The LEAP project partners bring a wealth of experience to the project, from right across Europe. Leicester City Council has had an EMAS system and green purchasing policies in place for more than five years. The other 11 local authority partners have different degrees of experience, reflecting the situation in United Kingdom (London Boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark and Sutton, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council), Greece (Municipalities of Holargos, Amaroussion and Kalithea/Rhodes), Sweden (City of Göteborg), Spain (Barcelona Provincial Council) and Portugal (City of Almada).
Global to Local and the administrations of Amaroussion, Greece, and the London Borough of Southwark, UK, were all partners in the ZEUS project and contribute their experience in joint procurement. The Swedish Environmental Management Council has carried out a variety of activities related to green procurement and environmental management systems. ICLEI has co-ordinated a great number of European projects, and recently completed the RELIEF project. All the local authorities will contribute their wide range of experiences in green procurement and environmental management.