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The Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel

Set by the EU's Bioeconomy Strategy, the Panel aims to support interactions between different policy areas, sectors and stakeholders in the bioeconomy – leading to tangible policy actions.

Because the bioeconomy is made up of many different sectors, it is difficult for one single expert or organisation to have a complete overview. The Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel meets that challenge by bringing together, in one group, people with different stakeholder perspectives.


Originally set up in 2013, the membership of the Panel was renewed in 2016 to strengthen the diversity in stakeholders' representation.

The Panel has 29 members  PDF icon 192 KB , carefully selected after an open call for applications. They represent different groups: business and primary producers, policy-makers and public administrations, scientists and researchers and civil society organisations.

Here you will find the short biographies  PDF icon 1.0 MB of our Panel members

The members of the Stakeholders Panel, in its new configuration, have been appointed for a two year period, from 2016 to 2018 with a possibility of renewal.


The Panel is expected to meet several times per year. The first meeting under its renewed membership was held on 17 June 2016, the second one took place in Brussels on 13 September 2016.

Building blocks for a European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto

In April 2016 the 4th Bioeconomy Stakeholders conference took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands under the auspices of the Dutch Presidency. At this conference the participants decided on the building blocks for a European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto.

Previous Meetings


The previous Panel has written two issues papers:

  • Biomass supply
  • Market-making in the bioeconomy
    The Panel's work on market-making in the bioeconomy is accompanied by a collection of 13 case studies [ 2 MB] which illustrate many of the issues raised in the paper.

Both papers are published in a document called “Where next for the Bioeconomy? [ 5 MB]”.


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