The Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FAMP) and the Provincial Energy Agency of Cadiz (APEC), presented the 20th of October in Sevilla the GreenS project (Green supporters public procurement for innovative and sustainable institutional change), an international initiative funded by the European Union under the Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
The event was attended by main actors in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Andalusia. Most of them collaborated previously with FAMP on its “Participative Laboratory for Energy Efficiency”, and now will be part of GreenS Steering Committee in Spain. The main objective of this Committee will be to facilitate the implementation and development of the project in the region, giving advice to national partners and assessing the results.
GreenS project was launched last June, in fact, GreenS is currently in its first stage of implementation, focused on identifying the institutional needs in the field of GPP and analyzing the good and bad practices in each partner country. This analysis will identify several good and bad practices undertaken in GPP processes in each partner country to verify the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of them.
The main goal of this stage is to identify and analyze, in each country, at least 10 GPP practices related to the public procurement of goods and energy efficiency services carried out by national, regional and local authorities. At least 15 action plans for sustainable energy (SEAPs) will be also analyzed. Through this analysis, the consortium will identify which local authorities need "support" regarding green products and energy-related services.
Throughout 36 months GreenS project will launch several activities aimed to provide advice to public institutions about instruments and tools in GPP, promoting multi-level cooperation between public authorities’ networks at national, regional and local level, as well as municipal associations and GPP´s agents to promote support and advice in response to raised questions about this green procurement model.