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21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

26 August 2020

Engage with experts using AI to accelerate carbon neutrality

Organisations working on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are invited to join a 'Bootcamp', which will include a number of online events, such as a matchmaking event, online seminars, and more. The Bootcamp will work to connect local governments with AI solutions that can accelerate ...

7 July 2020

The Future of Public Spending

It is rare for public procurement to make the headlines. But, as the COVID-19 pandemic sent public authorities around the world scrambling to secure supplies of everything from ventilators and protective gloves to makeshift hospitals, the ability of governments to source what they need quickly, effi...

2 July 2020

Frederiksberg reduces urban flood risk through innovation procurement

Like many European cities, Frederiksberg (Denmark) is challenged by urban flooding. Opportunities for natural absorption and drainage of rainwater is limited in built up areas, and during heavy rainfall, the capacity of the sewage system can be exceeded.  The risk of urban flooding in Frederik...

23 June 2020

Feedback wanted from procurers, AI suppliers and climate change experts

Procurers and organisations interested in acquiring artifical intelligence (AI)-based solutions to accelerate climate neutrality – as well as AI suppliers and climate change experts – are all invited to share knowledge to advance climate change mitigation. This December (tentative date)...

19 June 2020

New best practice report on socially responsible public procurement provides inspiration for public buyers

The European Commission has published a report, which collects 71 good practice cases on how public buyers have implemented socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), in order to promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, ethical trade, design for all and se...

27 May 2020

AI suppliers, climate change experts and cities invited to open market consultation

Every purchase made has an impact. It is, therefore, no surprise that sustainable procurement has become a key tool for cities looking to strengthen their urban sustainability. But, what if cities are searching for solutions that aren't yet on the market? What if cities want to "purchase innovation"...

14 May 2020

Make your city smart with help from the EIP-SCC

Is your city looking to make investments in the areas of energy, transport & mobility, or ICT? Do you have plans to develop projects in these areas? The European Commission's ‘EIP-SCC Marketplace’ initiative is supporting projects in need of financing, by matching them with its...

6 May 2020

Procurers and companies discuss innovative medical solutions that respond to COVID-19

In response to the current public health crisis, the EIC Accelerator and ICLEI Europe organised an online market engagement event to support getting necessary medical solutions to the cities whose residents need them. On 30 April, public and private procurers from across the European health se...