Public infrastructure planning, financing and procurement DECEMBER

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Aims to

  • Support the implementation of innovative practices regarding sustainability in construction.
  • Promote policy mechanisms that could decrease CO2 footprint of the construction industry.
  • Offer networking opportunities to all interested actors in order to encourage knowledge exchange regarding innovative public procurement practices.

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Topics to be covered

  • CO2 reduction through sustainable public procurement.
  • Education and knowledge exchange of innovative practices (BIM, digitalization)
  • Policy mechanisms and financial framework that support sustainable construction through public procurement.
  • Examples of good practices from across the region – technology and policy know-how (smart and green city initiatives).

Event Structure

    • 10.00 – 10.05 – Greeting participants.
    • 10.05 – 10.10 – Round of introduction. 
    • 10.10 – 10.25 – Presentation 1 – Policy proposal: 10 most needed changes regarding public procurement in construction in CEEC – Anna Lupi – European Commission (DG GROW).
    • 10.25 – 10.40 – Presentation 2 – Decarbonizing the Cement and Concrete Value Chain – How the different roadmaps address the full value chain –Dr. Martin Schneider – Association for the German cement industry (VDZ).
    • 10.40 – 10.55 – Presentation 3 – The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance’s ‘Dramatically Reducing Embodied Carbon in Europe Manon Ghislain – Eurocities.
    • 10.55 – 11.05 – Presentation 4 – Simcicion 2.0 – Transnational sustainability through local data – Prof. Dr. Christian SchachtnerIU Internationale Hochschule.
    • 11.05 – 11.15 – Presentation 5 – Education through knowledge exchange: best practice example on Smart City and E-governance trainings – Lecturer Dr. Catalin Vrabie – National University of Political Science and Public Administration Bucharest.
    • 11.15 – 11.45 – Brainstorming on strategic, legal, political, administrative and economic challenges and solutions to improve sustainable procurement (round-based discussion all participants).
    • 11.45 – 11.55  – Drafting a public policy proposal open for stakeholder inputs.

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Who do we bring together?

  • All key strategy actors (ministers, public officials, municipalities, industry associations, chambers of commerce, smart solution providers) in Europe with an initial focus on Central and Southeastern Europe.

How do we bring them together?

  • Through closed groups on the online crowd knowledge platform –
  • Through quarterly online working group meetings and two bi-annual online conferences.

Why do we bring them together?

  • To regularly exchange technical, operational, and strategic know-how and best practices on smart and digital solutions.

  • To conduct training for service companies and municipalities on sustainable construction.

  • To develop strategy recommendations and position papers to improve the legal, political and economic environment for smart and green solutions.

  • To develop projects on CO2 reduction and to implement them.

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Public procurement in the construction sector
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02 Dec 2021


10:00 - 12:00

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  • Date: 02 Dec 2021
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