Sustainable Public Procurement in the Digital Age

Blended Programme in Rome

on-site week: 10-14 July 2023


The programme aims to provide participants with hints and a direct engagement on how public procurement can be redesigned through digital tools to achieve sustainability goals.

The programme combines:

  • self-paced training on the fundamentals in the areas of digital transformation, sustainability, procurement and supply chain management (accessible on Open edX);
  • in-person practice-based lectures on how public tenders can be designed and managed to promote sustainability;
  • hybrid group work on a public tender simulation started in presence together with the lectures and presented remotely to Public Procurement Authorities.


  • gain practical experience on how public procurement can be redesigned through digital transformation processes
  • gain practical experience on how digital transformation can contribute to achieve sustainability
  • Interact with public procurement authorities  and develop a project work under their supervision
  •  gain 3 ECTS


The programme is addressed to master-level students with different backgrounds, namely:

  • 60% from Management and Economics
  • 20% from Data Science/Statistics/Informatics
  • 20% from other backgrounds (Law, Political Science, Psychology, etc.)