BIOECONOMY UTRECHT 2016 12 & 13 April 2016, Utrecht (NL)


BioEconomyUtrecht2016, the fourth BioEconomy Stakeholders’ Conference, will be held on 12 & 13 April 2016 at Rabo Nederland in Utrecht, the Netherlands under the auspices of the Dutch EU Presidency. This high – level European meeting is  co-organised by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and by the European Commission. The conference is a part of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, and serves as an important input to the future orientation of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. 

Stakeholders ‘Manifesto for the Bioeconomy in Europe’ 
At this two-day conference the results of previous high-level events, in particular the SCAR Foresight Conference, the Bioeconomy Investment Summit and the Global Bioeconomy Summit, will converge in a ‘Stakeholders’ Manifesto for the Bioeconomy in Europe’:

A strategic agenda and a shared commitment to shape the bioeconomy through collaboration and dialogue. 

The bioeconomy on land and sea offers great opportunities for sustainability, rural and coastal development and industrial renaissance. The bioeconomy is also key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the Cop21 agreement to address climate change.  Developments in the bioeconomy are moving ahead fast in the world so we need to act now to start building a sustainable future.  The only successful way to do that is via involving all societal stakeholders. That is why this Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference is so important: it gives us a platform where we can learn from each other and work together towards building the bioeconomies that we want to have in Europe. In addition, BioEconomyUtrecht2016 will provide important feedback for the review of the Bioeconomy strategy. 


Utrecht Manifesto

The Dutch presidency was pleased to launch the building blocks for an European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto during the BioEconomy Utrecht 2016 conference last April. 

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European BioEconomy Stakeholders Manifesto launched in Utrecht

On 12 and 13 april 2016 the Dutch presidency of the European council launched the European BioEconomy Stakeholders Manifesto.

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Conference organisation extends the number of interactive workshops

Dutch companies and universities are opening their doors to show you what is going on in the Netherlands. 

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