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3 - 4 October 2013


Science for the Environment 2013

Aarhus, Denmark

The conference's purpose is to provide input to the European Commission on the future research needs in Horizon 2020. We are calling for abstracts within the three major themes:

Climate action: mitigation and adaptation

Resource efficiency: natural resources, ecosystems, raw materials

Green economy: eco-innovation

Why should you attend?

To show how your field of research can support solutions of the grand challenges facing society

To help shape the future European Research Agenda in Horizon 2020

To meet potential partners for future Horizon 2020 calls

The Conference is being organised by Aarhus University together with the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).

7 - 10 October 2013


Brussels, Belgium

The OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

Within the framework of this event DG Environment will present current best practices of GPP in the European Union.

Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development. Exchange of good practice in economic development and social inclusion, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships, regional innovation and community-led local development have become some of its many topics.


14 - 15 October 2013


Procuring Innovative Solutions: A Strategic Blueprint for Leading Procurement Innovation

Munich, Germany

Procuring Innovative Solutions: A Strategic Blueprint for Leading Procurement Innovation

A Two-Day Executive Workshop – Germany, Munich, 14-15 October 2013

This International Workshop aims to combine the best world-class at management tools and frameworks with practical advice for transforming Procurement into a strategic function within the organization and stimulating innovations on markets and industries.

After attending this workshop, Delegates will be able to:

• Understand the consequences of procurement innovation policies and strategies on their procurement process;

• Achieve buy-in from all relevant stakeholders, both within the organization and with external partners;

• Engage internal stakeholders, delivering what they expect and also helping them deliver what they promise to their customers;

• Turn the Procurement function into a gatekeeper for supplier innovation, capturing their skills and expertise internally;

• Learn about the key success factors in managing tomorrow’s contracts.

Web form for registration and inquiries:

Programme Workshop Procurement Innovation

15 October 2013


Sustainability Maker Convention

Köln, Germany
Parklounge Skulpturenpark, Elsa-Brändström-Str. 9, 50668,

The first Sustainability Maker Convention will take place on 15 October 2013 in Köln (Germany). The main themes of the convention are open innovation, crowd sourcing and crowd funding for sustainability.

The Sustainability Maker project is launching a new online platform called which will aim to solve sustainability-related problems and create, finance, and implement sustainable solutions.

During the convention experts in the field will explain how open innovation, crowd funding, and crowd sourcing work generally, and how they can be applied to sustainability. This will include a detailed understanding of how the platform works with partners to create sustainable solutions. The conference invites sustainability experts and practitioners, designers, business, governmental and non-governmental organisations, educators and students to take part.

To register, click the link below.

22 - 23 October 2013


ECOPOL Conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies”

Towards new policies for better waste management and resource efficiency

Athens, Greece

The ECOPOL conference “Accelerating eco-innovation policies” will focus on policy approaches and instruments boosting the uptake of eco-innovative solutions, especially in the field of waste management and resource efficiency. The conference will be also complemented with a joint session focusing on systemic eco-innovation, in cooperation with ECOINNOVERA platform, which is one of the ECOPOL partners. The conference is organised by the public partnership ECOPOL and hosted by the Managing Authority of Attika Region.

The ECOPOL partnership has identified over 150 eco-innovative policy practices and tools in the areas of waste and recycling, green public procurement, and internationalisation of eco-innovative businesses. Going beyond sole identification, ECOPOL has been able to launch a number of concrete implementations of these policy instruments. It has developed a set of tools and methods to support the process of transferring and implementing new instruments.