Events ( 1-5 from 6 )

7 May 2015

Workshop

4. Plattform Innovation zu E-Mobilität

Vienna, Austria

Public procurers, experts, and suppliers will meet at the fourth Innovation for E-Mobility Platform in Vienna (Austria) on 7 May to discuss how using and developing electric vehicles can be the right solution in publicly-owned fleets.

Good practice examples and interactive discussions will be included in the workshop, as well as the opportunity to test out some electric vehicles in person. Among the topics under discussion will be specific scenarios of applications of electric vehicles and issues with funding and financing.

The event will be held in German and participation is free of charge. See below to download the final programme for the event.

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18 - 19 May 2015

Intensive Workshop: Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement

Brussels, Belgium

This intensive workshop will give participants a profound insight into the EU public procurement reforms and the new regulations for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in 2014-2020, which require public authorities to set up effective and risk-based measures to prevent fraud and corruption. Furthermore, specific methods to detect and effectively prevent fraud and corruption will be discussed.

Following the approach from practitioners for practitioners, this forum will provide an interactive exchange on the most crucial questions and challenges of Public Procurement law among experts.

As the number of participants is limited, there will be sufficient room for in-depth discussion, expert guidance, case studies and your individual questions.

For more information, visit the Lexxion website via the link below.

19 May 2015

Conference

3rd European Conference on e-Public Procurement

Porto, Portugal

The 3rd European Conference on e-Public Procurement will take place in Porto (Portugal) all day on 19 May 2015. The conference will compare and discuss approaches to three new directives: 2014/23/UE, 2014/24/UE and 2014/25/UE. Additionally, discussions on the implications of the single digital market on public procurement will also take centre stage.

As well as these topics, which will be addressed in plenary sessions, the conference also includes time for short presentations on a range of e-procurement topics. Sufficient time is given for participants to view all the presentations and pose questions.

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20 - 21 May 2015

18th European Forum on Eco-innovation

Boosting competitiveness and innovation

Barcelona, Spain

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Club EMAS Catalunya invite participants to attend the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation in Barcelona.

The Forum will explore how to strengthen competitiveness and innovation, in particular of SMEs, through environmental labelling, management and information schemes.

Amongst other topics, the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation will also provide an opportunity for participants from across Europe to: gain information on the on-going European Union Ecolabel and Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) evaluations with key messages and recommendations for action; and learn about the first innovative technologies with performance claims verified by Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) and about the Best of Eco-innovation projects funded by the EU Competitiveness and Innovation Programme Eco-innovation initiative.

The Forum is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Club EMAS Catalunya.

The event language is English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Spanish.

For more information, visit the event website via the link below.

21 May 2015

Conference

Low-Carbon Procurement in Practice

Riga, Latvia

Low-carbon public procurement shows tangible results in the fight against climate change all across Europe, saving ten thousands of CO2e emissions. The two European support and implementation projects GPP 2020 and PRIMES offer you an insight into good practice, smart solutions and how to overcome obstacles while driving low-carbon public purchases for supplies (e.g. ICT and Vehicles), services (e.g. mobility services and Energy Performance Contracting) and works (e.g. road infrastructure).

During this one day seminar participants will enter into expert exchange and take part in discussions looking for the solutions of today and tomorrow, jointly exploring how to best use public procurement interventions as a strategic tool to mitigate climate change. The event is brought to you by the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund, the City of Riga as well as the GPP 2020 and PRIMES projects.

For more information, visit the event website, or contact the email address, via the links below.