Let's go green!
EC-ITCILO Green Public Procurement Training of Trainers Programme, 7 to 9 July 2009
Every year, the European public authorities spend the equivalent of 16% of the EU’s GDP on the purchase of goods, works and services. The sheer size of government expenditure on public procurement can play a pivotal role in shaping production and consumption patterns in an economy, in spurring innovation that will generate more cost-effective, environmentally sound technologies, and in expanding the demand for, and overall market share of, greener and more efficient products and services. This, in turn, will enhance the contribution of public procurement to sustainable development.
The Centre is holding a three-day training-of-trainers seminar on “Implementation of the EU Green Public Procurement Policy in the EU Member States”, at the ITCILO campus in Turin, from 7 to 9 July 2009. The participants are 20 national experts from 10 selected EU target countries.
The main objective of the seminar is to provide those experts with the competencies to run effective in-country dissemination and awareness-raising activities on the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Policy, and Toolkit, together with the ability to use the European Commission GPP core and comprehensive criteria in tendering activities.