Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Bioeconomy Working Group.

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Pays de la Loire

Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson

Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Oslo Region

Bioeconomy

The Working Group focuses on increasing the influence of regions and their stakeholders in shaping the European circular bioeconomy while also working to increase the awareness of the sector as a whole. The group covers the bioeconomy in the widest sense, tackling issues related to topics such as food systems, forestry, bioenergy, biowaste, bio-based products etc. Seeing the growing role of the bioeconomy in decarbonisation efforts, the group also concentrates on the ecological sustainability of these solutions. The group develops contacts with European policymakers to increase cooperation and projects between European regions in bioeconomy.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Bioeconomy WG - Update on the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe

Heidi Johansson

The Horizon Europe Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' aims to contribute to Green Deal targets relating to sustainable farming, climate resilience, biodiversity, zero-pollution and vibrant rural areas

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Bioeconomy WG meeting: Exploiting the innovative potential of food waste

Heidi Johansson

In the EU, around 20% of the total food produced is lost or wasted with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes

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Bioeconomy WG meeting: Bio-based materials for sustainable built environments

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to our next Bioeconomy WG meeting which will look at bio-based materials for sustainable built environments. The meeting will take place on 8 June between 14:00-15:30 CEST

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

KemiraHackathon

In cooperation with Kemira Oyj, the Bioeconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions and new business models through digitalization and platform economy that can help the chemical industry move from fossil raw materials towards extensive use of renewable natural resources.

ValtraHackathon

In cooperation with Valtra Inc., the BioEconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions that can provide added value to the end customer from the data generated by the working machines, and hence contribute to the digitalization of sustainable food production and primary production, knowledge management, real-time data-based decision-making, adaptation to climate change and profitability in the food chain.

Sustainable Carbon Cycles Conference

The European Commission is organising a one-day conference on Sustainable Carbon Cycles. The conference will bring together experts and decision makers to discuss experiences ahead of the upcoming EU regulatory initiative on the certification of carbon removals. 

EU Missions info-days

On 18 and 19 January 2022, the European Commission will host virtual information days dedicated to the Horizon Europe Missions. All five missions will be discussed over the two days.

Earth Observation online networking event

A networking event in the field of Earth observation / Copernicus services will be organised on 13 December between 14.00 and 16.30. It will provide a brief overview of recently launched Horizon Europe calls, yet its main aim is to enable pitching sessions for all those interested to establish new collaborative links across EU. 

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2021

ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will take place this year on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and an outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th-anniversary celebrations.

WG Documents

WG Documents

Handbook on implementation and adoption barriers of urban living labs developing nature-based solutions

Developing Urban Living Labs is a relatively novel approach in urban areas, and consequently, there are many challenges and barriers that cities face during ULL adoption. This handbook, developed by the UNaLab project, aims to identify and explore some common barriers to the adoption of Urban Living Labs, and provide cities with a tool and an understanding of how to strategically address these barriers.

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy - Draft

A drafting group has prepared a first version of the ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

European Commission launches a call for top experts to advise on EU Missions

The European Commission has launched a call for top experts to join the five Mission Boards, with the role of providing advice on the implementation of the EU Missions. The call for applications is open online until 2 February 2022, 17:00 CET.

Basque authorities coordinating a HE proposal on ci

Some entities of the Basque Country (Spain) are leading a proposal for Horizon Europe (topic: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01-01: Circular cities and regions initiative’s project development assistance), and are looking for European partners.

European Commission publishes Horizon Europe Work Programme for EU Missions

The European Commission has published the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2021-2022, including the Work Programme for the five EU Missions. As a result of a budget increase, 19 new calls dedicated to the roll-out of the EU Missions have been announced.

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call ( HORIZON EUROPE), related to the program: The New European Bauhaus – shaping a greener and fairer way of life in creative and inclusive societies through Architecture, Design and Arts possibly a municipality (bigger municipalities are ideal target but we consider the offer of smaller one as well), located in Europe and interested in developing innovative spatial green infrastructure but also SME’s, research centers etc.

Circular Bio-based Europe partnership has been launched

This week marked the launch of the new Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). The Bioeconomy Working Group leaders have in the past year been following the development of the partnership by organising discussions with both the BBI JU Programme Office and with representatives of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

Management Board elections 2021 – results

Between 4 and 18 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Three new Management Board members were selected.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for abstracts on the role of soil in climate change

Ahead of its 2022 General Assembly, the European Geosciences Union has launched a call for abstracts on 'The role of soil in climate change.' The assembly will take place as a hybrid event online and in Vienna from 3 - 8 April 2022. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

European Commission launches a call for top experts to advise on EU Missions

The European Commission has launched a call for top experts to join the five Mission Boards, with the role of providing advice on the implementation of the EU Missions. The call for applications is open online until 2 February 2022, 17:00 CET.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Basque authorities coordinating a HE proposal on ci

Some entities of the Basque Country (Spain) are leading a proposal for Horizon Europe (topic: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01-01: Circular cities and regions initiative’s project development assistance), and are looking for European partners.

  • By Heidi Johansson

European Commission publishes Horizon Europe Work Programme for EU Missions

The European Commission has published the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2021-2022, including the Work Programme for the five EU Missions. As a result of a budget increase, 19 new calls dedicated to the roll-out of the EU Missions have been announced.

  • By Marta Raptis

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call ( HORIZON EUROPE), related to the program: The New European Bauhaus – shaping a greener and fairer way of life in creative and inclusive societies through Architecture, Design and Arts possibly a municipality (bigger municipalities are ideal target but we consider the offer of smaller one as well), located in Europe and interested in developing innovative spatial green infrastructure but also SME’s, research centers etc.

  • By Hilary Webb

Circular Bio-based Europe partnership has been launched

This week marked the launch of the new Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). The Bioeconomy Working Group leaders have in the past year been following the development of the partnership by organising discussions with both the BBI JU Programme Office and with representatives of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.