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The eafip Workshop for Security Sector Public Procurers was held in the War Museum in Riga, Latvia on the 9th June 2016. This particular workshop focused on public procurers in the security / defence / law enforcement / disaster and crisis management sector (e.g. ministries of interior, defence, justice; regional and local authorities; police forces; fire and rescue services; disaster and crisis management centers etc.).

The aim of the event was to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on public order, safety and defence.

The workshop featured:

  •  Presentation / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls).
  • Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
  • Presentation / networking discussion on the eafip Toolkit (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).

The workshop was open to public contracting authorities who had a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers had an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.


Participant list


Presentations held during the event

Session 1: Introduction to innovation procurement – state of play around Europe

Lieve Bos, DG CNECT, PCP/PPI benefits  


Session 2: Innovation Procurement in the Security / Defence / Law enforcement sector – PCP case examples and lessons learned

David Rios, CLOSEYE project

Astrid De Neve, SMART@FIRE project  


Session 3: Innovation Procurement in the Security / Defence / Law enforcement sector – PPI case example and lessons learned

Kairit Kulm, eRIK Digital Files project  


Session 4: Funding opportunities in Horizon 2020

Luigi Calini, EUCISE 2020  


Session 5: The eafip initiative

Stephan Corvers, Corvers Procurement Services  


Session 6: Main steps in an innovation procurement (including steps before the procurement)

Stephan Corvers and Ana Jaramillo, Corvers Procurement Services


Session 7: Hands-on guidance roundtables and open discussions (parallel sessions)

Group 1. Steps during and after PCP procurements (45 min)

Group 2. Steps during and after PPI procurements (45 min)

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