The eafip initiative has organised numerous events and workshops in which procurers, policy makers and other stakeholders have obtained first-hand knowledge about the possibilities that the European Commission offers to support PCP and PPI.
Three different kinds of events have taken place across the European Union:
Three annual major events on innovation procurement which targeted public procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses. The events raised awareness about major PCP and PPI initiatives across Europe and facilitated networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, best practices, initiatives and funding possibilities for PCP and PPI.
The first eafip Major Event was followed by a webinar; the webinar had an interactive character, allowing for discussions to flourish and for numerous questions to be answered.
Nine workshops aimed at procurers in different sectors of public interest. The hands-on workshops disseminated numerous good practice approaches. Participants have acquired in depth knowledge, as well as practical experience in designing and undertaking a PCP or PPI procurement.