BIOVOICES Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) Workshop at Forum Compraverde – Buy Green

Rome, 18 October 2018, 14.30 – 17.30

Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen 2018

Salone delle Fontane, Via Ciro il Grande 10-12, 00144 Roma (Eur)

Room BRUNDTLAND

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In the context of Forum CompraVerde-BuyGreen, the most important Italian and European event for  public and private policies, projects and initiatives, dedicated to green and sustainable procurement,  BIOVOICES organised a Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) Workshop “The role of Green Public procurement in boosting Bioeconomy: challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome”.

The European Bioeconomy Strategy Revision 2018, which will be released in October 2018, identifies the bio-based products in public procurement as one of the main element to boost the sustainable development. Nevertheless, recommendations for the development of commonly accepted sustainability criteria, labels, and certification schemes for bio-based products should be addressed to facilitate public procurement.

On 12 April 2016, the Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for bio-based products published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public procurement programs.

The 15 recommendations include promotional campaigns targeting specific materials, regions and

sectors, the roll-out of standards and labels, benchmarking and goal setting, but also manifesto

definition, targeted outreach and general communication, technical support to procurers, as well as intervention on legislation if and where possible.

Building on the INNPROBIO project experiences in facilitating green public procurement of bio-based products, the mutual learning BIOVOICES workshop aims at mobilising the most relevant quadruplehelix stakeholders to identify challenges, opportunities and barriers to boost bio-based economy in Europe.

The invitation is addressed to professionals with in depth knowledge of the topic, staff working in public offices and public procurement, as well as to businesses and users with interest in the bioeconomy and green public procurement.

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance and, with their authorisation, will be mentioned in the BIOVOICES Recommendations’ Report to the European Commission.

The workshop will be in English.

For registration: https://www.biovoices-platform.eu/registeredarea/labs/viewLab/874