Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Bioeconomy Observatory – First Stakeholders’ Round Table

26 November 2013, Brussels

On 13 February 2012, the European Commission published a Communication "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe" (COM(2012)60). The Communication presents a Bioeconomy Strategy for Europe and an Action Plan which includes as Action no. 6, "Establish a Bioeconomy Observatory that allows the Commission to regularly assess the progress and impact of the bioeconomy".

In March 2013, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) started the coordination of a three-year project to set up the Bioeconomy Observatory. Data and information will be collected and disseminated regarding the three key pillars highlighted in the EU Bioeconomy Strategy:

  1. Investments in research, innovation and skills: research pillar;
  2. Reinforced policy interaction and stakeholder engagement: policy pillar;
  3. Enhancement of markets and competitiveness in bioeconomy: markets pillar.

In the context of this project, the Joint Research Centre will organise three stakeholders' roundtables on the Bioeconomy Observatory. The first will take place on Tuesday 26 November 2013 in Brussels (Conference Centre Albert Borschette) from 9:00 to 17:00. The focus of this first roundtable will be the methodology for upcoming Bioeconomy Observatory activities related to data collection and data dissemination.

The programme pdf - 458 KB [458 KB] will be divided into three sessions addressing the research, the policy and the market pillars.

Each session will include presentations by the JRC and Bioeconomy Observatory partners. These will be followed by discussions with participants on expectations regarding the Bioeconomy Observatory methodology, key data to be collected and key indicators to be produced.

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Note: due to limited room capacity registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.