iProcureNet participated on 2 July 2021 to the CERIS-SSRI webinar “Public Procurement as a catalyst of innovation for security”.

This event also attracted the participation of nearly 250 policy makers and 100 representatives from the industry sector. About 50 members of the scientific community in the field of security and procurement were in attendance, including from the Greek Center for Security Studies KEMEA and the University of Tartu who are respectively members of the iProcureNet Consortium and members of the iProcureNet Network+Community.

The webinar gathered presentation from several European institutions and agencies, such as the DG HOME of the European Commission and FRONTEX, as well as national Ministries, like the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Security and of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Slovak Ministry of Interior.

The webinar explored key topics in public procurement and innovation, value engineering in cross-border procurement, and the role of PCP in the security sector.

Moreover, the French Ministry of Interior, as iProcureNet Coordinator, moderated a panel about joint cross-border public procurement. The event was particularly important to discuss issues that are at the core of iProcureNet topics and to find potential new members of the Network+Community.

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