What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Read more...


Posted on: 19 June 2018

Sustainable & circular bioeconomy, the European way
High level event under the Austrian Presidency

22 October in Brussels, Charlemagne Building.

The conference will focus on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality.

Registration is now open

To know more about the event and the programme please visit event website

The event will be webstreamed

Posted on: 19 June 2018

Our Atlantic Ocean for Growth and Well-Being

21-22 November 2018, Mindelo, Cabo Verde


In recent years, the Republic of Cabo Verde has developed into an important location for international marine research. On and off the islands, European and international partners operate observatories for ocean and atmospheric research.

Against this background, and with a view to make the most out of the many ongoing activities that have emerged in Cabo Verde through EU funded projects and bilateral initiatives with EU Member States, a high-level event "Our Atlantic Ocean for Growth and Well-Being" will take place on 21-22 November 2018 in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, Cabo Verde. The event will be hosted at the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo in partnership with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany and the National Institute for Fisheries Development INDP, Cabo Verde.

For more information please see event website

Posted on: 2 May 2018

2nd high-level FOOD 2030 conference

14-15 June, Bulgaria

The 2nd High-level FOOD 2030 conference will take place on 14-15 June 2018 at the Agricultural University in Plovdiv (BG) under the umbrella of the Bulgarian Presidency. The overarching goal of this conference is engage a wide diversity of actors to build a shared and inclusive vision and provide input to strategic long term Food and Nutrition Security related R&I developments at the EU level.

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What's New

14 May 2019
  • Today Italy launched the national Bioeconomy Strategy in line with the new European Bioeconomy Strategy launched in October 2018
20 March 2019
  • European Maritime Day (EMD) in Lisbon Portugal 16 & 17 May.
    The focus of EMD 2019 will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment. EMD 2019 is going to provide an inspirational opening session, 8 breakout sessions organised by the European Commission and focusing on a number of strategic EU policy initiatives to support Europe's Sustainable Blue Economy, and 28 high-quality Thematic Workshops designed and organized by maritime stakeholders.
11 March 2019
  • A study report has just been published on 15 EU success stories in innovative bio-based products. For each of these success stories, the study analyses the journey from "idea to market" for an innovative bio-based product (and the company behind it) - with its many steps and challenges – and derives insight on the drivers of success for this journey.

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Success Stories

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