The third in a cycle of webinars on the achievements of the Big Buyers project will focus on the Working Group that learned how to procure circular asphalt. The webinar will take place on 25 April from 11-12 (CET). Speakers include Sylwia Słomiak (Eurocities), Léon Dijk (City of Rotterdam) and Margarida Revês (City of Lisbon)
More than 60 public procurers, technical experts and representatives of public authorities from over 15 EU Member States met in Brussels on November 9th for the first Annual Big Buyers Symposium. This closing event was the occasion to celebrate and draw conclusions on a two-year collaboration between these stakeholders, brought together by the DG GROW initiative named “Big Buyers for Climate and Environment”.
The objective of this project was to promote collaboration between public buyers across the EU in implementing strategic procurement for sustainable solutions. A bottom-up needs assessment of participants resulted in the creation of four working groups, dealing with Zero Emission Construction Sites, Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles, Circular Construction, and Digital Solutions in the Healthcare Sector.
To promote the launch of the third edition of this initiative (the third edition will be expanded to include more working groups), DG GROW is organizing a cycle of webinars entitled ''Driving Markets through Public Procurement: the Big Buyers Project''. They focus on the achievements of the working groups and on their next steps.