The European NGO Network on Green Public Procurement

The European NGO Network on Green Public Procurement

NGOs are well-placed to provide information to local, regional, and national governments, making them better equipped to engage in GPP. To make it easier for NGOs to work with public procurers to enhance GPP uptake, a network was established in 2016 with the support of the European Commission.


Why join the Network? 

Environmental NGOs have knowledge and experience with many of the environmental issues addressed by GPP criteria, such as hazardous substances, waste management, energy efficiency etc, and therefore represent vital stakeholders when promoting GPP.

The objective of the NGO Network is to increase the uptake of GPP through the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities.


Latest News

EU NGO Network on GPP holds first GPP training session

The first EU NGO Network on Green Public Procurement training session took place in Brussels, Belgium on 20 June 2017. The network is coordinated by ICLEI Europe and aims to support NGOs in encouraging public procurers in their regions of operations to embrace GPP. The training included several activities to further strengthen the knowledge of green public procurement through discussion and working groups on several GPP related topics including ecolabels, green energy, food and catering and forest products.

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Webinar for European NGOs on influencing GPP now online

The EU NGO Network on GPP held its first webinar in April 2017 on NGOs’ opportunities to influence Green Public Procurement and is now available online. The webinar aimed to address the steps necessary to engage with public authorities on GPP, to identify potential tender opportunities and to include green aspects in tenders.

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The project is supported and funded by the European Commission

What is Green Public Procurement?

Green Public Procurement (GPP) aims to harness the purchasing power of governments to drive positive environmental change



Green Public Procurement
A Guide for NGOs

This Guide aims at giving NGOs the knowledge needed to help encourage public procurers to embrace GPP



Identifying potential tenders for Green Public Procurement

This document will guide you through the four steps that are necessary to start actively supporting public authorities in including GPP criteria in their procurements.


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Join the discussion!

Access the Procurement Forum and start the discussion! If you are involved in the European NGO Network on GPP join your fellow participants in the Forum project group.


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GPP News Alert

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Have a look at this month's GPP News Alert.


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