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November 2020

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.

December 2020

Think innovative! Laying the foundation for a successful Innovation Partnership

1 December 2020

Deep dive into the essential steps for a successful Innovation Partnership during 2nd EU Webinar on the Innovation Partnership

In this webinar you can discover

  • The key steps for preliminary market consultation
  • How to design the specifications for the development of innovation
  • Advice from speakers on project management for a successful Innovation Partnership

More information will follow closer to the event.

Register now! Note: as the event is hosted by the European Commission you have to create an EU login account to be able to register.

Ecolabelling in B2B – the Greening of Public Procurement

3 December 2020, 08:00 - 11:00

You want to learn how ecolabels are integrated into the implementation of sustainable purchasing programs? You are interested in  international green procurement?

In this webinar, experts will illustrate how ecolabels promote GPP, attendees will learn how purchaser collaboratives and forums are strengthening the demand for ecolabelled products and services.

This webinar will be hosted by Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), supported by International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) and China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC), which is one of important webinars along with GEN 2020 AGM activities.

It takes place on December 3rd, 7:00 AM GMT, 8:00 AM CET.

Interested? You can register here.

More information on the webinar is available here.

Nordic Strategy Forum Supply Chain and Procurement

7 - 8 December 2020
Stockholm, Sweden

Digital Strategy, Culture and Technology for the next chapter in Supply Chain & Procurement Management

Join us at the Nordic StrategyForum Supply Chain and Procurement for an intensive session on the latest trends, issues and future of supply chain and procurement in the Nordic countries. This networking event highlights applications of advanced technologies, innovative solutions and best business strategies for a thriving ecosystem of suppliers, collaborators and customers. Grab this opportunity to expand your business network and connect face-to-face with top-level executives, leaders and decision makers from the largest companies in the Nordics.

More here

1st European Circular Cities Declaration Webinar

Introducing the Declaration and sharing inspiring examples
7 December 2020, 14:00 - 16:00

The first European Circular Cities Declaration webinar will present examples of good practice from the group of over 30 signatories. It will also provide an introduction to the Declaration to cities and regions potentially interested in signing. To register, visit here


14.00 – 14.30 Introduction to the European Circular Cities Declaration (Simon Clement, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability)
     • Introduction to the Circular Cities Declaration and upcoming activities
     • Introduction to the Support Partners
     • Opportunity for questions

14.30 – 15.10 Circular Cities – best practice presentations
     • Ljubljana (Zala Strojin, Circular Economy Manager, City of Ljubljana)
     • Umeå (Liv Öberg, Project Manager Circular Economy, City of Umeå)
     • Prague, (Vojtech Vosecky, Chair, Circular Economy Steering Group, City of Prague)
     • Tbc

15.10 – 15.20 Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy – Update (Håkon Sandven Jentoft, Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy, City of Oslo)

15.20 – 15.40 Discussion: Critical challenges for cities in the circular transition
      • Open discussion to identify the areas/topics where there is most interest in exchange between the signatories
      • Separate breakout group: Info session on the Circular Cities Declaration for interested cities and regions

15.40 – 15.45 Close

Webinar on Big Buyers' needs assessment

8 December 2020, 09:30 - 10:30

Following the successful Big Buyers Initiative piloting three working groups between 2019 and 2020, Big Buyers for Climate and Environment is promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement for sustainable solutions.

Public entities can express their interest in getting involved in the initiative by participating in a quick online survey where they can indicate for which products or services they will be focusing their procurement work in the next months and which challenges they currently face.

Still some doubts? Join this informational webinar on Tuesday 8 December, 9.30-10.30 CET where the possibilities will be presented and your questions answered. Register here.

For any further information or questions visit the website or send an email to

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and EUROCITIES manage the initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

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

10 December 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

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 provided interested participants 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 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.