BRINC workshop and international conference on innovation procurement

From 19 March 2024 10:00 until 19 March 2024 15:00

2024 03 19 BRINC Workshop

Join the BRINC workshop to meet in person with the BRINC network of public authorities and other key relevant actors working on public procurement of innovation and circular economy, to  exchange insights and learn from mutual experiences in this field.

Organised in parallel to the International conference on innovation procurement, this one-day workshop will focus on:

  • the importance to change the organisational mindset to boost the uptake of circular and innovative practices;
  • learnings from the two BRINC project cases (on single use sanitary waste and diaper recycling) including the challenges and opportunities faced during the different stages of the procurement process.


10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:15 - 10:30

EU initiatives on Public Procurement
Anita Poort, DG GROW, European Commission

10:30 - 11:30

Cultivating a circular mindset – Regional programs to support local buyers
Programma Innovatieve Overheidsopdrachten, (PIO), Flanders Programma Innovatieve Overheidsopdrachten, (PIO), Flanders (Veerle Lories, Programme Manager)
Bruxelles Environnement (Estelle Andre, Project manager Sustainable PP strategy )
Government of Catalunya (Itziar Müller Aguilar, Sustainable PP consultant)

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:30

BRINC procurement cases: challenges and opportunities in the procurement process: single use sanitary waste and diaper recycling
Institut Catala de la Salut (Jordi Pujadas Rovira, Environmental management coordinator)
City of Copenhagen (Dorthe Bach Egemose Aggen, City of Copenhagen)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:00

A one-stop-shop for circular procurement: the C-PRONE initiative
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management & the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management

15:00 - 16:00 Networking

International conference



To attend the workshop, please register using the online form before 05 March 2024.

Practical details

  • Where?

Flemish government - Herman Teirlinckgebouw building
Havenlaan 88 - 1000 Brussels

Room 01.05 Isala Van Diest

  • When?

19 March 2024, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Reimbursement of travel costs

The BRINC project can cover travel costs of members of the BRINC Network of PA up to a certain amount. Please contact the BRINC partners before 23 February if you are interested.


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