Who are we?

ICLEI, BME and EUROCITIES are currently running the Big Buyers network on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

European Commission - DG Grow
European Commission - DG Grow
The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The Enterprise Directorate-General works on creating an environment in which European firms can thrive.

DG Grow is funding the network.

See European Commission - DG Grow's Website

ICLEI Europe
ICLEI Europe
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.

The European Secretariat of ICLEI is currently running the network on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

See ICLEI Europe's Website

Eurocities
Eurocities
EUROCITIES is a network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in 37 European countries. EUROCITIES represents the interests of its members and engages in dialogue with the European institutions across diverse policy areas affecting cities.

EUROCITIES is currently running the network on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

See Eurocities's Website

BME
BME
The Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME), founded in 1954, is a leading trade association and network partner  for purchasing, supply chains and logistics in Germany and Europe. It has 9,750 members in 38 association regions (as of December 2022) - from individual companies to medium-sized companies to corporations - from all industries and sectors. The volume of goods and services procured by the members of the association amounts to around 1.25 trillion euros annually. This corresponds to almost a third of Germany's gross domestic product

BME is currently running the network on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

See BME's Website