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The eafip initiative will organise numerous events and workshops in which procurers, policy makers and other stakeholders can get in touch with the possibilities that the European Commission offers to support PCP and PPI.

Until the end of 2017, three different kinds of events will be offered across the European Union:

Three annual major events on innovation procurement targeting policy makers, procurers, procurement law firms and businesses. The events will raise awareness about major PCP and PPI initiatives across Europe and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding possibilities for PCP and PPI.

Webinars  to support the objectives of the major events. Each of the major events will be followed-up by a webinar, to address relevant questions raised during the event or afterwards during the event survey phase. The webinars will be interactive, allowing questions and discussions.

Nine workshops aimed at procurers in different sectors of public interest. The hands-on workshops will disseminate good practice approaches. Participants will acquire practical experience in designing and undertaking a PCP or PPI procurement.

Past events


The workshop took place on 9th June 2016 in Riga/Latvia. The focus was on public procurement in public order, safety and defence. Read more


The workshop took place in May 2016 in Spain. It was directed to general public administration with a special focus on eGovernment. Read more


Hands-on support for water sector procurers The second eafip workshop addressed public procurers in the water sector. It was helt on 9th February 2016 in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands). Link


Hands-on support for health sector procurers The first eafip workshop took place on 24th November at Citylab in Manchester, United Kingdom. Find more information here: Workshop for Health and Elderly Care Sector Procurers – Manchester.


First-hand information on the latest policy developments and funding opportunities in innovation procurement. The first major eafip event took place on the 27th and 28th of October in the City Hall of Paris. Find more information here: 1st eafip Major Event – Paris.


First-hand information on the latest policy developments and funding opportunities in innovation procurement. The second major eafip event took place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016. Find more information here: 1st eafip Major Event – Athens.

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