Green public procurement supporters for innovative and sustainable institutional change

Project duration: 2015 – 2018



Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
Number – 649860 – GreenS

Website UE Program


GreenS is an EU initiative supported by the European Commission through the H2020 Programme with the main goal is to strengthen capacity of public authorities to successfully apply GPP with priority, enhancing their ability and capacity to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions and costs by applying innovative solutions on GPP.

GreenS Objectives:

  • ­To strengthen capacity of public authorities to successfully apply GPP with priority.

  • ­To make GPP practices a common standard among public administrations.

  • ­To contribute overcoming the obstacles and barriers to GPP.

  • To provide dialogue and suggestions to the political decision making process, legal and operational guidance.

  • ­­­To boost the process of settings common GPP criteria, tools and procedures in the EU.

Working Programme:

By the establishment of “supporting permanent structures”, called G.PP.S. – Green Public Procurement Supporters (Supporting Units) within the participating Energy Agencies, the project implementation provides long-term support and technical assistance on GPP to the public authorities, and multi-level cooperation among different actors at national, regional and local level on GPP. The project objectives are to address the obstacles to the uptake of GPP that have been identified by the partners in their own country (context analysis) and which come from the Institutional needs on GPP and Good and bad practices analysis in each participating country.

The implementation of pilot projects, by aiming to intensively consult public administrations in the implementation of pilot green procurement process, have the scope to test on the field that are the most efficient and effective actions to provide GPP implementation and up-take.

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