The problem of plastic pollution has grown to devastating proportions.
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...
Sustainable & circular bioeconomy, the European way
22 October in Brussels, Charlemagne Building.
High level event under the Austrian Presidency
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.
To know more about the event and the programme please visit event website
The event will be webstreamed
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
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.
- 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.
- Find more here
- Reports to assess the environmental impacts of bio-based products compared with fossil-based counterparts. Seven LCA (life cycle assessment) case studies were carried out covering three major commercialised bio-based polymers. The summary of both methodology and closing remarks of the report is also available as a separate document.
- Read more here
- New report on Horizon 2020 R&I projects supporting the transition to a Circular Economy.
This new report provides an overview of over 250 projects financed in 2016-2018 by the Horizon 2020 programme that contribute to the different stages of a circular economy.
- Full publication