3 September 2013 - Bari, Puglia (IT)

ENGAGED Project - Workshop on Innovative Procurement

Mutual Learning workshop on public procurement for services and products for independent living and integrated care

This mutual learning workshop is being jointly organised by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Action Groups B3, C2 and the ENGAGED Thematic network project on Active & Healthy Ageing.

The workshop will highlight examples of current good practices and explore how these can be replicated and scaled up to support the key objectives of the EIP on AHA programme across Europe.


1. Raise awareness of the use of instruments of public procurement for the acquisition of innovative services and products for independent living and integrated care;
2. Allow mutual learning and sharing practices among mature professionals and interested stakeholders for the benefit of potential new users of the instruments;
3. Verify the possibility of integration of the innovative procurement with other innovative approaches, in particular with the Living Labs one;
4. Analyze innovative procurement tools currently in use and identify their diversity and specificity.
Workshop Outline

Sharing models and approaches of innovative procurement chosen from experiences gained among partners, stressing weaknesses and strengths characterizing them.

Possible Insights to explore...
Which different types of innovative procurement are incorporated?
Which aspects / situations can affect (positively and / or negatively) the innovative procurement process? Explore this from the perspective of the supply and demand side.
Which are the relationships between the innovative procurement and the "user empowerment"? Explore the role of the living labs and its contribution to procurement. Are there active procurers in living labs involved?
How to raise awareness on innovative procurement? Explore the use of joint collaboration models
Target Audience

Active experts of innovative procurement, public procurers, companies and research centers involved or planning to undertake the innovative procurement process belonging to EIP AHA Action group C2 (Development of interoperable independent living solutions) and Action group B3 (Replicating and tutoring integrated care for chronic diseases, including remote monitoring at regional level) and to the ENGAGED thematic network project funded by the CIP. 

Travel Expenses

It is possible for participants who have to travel especially for the mutual learning workshop to Puglia to apply for an allocation of their T&A expenses. For further information, please contact Daniel FERNANDEZ-BUCKLEY.

Expected Results

A publication containing the results of the workshop with its recommendations. First ideas about how to communicate the guidelines on Innovative procurement.

How to transfer these insights and approaches to other regions? 


Please use the following link to register:


For further information, please contact: 

EU project manager
European Health Management Association
+32 2 502 6525

AER Contact:
Policy Coordinator Committee 2
tel: +33 3 88 22 74 48



This mutual learning workshop is taking place in the framework of ENGAGED, a thematic network in the field of active and healthy ageing. Learn more about ENGAGED by clicking on the logo below.

Practical Information

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This thematic network has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme under GA n° 325172.
DISCLAIMER: this publication only reflects the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this publication. 


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