Skip to main content
European Commission logo
Public Buyers Community

Who are we?

Big Buyers Working Together was launched by the European Commission (EISMEA).

Eurocities, ICLEI and BME are currently running the Secretariat as a Contractor of the EC – EISMEA.


Eurocities is a network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in 37 European countries. Eurocities represents the interests of its members and engages in dialogue with the European institutions across diverse policy areas affecting cities.

ICLEI Europe

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.


The Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME), founded in 1954, is a leading trade association and network partner for purchasing, supply chains and logistics in Germany and Europe. It has 9,750 members in 38 association regions (as of December 2022) - from individual companies to medium-sized companies to corporations - from all industries and sectors.


The Agency implements the European Innovation Council and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market.