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UEF attended Horizon 2020, Bioeconomy policy day 16.11.2017 in Brussels

Sunday, November 19 , 2017 179

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The event was organized in the European Commission's building "Charlemagne" in Brussels.

It was an appropriate moment not only to announce the outcomes of the review on the Bioeconomy strategy presented in a Staff Working Document, but also to discuss how to move the Bioeconomy forward.

This day was included in a whole week about Horizon 2020, societal challenge.

 

Carlos Moedas (Portugal), commissioner in charge of  Research, Science and Innovation, introduced the day with Dr. John Bell (Ireland), director of Bioeconomy in the DG Research & Innovation.

 

Objectives of this day

  • Present and receive feedback on the findings of the review of the Bioeconomy strategy
  • Raise awareness about the importance of an inclusive, widely shared agenda for Bioeconomy  that is responsive to societal needs and aspirations
  • Present points of interest and highlight synergies with the different Directorates Generals that have a bearing on Bioeconomy.

A large audience (more than 300 participants) attended the meeting, representing:

  • Stakeholders, including the members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel
  • Policy makers, including national and regional level
  • EC staff
  • SC2 project participants
  • Media

The Programme included​:

• a plenary session highlighting the outcome of the Staff Wording Document on the revue of the Bioeconomy strategy;

• video clips focus on innovations, new businesses, companies, social projects related to Bioeconomy;

• a presentation of the Bioeconomy Manifesto, setting out a societal agenda for Bioeconomy development;

• 9 parallel sessions, in 3 different rooms, managed by 9 General Directorates, the co-signatories of the Bioeconomy Strategy.

A "Bioeconomy village" with 20 booths was showcased during the day.

 

UEF attended this important meeting, represented by its vice president Hervé Némoz-Rajot.

 

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