The mission statement of PuREnet is to promote, develop and represent a European public real estate reference framework, intended to help its members build interpersonal relationships and work together for a highly effective and responsible use of public real estate assets.
Throughout its activities and projects, PuREnet performs and assumes a range of functions corresponding to its role and objectives as an international network leader creating at the same time rewarding opportunities for employees, pleasant working sites and better cities to live in and enjoy.
In terms of objectives, PuREnet aims to:
Mainly trying to serve as a reference framework and an open platform, five main functions have been defined:
A laboratory of ideas
The origins and consequences of the profound changes taking place today must be fully understood along with the place occupied by education, technique, culture and communication. PuREnet could play a key role in anticipating and defining as a kind of “laboratory of ideas”, the most important emerging issues in its spheres of competence and identifying appropriate solutions to deal with them.
A clearing house
PuREnet has a role in gathering, transferring, disseminating and sharing available information, knowledge and best practices in its fields of competence, identifying innovative solutions and testing them through pilot projects when necessary. The network should serve a double purpose: research and exchange of analysis results. International experts formulate new and common approaches concerning the major issues faced by public real estate mangers and workforce, mobilizing talents and resources to attain common objectives.
PuREnet, quite apart from cultural differences and traditions, supports the effort to identify a common reference framework, serving as a central forum for coordinating a number of ethical, normative and technical issues of our time, fostering multidisciplinary exchange and mutual understanding, defining benchmarks and mobilizing international opinion. PuREnet also helps to establish or revise the instrument, works towards its adoption or revision, and, occasionally, assists Member States in putting it into practice.
A capacity-builder in Member States
PuREnet organizes international cooperation for serving its stakeholders in building human and organisation capacities in its fields of competence renovating public real estate management.
A catalyst for international cooperation
PuREnet, as a technical multidisciplinary network, intends to assume a catalytic role for development cooperation on key issues related to Public Real Estate management, for the convergence of work which otherwise would be lost. Beyond the stimulation of personal contacts among specialists, or through the reinforcement of education systems, PuREnet contributes to the dissemination of knowledge by serving as a centre for the collection and distribution of specialized information, using written documentation and, to an increasing extent, electronic tools.