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24 January 2018

Webinar

Boost for clean vehicles by public procurement

Hosted by the SPICE project, this webinar, taking place the 24 January 2018 at 14:00 (CET), will provide a brief introduction to the use of public procurement to encourage the uptake of alternatively fueled vehicles in Europe.

In November 2017, the European Commission published a proposal on the Clean Vehicles Directive, aiming to boost the electrification of European mobility. This webinar will cast a light on the content of the proposal and also explore some best practices and learnings related to the procurement of cleaner vehicles and their charging systems.

This webinar is organised by SPICE project. SPICE is a Horizon 2020 supported Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project, with a focus on sharing knowledge and experiences on innovation procurement in the transport sector.

You can register to the webinar here.

21 - 22 March 2018

The 15th Procura+ Seminar

Oslo, Norway
The City of Oslo (Norway) and ICLEI are partnering to host the 15th Procura+ Seminar on 21-22 March 2018, to bring together a diverse range of practitioners, experts and policy makers from across Europe.

Procurement is evolving rapidly and changing how public authorities across Europe purchase goods and services. Purchasing authorities are expected to professionalise procurement and take into account sustainability and innovation. Join Procura+ Network participants, key organisations working in the field and European Institutions at this event to unlock the untapped potential and opportunities within your own procurement plans, and learn skills needed to make better, strategic and more sustainable procurement decisions.

Participants will get the chance to hear from the City of Oslo on their new procurement strategy, and from the SPP Regions project partners on experiences of engaging with suppliers, applying circular procurement and using life cycle costing tools.

Detailed information about the Seminar will be made available on the Procura+ website. Please do not hesitate to contact at oslo2018@iclei.org with any questions or if you would like to collaborate.

15 - 16 May 2018

11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

Cologne, Germany
Bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals will be one focus of the conference. Plenty of new bio-based building blocks, such as furan derivatives, succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol, are entering the market and thus give the opportunity to create brand new bio-based polymers. As an event that strives to highlight innovation, the conference will again dedicate a session to young and promising start-ups. High-potential start-ups from the field of bio-based chemistry, polymers and biotechnology are invited to present themselves to industry and get in contact with potential investors. To further honour and acknowledge new developments in the innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry, every year the participants of the conference choose the winner of the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year”.

3 - 5 October 2018

Conference

10th EcoProcura Conference

Sustainable and Innovation Procurement

Nijmegen, Netherlands
European Green Capital City of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to announce the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement taking place on 3-5 October 2018.

The conference will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Nijmegen to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement:

- Current best practice in implementation
- European policy developments and international initiatives
- Opportunities for collaboration between procurers in Europe
- Practical tools for implementation (circular procurement, life cycle costing, monitoring, e-Procurement)
- Market dialogue, joint procurement, social issues, professionalisation of procurement

Online registration will open in early 2018. For more information, visit the EcoProcura Conference Series website, or email: ecoprocura2018@iclei.org.

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