EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


October 2019

European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

14 - 18 October 2019
Barcelona, Spain

The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.


Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen

17 - 18 October 2019
Rome

A renewal of the positive evolution of the Forum which remains one of the most important occasions in Italy to network and think about innovative solutions to accelerate policies, projects and initiatives, both public and private, dedicated to green and sustainable purchases.


Contract Management in Public Procurement

17 - 18 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

During the public procurement process a contracting authority puts a lot of time and effort into identifying reliable business partners and ensuring a strong basis for the award decision. Yet, changing existing contracts may require a new contract award procedure. Hence, for an authority to ensure that contractual terms are realised in the execution phase, contract management is key.


Facing 2020: Latest Developments in EU Public Procurement

24 October 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference will provide a comprehensive insight and update on the changes in public procurement field. Participants will get expert guidance on how to interpret and meet new challenges.

 

Keynote: Recent Case-Law from the EU Courts

Session I: Procurement in Practice

Session II: Emerging Technologies in Procurement

Session III: Innovative and Sustainable Procurement

 

  • Receive detailed information on developments in public procurement field

• Get practical information on sustainable procurement and e-procurement

• Discuss your own cases and various case studies in small working groups

• Network and exchange with colleagues from all over the Europe


e-Procurement: Technical, Financial and Data Protection Challenges

25 October 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Morning Session: The End-to-End e-Procurement Process Cycle

Afternoon Session: The Step-by-Step Process of e-Invoicing


November 2019

International Public Procurement Initiative's final event: Towards an evidence-based policy-making

13 November 2019
Brussels, Belgium
Charlemagne Building (CHAR)

The Directorate General for Trade and the European Service for Foreign Policy Instruments host this multi-stakeholder event that will conclude the ambitious four-year initiative.

It will hold an in-depth discussion on trends and challenges in procurement data collection and analysis and on the identification and assessment of barriers to international public procurement. This opportunity brings together over 100 participants from different countries, including public officials, representatives from international organisations and trade delegations, public procurement practitioners, businesses and experts.  Please click here for the draft programme.

If you already wish to register for the event, please click here.

For more information, please contact: info@destree.be


NOHRCON - Nordic Public Procurement Forum

19 - 22 November 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

The scope of NPP 2019 is to give you thorough insight on the implications of the EU Public Procurement Directives, access to the latest research, knowledge and inspiration through relevant case experiences and an update on recent developments in case law of the Court of Justice in the field of PP.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS WHO ALREADY CONFIRMED THEIR PARTICIPATION:

  • Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Steen Treumer, Professor of Public Procurement Law and Privatization Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

December 2019

Electronics Watch Annual Conference

4 December 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Electronics Watch holds an annual conference in December each year. This is the only conference in Europe that focuses on connecting leading practioners of socially responsible public procurement with labour rights monitoring partners from electronics production regions globally. Public buyers hear directly from these monitors about workers' experiences and conditions in their own supply chains. This immediate connection to the reality on the ground is vital to improving social responsibility in supply chains and to making a difference for workers and their communities.

The Electronics Watch Annual Conference 2019, a sustainable conference, organized in collaboration with Ajuntament de Barcelona, will take place on December 4 at the Centre Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), a landmark in the historical Raval neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Once an almshouse built in 1802, the CCCB was conceived in 1989 as an arts centre to generate debate, thinking and reflection on themes such as the city and public space,  ecological models and the concept of sustainable development. An exciting location indeed for the Electronics Watch Annual Conference!

A detailed programme and registration will be available on their website in September.


Conference on Fair and Circular ICT

9 December 2019
Ghent, Belgium

The production of ICT devices such as smartphones, computers and laptops has a huge impact on environment, climate change and working conditions in Europe and in the Global South. Electronics have long and complex supply chains, involving multiple risks from raw materials extraction, manufacture, transport, use and e-waste.
Despite the complexity, a conscious procurement and use policy can be an important lever for a fairer ICT chain and a more circular lifecycle of ICT hardware. In this conference we will consider the possibilities for procurers, IT professionals to take tangible steps to develop sustainable ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders. European pioneers will present their good examples. This is the moment to get inspired!

The congress is an initiative of the project Fair ICT Flanders. This project aims at improving the sustainability of ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders.

See the programme and how to register here.


September 2020

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

30 September - 2 October 2020
Mannheim, Germany
Rosengarten

Hosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of the previous conferences in Aalborg, Denmark (1994 and 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (1996), Hannover, Germany (2000), Seville, Spain (2007), Dunkirk, France (2010), Geneva, Switzerland (2013), and the Basque Country, Spain (2016).

Become part of a transformational movement.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

For more information visit: esct2020.eu