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The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the environmental sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on the 18th and 19th October 2017.  The eafip Workshop was situated at the interface between innovation procurement and circular procurement to build synergies and to better embed circular economy concepts.  The eafip Workshop comprised 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 gave 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 looked into how circular procurement can lead to innovation and how innovative procurement can support the circular procurement process.
  • Additionally, eafip organised 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


Presentations held during the event

Tackling public sector challenges through smart combination of Innovation and Green public procurement Stephan Corvers, European Assistance for Innovation Procurement – Moderating


Innovation-procurement_16_9-4-273x153The Conference on Innovation Procurement took place on 17th and 18th October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Its aims were 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 organised a panel discussion on the link between innovation and green procurement. The panel discussion took place at 15:15-16:15 on 18th October.

More information about the Conference can be found here.

logo-cpThe Circular Procurement Congress took place on 18th and 19th October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Congress  provided 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 were further considered in a number of eafip workshop sessions.

More information about the Congress can be found here.

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