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Helpdesk for GPP

The European Commission set up the Helpdesk on green public procurement (GPP) in January 2010 as one of the means for supporting public authorities to green their purchasing decisions.

The main aim of the Helpdesk is to provide timely and accurate answers to stakeholders' enquiries, and to promote and disseminate information on GPP. Stakeholders (essentially anyone working on GPP) can send their questions by email to

Please note that the responses to questions given cannot be considered either as an analysis of an individual case nor as an interpretation of EU law in relation to a specific situation. They cannot be considered as legal advice representing the view of the European Commission concerning the compatibility of national law with EU law, with regard to issues relating to public procurement.

The GPP News Alert – a newsletter covering the latest news on green procurement in the EU plus a selection of good practice examples to illustrate how GPP can be done in practice – is also part of the Helpdesk service. As are the organisation of webinars on topics of relevance to practitioners. As of 2022 the European Commission expanded the scope of the GPP Helpdesk to also cover the social responsibility dimension.

Questions sent to the Helpdesk are welcome in English, French or German.

Contact details:
GPP Helpdesk
Tel: +49 761 368 920