Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek

15 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Info Week dedicated to the bioeconomy

Supported by the NCP project BioHorizon, the Horizon 2020 Societal challenge 2 Info Week takes place in Brussels from 14 - 17 November.

BBI JU will be present with an Info Booth during the brokerage event on 15 November. You can find out more about the programme and speak to our project managers who will be available to answer questions and provide more informaiton on the BBI JU programme.

BBI JU will also host an Info Booth in the Bioeconomy village from 16 - 17 November, presenting some of the items from the Walking exhibtion and providing informaiton about the programme and it's ongoing projects.

Registration is obligatory and open until 20 October

Summary of the week's events

14 November- H2020 SC2 Info day on Societal Challenge 2 calls for 2018

The event targets potential applicants to the calls for proposals under the Horizon 2020 SC2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The new €1,3bn of funding opportunities under Work Programme for 2018-2020 will be presented in the morning, whereas in-depth info sessions on various calls open in 2018 will be held in the afternoon.

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15 November - H2020 SC2 Brokerage event on calls 2018 

Following the Info Day, a corresponding brokerage event will be organised by the EU-funded BioHorizon project. The purpose of the event is to support potential applicants in  finding potential partners for future applications under the upcoming SC2 calls for proposals.

Part II: The broader EU policy context

16 November - Bioeconomy policy day

The European Commission will 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 its Bioeconomy 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, and on the possible need for new actions. Separate parallel sessions will follow immediately after the plenary session chaired by 9 relevant Directorates Generals, the co-signatories of the Bioeconomy Strategy.

Pilar Llorente, BBI JU Project Officer, will present the "Indicators for the bio-based products industry" in a Parallel policy session in the afternoon, dedicated to "Indicators for the bioeconomy: what do we need, what do we have, what are the gaps?". 

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17 November - Digitising agriculture and food value chains

In this event, participants will learn about the broad framework of the digital agenda for Europe, the opportunities it brings for farming and food value chains and how the ambitious investments foreseen through Horizon 2020 can help achieve broader EU policy goals. They will be able to attend specific dissemination sessions showcasing interesting projects in farm and food digitisation. This event will gather representatives of the farming and food sectors, digital technology providers, as well as scientists and national and regional policy makers to discuss and exchange views on how to best take advantage of existing initiatives.

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17 November - Blue Growth and Research and Innovation

In this Blue Growth event, discussions will revolve around the wide coverage of Blue Growth's cross-sectorial and interdisciplinary approach to marine, maritime and aquatic research and innovation and its relevance to EU policies and to the blue economy. It will feature examples of impactful EU projects and their uptake by different stakeholders including policy makers, as well as synergies with other major programmes and initiatives that contribute to the blue economy in Europe and beyond.

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