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February 2021

Webinar on Urban Agenda e-Learning module

2 February 2021, 10:00 - 00:00

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement delivered seven actions that help procurers to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, including guidelines, toolboxes and handbooks. To make these deliverables user-friendly the partnership developed an interactive e-Learning module.

This webinar provides more indepth information on the E-Learning module. It will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET). 

No pre-registration needed, simply join the webinar on the day via this link

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Webinar ‘WeBuySocialEU, and You?’

11 February 2021, 14:30 - 15:30

This webinar organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability highlight good practice cases from the EC report "Making Socially Responsible Public Procurement. 71 Good Practice cases", showcasing the diverse ways in which SRPP can make a social impact.


- Rafael Hirt - ICLEI, Introdction to the report and SRPP
- Eva Milsted Enoksen - City of Copnhagen, Using labour clauses in contracts to ensure fair working conditions for all employees working for the City's contractors and subcontractors
- Michel Millares - social enterrpise GECCO, How can SRPP social and environmental benefits for social enterprises and their activites? Gecco and the municaplity of Lille developed a partnershop for the production of biodiesel from used food oils.
-Victor Torrents - Catalan Association of Municipalities, using procurement to strengthen workers' rights in the electronics supply chains and to make supply chains more ethical and transparent.
-Cynthia van der Roest, City of Wageningen, Incorporating social returin in public contracts by employing people at a distance from the labor market. 

More speakers and a detailed programme will follow soon. Register for the webinar here.

The Value-Chain Approach to action on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Findings from the One Planet Network - International Resource Panel Task Group
19 February 2021, 13:30 - 15:00

In advance of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly, the Task Group of the International Resource Panel and the One Planet network will present the Value Chain Approach and discuss how it can strengthen the science policy interface on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). This approach organises information and data to shape impactful action, making it a practical interface between science on natural resources and action on SCP. By being specific and by engaging all stakeholders, the approach generates solutions that are actionable at various levels by different actors. 


During the event, the Task Group will also share findings from its newly released report about the application of the Value Chain Approach to three critical sectors: food, construction and textiles. This report is a response to UNEA4 resolution on SCP.


Register here.

How social economy enterprises can benefit from public procurement? #WeBuySocialEU

23 February 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

The final event of the #WeBuySocialEu project is organised by AEDIL in cooperation with Social Economy Europe.

The webinar will discuss how #socialeconomy enterprises can benefit from #EUPublicProcurement to maximise their growth and social impact. Special focus will be on the strategic procurement strategy of Valladolid and on a support service in Lithuania to promote #independentliving of people with #mentalhealth issues.  

Speakers will include:

Anna Lupi, DG GROW
José Manuel Martínez Fernández, City of Valladolid
Aušra Pulauskaitė, Enterprise Lithuania
Heather Roy, Eurodiaconia
Juan Antonio Pedreño, Social Economy Europe

Interested? Register Here!

Protests and Precarity - Can Public Procurement Drive Change?

26 February 2021, 10:00 - 11:00

In this public webinar, Electronics Watch monitoring partners will discuss the issues stemming from contractualization and other forms of precarious work, especially in the current context of the pandemic. Electronics Watch affiliates will explore these issues from a procurement angle, looking at the cycle of production and procurement in the industry, and how their own purchasing practices can help drive solutions.

Guest speakers:

Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology and China Studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Aneesh Manjunaath, Coordinator for Legal Research and Training at Cividep India.
Kristin Talbot, Sustainability Strategist, SKL Kommentus.

Please register here.