MAINGPP: Promotion of, and Evaluation of Barriers to Green Public Procurement (GPP) in the Western Balkan Countries and Turkey
|Name of legal entity||Country||Overall project value (EUR)||Proportion carried out by legal entity (%)||No. of staff provided||Name of client||Origin of funding||
|The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)||Western Balkan countries, Turkey, particularly Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro||70,000||100.00||16||Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the Netherlands (VROM)||Government of the Netherlands grants 720/1998||
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Green public procurement means bringing environmental concerns into tendering for goods and services. Among the barriers to GPP are the lack of established environmental criteria; lack of information on the relative costs of environmentally friendly products and services; lack of awareness of the benefits of GPP; uncertainty about the legal possibilities for including environmental criteria in tenders; and lack of political support for promoting GPP.
The overall objective was to promote the introduction of GPP practices and to enhance the development of markets for green(er) / more sustainable consumer goods in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey.
The project included stocktaking of relevant initiatives in Western Balkan countries and Turkey, the identification of barriers to an increased market diffusion of green(er) products and services, and the presentation of results via a regional dissemination event.
- selection of best practices in waste prevention
- preparation of guidelines
- developing prevention indicators
- stakeholder consultation
- website creation