Maritime Forum

New Skills for a European Bioeconomy

Event date:
20/11/2012 - 09:00
Table of Contents

    The recently adopted Commission Communication "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe" aims to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources, building on research, innovation and investment.

    Anticipation and upgrading of knowledge and skills and better matching of skills and jobs are key to the success of the bioeconomy strategy in delivering growth and new employment opportunities in Europe.


    The conference "New skills for a European Bioeconomy" hosted by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation will bring together the bioeconomy and education and training stakeholders to discuss the role of skills' development in driving and facilitating transition towards the bioeconomy and seizing the employment opportunities that this transition entails.  The conference aims to outline the new skills needed for academia, industry and primary production sector; the pathways for their acquisition; as well as how those new skills, competences and capacities could be optimally put at work to drive change and develop new models for the future of the bioeconomy sectors.

    Starting from 24th of October, you will be able to register for free at

    Please note that the registration (and the website) will open on 24th October and will close on 12th November 2012.

    In the registration form, please provide your first and last name, date of birth, country of origin and professional occupation. Incomplete registrations will not be taken into account.

    Registrations will be considered on a first come first served basis.

    Please see the preliminary agenda attached.