During the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info week taking place in Brussels on 14-17 November 2017, the Commission is organizing a plenary session to present its review of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, documented as a Staff Working Document, and discuss its findings with stakeholders and policy makers. Furthermore, the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel will present and discuss itsBioeconomy Manifesto, setting out a societal agenda for bioeconomy development. These discussions will reflect both on the experiences gained over the past four years with Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, andon the possible need for new actions.

Separate parallel sessions will follow immediately after the plenary session chaired by relevant other DGs who are co-signatories of the Bioeconomy Strategy.

On the 17th there will be a session on the Digitisation which will discuss different EU policy initiatives on digitisation of farming and food sectors and of research and innovation activities contributing to these areas and a parallel session on H2020 Blue Growth which will highlight achievements and projects in marine and maritime research for Blue Growth.

Source: EC Research & Innovation