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 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

Bioeconomy WG

Future prospects of algae cultivation for a greener and more sustainable society

Anna Tranberg

Algae – being a rich source of proteins, antioxidants, and oils – is becoming increasingly interesting as a sustainable raw material in food, feed, nutrition supplements as well as bioplastics and

WG Events

WG Events

Reducing Food Waste from Farm to Fork - Conference and B2B online event

The REAMIT project, which proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains, to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency, is the subject of an upcoming online event over two days.

Research and Innovation for Biodiversity: what role for gene drive research?

The European Parliament Intergroup on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development is hosting an online event on the subject of gene drive.

ECRN conference on building the sustainable chemincal industry of tomorrow - Regional response to common European challanges

The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising a conference that will look at the role of regions in delivering the European Green Deal. It will highlight the potential of promising new technologies for accelerating the chemical industry's transition towards a circual, carbon netural and bio-based economy.

EU Green Week: Finnish municipalities contributing to super year of nature

Several Finnish municipalities are coming together to share their contributions to biodiversity protection. The UNaLab project will be presented as part of this EU Green Week Partner Event.

EU Green Week partner event: Traceability and circularity of electrical devices and their waste

The Delegation of Catalonia to the EU is hosting a partner event at EU Green Week, the session will explore thee development of an upcoming R&I project.

EU Green Week partner event: Life Adaptate

After 3 years of implementation, the Life Adaptate project is in the position to disseminate the concrete GREEN developments implemented so far.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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.

Winning cities announced for European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021 awards

Grenoble has been announced as the winner of the European Green Capital Award 2022 and two cities will share the title of the European Green Leaf 2021 award.

ERRIN-driven project facilitation for the European Green Deal Call

The European Green Deal (EGD) call has spurred a strong interest amongst the ERRIN membership. Gear up for an ERRIN-driven project facilitation process for the European Green Deal Call!

MADE4FARM - Microalgae for sustainable Agriculture using Digestate for crops in a circular Economy

AC3A (Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Coast) is preparing a project that aims to pursue an initiative started through Interreg on the production of a digestate from microalgae (thus a bio-based fertiliser).

European Green Deal call launched

The European Commission has launched the Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call which addresses the biggest climate issues and aims to protect the ecosystems and biodiversity.

Deadline to share ideas on Horizon Europe Missions extended

The European Commission has extended its call for ideas on the Horizon Europe Missions from 6 September to 14 September 2020. 

Latest Updates

  • By Anna Tranberg

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Winning cities announced for European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021 awards

Grenoble has been announced as the winner of the European Green Capital Award 2022 and two cities will share the title of the European Green Leaf 2021 award.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Project on food waste prevention in the hospitality sector – Green Deal call LC-GD-6-1-2020 (E)

Express your interest in becoming a potential partner for the Green Deal call Farm to Fork – LC-GD-6-1-2020 (E): Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Green Deal call: Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy

Express your interest in becoming a partner in the Green Deal Call: Demonstration of systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN-driven project facilitation for the European Green Deal Call

The European Green Deal (EGD) call has spurred a strong interest amongst the ERRIN membership. Gear up for an ERRIN-driven project facilitation process for the European Green Deal Call!

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

MADE4FARM - Microalgae for sustainable Agriculture using Digestate for crops in a circular Economy

AC3A (Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Coast) is preparing a project that aims to pursue an initiative started through Interreg on the production of a digestate from microalgae (thus a bio-based fertiliser).