iProcureNet Topical Groups

The iProcureNet Community is structured around Topical Groups, all dealing with security in Europe.
If your activity is in link with security or public procurement feel free to join the network .
As a Community member you can join any group that interests you to take part in the discussions, be invited to events and access topical resources to enlarge your knowledge and offer you new perspectives.
Click below to learn more about our Network+Community, or keep reading to discover our five Topical Groups: Procurers, Legal Advisors, Ethics, Border and External Security, Disaster Resilient Societies

Procurers Group

The procurement group is specially designed for public buyers, procurement professionals, prescribers from Member State institutions such as Ministries of Interior, or other security practitioners from international organisations, such as NATO or OSCE. The group monitors procurement practices to build together better knowledge and guidance, by procurers for procurers.

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The French Ministry of Interior leads the Procurers Group.

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Legal Advisors Group

This group is primarily for legal professionals who support procurers or are involved in the procurement process. In order to overcome the difficulties caused by the transposition of the European directives, as well as by the varying national regulations and standards, iProcureNet connects with the legal advisors of the relevant procurement organisations. Creating a dialogue among the experts and being able to find assistance when needed, this group facilitates achieving the common objectives within the community and thus the overall European joint cross-border procurement.

The University of Tartu leads the Legal Advisors Group.

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Ethics Group

The Ethics group aims to ensure more responsible, honest and transparent public procurement practices, to provide best guidance to procurers and open discussion on the necessary actions to enhance the integrity of their own organisations.

The French Ministry of Interior leads the Ethics Group.

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Border and External Security Group

Border and External Security is at the core of safety and security of the European Union. The aim of this group is to find together and implement appropriate solutions and a platform for action in this area.
As countries face common challenges and needs to improve infrastructure and responses to evolving threats, this group will allow its members to react in real time to particular problems, such as but not
limited to border management, cross-border crimes, human smuggling, migration and rescue at sea.

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board leads the Border and External Security Group.

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Disaster Resilient Societies Group

The scope of the Disaster Resilient Societies (DRS) group is to get together prescribers from all EU countries. This group focuses on the impact and EU’s preparedness for crisis or extraordinary events resulting from natural forces related to climate change, man-made accidents, catastrophes. This live group reacts to particular problems in real time. Nowadays, disasters such as the increasing number of extreme dry and large fires as well as storms, wind shrinking, snow calamities and floods are more common. Solving such disasters requires deployment of large capacities not only in terms of human resources, but also technical, technological and others, often on an international collaborative level.

The International Security and Emergency Management Institute leads the Disaster Resilient Societies Group.

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