Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Bioeconomy Working Group.

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Jorge Molina Villanueva

Delegation of the Government of Navarra

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Pays de la Loire

Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson

Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Randi Johanne Hoseth

Oslo Region

Bioeconomy

The Working Group focuses on increasing the influence of regions and their stakeholders in shaping the European circular bioeconomy while also working to increase the awareness of the sector as a whole. The group covers the bioeconomy in the widest sense, tackling issues related to topics such as food systems, forestry, bioenergy, biowaste, bio-based products etc. Seeing the growing role of the bioeconomy in decarbonisation efforts, the group also concentrates on the ecological sustainability of these solutions. The group develops contacts with European policymakers to increase cooperation and projects between European regions in bioeconomy.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Event image

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Exploiting the innovative potential of food waste

Heidi Johansson

In the EU, around 20% of the total food produced is lost or wasted with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Trees

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Bio-based materials for sustainable built environments

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to our next Bioeconomy WG meeting which will look at bio-based materials for sustainable built environments. The meeting will take place on 8 June between 14:00-15:30 CEST

Trees

Bioeconomy WG: Coffee meeting on Horizon Europe Cluster 6

Heidi Johansson

The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising an online coffee meeting that will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work

Trees

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Mission on soil health and food

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to the first Bioeconomy WG meeting for 2021, focusing on the Horizon Europe Mission on soil health and food. Soil is not only vital for a healthy environment, but also

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

COP26 Climate Change Conference

The 2021 UN climate change conference (COP26) is scheduled to take place from 1 to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, under the incoming presidency of the UK.

Horizon Europe brokerage event for cluster 6 - 2022 calls

The network of Horizon Europe National Contact Points, Bridge2HE, is organising a virtual networking event for finding project partners for the upcoming Horizon Europe cluster 6 calls.

How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to support biodiversity and environmental protection

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

How will technology bring back young people to rural areas?

On 25 October of 2021, the Horizon 2020 funded project 'SmartAgriHubs' will organise a high-level online event. This event aims at fostering debates with key representatives from different fields of the young agricultural sector and the European decision-makers. The event will be chaired by MEPs Bert-Jan Ruissen & Jeremy Decerle, with the support of CEJA, Region Pays de la Loire, MIJARC Europe, RUMRA & Smart Villages and the Young Professionals Network.

Horizon Europe info-days: Cluster 6

A second edition of the Horizon Europe Info Days for cluster 6 will take place on 25 and 26 October. The meeting will present the 77 open topics of the Horizon Europe cluster 6 2022 calls and offer insight on the Soil Mission.

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

WG Documents

WG Documents

Handbook on implementation and adoption barriers of urban living labs developing nature-based solutions

Developing Urban Living Labs is a relatively novel approach in urban areas, and consequently, there are many challenges and barriers that cities face during ULL adoption. This handbook, developed by the UNaLab project, aims to identify and explore some common barriers to the adoption of Urban Living Labs, and provide cities with a tool and an understanding of how to strategically address these barriers.

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy - Draft

A drafting group has prepared a first version of the ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

News from the ALL-Ready project: State of play of the upcoming Horizon Europe partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures

ERRIN, as a member of the external Advisory Board of the ALL-Ready project - one of the projects financed to prepare the Horizon Europe partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures - is contributing to the co-creation of the framework for the European Network of Living Labs and Research Infrastructures that the project is piloting.

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

OECD & CoR survey: Decarbonising buildings in cities and regions

The OECD, in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions, is running a survey on decarbonising buildings in cities and regions.

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.

Water management consultation to update list of pollutants

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the upcoming review of the list of pollutants that occur in surface and ground waters.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Heidi Johansson

News from the ALL-Ready project: State of play of the upcoming Horizon Europe partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures

ERRIN, as a member of the external Advisory Board of the ALL-Ready project - one of the projects financed to prepare the Horizon Europe partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures - is contributing to the co-creation of the framework for the European Network of Living Labs and Research Infrastructures that the project is piloting.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

  • By Hilary Webb

CHERRIES project call for Mirror Regions

The RRI project CHERRIES is currently looking for regional consortiums with two or more organisations to join the CHERRIES Community. Apply by 31 October.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Handbook on implementation and adoption barriers of urban living labs developing nature-based solutions

Developing Urban Living Labs is a relatively novel approach in urban areas, and consequently, there are many challenges and barriers that cities face during ULL adoption. This handbook, developed by the UNaLab project, aims to identify and explore some common barriers to the adoption of Urban Living Labs, and provide cities with a tool and an understanding of how to strategically address these barriers.