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URBACT Online Course on Strategic Procurement Live Events

17 - 31 March 2021
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Join us in celebrating our first learning cycle on strategic public procurement!

Interested in finding and learning more about strategic procurement tools? Meeting your trainers? Networking with your classmates and colleagues? Exchanging learning outcomes with EU stakeholders working directly in strategic procurement?  

URBACT is organising two live events following the Online Course on Strategic Procurement! Both events will be held on-line and are designed in two different sessions to provide you with a comprehensive learning approach to our course.

You will have the opportunity to not only meet and discuss the modules with your trainers, but fully engage and share fruitful discussions with your peers! These strategic procurement discussions will by no means guide you in following the procurement process and in integrating the complete enviornmental and social criteria within your desired framework.   

SIDE EVENTS: 

Week 1 - Public Procurement and the EU Policy Framework

Wednesday 17 March, 11.00 - 12.15 (CET) 

This event is following up on the first two modules of the course on the importance of procurement and the different dimensions of the EU Policy framework

Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A and networking

Speakers: 

  • Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson, URBACT lead expert of Making Spend Matter TN, co-trainer
  • Valentina Schippers-Opejko, EUUA Coordinator for Innovative & Responsible Procurement, co-trainer
  • Anja Katalin de Cunto, Project Coordinator EUROCITIES
  • Ivo Locatelli, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Ieva Cerniute, DG REGIO, European Commission

Week 2 - Making Spend Matter's Final Conference

Wednesday 24 March, 9.30 - 13.00 (CET) 

This event is hosted online by the Municipality of Shaerbeek and organised by the transfer network Making Spend Matter. During this conference, you will be further expanding your knowledge on strategic procurement by learning about specific tools, guides, and tips from city partners, experts, and trainers.

To register and find out more about this event, click here.

 

Week 3 - Wrapping up of the Online Course on Strategic Procurement

Wednesday 31 March, 11.00 - 12.00 (CET) 

This is the final live event and wrap-up of the first learning cycle on strategic procurement. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to your trainers and reflect on how to use public procurement in practice. You will also be able to provide feedback for the next learning cycle and share the last take-away messages with trainers and other participants. 

Q&A with the co-trainers Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson and Valentina Schippers-Opejko, followed by networking 

 

 

This series of event is organised alongside URBACT Online Course on Strategic Procurement, starting Wednesday 10 March and running for 3 weeks.
Drawing upon the activities of Procure and Making Spend Matter's cities, this free online course aims to equip cities with the knowledge and tools required to embed social and environmental criteria into the process of public procurement and to progress strategic procurement.
To find out more about the course and register, visit URBACT's Knowledge Hub