6. Event News
PPI4Waste to hold trainings on innovation procurement in waste sector
A series of training workshops to build capacity in public procurement of innovation (PPI) in the municipal waste sector will be held in January 2017 by the EU-funded PPI4Waste project. The training sessions will take place in Germany, Spain, Croatia and Sweden.
The training will be divided into six modules, providing an introduction to the project and identifying areas within the European waste sector where greater innovation is needed. Public procurement of innovation will also be outlined more generally, encompassing definitions, methodologies and approaches.
The German city of Frankfurt will host a training session on 31 January, focusing on how public procurers can apply innovation to their waste management activities. Further details on the session are available in the programme. Following the training, useful resources will be provided to help procurers build on the lessons learned. The PPI4Waste project aims to promote public procurement of innovation within the waste sector across Europe.
For more information, visit the PPI4Waste website.
Sustainable energy actions from planning to implementation
The Final Conference of the Intelligent Energy Europe funded projects Mayors in Action and BEAST will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on 8 February 2017. The projects will provide ideas on how to bridge the gap between planning and implementing a wide range of sustainable energy actions.
The event will bring together policy makers and technical staff from local and regional governments, signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, Covenant Supporters and Coordinators, energy agencies, the business sector, and energy stakeholders. In addition to a great line-up of speakers and experts, the free one-day workshop will be an opportunity to exchange and discuss about sustainable energy actions and replication possibilities.
The workshop will have a round of speed presentations to look at financing and implementing sustainable energy actions, followed by an interactive panel discussion. A “matchmaking lunch”, in which expert hosts facilitate the networking among participants in a series of topical roundtables, will conclude the event. Registration can be completed online.
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RAMSES offers adaptation training to cities
The RAMSES project will offer a free training event in Athens (Greece) on 15 February, during which cities will receive training on how to use the project’s results to support their local adaptation planning.
Cities will learn how to calculate the impacts of climate change on public health and the costs connected to them, as well as how to identify adaptation measures to counteract them. They will additionally learn how to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities, select between different adaptation options (particularly in light of their cost efficiency), and elaborate a vision for a more climate resilient future.
The training is open exclusively to cities. The event is free of charge and limited funds are available for reimbursing travel and accommodation costs. Registration is available online.
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