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May 2021

Circular Economy in waste management: How to replicate action

4 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:15

The workshop, a partner event to EU Green Week, will feature the perspectives of representatives from cities that have piloted new meaures to manage plastic packaging waste, as well as biowaste, and construction and demolition waste (CDW). These speakers will provide detail on the measures implemented, lessons learnt, and tips for replication. The workshop will guide local politicians and decision makers, as well as European representatives from the plastic, CDW, and biowaste industries that seek to make plastic packaging, biowaste and CDW more circular.

Register here.

Agenda:

14:00 Welcome and interactive introduction to the Workshop
14:05 Valentin Voinica, ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania); discussion on plastic package waste reduction
14:15 Mireia Calvo (ITENE); introduction to waste collection & transport phases and how to replicate them
14:25 Interview with speakers
14:35 Kimmo Haapea, City of Mikkeli (Finland); decision making, tools, measures and a business case study
14:45 Kaitlyn Dietz, Officer Sustainable Economy and Procurement, ICLEI Europe; approaches to replication
14:55 Moderated Discussion
15:05 Wrap-Up and Closing


Mobile Social Congress

5 - 6 May 2021, 09:30 - 13:30

With the slogan “Without Signal - Postcovid-19 Impacts on the electronics industry” the Mobile Social Congress 2021 will celebrate its 6th edition on May 5th and 6th, virtually from 9:30 to 13:30 (CET).  There will be translation to English and Spanish. It will include online workshops and round tables that will allow to delve into the social and environmental violations of the electronics supply chain, and it will continue to be a reference space of dialogue, knowledge, exchange and reflection on technology.

Find all the details here and register here.


How to procure e-Mobility solutions

6 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

To present the White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions and to further explain it, a series of webinars will take place on the 6th and 19th of May. The goal of these events is to dive into the concepts described in the e-Mobility paper and to have small interactive meetings.

The webinars will be held in groups of 15 people.
The interactive webinar is organized by Corvers and costs € 275,- incl. 21% VAT. After payment you will receive your own personal link to the webinar. More information here.


Agenda


10.00-10.10    Why a growing number of European public authorities are purchasing e-Mobility solutions?

10.10-10.40     The Eafip Methodology

10.40-11.00    Enhancing the competitiveness of european companies by guarantying a level playing field

11.00-11.20    How to incorporate social and environmental considerations into the procurement process?

11.20-11.40    Conclusions and recommendations

11.40-12.00    Q&A session


Breakfast dialogues: What role for cities in EU's food vision?

6 May 2021, 09:00 - 09:30

The role of cities for sustainable food systems

As part of the EU’s Green Deal, the Farm-to-Fork strategy will attempt to make Europe’s food systems fair, sustainable and healthy. But what role do cities have in this journey?

Born from the work of Eurocities’ WG Food and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, Food Trails will tackle this issue with a series of high-profile breakfast dialogues to discuss what role cities can play in transforming food systems and achieving climate goals through food.

As last of three dialogues, on 06 May, Gijs Schilthuis, Head of Unit, Directorate General in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and Franciska Rosenkilde, Mayor of culture and leisure, for the City of Copenhagen, will discuss the role of cities in supporting the EU food and environmental ambitions with tools such as public procurement, promotion of sustainable diets, rural-urban linkages and urban food production.

The event is financed by Food Trails. You can register here.


Steering the future, Green, Sustainable and Digital Procurement

7 May 2021, 10:15 - 16:40

Under the topic ‘Steering the future: Green, Sustainable and Digital Procurement’, the conference will address the challenges faced at European level regarding green and sustainable public procurement, the importance of digital transformation, and the power of structured information.

This high-level conference, which will have highly recognised speakers, aims at sharing knowledge, experience and best practices on public procurement of today and tomorrow.

The event, organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, will consist of two sessions:

1.        Sustainable Public Procurement: From infrastructure projects to the EU Green Deal

2.       Digital Transformation of Public Procurement and the Power of data

More information regarding the registration for the conference will be available soon on the conference website.


Towards a circular European infrastructure

11 May 2021, 03:00 - 04:30

This #EUCircularTalk will shed light on the critical role infrastructure plays in achieving a circular, climate-neutral economy while exploring possibilities for collaboration and joint action in Europe. The event will also broaden the discussion to consider the role of circular infrastructure at different levels.

On 11 May from 3 to 4.30 p.m. CEST, Rijkswaterstaat together with Holland Circular Hotspot will be holding interactive workshops in cooperation with a wide range of circular construction leaders and connoisseurs among with Madaster, Restado/Concular and Institut National de l’Economie Circulaire. The workshops will be an opportunity to showcase success stories and identify challenges and opportunities in areas such as public procurement, digital logbooks and circular design for infrastructure works.

More information here.


Boosting economic recovery through innovation procurement: what European assistance can do for you

18 May 2021, 09:30 - 13:30

This four-hours workshop webinar offers practical insights into how innovation procurement can play a key role in tackling the significant challenges the European public sector is facing  nowadays – especially in the context of economic recovery following the COVID crisis, the Green Deal objectives, cybersecurity and other societal challenges.

The webinar tackles how to use innovation procurement to boost a digital-green economic recovery. The webinar puts the spotlight on success cases that were supported in the past by EAFIP and that will share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. They will present the benefits and lessons learned of the strategic use of pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions, and you will be able to ask them your questions.

For public buyers that are interested to start new innovation procurements, EAFIP will also explain how to apply for free of charge assistance as well as what types of assistance EAFIP can provide.

Register here for the workshop.


Circular procurement as a way to address pollution: experiences from ProCirc

18 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

On the 18 May 2021 (14:00 - 15:30 CET) this partner event of the EU Green Week 2021, will dive into the world of circular procurement and will focus on sharing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned.

After joining this ProCirc seminar, procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders will have answers to the following questions:

  • How does the current framework support the development of circular procurement (from legal, policy and practice perspectives)?
  • What are the environmental and financial benefits of circular procurement?
  • How do you measure circular procurement?
  • How do you convince your organization to start with it?


Find the agenda and register on the ProCirc website.


How to procure e-Mobility solutions

19 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

To present the White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions and to further explain it, a series of webinars will take place on the 6th and 19th of May. The goal of these events is to dive into the concepts described in the e-Mobility paper and to have small interactive meetings.

The webinars will be held in groups of 15 people.
The interactive webinar is organized by Corvers and costs € 275,- incl. 21% VAT. After payment you will receive your own personal link to the webinar. More information here.


Agenda


10.00-10.10    Why a growing number of European public authorities are purchasing e-Mobility solutions?

10.10-10.40     The Eafip Methodology

10.40-11.00    Enhancing the competitiveness of european companies by guarantying a level playing field

11.00-11.20    How to incorporate social and environmental considerations into the procurement process?

11.20-11.40    Conclusions and recommendations

 

11.40-12.00    Q&A session


Strength2Food Final Conference

20 May 2021, 09:00 - 12:45

The H2020 Strength2Food project organizes this final conference give insights on how to improve current policies and practices on EU Food Quality Schemes, Public Sector Food Procurement and Short Food Supply Chains.

At the conference, you will:  

  • Discover key results and recommendations from the 5-year research and innovation project
  • Learn outcomes and best practices from the different demonstration pilot actions
  • Discover some of the tools and resources developed as part of the project
  • Join sessions around thematic areas, methodology insights and H2020 knowledge-exchange
  • Get insights into future policy agenda and research directions
  • And network with a variety of like-minded stakeholders


Please find the programme including the registration link here.