The congress is jointly organized by the following partners:


    European Commission

    The Directorate-General for Environment is the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment. It aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations, proposing and implementing policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens. It also makes sure that Member States apply EU environmental law correctly and represents the European Union in environmental matters at international meetings.

    Rijkswaterstaat, Ministery of Infrastructure and the Environment

    Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Rijkswaterstaat executes national policies on waste reduction, recycling and resource efficiency. Together with stakeholders Rijkswaterstaat develops knowledge in sustainable resources management and public procurement. We share our state of the art expertise with professionals in the complete supply chain. Through projects like REBus we have developed an international network in the field of circular procurement.


    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable, low-carbon, ecomobile, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population. ICLEI has been working on the topic of sustainable and innovation procurement for 21 years. ICLEI aims to provide professional information, advice, networking opportunities, training and tools to public authorities wanting to implement high quality, cost effective sustainable procurement practices. For more information visit:


    Republic of Estonia, Ministry of the Enviroment

    Estonia will be holding the presidency of the EU Council for the first time in the second half of 2017. The preparations for the presidency have started, coordinated by the Government Office. 
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