Barriers and Solutions for Successful Implementations of Green Public Procurements within the Renewable Energy Sector
Tue May 31 2022, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The objective of this Policy Co-creation Workshop 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.
Registrations are closed


  • Tuesday
    May 31
  • 10:00 AM
    Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 10:15 AM
    Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop
  • 10:45 AM
    European Regional Development Agencies: Implementation of GPP at regional level
  • 11:45 AM
    Coffee Break
  • 12:00 PM
    GPP within the European Context
  • 12:45 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
    3:15 PM
    Q&A and Conclusion

Event details

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, Public Authorities and SMEs from Belgium and other European countries 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.