EUBA calls for EU global leadership in the bioeconomy

May 2016 - On the occasion of ‘BioEconomyUtrecht2016’, the fourth Bioeconomy Stakeholders’ Conference, that took place on 12 and 13 April 2016, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) called on the EU to lead a worldwide transition towards a renewable, low-carbon economy. Before the conference, EUBA members, together with experts of the biobased community, produced a set of 15 recommendations on how Europe can promote biobased products in public procurement.
During the two-day conference, the Dutch EU Presidency - the organiser of the event -  launched the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto. The document is a compilation of the major challenges connecting bioeconomy and development issues, as expressed in the opinions of multi-stakeholder groups during various dialogues, exercises and high level events.

As a next step, the EUBA and FTP will monitor, together with DG GROW and DG RTD, the extent to which the Manifesto will influence a new strategy for the bioeconomy in Europe.

Download the European Bioeconomy Manifesto