Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Bioeconomy panel

The European Bioeconomy Panel aims to support interactions between different policy areas, sectors and stakeholders in the bioeconomy. Because the bioeconomy is made up of many different sectors of the economy, it is difficult for any one expert or organisation to have a complete overview. The Bioeconomy Panel meets that challenge by bringing together, in one group, people with different perspectives and areas of expertise.


The panel has 30 members , carefully selected after an open call for applications. They represent different groups: business and producers, policy-makers and public administrations, scientists and researchers, and civil society organisations. Panel members have been appointed for an initial two year period, from 2013-2015.


The panel is expected to meet twice per year. The first meeting was held in September 2013, and the latest one took place in Brussels on 10 and 11 of September 2014.


The panel has written two issues papers, one on biomass supply and one on market-making in the bioeconomy. 

These issues papers are published in a document called “Where next for the Bioeconomy? pdf - 588 KB [588 KB] ”, together with a report from the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR). 

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