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Check the six reports on best practice in regional SPP/PPI networks

29 October 2015

Three existing network SPP Regions partners – Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (Barcelona region), Acquisti Pubblici Ecologici (Torino region) and RGO (West France region) – and three other regional SPPI networks – ÖBS (Austria), Partnership on Green Public Procurement (Denmark) and Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (Italy) – have documented their experience in six best practice reports. The documents focus on aspects that are relevant to potential replication in other regions, such as organisation structure, activities and tools, hurdles identified, monitoring of activities and results, and major successes achieved. These reports will help new established networks within the SPP Regions project to develop their implementation plans, as well as new regions that might be interested in joining the project. The six reports can be downloaded from the Resources section of the SPP Regions website.

Procura+ Seminar to look at the future of procurement in Europe

1 October 2015

The challenge of designing procurement processes that will help to build a low carbon future will be discussed at the 2015 Procura+ Seminar, set to take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 11 November 2015. Primarily aimed at procurement practitioners, experts and policy-makers, the event will be highly interactive, encouraging discussion and debate among participants. Registration is available online until 16 October 2015. The seminar will place a focus on practical issues facing procurers, exploring how sustainability can be better integrated into processes. Participants will be broken up into groups based on their professional roles, enabling them to delve in-depth into specific issues and to learn from others facing similar challenges. Following the Procura+ Seminar, the Procura+ Participants and National Partners' meeting will take place on 12 November from 9.00-14.30. The event is organised by ICLEI together with Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, and Barcelona Provincial Council, in cooperation with the GPP 2020 project consortium. Places are limited so early registration is advised. Detailed information about the programme, the venue and hotel options are available on the Procura+ Seminar Series website. For more information, contact