EVENTS

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


December 2017

Beyond the Circular Procurement Package: Priorities for the EU

14 December 2017, 8:30 - 10:30
Brussels, Belgium
This discussion, taking place the 14 December in Brussels, will explore the progress made to date by businesses and EU institutions on resource efficiency and debate priority areas of action for the years to come.

The sessions will include a presentation on Circular Procurement, exploring concepts and ideas related to the topic, including references to circular procurement examples.

With the Circular Economy Package and its Action Plan nearing completion and with businesses needing long-term policy certainty to invest in new business models, this event will mark the launch of the Aldersgate Group’s latest briefing on resource efficiency. This briefing will feature a range of new business case studies on the circular economy, together with recommendations on policy priorities beyond the end of the Circular Economy Package.

Please note that due to limited room capacity, places will be confirmed by Thursday 30th November.

For more information and to register visit the event's page.

February 2018

Fostering the Transition towards a Circular Economy in Europe

27 February 2018, 10:00 - 16:30
Brussels, Belgium
The event, taking place the 27th of February in Brussels, will provide an opportunity for industry experts, policy makers, academics, NGOs and other key stakeholders to review the latest European regulatory policy developments on the Circular Economy Package and discuss strategies aimed at promoting a more sustainable economy.

The symposium will allow delegates to assess the current challenges to the transition towards a more circular economy, consider ways to overcome them, set future priorities and share best practice and initiatives from across Europe. Participants will also get the chance to consider the role local authorities can play in the implementation of a better municipal waste management system. This session will include discussion on how to boost the market for secondary-raw materials through strategic procurement.

For more information on the event please visit the event's webpage.

March 2018

The 15th Procura+ Seminar

21 - 22 March 2018, 9:00 - 17:00
Oslo, Norway
The City of Oslo (Norway) and ICLEI are partnering to host the 15th Procura+ Seminar on 21-22 March 2018, to bring together a diverse range of practitioners, experts and policy makers from across Europe.

Procurement is evolving rapidly and changing how public authorities across Europe purchase goods and services. Purchasing authorities are expected to professionalise procurement and take into account sustainability and innovation. Join Procura+ Network participants, key organisations working in the field and European Institutions at this event to unlock the untapped potential and opportunities within your own procurement plans, and learn skills needed to make better, strategic and more sustainable procurement decisions.

Participants will get the chance to hear from the City of Oslo on their new procurement strategy, and from the SPP Regions project partners on experiences of engaging with suppliers, applying circular procurement and using life cycle costing tools.

Detailed information about the Seminar will be made available on the Procura+ website. Please do not hesitate to contact at oslo2018@iclei.org with any questions or if you would like to collaborate.

October 2018

10th EcoProcura Conference

Sustainable and Innovation Procurement
3 - 5 October 2018
Nijmegen, Netherlands
European Green Capital City of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to announce the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement taking place on 3-5 October 2018.

The conference will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Nijmegen to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement:

- Current best practice in implementation
- European policy developments and international initiatives
- Opportunities for collaboration between procurers in Europe
- Practical tools for implementation (circular procurement, life cycle costing, monitoring, e-Procurement)
- Market dialogue, joint procurement, social issues, professionalisation of procurement

Online registration will open in early 2018. For more information, visit the EcoProcura Conference Series website, or email: ecoprocura2018@iclei.org.