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

Trees

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

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.

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. 

Future of EU mining regions collaboration

The Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry and the ERRIN task force on raw materials invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the future of the EU mining regions collaboration. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives supporting the networking of mining regions.

Digital opportunities for the future of Agrifood, Forestry and Environment

This event is for providers of digital tools and solutions as well as companies from all over Europe working in the agrifood, forestry and environment sectors.

EU Climate Adaptation Strategy - Community workshops & panels

Two afternoons of community workshops and high-level science-policy panels will mark the launch of the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy next week.

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

2021 kicks off with new R&I opportunities and the 20th anniversary of ERRIN

2021 marks a start of the new EU financial period that comes with new programmes, instruments and actions. Taking full advantage of those new opportunities for regions and regional innovation ecosystems is one of our key priorities this year.

EPRS: Ten Issues to Watch in 2021

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has published its annual report 'Ten issues to watch in 2021'. The document provides in-depth analysis on what its policy analysts identify as the key issues to watch in 2021.

Share a message to celebrate 20 years of ERRIN

The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of ERRIN! As we prepare to celebrate this milestone moment for the network we invite members, partners and friends of ERRIN to share a celebration message about the occasion. 

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.

Latest Updates

  • 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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for experts to support ERRIN’s role on the FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board

ERRIN is part of the Stakeholder Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). We are currently looking to update our list of experts used in our participation on the board. Experts would be consulted on issues related to five core themes: Sustainable food security under climate change; sustainable intensification of agricultural systems; developing synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services; adaptation to climate change and mitigation of climate change.

  • By Pieter Faber

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Public consultation on new EU soil strategy

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