The Bioeconomy Working Group is focused on increasing the influence of regions and their stakeholders in shaping the European Bioeconomy. One of the current objectives of the Working Group is also develop the contacts with the European policy-makers and increase the cooperation and projects between the European regions in this field.

Work Plan

ERRIN Contact

Sune Jin Christensen
Central Denmark
Jorge Molina Villanueva
Delegation of the Government of Navarra
Anniina Palmu
West Finland European Office
Agnès Trarieux
Pays de la Loire

Next Working Group

Bioeconomy WG - Exploiting the potential of urban biowaste

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Pays de la Loire Europe, Rond-Point Schuman 14, 1000 Brussels
Every year over 100 million tonnes of biowaste is discarded in the EU, primarily through landfill or incineration, causing substiantial environmental problems such as soil and groundwater contamination as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts are made to develop innovative solutions to transform biowaste into high value-added products, as there are great opportunities for nutrient recovery, energy productiom, feed production, and other bio-based products. On a European level, the Bioeconomy...

Last Working Group Meeting

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Monday, 3 June, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Emilia-Romagna Region, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels
In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”. The roadmap will more specifically identify the needs of the sector both when it comes to regulation and...

Bioeconomy WG Meeting

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 -
09:30 to 12:30
Pays de la Loire EU Office, 14 Rond-Point Schuman, 4th floor
We warmly welcome you to the last Bioeconomy WG meeting of the year! At this meeting we will have speakers from the JRC Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre and European Network for Rural Development.  We will also look at what the WG could focus on in 2019, so come prepare with your ideas! Alternatively you can fill in this form to submit your ideas for the year ahead.  Please find the agenda above and the presentations from the meeting below.     
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EIT Food conference - The Future of Food Event

EIT Food’s first EU conference gathering policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sustainable Business Models in Circular Bioeconomy

The Slovenian Business and Research Association is happy to invite you to a conference on
Monday, September 23, 2019

Unblocking innovation — Shaping ‘Food 2030’ — Envisaging ‘Food 2050’

On the eve of the European Parliament’s 9th term, civil society engages with food policy
Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Final Stakeholder event

Do not miss the chance to learn about the development of blue bioeconomy in the EU, to shape the
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2

The European Commission is organising an information day on societal challenge 2 under Horizon 2020
Thursday, July 04, 2019

Expert Workshop: Resource Efficiency as a Topic of ERDF-Funding – Best Practices 2014-2020, Ideas for 2021-2027

Efficient management of limited resources is an ecological and economic necessity. The subject of
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Biodolomer® – a new renewable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastics

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Meeting Europe’s building renovation challenge

Following the adoption of the Clean Energy Package setting long-term targets for 2030, year 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Towards a circular agro-food industry

New opportunities for the uptake of circular business models in the agro-food industry are emerging
Thursday, April 04, 2019

CoR - Stakeholder Consultation on the European Bioeconomy Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on A sustainable Bioeconomy for
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Open innovation ecosystems: universities connecting the dots

Innovation is key to tackling today’s challenges, and it is a main driver for economic and societal
Friday, March 08, 2019

High-Level Conference - Forests at the heart of Sustainable Development

The event aims to shed light on the diverse social, economic and environmental benefits linked to
Thursday, February 07, 2019

2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Success Stories and New Challenges

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Lunchtime conference LIFE-Drainuse

Final InfoDay of the Life DRAINUSE project in Brussels. The objective of the project was to convert
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

• Circular Economy: a more efficient product design for a zero-waste future

Co-organized by MEP Enrico Gasbarra and MEP Massimo Paolucci, the aim of this conference is to
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy

‘Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy’ is a one-day event of intense cross-border
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

From research to reality: How Europe’s bioeconomy is leading the way to a truly circular economy

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group of the EP Intergroup on “
Thursday, October 04, 2018

Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?

”Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ECVET-Lab Final Conference

In this conference, ECVET-Lab project partners will present the identified best environmental
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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