Sustainable Public Procurement in European Healthcare

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe is pleased to invite you to the workshop “Sustainable Public Procurement in European Healthcare”, that will be held on 2nd October at the Science 14 Atrium, Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels.

After the agreement reached in June 2013 between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council on the new Directive on Public Procurement (Classic Directive) and its adoption in the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection, it is time to discuss the implications of green and social public procurement for the healthcare sector. The revision of the EU Directive aims at making public procurement rules simpler and more flexible whilst fostering the introduction of social and environmental criteria in the use of public procurement.

The workshop will bring together EU policy makers and European public procurers to showcase best practices of green and social public procurement in the European healthcare sector. By adopting an experience sharing approach, the workshop will provide comparative information and data from different case studies across Europe, stimulate the debate on the link between green and social public procurement and offer recommendations for the long-term sustainability of the European healthcare sector.


Workshop Programme

Participant List

Final Report

Article: Healthcare procurement must not come at 'expense of environment, health and workers' rights' (The Parliament - 01/10/2013)

Presentation: Marc Tarabella - MEP S&D

Presentation: Robert Kaukewitsch - DG Environment

Presentation: Paoloa Zanetti: DG Internal Market and Services

Presentation: Catherine Weller - Client Earth

Presentation: Pauline Göthberg - Swedish County Councils and Regions

Presentation: Sonia Roschnik - NHS Sustainable Development Unit

Presentation: Kristina Bjurling - SwedWatch

Presentation: Simone Ricotta - Ministry of Environment, Italy

Presentation: Grete Solli - The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority

Presentation: Charlotta Brask - Stockholm County Council

Presentation: Marion Jaros - City of Vienna

Presentation: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lischka - formerly Kinderklinik Glanzing