Here is the video that explains the results of the Vision fair and the successes of GPPbest
GPPbest – Best practices exchange and strategic tools for GPP is a project funded by the European Commission in the scope of the LIFE (Environmental Governance and Information Axis) program. The ultimate goal of the GPPbest project is to contribute to the promotion of new models of sustainable consumption and the dissemination of best practices, policies and approaches to Green Public Procurement, in order to highlight the advantages and to favor its application more widely. In particular, GPPbest wants to encourage the exchange and improvement of good GPP practices already implemented in some Italian regions and to develop a system of tools and knowledge that favors the adoption of green public procurement also in the context of centralized procurement actions. Specific attention is paid to: use of the minimum environmental criteria defined in the National Action Plan for GPP; verification systems for environmental requirements; calculation of costs and benefits of green public procurement; monitoring of GPP activities; accompaniment to the definition of specific procedures and competences regarding GPP in procurement centers. The coordinating beneficiary is the Region of Basilicata, associated beneficiaries are the Regions of Sardinia and Lazio, Fondazione Ecosistemi and the Romanian Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests. GPPbest started on October 1, 2015 and has a duration of 33 months, for a total value of € 1,365,934 (of which 809,724 the EU is co-financing). The LIFE program is the financial instrument offering specific support at the Community level for measures and projects with European added value for the implementation, updating and development of Community environmental policy and legislation. The Environmental Governance and Information Axis has among its objectives:
- to raise awareness of environmental issues and to gain the support of stakeholders in the development of the Union's environmental policies,
- to promote knowledge on sustainable development and new models for sustainable consumption,
- to support communication, management and dissemination of information in the environmental field.