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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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Bioeconomy WG: Coffee meeting on Horizon Europe Cluster 6

Heidi Johansson

The Bioeconomy Working Group will organise an online coffee meeting which will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Bioeconomy WG meeting: Mission on soil health and food

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to the first Bioeconomy WG meeting for 2021, focusing on the Horizon Europe Mission on soil health and food. Soil is not only vital for a healthy environment, but also

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

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6

ERRIN together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway are organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. Save the dates and find the right match for your project idea!

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6

ERRIN together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway are organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. Save the dates and find the right match for your project idea!

Murcia food brokerage event 2021

The 10th Edition of Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2021 will present the latest creations in the field of food technology, providing companies from different European countries with an excellent opportunity to hold bilateral meetings aimed at establishing technology cooperation agreements. 

Bioeconomy WG: Coffee meeting on Horizon Europe Cluster 6

The Bioeconomy Working Group will organise an online coffee meeting which will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work programme by providing an overview of the specifics of the cluster and the calls included in it.

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

Action Plan to boost organic production

The Commission has presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products in the EU, raise agricultural land under organic farming to 25% by 2030 and increase organic aquaculture. 

Ten new European Partnerships proposed to fast-forward green and digital transitions

The European Commission has proposed to establish ten new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry with the aim of speeding up the twin transitions.

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Parliament has approved the Recovery and Resiliency Facility, which aims to ensure that European economies recover from the pandemic while preparing for a sustainable and digital future.

Companies need a push in the right direction: The north can realise the dream of a Green EU

2020, the “Corona year’’, was a year in which chemical companies and plastic producers have made great strides in green development. But investment is needed to achieve the next steps. The Bio Cooperative Noord Nederland consortium has the details.

Public consultation on new EU soil strategy

A consultation on the EU's future Soil Strategy is now open until 27 April 2021.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Action Plan to boost organic production

The Commission has presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products in the EU, raise agricultural land under organic farming to 25% by 2030 and increase organic aquaculture. 

  • By Marta Raptis

Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader of the project under the LIFE + programme

A Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader of the project, within the LIFE program, related to priority: “Climate change mitigation and adaptation” possibly a municipality, located in the south of Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany) interested in developing innovative spatial green infrastructure. Project objectives: comparison of the micro-climatic functionality of the PMS structures for both locations where they will be built, i.e. under conditions of cool Central European climate and warm Southern European climate in the context of cooling of the “heat islands” in the city centers, as well as comparison of the functioning of these structures in a different urban contexts in social, cultural and economic terms.

  • By Hilary Webb

Join the C-VoUCHER Calibration Programme to boost regional circular economy

The C-VoUCHER project has created a Calibration Programme to share its strategies and tools for developing regional circular economy programmes.

  • By Viktor Kovacic

Search for ERWC partners

For the organisation of the EWRC 2021 workshop, SBRA is going to apply as a lead partner (in the name of one of our members: Municipality of Grosuplje, Slovenia) and we are searching for partners. The chosen theme is “Green transition: for a sustainable and green recovery”. Please send your replies ASAP.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Call for a leader for the Bioeconomy Working Group

Due to changes in the leadership, the Bioeconomy Working Group is looking for a new WG leader to co-lead the group together with the current leaders from Navarra, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden and Pays de la Loire. The deadline for sending your expression of interest is 31 March.

  • By Hilary Webb

Ten new European Partnerships proposed to fast-forward green and digital transitions

The European Commission has proposed to establish ten new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry with the aim of speeding up the twin transitions.