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

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Mission on soil health and food

The aim of this Working Group meeting is to look into the state of play of the Mission on soil health and food. The Mission Board will present the key features of the Mission and discuss the role of regions in the Mission. The European Commission will give an update on the Mission’s implementation plan and the next steps.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.