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Training material for public procurers - How to procure circular construction skills?

This slide deck aims to help public procurers and policymakers better understand how they can stimulate demand for circular construction skills through public procurement. The deck can be used as a self-learning tool, with links to other resources to learn more about the topic. It can also be used and adapted as needed to help to raise awareness among your colleagues and partners on how they can promote circular construction skills.

CCD report 2022

The Circular Cities Declaration community is proud to present the CCD Report 2022, the widest ever assessment of circular economy practices across Europe's cities. From November 2021 to January 2022, CCD signatories were asked to provide information on their circular economy activities, strategies and actions. For each action, they additionally provided a brief description of the scope, objective and involved actors, and links to supporting documentation (web links, publications, documents, etc....

Fit-for-55+: Powering up a sustainable and fair energy transition in Europe

ICLEI Europe's position on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) as of February 2021.

Executive Summary – Fit-for-55+: Powering up a sustainable and fair energy transition in Europe

One-page summary of ICLEI's position on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) as of February 2021.

Recommendations on Sustainable and Healthy School Food Procurement

Eight recommendations on Sustainable and Healthy School Food Procurement for national and EU policy makers developed by ICLEI as part of the EU-funded StratKIT project and together with the Procura+ City Interest Group on School Food Procurement.

The Power of the Public Plate - Recommendations for procurers and policy makers

The recommendations address the different stages of the food value chain to make it more sustainable: input industry, primary production, food processing and packaging, transport and logistics, retail, food service, individual consumption and finally, waste and disposal.

The Power of the Public Plate - Podcast series

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the UN One Planet Network published a series of podcasts called the ‘Power of the Public Plate’. Each episode explores the story of a champion of sustainable public food procurement. Listeners will discover how public authorities from around the world leverage procurement to positively impact the food value chain, and ultimately contribute to making our food systems more sustainable.
Case Study


A report, published by the European Commission, written with support by ICLEI, collecting 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 seeking to achieve wider compliance with social standards.
Guidance document

How to procure fair ICT

The criteria document aims to support experienced procurers in leveraging public purchases of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware to positively impact working conditions across the electronics supply-chain. The criteria set covers guidance on Subject Matter, Selection and Award Criteria, Technical Specifications as well as Contract Clauses. The criteria set is ambitious as it goes beyond smelter level but addresses issues at mining stage also.