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130M euro of EU funding for innovation procurement in 2016 – 2017

In 2016 – 2017 Horizon 2020 provides 130 Mio euro of support to innovation procurement across the domains of Health, Security, Energy, Transport, Space and Climate Change / Environment, European Research Infrastructures, ICT.

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GPP 2020 tutorial videos outline how to calculate energy and CO2 savings

A series of videos have been produced to guide users through the GPP 2020 carbon and energy calculators, a collection of excel tools which help procurers and decision-makers to measure the energy and carbon emissions saved by opting for a low-carbon tender rather than a standard tender.

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New UNEP report: “Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement”

The 10YFP has released a report entitled “Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement”. The report seeks to provide the ever increasing number of governmental organizations engaged in sustainable public procurement (SPP) with a step-by-step guide to planning, measuring and communicating on the benefits they are creating through the implementation of their sustainable procurement programmes and activities.

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SPP Regions website showcases sustainable public procurement of innovation

The newly launched SPP Regions website showcases the creation and strengthening of networks of public authorities focused on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) in seven European regions: Barcelona, South West England, Bulgaria, Copenhagen, Torino, Metropolitan Region Rotterdam – The Hague, and West France.

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PPI4Waste call for innovative solutions

The PPI4Waste project is currently drafting a state of the art of innovation solutions regarding 4 themes related to waste management: plastic separation, bio-waste management, bulky waste management, decision support systems. For this purpose, they are looking for information regarding cases already implemented or in the pipeline. Get involved in the PPI4Waste project, share your experiences!

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PPI4waste releases the second edition of its newsletter

The PPI4Waste project has published the second edition of the newsletter detailing the latest project updates. Amongst others, this issue deals with public procurement as a key instrument in the new EU circular economy package, needs and priorities of the project and its state of the art.

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Launch of the Circular Europe Network website

The Circular Europe Network (CEN) is proud to announce the launch of its website and database of good practices on circular economy:

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Launch of the Interest Group and Purchasing Community

The Interest Group and Purchasing Community have been officially launched during the Procurement Foresight Workshop which gathered over 50 experts in public procurement of innovation (PPI), public authorities and other actors of the field.

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Receive free support in developing your own innovation procurement

The eafip initiative will support 12 procurers in developing a PCP or PPI by providing assistance (including legal assistance) in the start-up and implementation of an innovation procurement.

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New report on PPI in catering sector

A recently published report from the INNOCAT project shows that many of the difficulties faced in the procurement of sustainable catering services can be overcome with imaginative approaches and often in a way that minimises, or often reduces, financial outlay.

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