Green public procurement for resource-efficient regional growth

Acronym: 

GPP4Growth

Program: 

INTERREG Europe

Funding: 

85% ERDF 15% National Co-financing

Delegate Organization: 

Partners: 

Project period: 

Sunday, January 1, 2017 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Description: 

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT TO ACHIEVE GREEN GROWTH

Since April 2016, the new EU public procurement system generates new opportunities for public administrations to incentivise eco-innovation and resource efficiency via green public procurement (GPP), i.e. by applying new environmental criteria in tenders. GPP4Growth regions are called to play an important role, using their purchasing power to choose green goods & services, and promote sustainable consumption & production patterns.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

GPP4Growth brings together 9 partners from 9 countries, involving the managing authorities & regional bodies influencing regional & national policy instruments, to exchange experiences & practices, and improve their capacity on implementing resource efficiency policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through GPP.

EXPECTED CHANGES

Over 7% increase in the number of businesses in partners’ regions, integrating environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works. Increased capacity of 200 staff of public administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying GPP. 10+Meuros of investments unlocked to promote new green products and services development. Increased knowledge awareness of over 1000 stakeholders on the influence of GPP on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses.

MAIN OUTPUTS & BENEFITS

3 interregional workshops, 2 existing experience visits & 1 regions summit to promote experiences exchanges of partners and stakeholders. 9 action plans to improve the addressed policy instruments, benefiting managing authorities and beneficiaries. 14 policy briefs to transfer GPP4Growth lessons learnt to public authorities beyond the partnership. A digital lifecycle costing (LCC) method and resources for all EU public administrations to allow harmonised application of LCC. 5 thematic studies & analyses on practices that improve effectiveness of GPP. 

 

You may visit the official website of GPP4Growth project for more information on project progress.