Working Group Leaders

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

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Delegation of the Government of Navarra

Anniina Palmu

Anniina Palmu

Anniina Palmu

West Finland European Office

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Pays de la Loire

Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson

Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden

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

Bioeconomy WG

Bioeconomy WG - Regional strategies related to the circular bioeconomy (online workshop)

Anna Tranberg

Please find the presentation slides from the workshop below.  More and more European regions are developing strategies related to the bio- and circular economy and hence there is an increased demand

Bioeconomy WG

Bioeconomy WG webinar: Ensuring a sufficient provision of skills for an innovative European forestry sector

Anna Tranberg

The Council conclusions from 15 April 2019 highlight the need to further promote research, innovation, and the deployment of technologies in forests and the forest-based sector, as well as the need

WG Events

WG Events

Towards a green and circular economy in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.

Launch of European Extreme Events Climate Index

The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI). E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management. AGENDA 16:00 – Opening IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data…

Opportunities for ERRIN members interested raw materials

This meeting is a chance for ERRIN members interested in critical raw materials and sustainable extractives to learn more about a new initiative and the possible opportunities and benefits for their regions.

Big Buyers for Climate and Environment Launch

This launch event is a chance to learn more about the European Commission's initiative: Big Buyers for Climate and Environment.

EU Forest Strategy post-2020 in the context of post-EU Green Deal future-fit Europe

East and North Finland EU Office, the ERIAFF Network, the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and Junta de Castilla y Léon present a webinar on the future EU Forest Strategy.

Industrial Hemp - From the world to Skåne

Join this virtual conference that will tackle the subject of the thriving industrial hemp market and its potential for the Swedish countryside.

WG Documents

WG Documents

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

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN has published an input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level. 

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

LIFE Programme to receive €280 million investment package

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €280 million from the EU budget to fund more than 120 new LIFE Programme projects.

Knowledge centre for biodiversity launched

The new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity will serve as a point of access to science-based evidence to protect natural ecosystems that provide Europe with food, medicine, materials, recreation and wellbeing.

LIFE Awards 2020 - winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Life Awards have today been announced at EU Green Week. The prize for Environment and the 2020 Citizen's Prize went to Flaw4Life - a Portugal-based project that aims to reduce food waste.

Management Board elections 2020 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 26 October.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN has published an input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level. 

  • By Robin Bruck

Green Transition proposal for LC-GD-7-1-2020: "Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services" is looking for Letters of Support

H2020 Green Deal consortium for LC-GD-7-1-2020: "Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services" is looking for organizations that would like to support the project via Letter of Support. The project GREEN TRANSITION demonstrates the synergies of ecosystem services restoration, agroecology and renewable energy generation all together creating socio-economic perspectives for European regions in structural transition

  • By Heidi Johansson

Input on the Bioeconomy WG activities for 2021

The Bioeconomy working group is currently preparing the annual work plan for 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

Big Buyers for climate and environment - Public procurement opportunities

The Big Buyers for Climate and Environment Initiative seeks public entities working in health, clean energy, low-carbon construction or intelligent transport for the next phase of collaboration.

  • By Hilary Webb

AGM Virtual networking: Discover secret talents within ERRIN!

The ERRIN team has designed a festive networking game that will take place at the end of the Autumn AGM. In order to make it happen, we need your secret talents!