EU Bioeconomy 2012-2013 Meetings & Events -

Following the European Commission’s strategy and action plan for a sustainable European Bioeconomy, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is pleased to invite you to a series of events taking place in 2012 and 2013 in both in Brussels and in some of the Member States :

New Skills for a European Bioeconomy

To reinforce the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation has decided to organise a Conference on “New skills for a European Bioeconomy” , to be held in Brussels on 20-21 November 2012. This conference will gather a forum of academia, research actors, business and political players, to discuss not only the needs for both new and adapted skills and competences for the rapidly evolving bioeconomy, but also the potentials for such new skills to drive changes in the bioeconomy sectors.

Stakeholders Conference:
EU Bioeconomy Days

Regular Stakeholders Conferences are foreseen for a participative governance of the bioeconomy as well as to keep the momentum to implement the bioeconomy strategy and action plan in Europe. It is essential to engage with civil society and promote informed public debates on bioeconomy issues, research and innovation activities and societal implications: we aim to do so, in the framework of the Bioeconomy Days, through stakeholders' discussion platforms involving scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and civil society at large.

Meetings with National and European Parliaments

In order to continue engaging with Member States and promoting public outreach on bioeconomy, research and innovation activities and societal implications, as well as to contribute to the development of national - and regional- Bioeconomy Strategies, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation has decided to organise a series of five meetings with Representatives of Committees of National Parliaments (max 50 attendees per meeting, including key national stakeholders) and the European Parliament.

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