During the European Week of Cities and Regions 2019 (EWRC2019), the Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement Partnership will present its work and provide a workshop with other partners.
- Time: Tuesday 8 October 2019 between 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM
- Location: Brussels, Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Center, Room Copper hall
- Title of the workshop: "Strategic Public Procurement as a driver of change and growth in cities and regions"
To be an effective driver of change and growth, public procurement needs to shift towards a more strategic approach. Doing so requires both to define strategies and goals and to ensure that they translate into practice. The session will discuss existing initiatives across Europe such as the Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement or efforts carried out to foster the use of public procurement to promote a more circular economy.
The session will also present concrete case studies to support and encourage discussions, from the “Pilot Action on Strategic Public Procurement” commissioned by DG REGIO. The objective is to demonstrate that, used strategically, public procurement can bring public services closer to citizens’ needs. It will identify practices on how to use strategic public procurements to get real benefits beyond the purchased products or services. Discussions will concentrate on experiences and tools to make your city or region greener, smarter and more inclusive.
The Partnership invites you to register on the EWRC2019 website and invites your network as well.
The message on ‘innovative and responsible public procurement’ needs to be shared!