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Links to relevant EU policies and legislation

European Commission Green Public Procurement (GPP) website provides advice for policy-makers and practitioners working on GPP. The European Commission's Buying Green! Handbook on GPP is also available on the website as is the EU GPP Training Toolkit

European Commission Innovation Policy and information on Public procurement - Public purchasers as launch customers

FP6 initiative Europe INNOVA aspires to inform, assist, mobilise and network the key stakeholders in the field of entrepreneurial innovation, including firm managers, policy makers, cluster managers, investors and relevant associations. Europe INNOVA adopts a sector-based approach that is strategically designed to identify and analyse the leverages and barriers to innovation within specific sectors

PRO INNO Europe®
is an initiative of Directorate General Enterprise and Industry which aims to become the focal point for innovation policy analysis, learning and development in Europe, with the view to learning from the best and contributing to the development of new and better innovation policies in Europe

Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) was adopted by the European Commission in 2004. The objective of this ambitious plan is to further environmental technologies to improve the environment and European competitiveness. Eco-innovation and green public procurement are two main areas of action

Communication from the European Commission on ICT - COM (2009) 111 [pdf file] - on mobilising ICT to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low carbon economy

DG INFSO PCP
website, includes EC Communication and Staff Working Paper on Pre-commercial Procurement: Driving innovation to ensure sustainable high quality public services in Europe and a series of experts’ presentations

European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport (DG TREN)

European Commission, Intelligent Energy for Europe Programme (IEE)