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9 June 2016

Sustainable Catering Forum in Ghent

Ghent, Belgium

We invite you to join us for the Sustainable Catering Forum - an event that will bring together a mix of learners, thinkers and doers working in the field of sustainable public procurement from all over Europe.

The aim is to learn from each other, exchange experience and build new alliances for the changes needed if we want to respond to the environmental, economic and social challenges that our city-region food systems face. Guidance and experiences gathered over the last three years from the European INNOCAT project, on purchasing eco-innovative catering and food will be on show through our interactive one-day programme.

Starting with practical experience coming from a diverse group of European cities, we will address how public procurement can be used as a strategic tool for:

•Transforming school food services to healthier and more climate-friendly alternatives

•Minimising the environmental impact of hospital catering services

•Decarbonising vending machines available in universities

•Reducing food waste and packaging

•Facilitating market access for SMEs and small suppliers

Participation is free of charge and limited funds are available to cover some expenses (enquire with the organisers).

To register, please fill in your details at

For more information please contact us at or visit the website.

16 June 2016


Innovative Electromobility Exhibition

Munich, Germany
Hotel HILTON MUNICH AIRPORT, Terminal Mitte 20, 85356 Munich Airport

The Competence Center innovative procurement (KOINNO) will bring together federal and state political institutions, purchasing bodies of local and federal agencies, private companies, technology support, and product providers to show you that innovative sustainable procurement of modern technology can succeed.

The event is free of charge to attend and will start with a welcome and expert panel before lunch, after which participants will go to different workshops to learn more about electric mobility. Cities and local heavyweights, mobility concepts and financing models. At the end of the workshops there will be the possibility to test electric cars.

The event is aimed at procurers and procurement at the federal, state and local governments, and municipal owned companies, whilst dialogue is at the heart of the event in order to learn from each other and to clarify the questions about electric mobility with the experts on site.

For more information and to register, click here.

22 June 2016

WaterPIPP Meet the Market Event

Milan, Italy
ARCA - Palazzo Pirelli, via Fabio Filzi n. 22

The EU-funded WaterPiPP project aims to promote innovation public procurement in the water sector. Interested economic operators are invited to take part at an event in Milan (Italy) on 22 June.

The meeting will be a proactive analysis of supply markets, and will be focused on concrete innovation needs presentation by the four ongoing WaterPiPP relevant projects, evidence about the innovative solutions available on the market, as well as on the functional and performance requirements to solve the innovation gaps.

For further details on the participation please see the attached invitation in English and in Italian. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and other costs.

To register, fill out the online registration form.

23 June 2016


EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar

SPP of Food and Catering Services

The first EU GPP Helpdesk webinar of the year will take place next Thursday 23 June between 14.30 -16.00 CET and will focus on Sustainable Procurement in the Food and Catering sector. The status of the revised European GPP criteria on food and catering will be in the spotlight. More specifically, the webinar will include presentations on:
  • Introduction, Enrico Degiorgis, European Commission, Directorate General for Environment
  • Latest proposals and updates from the European Commission for GPP of food and catering services, Belmira Neto, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
  • From the criteria to the market. How to involve suppliers through market engagement to deliver organic and seasonal food, Betina Bergmann Madsen, Municipality of Copenhagen(Denmark)
  • Implementing sustainable catering services in public schools; an experience of Torino, Elena Deambrogio, City of Turin (Italy)
Participation is open to all. If you would like to take part, sign up today at the following link: [url=""][/url] If you would like to find out more, download the full programme here or please Email [mail=""][/mail].

24 June 2016

Study Visit: Building Renovation

Madrid, Spain

Public procurers are invited to visit the Spanish capital of Madrid on 24 June to see first-hand how a publically owned building was renovated to the highest energy-efficiency standards using an innovative kit developed by the iNSPiRe project. The EU-funded project has developed kits capable of reducing the primary energy consumption of buildings which can be installed while occupants remain inside.

Procurers will gain a valuable insight into the latest innovations on the construction market and will learn of the challenges faced and solutions achieved in renovating a municipal-owned residential building. The case study building has been converted to nearly-zero energy with minimal disruption to residents.

Participation in the event is free of charge, but early registration is required to secure a place. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The EU-funded iNSPiRe project aims to decrease energy consumption in residential and office buildings through the application of innovative methods.

For more information and to register, click here.