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October 2020

New European energy efficiency labels- virtual Q&A session

21 October 2020, 09:30 - 10:30

How much do you know about the new European energy labelling? How much and how will it affect energy saving and everyday life for citizens, businesses, and public administrations?

This Q&A session will answer doubts about the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 in March 2021. The regulation introduces new labelling that has been designed to provide consumers with accurate, recognisable, and comparable information regarding energy consumption, performance, and other essential characteristics of domestic household products.

An expert will explain the impact of this novelty on the market for products such as dishwashers; washing machines and washer-driers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges; lamps; electronic displays, including television monitors and digital signage displays. A special focus on Green Public Procurement will be provided.

The Q&A session will take place during the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities and is curated by the partners of the BELT European project – Boost Energy Label Take up – funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, which aims to promote the uptake of more efficient energy-related products.

Find more information on the event here.

How collaboration is boosting the procurement of solutions for climate neutrality

23 October 2020, 10:00

Join us for this webinar about the results of one year of collaboration of the three Big Buyers groups in using procurement strategically to achieve the organisations’ climate ambitions. The three Big Buyers groups worked on circular construction materials, zero emission constructions sites and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

During this online event they will be sharing the results of their collaboration, lessons learnt and next steps and ambitions. The webinar will also be an occasion to present upcoming possibilities to interested organisations under the next step of the initiative the ‘Big Buyers for Climate and Environment’ (BBCE).

Side group discussions will give the opportunity to go into more detail about each area of collaboration.

If you are interested, please register here.

ICLEI and EUROCITIES are currently running the Big Buyers Initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The initiative aims to work together with existing networks and organisations active in this area.

Dialogue Forum on Sustainable Public Procurement 2020 – E-Procurement, Market Dialogue and Joint Procurement as Drivers for SPP

26 - 28 October 2020

For the third successive year, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in collaboration with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) hosts the international Dialogue Forum on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) from 26 to 28 October 2020.

It will be a virtual platform with interesting insights and lively debates between decision-makers, procurement practitioners, researchers and members of civil society from Europe, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

In this year’s Dialogue Forum, the focus will be on three components of a professional procurement organisation that make systems more effective to tackle both sudden and more long-term strategic challenges:

(1) The integration of sustainable products and services into e-catalogues (October 26)
(2) Interaction and exchange with the market to promote sustainable production (October 27)
(3) Sustainable procurement by purchasing groups and joint procurement platforms (October 28)

The overarching goal of the forum is to exchange views on concrete best practice examples in the three topic areas and to learn from each other. In addition to plenary sessions, breakout sessions will enable participants to discuss specific topics in small groups.

Among others, Kathleen McCaughey (Manager Sustainable Supply Chains, Region Stockholm), Josefine Hintz and Rafael Hirt (both Officer Sustainable Economy and Procurement, ICLEI -Local Governments for Sustainability), Betina Bergmann Madsen (Chief Procurement Officer, City of Copenhagen) and Dietmar Lenz (Head of Procurement, Vorarlberg Community Association) will give input.

Due to the digital format and to time differences between the global range of contributors, the forum will take place on all event days between 3:00 and 6:30 pm (CET). You can participate in the entire event or just attend individual sessions that are of specific interest to you. The programme is available here.

If you wish to participate, please contact Dr. Maximilian Müngersdorff by October 18 ( with indicating whether you work in a relevant field of public procurement (public entity, NGO, academia, enterprise).

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.