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The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the environmental sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on the 18th and 19th October 2017.  The eafip Workshop is situated at the interface between innovation procurement and circular procurement to build synergies and to better embed circular economy concepts.   The eafip Workshop comprises sessions from the Conference on Innovation Procurement and the Circular Procurement Congress:

  1. As part of the Conference on Innovation Procurement:
  • Panel discussion on the link between innovation and green procurement will give an introduction into the topic (15:15-16:15 on 18th October).
  1. As part of the Circular Procurement Congress:
  • Tackling public sector challenges through smart combination of innovation and green public procurement (11:15-12:30 on 19th October). This parallel session will look into how circular procurement can lead to innovation and how innovative procurement can support the circular procurement process.
  • Additionally, eafip will organise two round table discussions during the Market Lounge Sessions (14:00-15:35 on 19th October), provisionally:

– Open market consultations in innovation and green public procurements 

– How to build your business case and prepare the life cycle costing in the innovation procurements in the circular economy context


Important: For organisational reasons, you need to register for the Conference on Innovation Procurement and/or the Circular Procurement Congress to register for the sessions mentioned above.  Registration (see below) is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Both events are free of charge.

Innovation-procurement_16_9-4-273x153The Conference on Innovation Procurement will be held on 17th and 18th October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Its aims are capacity building, experience sharing and networking about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities.

eafip workshop related sessions

During the Conference, eafip will organise a panel discussion on the link between innovation and green procurement. The panel discussion will be at 15:15-16:15 on 18th October.

More information about the Conference can be found here.

Please note: If you wish to join this part of the eafip environment workshop simply register for Day 2 of the Conference on Innovation Procurement.  You can of course maximise your trip and also participate in the other sessions of Day 2 as well as register also for Day 1 of the Conference.

Register here.

If you only want to attend the 15:15-16:15 panel discussions please in addition send us a short email using the link below.

Click here after registering to let us know that you only want to attend the 15:15-16:15 panel discussions

(Should the link not work please instead send an email to with the subject “Attendance only in panel discussions on 18th October”)

logo-cpThe Circular Procurement Congress will be held on 18th and 19th October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Congress will provide a unique opportunity to explore the latest developments and thinking on circular procurement and on mainstreaming circular procurement.

 eafip workshop related sessions

During the Congress, the links between innovation and circular procurement will be further considered in a number of eafip workshop sessions.

More information about the Congress can be found here.

Register here.

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