5. New events
Invitation and programme updates for EcoProcura 2012
The EcoProcura 2012 Conference will take place in Malmö (Sweden) from 19 – 21 September 2012 and will examine the current challenges in the implementation of sustainable public procurement within the framework of European, national and local legislation and policies. The latest programme updates include parallel sessions in which the proposed Public Procurement Directives will be presented and their meaning discussed in terms of practical application. The detailed invitation can be found here.
The outcomes of Rio+20, as well as the impact the latest legislation, policies and guidance will have on public procurement at the local level, will also be discussed. High-level speakers such as Klaus Wiedner from the European Commission and Catarina Segersten-Larsson from the Committee of the Regions will take part in the sessions and discussions, as well as debates on the role of public procurement in driving innovation, the use of social criteria throughout the supply chain and more. Early registration is advisable to secure a place.
For more information, click here.
Call released for mobility award competition aimed at cities
CIVITAS Forum cities are invited to submit applications for the 9th CIVITAS Awards, the most prestigious awards in Europe for clean urban transport. The awards highlight the most ambitious, innovative and successful efforts in the field of sustainable urban mobility. They showcase the best examples of policy making and action to inspire other European cities. The deadline for applications is 27 August 2012.
The competition incorporates the categories of City of the Year, Public Participation, and Technical Innovation. CIVITAS Forum cities may submit a maximum of one application per category. Winners will be presented with their award in a ceremony during the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2012, which will take place in ICLEI member Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) from 24 – 26 September 2012.
To enter the competition, click here.
Registrations open for Ancona Stakeholder Dialogue
The second Stakeholder Dialogue of the project EU Cities Adapt will take place in ICLEI member Ancona (Italy) on 11 July 2012. City, regional and national representatives, research organisations, European experts, and international institutions are invited to participate in this interactive day of exchange and learning. Cities will also be introduced to the training phase of the project that will commence in the autumn.
The dialogue offers cities extensive support and individual guidance by experts in developing an adaptation strategy. The dialogue is free of charge but space is limited. Interested parties are warmly invited to participate in this interactive day of presentations by experts, exchange and learning.
To register, click here.
Local Renewables 2012 provides comprehensive mix of activities
The programme for Local Renewables 2012 “Cities and regions explore smart grids and smart solutions” outlines a comprehensive mix of workshops, study tours and networking opportunities for participants. Taking place from 25-26 October 2012 in ICLEI member Freiburg (Germany), the event will examine the role of smart grids for the optimisation of renewable energy productions within an urban-regional framework.
Two streams of highly interactive afternoon workshops will be held, allowing attendees to pick the agenda that best suits their business needs. Three study tours will also be held from which attendees can pick. The study tours give participants the chance to explore and learn the sustainable initiatives of the city of Freiburg and its surroundings, discover the “Hanisenhof” - a sustainable farm in the Black Forest, and observe the urban redevelopment of the district of Weingarten, as well as Germany’s first high rise building that can claim a passive house standard. Places are filling up fast, so register early to secure yours.
To register, click here.
Share your water-related expertise at the ADWICE Stakeholder Conference
A better understanding of the vulnerability of drinking water resources in the European Union and the available adaptation measures is key to improving future planning. The Adapting Drinking Water resources to the Impacts of Climate Change in Europe (ADWICE) Stakeholder Conference, taking place in Brussels (Belgium) on 2 October 2012, will address this issue.
The event will offer a platform to share knowledge and experiences among scientific researchers, local government leaders, national policy-makers and representatives of European institutions. The one-day conference is free of charge and early registration is recommended.
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