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.

BBI JU call for proposals - online project facilitation workshop

The Bioeconomy WG is organising an online project facilitation workshop on 30 June around the recently published 2020 BBI JU call for proposals. Interested partners are invited to submit their expression of interest by 12 June.

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

Web-conference: A circular bioeconomy: Providing solutions to the EU Green Recovery Plan

The bioeconomy has a crucial role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable, and resource-efficient society. This event will provide the opportunity to have an open exchange based on concrete examples on the contribution of the bioeconomy to the EU Green Recovery.

Webinar - Innovative solutions for Forest management: the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”

The European Biomass Industry Association is hosting a webinar on the topic of innovative solutions for forest management. The discussion will be based on the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”.

Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference has been announced to take place from 4th - 5th May 2020.

Minimising the hidden costs of tourism in Mediterranean islands: Waste prevention actions and circular economy perspectives

A web-conference will share knowledge on the negatives impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean and solutions, in an effort to minimise the hidden costs of tourism so that it is no longer burdensome for the environment and local population. 

Seminar and networking event on current trends in biotechnology

The Czech Liason Office for Research Development and Innovation will host a seminar and networking event on biotechnology trends.

JPI Oceans beyond 2020: A stakeholder consultation forum

The Forum will bring together diverse stakeholders to solicit feedback, engagement and discussion on the draft Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of JPI Oceans.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.

New platform to advance European bioeconomy

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched a new partnering platform to connect industries with European regions. 

Call for input - preparation of the CoR Opinion the 'New Circular Economy Action Plan'

The European Committee of the Regions' ENVE Commission has launched an online stakeholders' consultation with the purpose of gathering input for its upcoming opinion on the new Circular Economy Action Plan. The deadline to contribute is 29 May.

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

EU Circular Economy Action Plan adopted

The Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan which aims to protect the environment by further implementing measures on the life cycle of products. The action plan is an integral part of the EU Industrial Strategy announced yesterday and one of the main parts of the European Green Deal.

Latest Updates

  • By Katarzyna Faruga

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr) is looking for partners for the BBI JU call

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences - UPWr is looking for a consortium or a coordinator interested in the BBI JU call.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Farm to Fork Strategy

The Farm to Fork Strategy aims for healthy and sustainable EU food system. The main priorities focus on tackling the climate change, preserving the biodiversity, protecting the environment, and enhancing access to healthy organic food.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The Commission adopts a new EU Biodiversity Strategy

Today, 20 May 2020, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to bring nature back into our lives. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts is looking for partners for BBI calls

The Centre of Expertise on Sustainable Chemistry (CESC) of the Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts is interested in collaborating within the current BBI calls.

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

New platform to advance European bioeconomy

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched a new partnering platform to connect industries with European regions.