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October 2021

Online Report Launch - 'Green mining' is a myth

5 October 2021, 15:00 - 16:30

Forum Compraverde Buygreen

6 - 8 October 2021


The Forum Compraverde Buygreen is an Italian and European event for public and private policies, projects and initiatives on green and sustainable procurement, it’s approaching to its XV edition. Two days on the state-of-the-art of Green Procurement through seminars, workshops, trainings, one to one exchanges and other participated initiatives will enable the discussion of the newest legal issues, of national and international best practices, and the opportunities in the field of Green Procurement and ecological transition.

The Forum aims at promoting a just and sustainable economy. Conferences, workshops and seminars will focus on the dissemination of green and sustainable procurement at municipal, regional, national and European level, and on specific related themes, such as sustainable building and low environmental impact infrastructures, green areas management, sustainable food, sustainable cultural events, circular procurement and best practices for ecological transition and real change.

More information here.

C40 Webinar - Zero Emission Construction Machinery

7 October 2021, 17:00 - 18:00

C40's Clean Construction Forum supports cities in driving the transition to resource-efficient, resilient and zero-emission construction. Tackling emissions from construction sites is a difficult task, but doing so can also give multiple benefits, including: lower GHG emissions, reduced local air pollution, reduced noise and a better work environment for construction workers. 

C40 cities have started tackling emissions from construction activities in different ways - some have pilots introducing zero emission construction machinery, while others have introduced measures related to air quality. In this webinar we will explore the different approaches, challenges and opportunities in this area. 


Introduction - C40

Kaitlyn Dietz, Officer, Circular Economy & Sustainable Construction, ICLEI/ Big Buyers for Climate & Environment (DG Grow Initiative)

Claus Wilhelmsen, Environmental Planner, City of Copenhagen

Sarah Morris, Senior Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority

Josh Pollak, Senior Environmental Planner, San Francisco Planning

Emi LaFountain, Sustainability Project Manager, Turner Construction Company


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Circular procurement as a strong instrument to support green transition of European territories

12 October 2021, 14:30 - 16:00

As a part of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021 and supported by the Interreg NSR ProCirc project, this workshop will dive into the world of circular procurement and will focus on sharing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned. This event will help procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders to address the following questions:

  • What is the contribution of circular procurement to local and regional transition to circular economy?
  • What circular procurement examples and tools can support this transition?
  • How can we improve the current procurement framework (from legal, policy and practice perspectives) to foster circular economy in cities and regions?

The event will be a joint activity of ProCirc partners (in particular ACR+, Rijkswaterstaat, Circular Flanders and Malmö), CEMR and UBC.


14:30 - Introductive words on circular procurement and presentation of ProCirc  (ACR+, tbc)
14:40 - Cities and regions taking the lead for the transition to circular economy  (Tjisse Stelpstra, European Committee of the Regions and CEMR spokesperson, tbc)
14:50 - Inspiration talk: the practical experience of Malmö on circular procurement  (Malmö municipality, tbc)
15:00 - ProCirc tools to help procurers in their transition towards circular practices
(Circular Flanders, tbc)
15:10 - C-PRONE: a long-term framework for the circular procurement community (Rijkswaterstaat, tbc)
15:20 - Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for circular procurement, including a Q&A session with the audience (tbc)
15:55 - Conclusions & key messages to take home (ACR+, tbc)

Public procurement specialists meet the market – market engagement strategies and the example of AI

12 October 2021, 14:30 - 16:00


This European Week of Regions and Cities session will highlight where and how public procurement meets the market A key aspect of successful public procurement of innovation is to encourage innovative (small and medium-sized) companies to bid for tenders. The projects AI4Cities, Urban Agenda and Procure2Innovate have gathered practical experience in engaging the market and want to share those resources. audience. Their practical experience will be complemented by the scientific perspective of Willem Janssen, associate professor at the Utrecht University.


