What's New

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.
11 March 2019
  • 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.
4 March 2019
  • 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.

18 December 2018
  • Blueprint for bioeconomy, new technologies & innovation in agriculture call

    A new call for proposals EAC/A03/2018 for Sector Skills Alliances is now open. The aim is to implement a new strategic approach ("Blueprint") to sectoral cooperation on skills.

17 December 2018
  • 5th JPI HDHL Conference, 20 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

    JPI HDHL will organise a conference on "Diet as leverage point towards a healthy and sustainable food system" in Brussels. During this conference, a workshop - JPI HDHL, FIT4FOOD2030 will be organised, from 14.00-16.15.

13 December 2018
  • Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) climate & JPI oceans joint transitional call on next generation climate science in Europe for oceans.

    This call on next-generation climate science is expected to make available up to 6.6 million EUR by partner organisations from seven countries around Europe and is expected to open in February 2019.

18 October 2018
  • The call for tenders to recruit an Investment Manager ("IM") to set up and manage a Circular Bioeconomy Investment Platform has been launched by the EC and the EIB. The deadline for the receipt of tenders by the contracting authority is 26th of November 2018.

12 July 2018
  • The EU funded MyNewGut project will hold its final conference in Brussels on 18 October.

    The conference will outline the key achievements of the project on how the human gut microbiota and its genome (microbiome) influence obesity, behavioral- and lifestyle-related disorders and vice versa.

18 April 2018
  • The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has published three new Country Reports mapping the potential and identifying opportunities for expanding the bio-based industry in Poland, Portugal and Romania.

19 March 2018
  • High level event at the European Parliament: Plastic Free Oceans. Science innovation for a healthy ocean - 10 April 2018

    The event will be followed by Ocean Plastics Lab exhibition. EU founded projects will be also showcased and will highlight how science and innovation can achieve a healthy and a plastic free ocean.

21 February 2018
  • Do you want to give your feedback to the roadmap on the update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy?

    For more info.

19 February 2018
  • During the Circular economy Stakeholder Conference on 20-21 February, a workshop on How to Ensure that the Bioeconomy Contributes to the Circular Economy has been organized to provide an opportunity for stakeholder organisations to express what they expect from the revised Bioeconomy Strategy to make the bioeconomy more circular.

15 January 2018
  • On the occasion of the 9th Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel meeting, the BioSTEP project is organising a conference on Effective stakeholder and public engagement in the bioeconomy on 22 February 2018 in Brussels.

    Please register here.

12 December 2017
30 October 2017
  • 17 November 2017 - An interactive workshop "The Bioeconomy Manifesto as a Collaborative Tool for Facilitating Innovation and Growth for a Stronger European Bioeconomy" will take place in Brussels at CDMA SDR, rooms 1 and 2.
    To get more info please see event agendaPDF icon
24 October 2017

3 Results Packs respectively bioplastics, marine and on microbiome are now available:

24 October 2017
  • 20-21 November - Registration for the European Bioeconomy Congress taking place in Łódź, is now open. For more info please visit here:
21 August 2017
  • Call for expression of interest - Experts to EFSA's Scientific Panels and its Scientific Committee. The target group are scientists with expertise in food or feed safety, animal health or environmental risk assessment.
19 May 2017
  • Green Week. Workshop on Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs. It will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level.
03 May 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! - 16 October 2017, Brussels - One day stakeholder Conference: Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030 - A Science Policy Dialogue. More information and registration will be available soon on this website.
27 April 2017
  • 16-18 June 2017, In Hong Kong – R&I project PERFORMANCE is presenting innovative solutions for ageing population with dysphagia at the GERONTECH Innovation Fair and exhibition
13 March 2017
  • 13-15 March, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The H2020 project PROIntensAfrica has organised the final seminar to present its results. During the 2 year of work the project partners have designed a research funding mechanism that would best meet the requirements for a Europe-Africa research partnership, and a research agenda.
    Read more
19 January 2017
15 November 2016
  • Two day symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management. Participate and learn about new tools and ways to combat food fraud and improve food allergen management. 26-27 January 2017 in Bari, Italy.
    More information
10 November 2016
  • The consultation of the High Level Panel of Experts of the UN-Committee on World Food Security covers critical and emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition to inform the work of the UN-Committee on World Food Security. We encourage you to participate until 2 December 2016! Questionnaire and related information.
07 November 2016
  • Attend the 15 November Circular Economy Webinar.
    Seven Things you should know about Circular Economy and the Bioeconomy. Participation is free of charge. Register here.
07 November 2016
28 October 2016
09 September 2016
  • FIGARO project presents a platform for optimal water use in agriculture.
    Conference in Brussels on 19 September 2016.
    Registration and programme
08 September 2016
  • Smart Farming for Europe - don't miss the final conference of the EU-PLF project in Brussels on 29 September.
23 August 2016
  • New call for tenders in the area of bio-based products and services.
    Apply online until 30 September 2016.
23 August 2016
  • EU-funded projects TRADEIT and TRAFOON present the vision for the future development of SME food sector in Europe in a joint closing conference.
    19-20 October, Brussels. More information and registration
04 August 2016
18 July 2016
15 June 2016
07 June 2016
  • Help shaping the next 2018-20 Work Programme.
    Till 28 August citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to the EC public consultation on Societal Challenge 2 of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.
19 May 2016
18 May 2016
  • Learn about the final results of the EU funded project CLYMBOL (Role of health-related claims and symbols in consumer behaviour)
    Conference and workshop 15 June 2016, Brussels.
25 April 2016
18 April 2016
14 April 2016
17 March 2016
4 March 2016
  • The future is bright, the future is the European bioeconomy?
    Registration for the 14 April BioSTEP Stakeholder Workshop is now open!
4 March 2016
24 February 2016
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