NGOs have the ability to strongly support the mainstreaming of GPP across Europe. The objective of the NGO Network is to increase the uptake of GPP throughout the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities. ICLEI has been running the network with the support of the European Commission from 2016-2019 .

Sector of activity
Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Start date
01/04/2016

End date
30/04/2019

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Josefine Hintz

Assistant Sustainable Economy and Procurement

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Objectives

The objective of the NGO Network is to increase the uptake of GPP throughout the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities. Environmental NGOs have knowledge and experience with many of the environmental issues addressed by GPP criteria, such as hazardous substances, waste management, energy efficiency etc., but few are involved in directly supporting GPP.
Through the network, NGOs will be provided with the information and materials necessary to support sub-national governments in GPP.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • 2nd Annual Meeting - NGOs as co-drivers for uptake of Green Public Procurement

Impact and Results

- a cohort of 20+ NGOs from across Europe that exchange online and offline regularly
- GPP activities delivered by each NGO ranging from local capacity building workshops, awareness campaigns or guidance on a GPP pilot procurement

Next steps and how to get involved

The network is not active at the moment.
More information: https://sustainable-procurement.org/ngonetwork/