First Round of Training Programme Successfully Closed

On January 30, 2019 the EU-funded 6-week PPE training programme officially closed.

Following the successful presentation of their final papers 33 participants graduated with the title “Certified Public Procurement Expert” and are now back in their countries implementing their newly acquired knowledge in their daily work.

The PPE Faculty congratulates all participants!

For details about the programme and information on next steps, please contact Alexandra Leon at alexandra.leon(at)


Graduation Ceremony at the Ministry of Finance


Developing Excellence in European Public Procurement

PPE is the first comprehensive European training programme for procurement professionals from Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs). Initiated by the European Commission, developed by the BBG and the WU Executive Academy.

Public Procurement Excellence

“The European Commission has decided to fund this training programme for Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs), given the potential leverage of CPBs to assist the inclusion of SMEs, environmental-friendly purchasing, and innovation procurement. I believe that this training programme will attract relevant professionals from all over Europe. The training programme is designed effectively, covering all relevant topics from contract management to the design and strategy of framework contracts. Participation can make a difference in improving procurement and making it more strategic and SME-oriented.” Ms Irmfried Schwimann, Deputy Director-General DG GROW (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs)

„I look forward to meeting you in Vienna!” – Andreas Nemec.

Mag. Andreas Nemec, Managing Director Bundesbeschaffung GmbH


Dean Univ.Prof. Barbara Stöttinger, from WU Executive Academy on Vimeo.