16 October 2017

UrbanWINS project conducts first CityMatch exchange on GPP

The Metropolitan City of Rome and Portuguese municipal waste authority LIPOR have undertaken a staff exchange on Green Public Procurement in the context of the UrbanWINS project. Held during the CompraVerde-BuyGreen Forum in Rome on 12-13 October, the CityMatch exchange had a topical focus on tendering for furniture and monitoring GPP.

CityMatch is one of the collaborative pilot activities within UrbanWINS where study visits are organised so that technical and policy staff at local authorities can share experiences and initiatives of mutual interest with each other in a structured staff exchange. The second CityMatch study visit will take place in Cremona (Italy) on 20-23 November 2017. Participants will be engaged in the European Waste Management week exploring food and organic resources, waste management collection systems. Interested participants can register their interest in attending by contacting Philipp Tepper at the ICLEI European Secretariat.

The UrbanWINS project started in June 2016 and analyses the waste prevention and management strategies of 24 cities, while performing pilot activities in 8 European cities which seek to increase citizens' involvement in local decisions around waste and resources.

For more information, visit the UrbanWINS website.