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Procura+ Network: Exciting times and the changes ahead

25 April 2016

Since announcing the new concept for the Procura+ Campaign in November 2015, ICLEI has been working to make the ideas a reality. After starting with the change of name to the ‘Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network’, much effort has been put into launching new networking and support activities for Procura+ Participants. New activities include Interest Groups, where participants with a common interest in addressing and building capacity in specific SPP topic areas come together. The first Interest Group will look at the circular economy and procurement. Another new activity, Procura+ Twinning, helps Procura+ Network participants seek an ‘SPP Twin’ for direct exchange on for example: benchmarking SPP activities, setting up an SPP policy, or sharing experience with specific tenders. The Procura+ Awards, an annual European procurement awards series, will be launched. There will be three categories of award: sustainable procurement of the year, innovation procurement of the year and tender procedure of the year. As well as the Procura+ Seminar series continuing, a regular webinar series will be launched. The first webinar on 11 May focuses on monitoring of SPP. Better profiling and communication channels will help to share successes and experiences in SPP. A new website has been developed, and includes a more visible and structured space for Procura+ Participants to profile achievements. An improved Newsletter has also been designed, with ICLEI’s current SP Update newsletter changed to the Procura+ Update. The Procura+ Update will focus much more on the activities of the Procura+ Network. The first edition of the new newsletter will come out before summer. To find out more and get involved in Procura+, check out the brand new website or contact the Procura+ team by email.