Events ( 1-5 from 8 )

5 October 2016

OECD Forum on Procurement for Innovation

Paris, France
OECD Conference Centre

The OECD Forum will advance the policy debate on how to expand a strategic approach of using Public Procurement for Innovation and increase overall economic productivity. Governments increasingly recognise the potential of public procurement to stimulate innovation through research and development and the market uptake of innovative products and services.

Starting with a high-level debate, the Forum will provide the opportunity for policymakers, leaders in public procurement and business as well as stakeholders to share insights from policies and practices enabling the use of Public Procurement for Innovation. The results of our survey with the EU will support an evidence-based debate on the main challenges countries facing and good practices for transforming procurement into a strategic function for advancing innovation. Breakout sessions will reflect on key fields of action and demonstrate how much the use of Public Procurement for Innovation affects complementary policy objectives in public procurement, in particular sustainable development, energy saving and SME support.

The draft agenda of the Forum on Procurement for Innovation, the registration card and directions are available via the following link

Please return the completed registration card at your earliest convenience by Monday September 12th at the latest to as the number of participants is limited.

5 - 6 October 2016


EcoQUIP Final Meeting

Bologna, Italy

The final meeting of the ECOQUIP project will take place on 5-6 October in Bologna, Italy. The event will focus on EcoQUIP's achievements and will aim at identifying and discussing key policy lessons.

The final meeting will provide an opportunity to hear about first-hand experiences from the Innovation Procurement project and will be presenting, in the specific, achievements from six participating hospitals. The event will present the occasion to discuss policy issues driven by the project's collaborative procurement actions.

The second day of the event will be including a visit to St'Orsola Hospital, introducing to the hospital's experiences on innovation procurement.

You can find the agenda below.

13 - 14 October 2016


Procura+ Seminar 2016

Connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement

Rome, Italy

ICLEI in cooperation with the Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen conference have announced the 2016 Procura+ Seminar, which will take place 14 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The full-day seminar is organised together with the SPP Regions and GPPbest project consortia.

The Procura+ series of seminars provide an opportunity for face-to-face exchange amongst purchasers from all levels of government and procurement stakeholders. The 2016 Seminar will explore how working together in networks – from regional to European level – can increase capacity and support implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement. The programme will include keynote presentations, workshops and interactive sessions aimed at building and strengthening existing networks.

The Procura+ Participants and Strategic Partners meeting will take place on the afternoon of 13 October, the day before the Procura+ Seminar. All are welcome to attend, get involved and receive a flavour of the activities the Procura+ Network has to offer.

Detailed information about the events will be made available on the Procura+ website. You can contact ICLEI with any questions or queries at

14 October 2016


EMPATTICS PCP Open Market Consultation Paris

Paris, France

As part of the International Partnership of the EMPATTICS Project, the `Open Market Consultation workshop´ will take place in Paris on 14 October 2016. The project seeks for an innovative way to improve the life quality of chronic disease patients through and holistic approach and new management tools.

The free of charge workshop will explore different solutions for a more efficient and effective use of services and will highlight the importance of implementing ICT monitoring tools for Diabetes, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Cardiac insufficiency patients. Innovative and personalised health technologies to enhance self-management for people with chronic illnesses through innovative ICT tools will be discussed to demonstrate their applicability in different target populations.

The event aims to bring together different size companies who have expertise in healthcare and digital health, experience design, patient and user empowerment and involvement, security and interoperability to participate and network with relevant stakeholders

For more information and to register visit the workshops’ page:

18 - 19 October 2016


Second Major eafip Event on Innovation and Procurement

Athens, Greece

The second major eafip event will take place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016. It is organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism – General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

This two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about the most recent outcomes from major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe, and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss best practice, new ideas, initiatives and current funding opportunities for PCP/PPI.

This event is free of charge. Lunches and coffees will be provided. The registration via this website is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to see the provisional agenda.