Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Commission appoints the members of the Bioeconomy Panel

The Commission has selected and appointed the 30 members of the Bioeconomy Panel, a new platform for informed discussions on the Bioeconomy.

These experts represent a wide variety of interests - scientific community and researchers, primary producers, industry, policy-makers, and civil society – and they are nominated for an initial mandate of 2 years.

Their role is to closely assist the Commission in the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy in Europe.

The panel will suggest and foster European joint actions and measures in the domain of Bioeconomy (taking into account inputs from the Bioeconomy Observatory and other initiatives).

The first meeting will be held in September 2013.

The panel members were selected from a pool of more than 250 experts following an open call for applications launched by the Commission earlier this year.