Circular Construction Materials - 24 March 2020 Helsinki
ZemCons Meeting -25 March 2020 Helsinki
Please note that, both "Big Public Buyers and Networks" workshops on Circular Construction Materials (24 March 2020) and ZemCons (25 March 2020) in Helsinki have been cancelled due to the rapidly developing situation with Covid-19.
Both meetings will be replaced by virtual meetings on the same day. A new agenda and instructions on how to participate to these virtual meetings will be communicated to all participants as soon as possible.
DG GROW proposes a pilot for establishing a "Big Public Buyers and Networks" Initiative as its flagship initiative for greater uptake of strategic public procurement. This pilot will consist of a number of peer2peer exchanges, designed to match needs expressed by big public buyers, facilitate their partnerships and participate in joint projects.
The Initiative would be a direct and practical application of the partnership approach outlined in the Communication "Make procurement work in and for Europe" of October 2017.
The “Big Public Buyers and Networks” initiative was based on heavy consultations and direct participation in comparable initiatives, such as the Urban Agenda Partnership for innovative and circular procurement.