Session 3: Bio-economy

Session 3: Bio-economy

Moderator: Barna Kovacs, Research Programme Officer, Directorate Bioeconomy, DG RTD
The sessions aims
  • to present practical examples of impact achieved by Public-Public Partnerships in the Bio-economy challenge
  • to facilitate the exchange of experience between P2P networks in the Bio-economy challenge
  • to help elaborate the framework for assessing impacts and identify opportunities to maximise impact and its visibility 


1. Introduction to the session 

The role of PLATFORM for mutual learning, networking, and joint communication of P2P networks in the Bioeconomy - identifying challenges, obstacles and benefits of P2P (including international cooperation, impact) -  Christine Bunthof, PLATFORM

2. Short presentations on impacts expected / achieved from the following networks 

3. Panel Discussion along the following guiding questions:

  • How can networks and organisations improve the collection of evidence on impacts, both at national / European policy level?
  • How can they increase the visibility of impacts and the take-up of results, both at national or EU policy levels?
  • Which aspects of the impact assessment should be organised in a coordinated or centralised fashion, and by whom?
  • Are there specific issues related to the Bio-economy challenge that need to be taken into account for the overall Impact Assessment Framework, and if yes which?

4. Open discussion with the audience

5. Wrap-up and conclusions

Back to conference page