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 Europe

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Oslo Region European Office

Simon Fredholm

Simon Fredholm

Simon Fredholm

Region Värmland European Office

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, with a particular focus on Horizon Europe and the Circular Bio-based Europe Partnership.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Bioeconomy Working Group Breakfast meeting: 2023 kick off

Bioeconomy Working Group Breakfast meeting: 2023 kick off

Astrid Hannes

This Bioeconomy Working Group 2023 Kick-off meeting will take place on 8 February 2023 from 09:00-10:30 and will offer an opportunity for all Bioeconomy WG members to come together to network and

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Adaptation

Adaptation Task Force meeting

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

We are pleased to invite you to the first ERRIN Adaptation Task Force meeting, which will take place on 24 January between 10:00-11:00 at the ERRIN premises (Rue du Luxembourg 3, 8th floor). The

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Bioeconomy and ICT WG meeting: Bioeconomy meets data

Heidi Johansson

Data and digital tools are widely used within different sectors of the bioeconomy – from the agri-food and forestry sectors to waste management, to increase the efficiency and profitability of these

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Bioeconomy WG meeting: The urban perspective of forestry

Heidi Johansson

To bring nature back into cities to support biodiversity and mitigate climate change, the EU has called on cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants to develop Urban Greening Plans aligned with its

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Cities Forum 2023

The 5th edition of the Cities Forum will take place in Torino from 16-17 March 2023. It will consider current urban challenges, with a focus on green transition in cities and social inclusion.

CITIES TALK NATURE WEBINAR: Making nature-based solutions work for all - avoiding green gentrification

In the seventh CITIES TALK NATURE webinar, taking place on 16 February between 16:00-17:30, discussions will build on the recently published GOLD VI Report on Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality, developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in partnership with the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) research consortium.

Bioeconomy Working Group Breakfast meeting: 2023 kick off

This Bioeconomy Working Group breakfast meeting offers an opportunity for all Bioeconomy WG members to come together to network and jointly kick-off the WG activities for 2023. The WG leaders will present the annual plan for the new year, along with the European Commission presenting the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI), to discuss how the WG members can be involved in the planned work.

CCRI Webinar on Monitoring the Transition to Circular Economy

The CCRI Coordination and Support Office, in which ERRIN is involved, is organising the 3rd CCRI online webinar on 'Monitoring the transition to Circular Economy' on 7 February 2023. You can register for the webinar until 6 February.

1st European Mission Forum (EMiF): "Making Missions Work"

The 1st European Mission Forum will take place as an online event on 25 January 2023.

Adaptation Task Force meeting

The first meeting of the ERRIN Adaptation Task Force will take place on 24 January (10:00-11:00) at the ERRIN premises. During the meeting, we will present the two new ERRIN projects linked to the Adaptation Mission: RESIST and PEERS. We will also discuss the next steps for the Mission itself in view of the launch event of the Community of Practice.

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

Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking funding priorities for 2023

The Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has published its Annual Work Programme for 2023, including information about the next call for project proposals. €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 adopted

The Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 has been adopted by the European Commission.

New European Innovation Agenda: Council conclusions adopted

On 2 December, the Council adopted the conclusions on the New European Innovation Agenda. We have collected some key points highlighted by the Council and ERRIN remarks on the document. The CoR opinion on the same topic, to which ERRIN provided comments, was also adopted on 1 December.

Largest public consultation on Horizon programmes 2014-2027 now open

The Commission has launched the largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework Programmes 2014-2027. Stakeholders are invited to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as shaping the strategic orientations for the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027. The consultation will stay open for 12 weeks, closing in February 2023.

Latest Updates

  • By Aude Raimbault

The French "Compagnie Nationale du Rhône" is looking for a consortium in 3 HORIZON-CL6-BIODIV projects

The "Compagnie Nationale du Rhône" is interested in joining a consortium as a partner in 3 HORIZON-CL6-BIODIV projects linked to biodiversity and water (invasive alien species, environmental DNA, innovative river restoration projects).

  • By Astrid Hannes

Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking funding priorities for 2023

The Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has published its Annual Work Programme for 2023, including information about the next call for project proposals. €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Expression of interest to participate in a consortium for Horizon Europe - Cluster 6 call

The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is interested in participating in a consortium for the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 call “Optimising the sustainable production of wood and non-wood products in small forest properties and development of new forest-based value chains” (RIA) - HORIZON-CL6-2023-CircBio-01-12. 

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 adopted

The Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 has been adopted by the European Commission.