14:30 Opening words
Kaisa Sibelius (Coordinator AI4Cities, Forum Virium Helsinki)
Marlene Grauer (Coordinator Procure2Innovate, BME)

14:50 Moderated interview with pre-set questions
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen (Associate professor European and Dutch Public Procurement law, Centre for Public Procurement, School of Law, Utrecht University)
Valentina Schippers-Opejko (Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership, City of Haarlem)
Robert Miskuf (CEO Pedal Consulting)

15:15: Moderated interview with social media questions
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen
Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Robert Miskuf

15:30: Moderated interview with questions from participants
Kaisa Sibelius
Willem Janssen
Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Robert Miskuf

15:45: Presentation of resources for market engagement

16:00: Ending

Given that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, input from attendees will be highly appreciated. There will be a lot of interaction and no PowerPoint presentations! You are also very welcome to ask us any questions on social media: Contact us with your questions at AI4CitiesEU, Procureinno or ICELI_Procure.

Click here to register for this EWRC session

More information on the EWRC can be found here


12 October 2021, 12:00 - 12:45

Kick-off of the European Commission DG GROW new series of lunchtime talks on SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT!

⭐Social inclusion clauses implemented in Sweden and France
⭐Our speakers' recommendations for making public procurement a lever for social inclusion 
SPEAKERS : Anna Lupi Caroline Chalamon Patrick Amofah


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How to start using climate and net-zero aligned clauses in your contracts

12 October 2021, 13:00 - 14:00

Public procurement is vital to the achievement of climate neutrality targets set by governments around the world. This workshop gives procurers the opportunity to get introduced to the Net Zero Toolkit by the Chancery Lane Project, which can be used by subnational governments that have committed to the Race to Zero and ICLEI’s Climate Neutrality Framework. The toolkit includes practical checklists, case studies and a glossary of relevant terms around climate and procurement. In the workshop, you will get an overview of the Climate Clauses across sectors such as energy or information technology (IT). This session will also add value to policymakers and sustainability advisors by showcasing very practically the significant leverage public procurement holds in institutionalising climate targets. 


  • Becky Annison, Director of Engagement, The Chancery Lane Project
  • Maryke van Staden, Director of ICLEI’s Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Climate Center), ICLEI World Secretariat
  • Josefine Hintz, Officer, Global Initiatives, Sustainable, Innovation and Circular Procurement, ICLEI Europe

To join the event, please register here

StratKIT online conference - final results innovative sustainable public procurement and catering

13 October 2021

The Interreg BSR project StratKIT on innovative sustainable public catering is coming to an end. Join the final conference which will be held online and in English with translation into Polish and Russian. 

You can expect:

  • A summary of project’s results
  • The launch of Online Sustainability Toolkit and
  • A discussion of future aspects of a sustainable public meal

Please find the detailed agenda and register here.

Delivering the EU Green Deal through Circular Procurement

14 October 2021, 11:30 - 13:00

Join the workshop "Delivering the EU Green Deal through Circular Procurement” facilitated by the Urban Agenda Partnership for Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement and partners from the Interreg NSR project ProCirc on 14 October during the European Week of Regions and Cities.

The event will help procurement specialists, policymakers and other stakeholders understand how public procurement can accelerate local and regional transitions towards a circular economy. Through presentations, panel discussions and video pitches the audience will be introduced to 90 minutes of inspirational knowledge-sharing, examples of best practices and upcoming initiatives.

You can register here.

Circular Procurement Summit 2021 - Redefining Value: Using Buying Power to Accelerate the Circular Economy

18 - 22 October 2021, 16:00 - 19:00

Circular Procurement Summit 2021 is a virtual event as part of the World Circular Economy Forum that showcases the strategic process of using buying power to drive the transition toward a circular economy. As a five-day showcase, daily from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. - 7 p.m. CET), the Circular Procurement Summit features circular experts and practitioners from around the world dedicated to knowledge sharing, as well as outcomes and benefits derived from buying and selling strategically with circularity. 

If you are interested in realizing the circular economy, looking for examples and strategies on how to transition from a traditional linear to circular model of production and consumption, you are welcome to join!

For more information and registration, follow this link!