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17 July 2018

EcoProcura 2018 keynote speakers and Market Lounge sessions confirmed

The EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular and innovation procurement has confirmed the keynote speakers, and Market Lounge sessions of its programme from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400...

16 July 2018

European cities invited to share their views on public procurement

The Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement Partnership are inviting cities, regions, individuals and organisations to provide feedback on the work they have done so far. The Partnership, operated through the EU’s Urban Agenda, focuses on three thematic areas: procurement strategy and h...

4 July 2018

Public authorities engage suppliers on socially responsible ICT

Public authorities and businesses from across Europe are invited to attend a live market engagement event on procurement needs and solutions for social responsibility and transparency in information and communication technology (ICT) supply chains. The event is set to take place 3 October 2018 in E...

3 July 2018

Only one month left to apply for the 2018 Transformative Action Award

With only one month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2018 Transformative Action Award. The award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Ba...

2 July 2018

ICLEI Member Ghent awarded title of EU Fair and Ethical Trade City

The City of Ghent (Belgium) was recently announced as the winner of the first EU Fair and Ethical Trade City Award at an award ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). The award, which was launched in December of last year, is an initiative of the European Commission, which the Directorate-General for ...

22 June 2018

Cities seek to bolster bioeconomy through open dialogue

Bioeconomy is focused on reducing dependency on limited fossil-based resources and ensuring healthy and secure food production and supply. Through promoting the sustainable production of renewable resources from land, fisheries and aquaculture, and their conversion into biobased products and bioene...

19 June 2018

EcoProcura 2018 breakout sessions confirmed

The EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular and innovation procurement has confirmed the breakout sessions of its programme from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, ...

7 June 2018

EU Commission launch 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Awards

The European Commission has launched the competition and the search for the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Awards.   The European Green Capital Award (EGCA), now in its eleventh year, is awarded annually to a European city of over 100,000 inhabitants that has shown it...

23 May 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award winner to receive a prize of €10,000

The winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award will receive a prize of €10,000. The funding, which will be announced later today at the "Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?" session at EU Green Week, will help to initiate further transformative actions in the w...