Experiences and solutions for the development of Green Public Procurement in the renewable energy sector
The objective of this Stakeholder Café organized as part of the H2020 XPRESS project is focused on the not yet fully developed potential of public procurement and supporting the application of innovative technologies in energy transformation.
Successful examples of Green Public Procurement in the energy sector and the elements that have contributed to their success will be presented during the event.
In particular, two speakers coming from Bulgaria and Slovenia, will discuss how to overcome the bureaucratic, financial and technical barriers that hinder the full involvement of public administrations and innovative companies in the development of GPP in the renewable energy sector. For example, it may be difficult for a public authority to find small and medium-sized enterprises that can offer innovative services. By the same token, complex public procurement procedures might represent a burden for SMEs. These issues are even more relevant when restarting a business after the pandemic.
The meeting is part of a broader process in partnership with European actors and networks that collaborate in the success of these initiatives.
|10:00 - 10:05||Conncection to the Zoom Platform|
|10:05 – 10:10||
Welcome and introduciton to the workshop
Giacomo FRISANCO, Project Officer, EURADA
|10:10 - 10:50||
Europe: setting the scene. Valuable experiences on Green Public Procurement and Renewable Energy Sources
Tatjana Orhini Valjavec, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning Slovenia
Sofia Savova, Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency – GPP4GROWTH
|10:50 - 11:00||Q&A session|
|11:00 – 11:15||
Conclusions of the day and next steps
Dr Paola ZERILLI, XPRESS scientific project coordinator (University of York)