Delivering the EU Green Deal through Circular Procurement | 14 October 2021

Venue: Online workshop

Date: 14 October 2021

Time: 11:30 - 13.00

Registration: link

This event will help procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders understand how public procurement can accelerate local and regional transitions towards a circular economy. Through presentations, panel discussions and video pitches the audience will be introduced to 90 minutes of inspirational knowledge sharing, examples of best practices and upcoming initiatives. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions to the presenters and connect with future partners.

The workshop is facilitated by the Urban Agenda Partnership for Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement and partners from the Interreg NSR project ProCirc. We are looking forward to see you there!





Introductive words on circular procurement


Cities and regions taking the lead for the transition to circular economy (Tjisse Stelpstra, European Committee of the Regions and CEMR spokesperson)


Reflections on circular procurement (Ieva Cerniute, European Commission)


Topic to be confirmed (Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson, URBACT)



  • C-PRONE: a long-term framework for the circular procurement community (Joan Prummel, Rjikswaterstaat)
  • State of play of the Urban Agenda for the EU (Martin Grisel, EUKN)
  • ProCirc: (title to be confirmed) (Melody Van den Acker, Circular Flanders)


Panel discussion (Tjisse Stelpstra, Ivo Locatelli, Matthew Baqueriza Jackson, Christian Tangene as moderator)


Green actions of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement (Valentina Schippers-Opejko, Partnership Coordinator, City of Haarlem)


Inspiration talk: the practical experience of Malmö on circular procurement (Emma Borjesson, Malmö municipality)


Encouraging circular business development through procurement (Peter Ramsey, BITC)



  • Circular procurement on a practical level Eurotowns (from small cities and towns perspective) and Eurocities (from middle and big cities perspective)
  • Circular procurement on a practical level (Metropolitan area of Amsterdam)


Panel discussion (Valentina Schippers, Emma Borjesson, Peter Ramsey, Christian Tangene as moderator)


Conclusions & key messages to take home (ACR+, tbc)


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