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April 2021

The COVID-19 legacy: More resilient procurement strategies?

OECD Infrastructure and Public Procurement Webinar Series
21 April 2021, 09:30 - 11:15

This webinar will focus on how procurement strategies can adapt to an increasingly volatile environment while shaping the future of public services.

The panel will share a wealth of experiences in designing resilient procurement strategies which account for the changing environment caused by the current pandemic. From Australia to Denmark, from academics to practitioners, we will discuss how procurement strategies can make public services more resilient and how, collectively, institutions can leverage public procurement to achieve the daunting task of building back better economies and safer societies. 

Register here.


• Prof. Rafael Ramirez, Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and Professor of Practice

• Mr. William Monoghan, Chair of Australia and New Zealand Health Procurement Roundtable

• Ms. Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission

• Mr. Bent Madsen, CEO, National Building Fund, Denmark

• Mr. John Williams, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank


21 April 2021, 09:00 - 14:00

Twelve cities in the Nordic countries have joined forces in a joint Nordic procurement initiative. The goal is to get zero emission delivery of goods, to develop Nordic companies, get greener and more innovative solutions, and to make sure that the public sector cooperate more with the private sector.

On the 21th of April, the supplier market is invited to a digital conference where the cities will present their needs and upcoming procurements, and were suppliers can pitch their solutions to the public buyers. The event is open for interested parties outside the Nordic countries who wants to learn more about the initiative, how we approach the market and which new innovative solutions supplier market can offer on zero emission deliveries.

Click on the link for information and registration to the conference.

Organisers: ZERO, The National programme for Supplier Development, The Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ)

You can find more information about the Nordic initiative here


What’s behind the deal? Innovative trade tools to increase the sustainability and transparency of global value chains

26 April 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

This webinar will take a closer look at the changing landscape of trade over the past several decades, how international trade agreements interact with global value chains, and focus on some innovative examples of trade tools which can help to affect the sustainability and transparency of these value chains. Panelists include UNCTAD, the International Trade Centre, and Rainforest Alliance. The webinar will be moderated by the German Economic Institute

This webinar is the second in a series throughout 2021 which will focus on a particular theme or message of the One Planet network. Register here.


14h - 14h05

Welcome remarks from the Moderator (Dr. Adriana Neligan - Senior Economist for Green Economy and Resource Economics - German Economic Institute)

14h05 - 14h20

Introduction: The changing trade landscape and approaches to increase the sustainability of global value chains (Prof. Dr. Galina Kolev - Senior Economist, Head of the Research Group Macroeconomic Analyses and Business Cycles - German Economic Institute)

14h20 - 14h30

Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Building back better in the food value chain  (Ms. Rubi Lambert - Sustainability Expert - UNCTAD)

14h30 - 14h40

Standards Map: Using technology to increase the traceability of products along the value chain (Mr. Mathieu Lamolle-  Senior Advisor, Sustainability Standards & Value Chains - International Trade Centre)

14h40 - 14h50

Overcoming fragmentation: Increasing the competitiveness of small producers in Honduras (Rainforest Alliance)

14h50 - 15h25

Discussion and Questions

15h25 - 15h30

Final thoughts from the moderator (Dr. Adriana Neligan - Senior Economist for Green Economy and Resource Economics - German Economic Institute)

Rapid Support on COVID-19 Related Waste Management: Technical Assistance Training Series

28 April 2021, 03:00 - 04:30

Within a short span of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world, affecting more than 206 countries and territories. In the healthcare sector, the caseload of patients surged due to the pandemic, leading to increased production of hazardous healthcare waste for countries with or without adequate medical waste management systems. One year after the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, challenges posed by COVID-19 related waste still remain.

In the past year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has supported the Member States to manage COVID-19 medical waste in an environmentally sound manner. Through the global webinar series, guidance notes on waste management, rapid needs assessment, and remote technical assistance, UNEP has gained valuable lessons learned from addressing environmental linkages of COVID-19.

Join for a series of technical assistance training sessions on the challenges and lessons learned on effective approaches towards managing medical waste:

  1. Effective Management Practices for COVID-19 related Healthcare Waste
  2. COVID-19 Related Wastes and the Informal Waste Recycling Sector
  3. Appropriate Technologies to Address COVID-19 related Healthcare Waste Management

You can register here.

The European Union as a Circular Economy: Command & Control?

30 April 2021, 09:00 - 12:30

This online conference at Utrecht University aims to evaluate and discuss two particular paradigm shifts, namely the changing role of EU public procurement law, and the enhancing role of rules for circular product policy, in light of future steps to be taken.

Admission is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please register your attendance prior to this event by sending an email to ms. Neisingh at, after which you will receive the webinar link and further instructions.

More information and agenda here.

This conference is convened by prof. Chris Backes and dr. Willem Janssen (respectively working at the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) and the Utrecht University Centre for Public Procurement (UUCePP) / the Utrecht Centre for Regulation & Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE)).

This event is kindly supported by the Utrecht University Hub ‘Towards a Circular Economy and Society’ and the European Law Institute (Environmental Law SIG).

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.


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.


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.