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Archive for March, 2017
March 23, 2017
March 15, 2017
As we mentioned in our previous post, Ecosistema Urbano is working with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Seville for a research project focused on the topic of maintenance of public space, aiming to define the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Public Space Maintenance.
In this framework we are currently seeking a civil engineer, construction engineer, building engineer or architect, with proven expertise in the field of construction and maintenance of public space to start a collaboration in this research project. Chosen candidate will work on the topic of maintenance of public space side by side with ecosistema urbano. The official language of the project is English and all the documents to be produced should be in English.
+ Graduate in civil or construction engineering
+ Professional proficiency of written and spoken English and Spanish
+ Expertise in the sector of public works and maintenance of public space
+ Well organised person and proven research methodology
+ Basic knowledge of European Union green policies
+ Strong understanding of environmental issues
+ High capacity to work independently and respect deadlines
Candidates should submit their cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecosistema Urbano está buscando un ingeniero civil o de construcción, arquitecto o arquitecto técnico con experiencia probada en el campo de la construcción y mantenimiento del espacio público para iniciar una colaboración en un proyecto de investigación que se está desarrollando dentro del marco de políticas públicas sostenibles de la Comisión Europea. El candidato elegido trabajará sobre el tema del mantenimiento del espacio público junto con ecosistema urbano. El idioma oficial del proyecto es el inglés y todos los documentos de proyecto se producirán en inglés.
+ Licenciado en ingeniería civil o de construcción o arquitectura técnica
+ Máxima competencia profesional de inglés y español
+ Experiencia en el sector de obras públicas y mantenimiento del espacio público
+ Persona bien organizada y control de metodología de investigación probada
+ Conocimientos básicos de las políticas sostenibles de la Unión Europea
+ Fuerte comprensión de las cuestiones ambientales
+ Alta capacidad para trabajar independientemente y respetar los plazos
Los interesados pueden enviar su cv email@example.com
Las entrevistas serán en inglés.
March 10, 2017
We are glad to announce our recent collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Seville for a research project focused on the topic of maintenance of public space. The project aims to define the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Public Space Maintenance.
But.. what is exactly EU GPP? Here there is a short description coming directly from the European Commission official webpage.
Green Public Procurement (GPP) is defined in the Communication (COM (2008) 400) “Public procurement for a better environment” as “a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.” GPP is a voluntary instrument, which means that Member States and public authorities can determine the extent to which they implement it.
Public authorities are major consumers in Europe: they spend approximately 1.8 trillion euro annually, representing around 14 % of the EU’s gross domestic product. By using their purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production.
Green purchasing is also about influencing the market. By promoting and using GPP, public authorities can provide industry with real incentives for developing green technologies and products. In some sectors, public purchasers command a significant share of the market (e.g. public transport and construction, health services and education) and so their decisions have considerable impact. EU GPP is an important tool as it can contribute to the stimulation of the market for environmentally-friendly goods, works and services and to contribute to the development of a more resource-efficient economy in the EU. The Commission has developed EU GPP criteria for around 20 different product groups.
Here the complete list of 20 product groups considered for EU GPP Criteria, and as you may notice the range is really wide, from Office Building Design, Construction and Management, to Transport or Computer and monitors, to mention a few.
We are now working on the first phase of the project for the development of the EU GPP Criteria for Public Space Maintenance. One of the very first document produced is a Stakeholder Questionnaire aiming to define the scope. The questionnaire has been sent to several identified stakeholders from the supply side (Providers of maintenance services, equipment, public furniture, etc), demand side (public and non-public procurers) and other stakeholders, such as national or local policy makers, environmental organizations, urban planners and designers, citizens organizations, etc.
The scoping questionnaire is available at the following link for all interested parties to contribute:
If you are interested in participating please express your opinion through the questionnaire, and submit it to the email address
JRC-PUBLIC-SPACE-MAINTENANCE@ec.europa.eu before the 17th March 2017.
Further questions or registration by sending an email to JRC-PUBLIC-SPACE-MAINTENANCE@ec.europa.eu
March 8, 2017
El próximo martes 28 de marzo a las 18:30h tendrá lugar la segunda sesión-encuentro de las Jornadas de Innovación y Gestión Urbana como parte del ciclo #Cityfollowers Talks de la UCJC. continue reading