 Questions and answers
  • 11:30 End

Register now by clicking here.

Strength2Food Webinar

The Impacts of Public Sector Food Procurement Strategies and Tools for Better Management
29 May 2020, 11:00 - 12:30

This Strength2Food's webinar will present:

  • Public Sector Food Procurement for school meals in Europe: evaluation of the environmental, economic and social impacts
  • Meal Analyser Tool
  • Menu and Procurement Planning Tool

The webinar is aimed at policy makers, hospitality and catering managers (schools, hospitals, etc.), strategic procurement experts,
local authorities, food procurement companies.

This webinar is organised in cooperation with the University of Edinburgh, Impact Measurement Ltd, the European Training Academy, the European Food Information Council and Newcastle University.